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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Nam Tuk (West End, Glasgow) : Review

2 Partick Bridge Street
Glasgow G11 6PL, UK

V: 24th September 2018      T:  0141 357 0330  W: namtuk.co.uk

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


Yeah back again after a while, and time to try something different to my normal.

The Food…

Salt & Chilli Chips £3.90

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So this was my favourite the past many many times I have visited here as it was packed with flavour, and much nicer than my local Chinese’s Salt and Chilli Chips.

hmm this was not that great, the flavour wasn’t the same and just so so.

Whatever has happened in the past few months, change of chef, ingredients this wasn’t a good change!!!! please change it back!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2.5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 2.5

Duck Lettuce Wrap £5.50
Stir fried shredded duck with assorted minced vegetables

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Yup something very different for me, but it sounded nice.

First impressions were this was a nice idea of how to eat it, so time to dig in.

Yeah this was very nice, and I loved the flavour….my only issue was it only came with 4 lettuce leafs 1 or 2 more would have been perfect as you got a lot of shredded duck.

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

Overall

Overall today didn’t feel the same as it has in the past for me, the atmosphere was slightly lacking and the change to the chips!!

Hopefully, this is a small blip, as my previous experiences have always been good and so has the food.

Review Scores – 

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

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Rumours Kopitiam (Glasgow) : Review

21 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 1HW

V: 8th July 2018.     T:  0141 353 0678

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


The last time I was here was probably over 6 years ago, but I remember it having good food and the best coffee I have ever had!!!

Today I decided to take a visit to see if its how I remembered, plus to have that amazing coffee again.

Before you continue please note that I forgot to take a photo of the coffee, it was the Malaysian Style Coffee (Hot) but OMG you HAVE!!!! to try this its a 10/10.

The Food…

Roti Canai £2.50

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On arrival I thought hmm 2 would have been good, but this was just for lunch and I had another course coming.

To be honest one was perfect, and it was packed with flavour with and without the curry sauce.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

Main Course

Deep Fried Chicken Wings £4.90
with a spicy coating

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So I am not great with anything spicy, but I thought ok lets try it.

This was not spicy one bit, the sauce had more kick than the chicken. It was just ok, yeah it was nice but just OK

Not sure if I would order this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

 

Overall

A mixed visit today, starter and coffee mmmmm very good but a little dissapointed with the chicken wings.

I will definitely be going back to try more of the dishes, and to have more coffee.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 3.5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 3.5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 3.5 (5 for the coffee)

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