We got a sneaky peak of the new Pan Asian restaurant just off Deansgate, Sakana. As ever with these previews, what follows is not so much of a review. This is still very much training work in progress until they open properly at the end of the month. This is a big operation so naturally they want to get everything spot on for when they do open. It's only fair not to make too many judgements at this early stage. (That's not to say there were too many drastic problems, only minor points).
What caught my eye especially is the high-end first floor restaurant which will open slightly later than downstairs. We got a small taste of the standard ground floor menu and hope to return when upstairs opens.
Tuna Tataki. We had this dish recently in Spain. The tuna is pretty much sashimi raw, they just sear it slightly on the grill.