Shoryu (London):​ Review

84 New Oxford Street
London
WC1A 1HB

V: 25th January 2018.    W: shoryuramen.com


This was a very random stop, and normally not a place I would visit as they mostly did Ramin….which is something I never take as I don’t know how to use chopsticks…but I saw they did other dishes so I decided to pop in and try.

Looking Around

Tonight was very busy but I opted to sit at the window so I could do some people watching and try the food.

Due to it being so busy I didn’t take any photos, due to privacy and letting people eat their food.

It is very nice inside, very bright and very modern and had a really nice relaxing atmosphere.

The Food…

Since am not good with chopsticks, and they had knives and forks…I opted for something that I have not had in ages…

Starter

Chicken Katsu Curry £11.50

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breaded chicken breast, katsu curry sauce, pickles and steamed white rice

On arrival, this looked good, and I was really in the mood for something with curry.

The chicken pieces were very tender, which a really good crispy batter and had the perfect little crunch and flavour.

The portion size was really good, and I enjoyed this dish very much so I could have easily gone for seconds.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Drink

Kobai (Plum Wine) £5.10
house plum wine.

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This was a random pick, and I am so glad I got this.

It was a very nice and smooth drink, that had a really nice and soft plum flavour.

The waiter asked if we wanted it with ice or no ice, his recommendation was with ice…to be honest, I think either would have been good.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Overall my experience was very good, the food was very nice and the atmosphere was good.

The one area tonight was lacking was the service, we had to attract the attention of the waitresses to order, again twice for the bill…..and twice again to get the card machine. Yes, it was busy, but most of the staff were standing talking so I can’t say they were busy with customers.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 3
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 3
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 3.5

Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes (well behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card

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Jojo’s Kitchen (Glasgow) : Review

Unit 52 Princess Square
Glasgow
G1 3JX

V: 6th October 2018      T:  0141 221 7088

Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


Another new place for me to check out.

Before Jojo’s it used to be Obu Pan Asian, which I really liked and would visit every now and then….but for some reason, its now gone and Jojo’s is now here.

So it was time to check it out and see what it was like.

Jojo has kept the same look as Obu, but added their own little touches here and there.

Staff were very welcoming and showed me to my table.

Tonight I spotted they did a tapas menu, which meant I could order a few things and get to see what they were like instead of just one item.

The offer was 5 dishes plus a dessert for £19 great value and I couldn’t wait to pick what to eat.

The Food…

Since it was tapas they just arrived at the table as soon as they were ready, so I am glad I was at a big table as I really needed the space.

Roti Canai

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I started with this as it was small and light, and I knew I had a few dishes ahead of me.

If you have had this in another restaurant, then you know what it’s like. The easiest way to describe this is like a pancake.

Overall this was nice and I would have it again.

Portion Size : 4
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

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I am not really a soup person, for me, soup is an older generation thing….but I do occasionally like a Chicken and Sweetcorn soup.

This was very nice and just as nice as I have had it from other restaurants or takeaways. If you like this soup, then you will like it here to so do check it out.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Salt and Pepper Squid

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This is a must try for me when I go to a new Chinese restaurant, and depending on where you go its either done very bad (too chewy) or perfect.

Tonight it was perfect and very nice, this is another dish I would have again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Shredded Crispy Chicken

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OK so as you all know this is my main dish when I go to a Chinese restaurant, I am MEGA fussy when it comes to this as there is only one place in Glasgow that does it perfectly.

Visually it looked nice, and it smelled really nice so it’s now down to the taste…

This was very nice, not as good as Lychee but closer than most of the other places I have tried.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

Yasai Gyoza

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I wouldn’t normally have this but I thought let’s give it a shot.

For me this was ok, I am not sure I would order this again mostly due to it’s not my style and needed more flavour for me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 3

Triple Chocolate Flake Gateau

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There is always room for dessert…

This was very very nice and very very moreish!!!

If your a fan of all things chocolate then give this a try when you come here!!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall

Overall my first visit here was good, the food was nice and the service was good.

The removal of some finished plates on the table, at the time of eating, would have been better as the table was a little cramped due to the number of plates on it.

Would I go back? yeah, I can’t fault the food I really enjoyed it and I liked the small plates idea.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 4
  • Food : 4
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 4

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Lychee Oriental (Glasgow) : Review

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59 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

V: 8 September 2018      T:  0141 248 2240    W: www.lycheeoriental.co.uk

Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


Today was my 1st day doing my Glasgow Craft Beer Tour, and I felt like having a Chinese after it and what better place to come than my favourite in Glasgow.

The Food…

Main Course

Crispy Lemon Chicken £12.50 & Fried Rice £3.0

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I have only posted the Lemon chicken photo as you all know what fried rice looks like 🙂

So this was a big change in my normal, plus this is all I had no starter or dessert as I am trying to be good…..trying being the main word.

I have not had lemon chicken for many years, mostly due to Sweet n sour crispy chicken is my fav and that’s all I keep ordering but today I thought let’s be different.

This was very nice, it had a light crisp to it, and the flavour was so good and the chicken perfectly tender.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

I now have two favourites here and would order this again!

As always service, food and atmosphere is always great here if you haven’t visited here before please do.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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