Ushas Indian Street Food (West End, Glasgow) : Review

2 Byres Road
Glasgow G11 5JY

V: 7th January 2018     T: 0141 339 7138     W:www.ushas.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)     Accepts: Cash & Card     WIFI: No


I have passed Usha’s many times when walking around Byres Road, and always thought I need to stop in here and check it out.

From the outside it looked very nice inside, and always when I have looked its been busy.

Finally got round to checking it out….

We were welcomed and shown to our little booth, which was situated near the window so I had a good view of outside and the people passing.

Inside has a very nice relaxed feeling, and there is some Indian music playing in the background and like always I knew a few songs which was nice.

The Food…

PANEER PAKORA £4.25
HOME MADE PANEER INFUSED WITH A TAMARIND AND MINT CHUTNEY, DIPPED IN OUR GRAM FLOUR BATTER AND FRIED

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I have never tried this done this way, normally I would have Saag Paneer so this was going to be interesting.

It was OK, there wasn’t much flavour, using the added sauce this helped a lot.

I wouldn’t get this again, but I am glad I tried it to see what it was like.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 2.5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 3

Main Course

ALOO GOBI £4.75
MADE WITH POTATOES, CAULIFLOWER AND INDIAN SPICES

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I have had this before at Chaakoo Bombay Cafe long ago, and I loved it and its flavour so I thought I would have it here and see what is like.

For me the flavours were nice, but the cauliflower could have been chopped up a little more rather than one piece….this could me being a little too fussy?

Overall it was nice, but not as nice as the one I had in Chaakoo Bombay Cafe, I would try something else next time

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 4

PESHWARI NAAN £2.75

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This was perfect!!! it had the perfect amount of coconut and sweet taste to it!!!!

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

Overall

Overall my first visit was a nice mixed visit.

I half enjoyed the food tonight, and the service was good but for me inside I found the atmosphere a little lacking….but that could just be me or tonights experience.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 3
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3.5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 3

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Tuk Tuk (Glasgow) : Review

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Location

TUK TUK
426 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow
G2 3JD

Website

tuktukonline.com/book-glasgow/

Visit Date : 17th April 2017

I missed the Tuk Tuk bloggers event which looked really good fun. I did manage to see a few of the Facebook live videos for this night, which made me regret missing it more as they had Bollywood dancing and more.

I finally got round to coming to try Tuk Tuk Glasgow and this is what I thought.

On entering we were greeted and shown to our table, instantly your hit with multicoloured walls and a modern interior. Its got a very modern and relaxed feel to the place.

The voucher was 3 dishes to share between 2, but I miss read it as 3 dishes each…ah well I didn’t mind as we both had a nice time…anyway on to the food.

You are recommended to maybe order 2 to 3 dishes each, as its Indian Tapa style similar to Chaakoo Bombay Cafe

Drinks :

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Tonights staff were all very helpful explaining all the different dishes, what they were like and flavours. This I had to ask what a Thumbs Up was

Thumbs Up £2.85

This is a brand of cola in India, so I thought I would give it a try as I have never tried it.

It was ok…

The flavour was similar to Coke over here, but not as nice but pleasant to taste. Closest you could describe it as, maybe like a supermarkets own brand of cola.

BENGALI FISHCAKES £4.95
Rustic handmade railway station patties with mint sauce & salad

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I asked the waitress about these and she sold them for me, so I ordered them.

She was right they were really good, a very little spice to them and full of flavour. I would order these again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

CHILLI PANEER £4.90
Cottage cheese cooked in the wok with sweet and sour sauce

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I normally go for normal Paneer but I decided to see what this was like.

It was ok for me, maybe a little too spicy for my taste but was ok. Next time I would stick with the normal one.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4

ALOO GOBI £4.85
Baby potato & cauliflower curry with North Indian tomato gravy

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Normally don’t go for dishes like these, but thought first time here lets try new dishes.

I liked this a lot, it was full of flavour not that spicy and was very filling.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5

LASSIS £3 
An Indian take on a smoothie – a blended yoghurt drink served ice-cold and in a choice of fruity flavours. 

Flavours Available: Mango, Salted, Lychee, Coconut, Sweet

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Anytime I go to an Indian restaurant I always make sure to try a Lassi, normally its the Mango one as that for me is the best.

This was made perfectly, it wasn’t runny like water it wasn’t too thick just the correct consistency and taste was really good.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5

Overall :

Overall my first visit was a very good visit, the staff and food were really good.

The atmosphere was nice, and I liked that I knew a lot of the Bollywood songs playing in the background. (Kick, Happy New Year, Bang Bang etc..)

I will be going back to Tuk Tuk, as I want to try a few more dishes, so keep watching for my tweets or blog posts.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 5