standing out from the crowd

authentic in everything we do

At Wah Ji Wah we think big, even though we are a small restaurant! There are too many run-of-the-mill Indian restaurants and we have no desire to compete with any of them. We aim to be authentic in everything we do – our menus, our cooking and our service. We want to stand out from the crowd.

And because every single dish is handled by our Head Chef, you never need to accept second best at Wah Ji Wah.

Manish from Wah Ji Wah in Manchester

Meet the owners

Let us serve you

Behind every great restaurant, there’s always an exceptional chef and a shrewd business brain. Manish & Sanjeev have come together to bring their 30 plus years of five star experience to Manchester.

Manish began his career in the vibrant city of Agra – home to the world famous Taj Mahal – where he worked alongside some of India’s most respected chefs at the renowned Oberoi Hotel Group. After leaving Agra, he then moved to Chandigarh, which is widely regarded as one of India’s most cosmopolitan and progressive cities.

Having gained a growing reputation as an innovative and talented chef, it wasn’t long before Manish landed a dream position in Shanghai, at China’s five star Jin Jang Hotel, where his unique talent was appreciated by some of the world’s most discerning clientele. In 2001 he moved to the UK where he worked in a number of high profile restaurants in London and the Midlands.

Sanjeev is an experienced restauranteur and knows the market better than most. And when he identified a gap in the market for a restaurant that seamlessly merges from a quick and easy Indian café in the day, to a fine-dining establishment by night – both him and Manish were sold on Wah Ji Wah!

For those of you who didn’t know

The meaning of Wah Ji Wah is “wow”!

In India, there can be no bigger compliment than someone finishing their meal with the cherished words “Wah Ji Wah”.

So now you know what it means, we’ll leave you to decide whether we deliver the wow factor!


Book your table today to experience the Wah Ji Wah difference