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Moonsha Japanese Bar & Restaurant

4 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF, England
+44 1332 343288
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“sushi” (48 reviews)
“bento box” (21 reviews)
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Closes in 11 min
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and fiancé always come here, absolutely love it here! The staff are always friendly, the food is amazing and the place is so lovely! Came tonight for his 21st, the usual staff we talk to bought him a dessert out and sang happy birthday....More

Thank Zoe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to everyone who has been doing well and the best time ever for my family and friends. The restaurant was very good for the price and the food was delicious and the service was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank F3l4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on Saturday night, had a table booked for 6 people, which we were shown straight too after ordering a few drinks at the bar as we didn't all arrive together. There's a lot to take in on the menu, so they gave...More

Thank Jake O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Distinctly average service all night. A big party of us....over 30. My wife didn’t get most of the things in the set menu, when it came to pay we said we didn’t think it was fair to charge full price, anyone would have thought we...More

Thank tbartravel
Moonsha D, Owner at Moonsha Japanese Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback, we do apologise for what was happening on that night. But we do need to tell the truth. As you said you are with a big group of 30 persons. As we’ve got fully booked for teppantaki that night, we need...More

Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Lunchtime menu was good value, ordered the unagi bento and it was the biggest portion of unagi I’ve had in a bento in the UK, really impressed! Green tea was delicious too. Ideal parking right by restaurant was a bonus! Will definitely be back

Thank ohashihana2
Reviewed January 18, 2018

With my OH soon to go on a trip to Japan/China and my son recovering from a broken leg we thought lets push the boat out a little in tight for cash strapped January for a culinary experience we've not had before. Warm welcome from...More

Thank RichardBeldon
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

My wife decided to take me to Moonsha as a birthday treat tonight. We’ve been many times in the past but haven’t been able to go for a while as we’ve had such a busy year. It was fantastic to be greeted by such friendly...More

1  Thank GastroGriff
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

At first glance, the restaurant may look like a karaoke bar from the outside, and once we stepped inside, it’s getting even darker. And this is the ONLY part that we don’t quite like. However, the food is excellent, one of the very best that...More

Thank CalvinKwan
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Visited with 3 other friends on Saturday evening and ordered chicken Katsu curry. (Image attached) The food: All our food came out individually. Food turn around was quick for a Saturday night. Service: Took about 15mins for our drinks order to be taken. Upon arriving,...More

Thank AbbieButt
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Visited here in the week for Teppanyaki, staff were friendly and helpful. There was lots of choice on the menu. We sat around where the chef cooked our meals in front of us, this was fun to watch like a performance. You can adapt your...More

1  Thank Rhiannon S
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Angeline G
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Response from Angeline G | Reviewed this property |
Since this place opened ive probably been six times, early days you could not get in the car park was a pay & display over the road, since then yes you can park, nobody explains the menu, the waitor/s prefer to chat amongst... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Friary Street, Derby DE1 1JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 343288
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