JS Restaurant
JS Restaurant

JS Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jsrestaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0161 798 7776
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Kosher, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Molyneux
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering:
    Private hire & catering service JS regularly hosts events from corporate hospitality to private parties and family celebrations and we can also cater for you offsite.
    We can also supply ready plated kosher meals and platters to hotels and restaurants in Manchester.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 53.518956
A word from JS Restaurant
JS is the oldest kosher restaurant in Manchester, our reputation for quality food and good service has grown and grown over the years from our humble beginnings in 1956 to a restaurant which now caters for over 100 diners. We serve great food, freshly prepared on the premises by our talented chef, in a relaxed but stylish brasserie setting. JS attracts of mix of clientele (including some famous faces!) and is the ideal setting for any occasion from a business lunch for 2, corporate events for up to 50 people, to dinner with friends or family.
Our food Alongside traditional Jewish European dishes including chicken soup, chopped liver and salt beef we also serve modern British classics like bangers and mash, fish and chips and steak pie and Middle Eastern dishes including hummous with hot pittas, falafel, shwarma and Israeli salads. JS aims to serve kosher food for all in a modern setting.
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JS Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since 27 November 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value4.2
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (14)outstanding value (13)special occasions (11)sunday lunch (10)group bookings (10)child friendly (9)fit for foodies (6)brunch (3)good vegetarian options (3)disabled access (2)romance (1)pre/post theatre (1)Show More
  • JS Kosher Restaurant Prestwich
    Fastig
    Dined on 17/11/2014
    We should have avoided Monday nights in November. Several main course items were not available including salt beef and roast chicken. This in a kosher, Jewish restaurant! Otherwise a good meal and value for money.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JS Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Very good selection of dishes, all made well and nicely presented. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • DGHrecommends
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Clean, tidy restaurant with plenty of choice of fine well cooked kosher meals. Flavoursome and good quality produce. The prices are fair and portions very adequate. Have used this restaurant many times and hope to return soon. Service quick and polite.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • delilover
    delilover
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Have been coming here for as long as I remember - at least 50 years - through many owners. It's a sort of tradition in the family now, even though I've moved away. The food is not what it was, but then what is ? The prices certainly aren't what they were - but I must admit it's sentimentality that keeps bringing me back, with memories of coming with my late mum and dad.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Options/menus
    Vegetarian49
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    The vegetarian options for main course is limited to ONE and some of side dishes are cooked in the same oil as meat so can't be ordered. As a regular customer I'm now getting fed up with this lack of choose and it's putting me off to come again with my family
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well done JS Restaurant
    BobbyBoy
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    Large portions of good quality well prepared food served by friendly staff in a welcoming environment. You can expect polite smiles and good humoured service rather than airs and graces but that enhances rather than detracts from the dining experience. 5 adults served 2 courses, 1 bottle of very good wine, 1 large bottle of sparkling water and all for approx £140 was outstanding value for such a lovely evening and I'll most definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Usual plain Jewish cooking
    KlostersrefugeeVIP
    Dined on 30/6/2014
    The staff are welcoming and service is fast and friendly. Vegetables are always overcooked but meat is good. Portions are huge- come hungry. My only complaint was that they refused to accept my £20 reward cheque claiming they were leaving the scheme. Hardly honest dealing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meal at JS
    hungryjonathan
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    brilliant menu and a decent sized portion of absolutely yummy stuff
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to like?
    Jeffrey
    Dined on 26/5/2014
    It's the longest-established Kosher restaurant in North Manchester, well-liked and usually bustling with the whole gamut of diners.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunchtime venue
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 19/5/2014
    I took London visitors to lunch here, it was their first time dining at JS. We all ordered from the Set lunch menu They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and felt it was very good value with a varied choice, with a pleasant ambience.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food and good value
    SusanD
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Although the restaurant was packed on this occasion the service was still good and the food was as usual very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating out with grandchildren
    Lill
    Dined on 23/2/2014
    Had a great meal we were a very happy with the food service was good a great menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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  • As good as ever
    Sandy
    Dined on 17/2/2014
    We have eaten at J S many times and have always been very pleased with both the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Always a fantastic meal....great
    Howard
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    Always a fantastic meal....great food....helpful & friendly staff....Will keep going
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating out at JS
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 29/12/2013
    Always a pleasure, good food, good value, prompt, polite and helpful service. The choice of specials usually adds at least one interesting alternative to the standard menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option for non-Jewish diners!
    RDR86
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I took my non-Jewish colleagues here for Xmas lunch and was a bit nervous as to how it would be received if the food wasn't what they were use to but they all said the food was lovely and they had a really nice time! Thanks JS!
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to dine
    panmanjon
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    A great place with friendly staff, good kosher food and fast service.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, child friendly, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since 27 November 2013
    • Average Rating4.5
    • Food4.2
    • Ambience4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Value4.6
  • The following 45 reviews are from the JS Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Mixed
    SouperFood
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    On the whole staff were very friendly - the new younger staff were super. The Restaraunt was very clean and bright. The food was nicely presented and lovely and hot. I enjoyed my meal but two guests felt there was room for improvement. We got served by four different people which seemed odd. There were long gaps between service and we were on a time limit. We had to ask twice for at least 3 things.
