MoonSha Japanese Bar & Restaurant

Welcome

We are proud to present MoonSha, the finest Japanese Bar and Restaurant in Derby. MoonSha provides friendly, attentive service and has the best tasting Sushi, Japanese tapas and teppanyaki. Our talented chefs create a blend of the best sushi combinations from around the world. Beyond simply being a venue for romance or corporate events. Moonsha provides the type of food and atmosphere that anybody can enjoy.

Diners are free to choose between a variety of seating options, including the bustling main dining hall, the teppanyaki area and two stylish private function rooms. Adhering to the principles of authentic Japanese cuisine, our master chef, with a history of working in some of the finest restaurants in Britain, maintains consistent standards of excellence, selecting the finest seasonal ingredients flown in from Japan. Expect to be spoilt for choice with the variety of Japanese cuisine available. Guests are encouraged to ask about any dishes they are unfamiliar with and staff will be happy to offer recommendations to those who are new to Japanese food.

Menu

Japanese style cuisine is amongst the healthiest on the planet and it is also widely recognised that the preparation and cooking involved is one of the most impressive processes in the food world. MoonSha has brought the best of the Japanese flavour to Derby.

Please note, the following menus are samples only and may change over time. Please contact us for more information.

  • A La Carte

    Available from 12 noon till late

    Our A La Carte menu provides a variety of dishes for Japanese cuisine novices as well as the more experienced diners. Our Teppanyaki meals have been specially put together using fresh ingredients and cooked uniquely on the teppan hot plates. It is highly recommended for our guests to sit at the teppanyaki bar, enabling our chefs to entertain and cook the teppanyaki meal right in front of your eyes. Please let us know during reservation if you are booking for teppanyaki. We will try our very best to fit you at the teppanyaki seats as it can be very popular, especially during weekends!

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  • Teppanyaki

    Available all day

    MoonSha gives you a unique dining experience. Teppanyaki is the unique culinary art where highly skilled chefs prepare and cook the finest ingredients right before your eyes. All of the dishes are served with fried rice and teppan vegetables. This is a leisurely meal, so please enjoy each item as it is served. Forget about tradition!

    The entertainment provided by watching the chef expertly prepare and cook the ingredients gives our diners a whole new dining experience. We have two teppanyaki bars for over 50 teppan seats, reservation is highly recommended.

  • Lunch

    Available daily from 12 noon till 5 pm

    Japanese style cuisine is amongst the healthiest on the planet and it is also widely recognised that the preparation and cooking involved is one of the most impressive processes in the food world. MoonSha has brought the best of the Japanese flavour to Derby.

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  • Party Buffet

    Party Buffet menu is available for party from 60 guests. Booking required.

    Japanese style cuisine is amongst the healthiest on the planet and it is also widely recognised that the preparation and cooking involved is one of the most impressive processes in the food world. MoonSha has brought the best of the Japanese flavour to Derby.

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  • Party Banquet

    Party Banquet menu is available for a party of 10 or more. Booking required.

    Japanese style cuisine is amongst the healthiest on the planet and it is also widely recognised that the preparation and cooking involved is one of the most impressive processes in the food world. MoonSha has brought the best of the Japanese flavour to Derby.

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Special

Corporate Functions and Events

If you are planning your office party, birthday celebration, wedding dinner or even a hen-do , then look no further than Moonsha. Our top chefs will prepare what you choose from our extensive menu and afterwards you can take advantage of our party orientated facilities including a large dance floor and private karaoke rooms, each equipped with a 52 inch plasma screen television.

MoonSha is available for full venue hire with an overall capacity of 500. This unique and versatile building has an array of areas that can be tailored and adapted to every client’s need. We will make sure your event is looked after flawlessly from start to finish.

MoonSha is perfect for:

Presentations

Product Launches

Daytime Conferences

Meetings

Workshops

Networking Events

Valentines

If you want to impress someone special this year for Valentines Day, choose a night at MoonSha. With roaring fires from the Teppanyaki to the warm lit restaurant, MoonSha will be perfect for this special night.

Famous for our extensive collection of Sakes, wines and Japanese cocktails, end the night with a drink at our private bar upstairs in the MoonSha karaoke bar and lounge.

Karaoke

10pm till late, Fridays and Saturdays (Pre-booked ONLY)

Special Karaoke for MoonShas guests every Friday and Saturday from 10pm. All guests are welcome to join us upstairs in our Karaoke Lounge. The Karaoke Lounge is open until late so there is plenty of time to have a few drinks and a sing song once your meal is over. Join in the fun and add to your unique experience at MoonSha.

