113 Hope Street
Inspired by New York. Made in Glasgow.
Healthy. Tasty. Casual. Roll with it at Temaki Glasgow.
Far East meets Mexican as we bring our street food to Glasgow’s city centre.
Prepare to have a new CRUSH. Sushi Burritos are our thing. Hell, it’s ONE serious food crush we have and believe us when we say that you won’t taste anything like these elsewhere, anywhere. It’s all your taste buds ever wanted.
Event Date : Thursday 12th January 2017
I was lucky to get invited to tonights blogger event, I had heard of Temaki but only that it was opening soon in Glasgow. I saw a few things on Twitter, but then nothing till this invite which I was so glad I did as I was looking forward to trying here.
Before attending I was sent the menu via email, I had a quick glance and it sounded very nice. One item was the Sushi Burrito which stood out to me, and was a must have for me to try.
On arrival the first thing I noticed was its location, I knew the restaurants at either side but I couldn’t think what was here before…still don’t know. Another thing I noticed was it was a small location, but I soon learned this was intentional (you will find out later)
On entering we were greeted by the owner and shown to our table, and given the menu for this evening.
I had a quick count and Temaki can seat about 25 to 30 people, as I said it was a quick count so its somewhere around that number.
As you will see below its a lot of food tonight, luckely I was hungry so I was looking forward to it.
Salmon Sashimi, Maki, Nigiri Spicy Kimchi Edamame
SUSHI BURRITO TO SHARE
Roasted shredded crispy duck with cucumber, cabbage, avocado, crispy onions, hoisin sauce, wrapped in seaweed and hand
rolled with sushi rice
CHILLI CHICKEN RAMEN
A signature noodle staple
Green Tea Ice cream
Jun Maidai Daiginjo Sake
Salmon Sashimi, Maki, Nigiri Spicy Kimchi Edamame & Sushi Burrito
I started with the Sushi, and you can’t really go wrong with Sushi. It was nice and fresh and I loved every mouthful.
Now this was what I was looking forward to the Sushi Burrito!!!
The Sushi Burrito is set to be one of this years biggest health food trends, and I can see why.
I loved this and could have had more!!! it had all the flavours I loved and more. The duck flavour added that extra taste that enhanced what was already nice and tasty.
If you visit Temaki DO try this!!!
Chilli Chicken Ramen
I have never had Ramen, I have only ever heard of it.
This was very nice, I asked for the milder one as I am not too good with very spicy food. Unfortunately I had to leave most of it, not due to the taste but more due to my lack of Chopstick skills. I am sure I would have finished it all if I could use chopsticks.
Green Tea Icecream
I have never been a fan of any kind of tea, but one ice-cream flavour I have never tried is Green Tea. For me this was just ok, but other people there who like Green Tea loved this so do give it a try if you like the flavour of Green Tea.
Eastern Rickey Cocktail
I can’t remember what was in this cocktail apart from Lychee, so it was a very nice and refreshing cocktail.
This was a perfect choice of cocktail for tonight, as there was a few spicy dishes so this just worked well with them.
After the meal I managed to get a little time to talk to the owner. The owners name is Kasia and she is a lovely girl.
The idea for Temaki was from her experiences in New York and San Francisco, and the Ramen was from her visits to Asia. Kasia had tried many Sushi Burritos when in NY and SF, and thought why is nobody doing this over here….and thats where Temaki comes in.
As soon as Kasia tried the Sushi burrito at these places, she knew she wanted to bring it to Glasgow.
As I said this location only seats 25 to 30 people has another good reason, Kasia said that she always felt that when one person went out to eat it looked awkward. So having this layout where your sitting at a bench or a long table etc and close to others, this helps reduce that and gives a nice cosy atmosphere.
Kasia is very passionate about Temaki and I have the feeling this place will do very well, I will be going back as I fell in love with the Sushi Burrito.
Overall I had a fantastic night, and fantastic food.
At the time of writing this post, Temaki do not have an alcohol license. They are aiming to try and get one, but please don’t let that put you off going here.
I would like to thank Temaki for the invite, and thank Kasia for the little chat.
You will see me soon so get the Sushi burrito’s ready 🙂
- Child Friendly : No (too small a location unless they stay seated)
- Service : 5
- The portion sizes and taste : 5
- Atmosphere : 5
- Value for money : N/A for tonights visit.