I’m not gonna lie, we were pretty devastated when Artisan closed its doors for the final time four years ago, but after close to half a decade left to gather dust, the Spinningfields venue is finally set to be brought back to life – this time, as Sakku Samba.
Spearheaded by the team behind Estabulo Rodizio and Sakku – which can both be found in Leeds – the new restaurant will combine the concepts of both restaurants, bringing all-you-can-eat sushi and steak to Manchester for the first time ever.
Speaking to Place North West, restaurateur Zack Isaak said of the new restaurant: “I wanted to bring something different to Manchester,” Adding: “I love the space and where it is. It has phenomenal character,”
Sakku Samba will utilise both floors of the venue, bringing a stylish ground floor cocktail bar and a 300-cover restaurant on the first floor – similarly to how Artisan utilised the space. Isaak also plans to create a VIP room that would hold 80 people, alongside two private dining rooms. The venue sits opposite BLVD – formerly Neighbourhood – and sits just metres away from beloved Spinningfields bar The Oast House.
The Brazilian-Japanese fusion restaurant is set to open this June, and will bring the best of both Estabulo and Sakku under the same roof for the first time ever. Sakku – Isaak’s unlimited sushi restaurant – can currently be found only in Leeds, while Estabulo Rodizio can be found across the country in Leeds, Doncaster, Wakefield, Beverley, Harrogate, Barnsley, Darlington, Norwich and York. Sakku Samba will be Isaak’s first venture into Manchester.