good food however service and atmosphere let it down.
Moonsha is a Japanese restaurant that opened in Derby city centre in 2009. Located in the heart of the city centre on Friary Street, near to The Crown Inn and Curzons nightclub, Moonsha is a flexible venue that is ideal for enjoying as a standalone night or as a precursor to an evening out on the town.
The restaurant itself is cleverly designed and has an ambience of exclusivity and sophistication. The lighting is low and whilst the fabrics are deep and sumptuous, pops of creams and deep reds stop it from being dark and dingy and transform it into a sultry, edgy haven. Every guest has the option of where to dine, with the main room, Teppanyaki bar and two private dining rooms available throughout service.
Moonsha provides a truly comprehensive Japanese menu that covers almost every aspect of authentic Oriental dining. From Teppanyaki to Sushi and Japanese Tapas, first timers and connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice. Full sushi menus are available which include popular items such as the Sake Nigiri, bite-sized portion of rice topped with a slice of raw salmon; California Maki, a bite sized roll of rice stuffed with crab stick, avocado, egg and cucumber wrapped in seaweed and Tori Yakisoba, noodles stir-fried with mixed veg and beef. The Teppanyaki, cooked at 400°c is prepared in front of your very eyes in a show of flames and mastery from one of the highly skilled Chefs.
Moonsha is definitely a venue to visit if you’re looking to try Japanese food for the first time. The staff are incredibly helpful and attentive and will happily explain to you any dishes you’re not sure of and make recommendations for you whilst connoisseurs will be delighted at the vast range of Japanese dishes on offer.