Dive X Zumu

3.9
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49 reviews
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£25 and under
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Combining all the best things in life – drinking, dining, partying and watching live sport – Dive X Zumu in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is one of our favourite spots in town. The food here is inspired by Asian street food, so guests can expect a meal with exotic aroma and delicious flavour. The menu is designed to be shared and features dishes like bao buns and katsu curry (to name just a few), with an array of beer and cocktails also available to match the moreish food just perfectly. Whether you’re in for Derby Day or the Rugby, or want some quality Asian fusion fare while you listen to music, Dive X Zumu won’t disappoint. So book a table, gather your crew and get yourself to Oldham Street for delicious food, drinks, chats and an absolutely infectious atmosphere. What are you waiting for?

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the two for one on meals and drinks this was outstanding value, and very nice atmosphere!

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KhalidS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Great restaurant and food, but the service is very slow. Also, on a separate time I booked, but they didn't honour my reservation. Such a shame. Get your act together!!!!

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Anna
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Open table let me book at table at 7:30pm however I later got a call from the restaurant as there was no availability so I had to go elsewhere to the restaurants fault

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open Table messed up my booking hence the low stars for everything. I arrived and the restaurant said open table had over booked the whole day & were phoning/emailing everyone to say their booking wasn’t valid. I wasn’t told so turned up at the restaurant to no table...........will never use this service again & will always book via the restaurant itself

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was lovely. We arrived just as they opened. The service was good however the server informed us we only had the table for 2 hours even though we still had 45 mins left and wanted to order 1 final dish. We waited 30mins for noodles which didn’t arrive and we felt the pressure to leave. Other than that I would go again

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vipHanY
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrating NYR. Good atmosphere. Nice food. Service is great.

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KatyM
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dive X Zumu is great. The food is lovely, the service is fantastic and the vibe was great (it was Christmas party season!). However, my OpenTable reservation did not work and it was only because someone had not turned up that we got a table. Not very good from OpenTable but fantastic from our Dive X Zumu hosts who did all they could to accommodate us.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Dark, noise, they brought only food for one person when requested for two then we waited another half hour for the rest of the food to arrive. No apologies, no discount, nothing...

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vipHanY
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every fresh Japanese food. Really enjoyed our dinner experience. The cocktails was 2for1. Great Value. The staff was very friendly.

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Sophiek
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was questionable and the management did a poor job resolving the problem at our table. We enjoyed the food, but would have done so more if we’d received the drinks we ordered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Good service. Great place to eat. Must try for all.

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AmeliaB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Brill! Definitely worth a visit and great value for money. 50% off food Sunday - Thursday with a code I found online.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall it was a nice tasty meal. Would go again.

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Foodie27
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection. We ordered a selection of small plates plus a main portion of Katy’s curry. Service was great, food was gorgeous.

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Lorraine
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our waitress was lovely. They did run out of a lot of stuff which was disappointing. Overall it was ok

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Cheekyfoodie64
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Had a nice time at DIVE NQ however it was quite loud with the football playing whilst my friends and I were trying to eat and have a conversation. The only thing that ruined the atmosphere but it was good aside from this

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Zarija
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Customer service was good, warm and simple communication. The choise of nibbles and slates was narrow, no advertisment of happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service - disorganised. Starters arrived after main course. Offered a round of free drinks to apologise and they wanted to charge me for them at the end. There are better places to eat at in the NQ.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was really delicious, especially the nachos. Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We unfortunately booked during an extremely busy period, but were contacted prior to this to inform us of this. Our table was in a good place, a little off the crowd however, when we ordered our food, it took an hour before it came to our table and that was after my wife went and complained about the delay twice. When it finally came, they brought the main meal only, totally missing our starters. And when we pointed this out to the smaller waitress, her only reply was that it was busy and that they weren’t doing starters; none of this had been communicated to us when we order. And after that the food was cold. The only up shot is that they informed us that they wouldn’t charge us for this. We left without eating. Won’t be visiting there ever again.

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Laura
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My experience was absolutely appalling! I went with 10 of my friends and was initially advised the food would be a 30 minute wait. Almost an hour and a half later we had been given 2 dishes that were not even complete meals and no apology or explanation!! Although it was busy when we arrived by the time our food arrived the place was quiet and even people who arrived after us had ordered, eaten and left!! When the food did arrive it was also cold!! Won't be going again!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was great and really enjoyed it. Experience was spoiled by quite a rude, unattentive waitress who either didn’t like her job or could not be bothered to do it properly. Would probably recommend again if someone else was serving.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited at the bar to be seated for a full 10 minutes without anyone even saying hello to us.

