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“one word EXCELLENT”
Review of Azuma

Ranked #325 of 2,368 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Rusholme
Reviewed January 7, 2014

just dined here tongiht 7/1/14 as a party of 9 for my friends birthday
didn't book a table and we was lucky as it was FULL

didn't know anythign about this restaurant and it does buffet hotpot, BBQ and a la carte
we was confused about the prices as well, but the staff was patient and explained it to us

hot pot one price, bbq another price (not combined with hot pot) then there's a la carte

we decided on 3 bbq, 3 hot pot and 3 people a la carte of £45 worth of food

i want to strongly say how excellent the service was by ALL member of staff, from waiter, maanger and the owner

this has been the BEST service i have ever recieved from any restaurant

food came out, the hot pot food was put onto a big plate for us and the a la carte food followed
when the second dish came out the staff asked straight away, is your friend on halal food?
what excellent service, the staff cared about their customers!!!
i said to him, no he's fine with everything, he's chinese!!!
to which he laughed and yes great!!

i dont know the name of the food ordered but the fish dish and the tofu was really good!!!

we opted for the free refills, and i can assure you its not dispensed but from a bottle!! the staff actually gave us 1.5/2 litre bottles to *sort out* between us so we wouldn't have to keep calling them ... how excellent is that!!

the staff knew it was my friends birthday, and when we asked for a egg for our hot pot, the staff wrote red, on the egg and gave it to birthday girl (traditionally, when you celebrate chinese birthday you boil egg in red dye for the birthday present, but as they couldn't dye a egg, they wrote red instead)- how thoguhtful is that!!!

there was another huge party behind us also celebrating their birthday

we asked the staff to take group photos for us, and obviously the party behind us also asked... when our cake came out (we brought a cake in with us) we again asked for a photo... no problem at all
the party behind us also did the same, only the boss got a chair out, and stood on the chair to get a decent photo for them
then we called out...thats not fair!!!

all member of staff was smiling, friendly, nothign too big problem for them, we noticed they took time to talk to all their customers despite it being a full house!!

when i cooked the BBQ smoke was going off, and the staff came over and jokingly said am i the culprit!!

hot pot... so and so... give this a miss (sorry)

BBQ, very good!! loved the belly pork and the beef ribs

they was so nice, ...because our bbq was giving off alot of smoke, my friend said, how about your kitchen staff cook it for us and bring it out .... NO PROBLEM at all, however they did warn us it wont be as nice as cooking on the grill... we said no problem

oh my, i have so much to say about their service here, without such good service the night wouldn't have been the night we had, we are all talking about the service non stop

this is all staff

i also found out (i screenshot a menu i found on the net) that it has changed hands, since that menu i showed. i dont know when...as its my first time, but let me assure you service will not let you down at all

great for parties

would def come back if im in manchester...

would skip the hot pot, highly recommend a la carte or the BBQ

thank you for a night to remember

p.s when i enquired about how the tips was split, they said equally amongst ALL staff, including kitchen staff, which to me is brillaint!!!

pps wifi code was given to us without hesitation at all!!! and the staff made sure all of us got it right!!!

we paid for birthday girl, with approx 11% tip, £25 a head

ppps, if your a party they highly recommend to book

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

I went to Azuma with two friends. We were a bit confused by how it worked but got there in the end. (Patient member of staff) We opted for the BBQ instead of the hot pot or al a carte menu. We were impressed withe the selection of meats we selected. We also had squid and prawns to cook over the BBQ in the. Centre of our table. The same friendly and VERY patient member of staff came and assisted us (did it for us for a while). Will certainly go back and try hot pot menu. Warning - go when you are really hungry as food plentiful and you can ask for more if needed.

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2  Thank Avril V
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

To be fair the start was shaky as it was not clear when we arrived from the menus what you can have. But in essence you can have cook to order food, which seemed excellent or go for something more different! We went for after some discussion a BBQ which we had to cook ourselves in the middle of the table.

We had squid, beef, pork, prawns and a whole host of dips and spices along with fresh veg from sweet potato to onion, mushrooms. You have to really work to cook the food but the flavours were fantastic!!!
Some of the meats are marinated also, so were yummy!

We also as LEARNERS had the ownder/manager help us and he cooked our food in front of us which was a really nice touch for 15 minutes as a nice gesture.

We are hooked! We are going next week to try the next expereiment there which is "Hotpot" which is cooked in like a soup.

Watch this space!!

Price for the buffet is £17.95 and is an eat all you can basis in one and a half hours.

Always a sign of good food when the local chinese student population are packing out the place.

We took some pics so have a look. Happy to answer any questions

Also it is Korean BBQ only on Monday nights

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3  Thank Jason C
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I went with my mum and aunties to this restaurant and it was amazing ... tasted amazing, value was amazing .... and the service was really good, also the bubble tea from there is really nice, great price for amazing food, id recommend for you to go if you ever come to visit Manchester !

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2  Thank JamaicanBlasian
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I took my some friends to this place on account of the reviews on this site. I have to say I was VERY disappointed. The service was very bad. We was left waiting to make an order for nearly an hour. Once the food did come the wait was not worth it. The food was way over seasoned, tasted like they over did it with the MSG. Safe to say I will not be coming back here again. Take my advice STAY AWAY from this place. Far better restaurants around town.

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3  Thank Steve H
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