If you love Karaoke then MoonSha is definitely the place for you, being an original private karaoke venue with a relaxed bar in Derby. MoonSha is available for private hire and is the perfect choice for parties. MoonSha boasts one private karaoke room with a capacity for up to 30 people. Karaoke room can be hired by the hour.

Please fill in our contact form or give us a call on 01332 343 288 for more information.

Christmas

Why not take a break and let us entertain you this Christmas? Allow Moonsha to add a touch of the orient to your festive period.

Choose from our mouth watering set menus and, if the mood takes you, round off the evening with some karaoke and cocktails in our expansive entertainment suite.

Whether it is a romantic dinner for two, a celebratory meal with a select group of friends, or the Christmas party for the entire office, you will find everything you need for the perfect laid back Christmas under one roof, here at MoonSha.

We strongly advise booking early for the Christmas Period, please contact us on 01332 343 288 or use our online reservation form.

A deposit of 10 pounds per guest will be required for parties of 6 or more to secure your reservation.

New Years Eve

Celebrate the evening with the New Years Eve Banquet meal. The banquet is available for table dining with a minimum of 4 guests and is perfect for larger parties.

For Teppanyaki lovers, the Christmas Teppanyaki Set Dinners will be on offer.

*Live entertainment from 9pm, seeing in the New Year until late

*Bookings being taken for the evening from 5pm

*Bar open until late

Advanced booking is recommended. Please ring 01332 343 288 for more information and to reserve your table. Please note that a deposit of 10 pounds per person will be required to secure your table.

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Contact Information


Address:MoonSha, 4 Friary Street,Derby, DE1 1JF
Telephone: 01332 343 288
E-mail:[email protected]


Restaurant Opening Hours

Closed on Monday (Except Bank Holiday Monday)

Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00-23:00

Friday - Saturday 12:00-24:00

Sunday 12:00 - 22:00

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Press

Oriental Restaurant of the Year 2010: Derby Food & Drink Award

For the second year running, MoonSha was recognised at the Derby Food & Drink Awards, this time picking up the award for best oriental restaurant.

Best Newcomers 2009-Derby Food & Drink Award

One of Derbys latest Japanese additions, MoonSha delivers an authentic flavour of the east using traditional techniques and ingredients in a thoroughly modern setting. A dramatic Teppanyaki bar, great sushi and sashimi as well as the usual noodle and ramen dishes. The talented chefs create a blend of best sushi combinations from around the world.

Derbyshire Life

With a smart bar, fine dining and post-prandial entertainment upstairs there need be no hustling into coats and finding a taxi to get to the next part of the evening. Lunches are popular too, with the light style of cuisine perfect for afternoon energy levels, while business and corporate functions of all kinds are welcomed. In its first year, MoonSha has won the Best Newcomer in the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards and has been shortlisted for Best International Restaurant. With smiling and talented staff, wonderful food and a stunning setting, it has certainly assembled all the ingredients.

MoonSha is open for business

MoonSha Bar and Restaurant, Derbys first Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant, is open for business. More than 150 high profile guests from across the area attended the official opening, which was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Sean Marshall.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is so special about Japanese Food?

Japanese style cuisine is amongst the healthiest on the planet and it is also widely recognised that the preparation and cooking involved is one of the most intricate, eye-catching and impressive processes in the food world. MoonSha has brought the best of the Japanese flavour to Derby.

Q: Is Japanese food all about Sushi and raw fish (Sashimi)?

In a word no. Many traditional Japanese dishes are served hot and thus, so are most of our starters and all of our main meals. In fact the teppanyaki grills at Moonsha offer the hottest meal in Derby, cooking at temperatures in excess of 400 degrees centigrade!

Q: What is teppanyaki?

Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan, which means iron plate, and yaki, which means grilled, boiled or pan-fried.

Q: What other services can MoonSha provide?

MoonSha can provide everything from a celebratory feast to a quick snack, and also has a function hall at a capacity for over 250 guests for private parties, business lunches or special events. VIP rooms can be provided for special occasions, parties, or karaoke. MoonSha is also available for full venue hire with an overall capacity of 500. This unique and versatile building has an array of areas that can be tailored and adapted to every clients need. We will make sure your event is looked after flawlessly from start to finish.

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MoonSha, 4 Friary Street, Derby, DE1 1JF