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    business meals
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  • Good dining experience
    SusanD
    Dined on 27/10/2013
    Always delivers good value for money, good choice and service
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a very enjoyable experience
    leodian
    Dined on 17/10/2013
    All 4 generations enjoyed the food and good service, and would happily go again frequently. They were helpful with the baby and my elderly uncle. Good choice of lunches,
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kosher culture
    KlostersrefugeeVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    JS offers great Jewish home cooking coupled with a lively atmosphere which attracts families who come to celebrate birthdays and couples dining out to give one party a break from the cooking. The service is always with a genuine smile and at last the Chef does not overlook my steak.
    Special Features:
    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebrations
    musicmanic
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    As usual, the establishment lived up to our expectations. Made to feel special by staff and the food was to a very high standard. Can't wait till next week continuing my 70th celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value and tasty fare
    Yorkshireman
    Dined on 29/5/2013
    A great menu, offering traditional Jewish food, Israeli-style food, and traditional also (like good old cottage pie!). Early bird menu excellent, and great value. Service was quick, food fresh, hot and high quality. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Not posh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    musicmanic
    Dined on 29/5/2013
    We had a great time at JS and have booke another meal for Sunday for the family. The food is top class as are the staff. Definately the top Kosher restraunt.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value for Money
    Luv2Fress
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    I would certainly recommend This restaurant. Great selection of food at affordable prices. Service is excellent. When friends come to Manchester, I have no hesitation to take them there. My friends that I have taken would certainly go back again. In fact they look forward to it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been coming for years !
    delilover
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Generally the last few times I have visited I have been disappointed. Having been through various 'owners', the difference between them is noticeable but not detrimental, but this time I felt the quality, quantity and value had definately lessened. Really sad because we always have loved the place and holds memories of my late parents, but not sure we will keep doing the 50 mile round trip any longer. This time we brought visitors from Kent with us who were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick service. Kind personnel.
    ffjn
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Quick service. Kind personnel. The soup was too salty.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice lunch
    Sundaylunch
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    We had a very reasonably priced kosher lunch on Sunday. As the restaurant was fairly quiet, service was quick and food well presented. The early bird/lunch menu included a wide range of options and the full menu, which we did not use, also looked well stocked for those using the restaurant at a different time. There is even a full service set menu also well priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, but...
    Jeffrey
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    service was rather slow. Generally, good value for money- but no more than 60% rating.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of very few kosher supervised
    Foodluvver
    Dined on 27/1/2013
    One of very few kosher supervised restaurants outside London. Excellent menu. Tasty food. Polite and attentive service. Pleasant ambience. Good value, especially the lunch and early bird menus.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • New Year's Eve 2012
    Hglb
    Dined on 31/12/2012
    Very enjoyable evening, good food, good company and great fireworks.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly staff, nice ambience.
    Gilly
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    Friendly staff, nice ambience. Good food, like the new menu some nice additions to menu.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunday lunch
    fresser
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Very nice sunday lunch. Plenty of choice on the set menu and excellant value
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • General comments
    Gilly
    Dined on 28/10/2012
    excellent food, very good size portions. Good and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kosher nosh
    KlostersrefugeeVIP
    Dined on 16/10/2012
    JS serves Jewish home cooking in a friendly environment and with fairly reasonable prices. The vegetables are almost always over cooked but on this occasion the chef did stir fry especially for us and it was not over cooked. The service is friendly and helpful. The portions are huge.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • faultless
    foodforlife
    Dined on 23/9/2012
    Amazing meal.... 1. Lots of it 2. Great Service 3. Tasty food 4. Pretty good value for kosher food ! That's all you need !
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still coming after all these years
    delilover
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    I've been eating at JS Restaurant since I was a little girl, and that's more years than I'm going to mention here ! It's become a family tradition and whenever I visit North Manchester it's the place I always bring visitors to. The staff are accomodating and the food is plentiful and delicious. I am delighted to recommend them and hope that by doing so, I can help ensure they remain in business to serve the community ! You won't be disappointed !
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The JS Experience
    Yank
    Dined on 16/8/2012
    For value and good food The JS restaurant takes some beating!
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value and large portions
    KlostersrefugeeVIP
    Dined on 19/7/2012
    Food portions are generous at this homely restaurant where friends meet,greet and have family meals of home cooking.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good old JS!
    JohnnyG
    Dined on 5/7/2012
    You can't beat a great kosher meal at JS! Living in Leeds we always try to pop into JS for a meal when we're in Manchester. It doesn't let you down. Fantastic, hearty and 'hamishe' food! Chicken soup, chopped liver, salt beef, latkes, shnitzel, steak pie - you name it! Highly recommended to one and all.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.