Award-winning Sheffield city centre restaurant goes up for sale

An award winning restaurant in Sheffield has gone on the market, with a price tag of £295,000.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 1:50 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 2:58 pm

Sakushi, a sushi and Japanese restaurant on Campo Lane, in the city centre, has picked up numerous awards since opening more than 11 years ago.

In 2014, it was named the city’s best Asian restaurant by Eat Sheffield and the best Japanese takeaway in the whole country by hungryhouse.co.uk, while the following year it was crowned best takeaway in Yorkshire at the Best British Takeaway Awards, and it has collected many other accolades over the years.

The venue, where diners can pick their meals – including a wide range of vegan dishes – from a conveyor belt, is being marketed by Hilton Smythe.

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Japanese restaurant Sakushi, on Campo Lane, in Sheffield city centre

The sales blurb describes how the vendor has built an ‘enviable reputation for quality and service’ during more than a decade at the helm of this ‘city institution’ and says the ‘rare and exciting opportunity’ for buyers has arisen due to the owner relocating.

“The business currently operates under a managed restaurant business model with a strong team in place and little commitment is needed from the owner, which makes it an excellent opportunity for an established operator looking for an additional site, or an individual/partnership looking for instant success and a respectable timeframe on return of initial investment,” it states.

“The new operator does not need to have any experience in Japanese food, as all training can be provided by the current staff. This represents a turn-key business opportunity with the new owner having the flexibility to take the business forward in its current format or to put their own spin and ideas into the venue. The current owner cites many new avenues to pursue for further growth and is willing to share these ideas.”

It goes on to describe how the restaurant has built up a loyalty club with more than 20,000 members, which it calls ‘arguably the largest in Sheffield’, and boasts one of the biggest social media followings in Sheffield.

Japanese restaurant Sakushi, on Campo Lane, in Sheffield city centre