There were two bar staff working at the time. The bar was not busy, i.e., there were single customers coming up, perhaps 4-5 in the whole time we were there. The bar and restaurant were very quiet so there was no reason for us to be ignored for that long.

I don't mind waiting for service but the lack of any welcome or recognition that we had been waiting was unacceptable.

We left without eating and went to a nearby place that provided excellent service and seated us straight away.

I will not go back to Dive and will advise friends and family to not go there either.

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yum123
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very friendly staff who made us feel welcome

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Unbelievably dreadful, waited so long for food order, one person had finished theirs before other meals arrived & to top it off chicken was raw & had to be sent back . Fries were burnt , salad very poor, my husband's chicken came without the sauce and cooked dry to the bone. Managers excuse they were busy , plenty of people drinking, but not eating at the time. It was a birthday meal, will not return - spoke to a lot of people since & the name definitely describes the establishment and experience to a tee. DIVE!

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tomm
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor quality food, only one starter arrived then one main followed by second starter then other persons main?! Burgers were greasy and lacked garnish, loud music and poor atmosphere for eating, would not return for food.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had a lovely time the bottomless fizz was just fab (tho the waitress could have been more efficient! Had to ask for refills!!) the food was amazing. The music far too loud for 6pm but we still had fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service friendly staff , overall very good value

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really accommodating and friendly staff. Rarely give reviews, but their assistance and service was deserving of a compliment!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well all I can say was this booking I made for Dive was for a special occasion. I booked a table for half 11 online, for when we got there it was closed. Very disappointed and left us for the rest off the night without having a meal but instead had to go for drinks on empty stomachs.

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DanS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Booked a table for 8pm. Arrived 5 minutes early and none of the staff knew where our table was. Waited a further 25 minutes for a waiter to make us a table in the middle of the bar. Told staff we were not sitting there as we wanted to eat. Waited another 15 minutes and argued that we wanted to sit at a table which was free and was told it would be £250 to reserve it. Sat there an way. Tried ordering food and no waiter I bar staff came to ask what we wanted. Went to the till and was told someone would come over. No one did. Waited 1 hour still no order had been taken. Went to the kitchen to ask about food, told someone would come over. No one did. Left at 11pm without having a meal which we booked a week in advance. Shocking

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Abbey
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was amazing, staff were helpful, especially the guy that welcomed us and served us until we had finished our meal, the girl that took over didn't pay is much attention and after waiting 20 mins for the bill, we went to the bar to ask to pay.
Overall the experience, food and drinks were very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The meal was amazing, we were a group of 12 and we all loved it. It was a shame that they didn't have most of the desserts on the menu available, however I understand that as it is more of a bar then a restaurant. Overall we all loved it and would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I got here and the lady had a bad attitude she was very lazy and didnt crack a smile! I ordered the original burger and she gave me a bean burger and when I told her she said 'well you said that one, and I asked u 2 times of that was the one you wanted and u said yes' in which my friends didn't agree with and said 'no she asked for the original' then when I got the Burger I wanted it was rushed and was pink in the middle which I wasn't happy with and I couldn't eat it! Worst night and over priced drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food. Good selection of drinks. Staff all very friendly.

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KevD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food after few drinks in northern quarter

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and price. Very happy. Table service was frequent and the staff very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2017
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The burger was not very juicy and the chicken tasted and looked microwaved, it was not fresh! I was really looked to the restaurant from seeing it on instrgram so quite disappointed.

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seanf
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointed! Went here with a friend who was visiting, both hungry, thought we'd go take advantage of the 55% January discount. After getting our drinks and sitting down, the waitress came over to take our order, we weren't quite ready, so I asked for 2 extra minutes, she was very polite as expected, however, after this we spent the next 35 minutes waiting for her to return to the table. We tried to get her attention and I made eye contact several times, however she completely avoided us. She clearly didn't have time to take our order as she was clearly swept off her feet with the half empty bar, but she did have time to take food to the bar staff, drinks to the kitchen staff, check her phone for several minutes and have many conversations with the kitchen staff. The point we had had enough was when she walked past the table, ignored us, and walked back, ignoring us again and going to lay an empty table; at this point we got up and left without paying for the drinks, not before making a complaint to the manager. I can't comment on the food as we never got any. But we did go to cane and grain, just around the corner, one of my favourite spots, I suggest you try there instead :)

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Every time I've been in here the service is more than shoddy, which isn't really the fault of the waiting on staff, more the lack of them. It's good for watching football, but they only have a limited and slightly over priced menu when football is on. If you're thirsty, it's quicker to just go and get a drink from the bar. If you are just drinking and watching sport, it's a good venue.

FAQs

Dive X Zumu offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 826 3080.

Dive X Zumu is rated 3.9 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.