Topolabamba (Glasgow) 2022 : Review

Todays Visit

Today I was meeting friends to see Top Gun 2 and we needed a place to eat after the movie.

It was a favourite of someone we were with and it had been a while since my last visit, so we headed and hoped they had a table.

Décor★★★★★
Noise Level★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★★
Table Dressing★★★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★★

The Food

As I said it had been a while since I had been here, mostly due to having to visit different places or if someone I was with fancied elsewhere I would just go with that.

What to order now this was a tough decision.

Chicken Tinga QUESADILLAS £6.60
(Large soft tortilla stuffed with a filling of your choice & toasted)

I think I had this last time, but I couldn’t remember what it was like so I had to try it again.

On arrival the aroma was amazing, it instantly made my mouth water.

I took a bite and my mouth was hit with many amazing flavours, and a little after kick but everything worked so well together.

I loved every bite of this and could easily have had more…but there was a few more dishes ordered.

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

JALAPENO POPPERS £7.35
Jalapenos, Molito Cheese & Corn, Breadcrumbed, Roasted Brava Sauce

I have had Jalapeno Poppers from other places and thought yeah these are nice, so I had to try them here.

A friend I was with said they packed a punch, but I thought lets see

Presentation was nice, and the aroma was good so time to take a bite….

These tasted so good, the sauce, the flavours all worked I didnt think anything was wrong with them….then it snuck up and hit me.

WOW for me these were a bit too strong but I tried a second bite.

Yup I had to leave this one and it won this round, I am giving a 4/5 due to the kick for me but if you like a kick then you would love these.

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

CRAB CEVICHE TOSTADA £8.45
2 crispy corn tortillas topped with lime crab

I had had crab elsewhere recently and thought I want to try it here.

I had no idea what this was, but its always good to try new things.

On arrival this looked ok, and I could smell lime so it was time to taste.

This was very refreshing, I could take the lime, and a hint of crab as it wasnt a strong flavour.

For me this was ok, I was expecting a bigger crab flavour, as crab has a lovely flavour but as I said it was nice and refreshing but I wouldn’t have it again.

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★
Value for Money★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Churros £5.85
Hot Mexican Doughnuts

No matter how full I am there is normally always room for a little extra, and I had to order these.

I loved these last time, I loved these when I tried them in other places so it was going to hit my sweet tooth.

A massive smile it my face when I saw these, and I jumped right in.

Sweet, crispy, great flavour then added with the chocolate sauce mmmm

Perfection!

Aroma★★★★★
Presentation★★★★★
Taste★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall

It was great to be back again as it had been too long.

I didn’t find tonight as loud as my last visit, which is good as I could hear my friends easily when we were seated.

The food was very good, and I would order different things next visit to try other new dishes.

I am keeping here on my top spots to visit!

Have you been here? let me know in the comments.

Service★★★★★
Time between Courses★★★★
Overall Value for Money★★★★★

My Overall Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nippon Kitchen (Glasgow) : Review

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91 West George Street
Glasgow G2 1PB
City Centre

T : 0141 328 3113
W : www.nipponrestaurant.co.uk

Visit Date : 5 March 2017

Today I needed my Nippon Kitchen fix, as I had just been to the Blythswood Square Gin Festival and was hungry.

I always find I am very relaxed here, and enjoy the atmosphere and more so the food which is why I keep coming back. I did enquire if Nippon Kitchen has a Twitter account, but at the time of writing this they still don’t but you can find them on Facebook.

I am going to shock you all, well the ones that are regular readers of my blog…..I had 3 different dishes…..hope you were sitting down reading that part.

Starter :

Yasai Korokee (V) : £4.50
Sweet potato cakes deep fried in panic breadcrumbs, served with Japanese fruity sauce and mayonnaise.

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This was very light, and had a nice flavour. The sauce was really good, and boosted the flavour that little more.

Portion size it was perfect for a starter.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 3.5

Main :

10 Piece Special Maki Sushi : £11.00
Crispy soft shell crab and tempura king prawns rolled with cucumber and mayonnaise topped with fresh king prawn and sesame seeds.

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Can you really go wrong with sushi? yes you can but anytime I have had it here its been perfect.

This was a smaller size for me, and also a different style of sushi than I normally have.

I really like this, the flavour was really good and the tempura king prawns added a really nice taste and texture to each bite. The rice was perfect as it didn’t fall apart, which I have found a few places in Glasgow this happens.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Drink :

Coconut Juice

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I decided to try this knowing nothing about it, apart from it should taste like Coconut.

I was very surprised with this, as the flavour was not overpowering and it was very thirst quenching. As you can see by the photo there are little bits at the bottom of the glass, these are actual coconut pieces.

I can’t remember the cost but it was under £5, when I return I will remember to take note.

Overall :

Overall another very satisfied visit to Nippon Kitchen, the service etc were all very good today and I am glad I tried a few new different dishes.

Nippon is still my current favourite in Glasgow for Japanese and Sushi.

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4
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Lychee Oriental Restaurant (Glasgow) : Review

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59 Mitchell Street
Glasgow G1 3LN
UK
0141 248 2240

Visit Date : Saturday 3rd September 2016

First Impressions :

I have been to Lychee before but this will be my first blog review.

Lychee is for me the best Asian restaurant in Glasgow, I have a tried a few but this for me is the best.

Inside has been done up nicely its a mix of fancy and relaxing, the staff are always very pleasant and very attentive.

The Food :

I normally get the same starter ever time when I go to a Chinese, or get a takeaway so tonight I decided to try something different. I went for the Chilli N Salt soft shell crab, I am a big fan of crab stick and thought this would be perfect for me.

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For me this was nice, but the chilli flavour over powered the crab flavour which was disappointing but don’t get me wrong it was nice but I don’t think I would get this again due to this.

This is my fav main dish, its a must for me every time and I never get sick of it. As you can see this is presented in a nice noodle basket (you can eat this if you like but its hard and cold), and the colouring of the dish is just right.

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Overall :

Again it was excellent service, very tasty food, plesant staff.

If you like Chinese food, then here is a must and for me its the best in Glasgow.

The Rating for this visit (out of 5) :

  • Service : *****
  • Menu Choice : *****
  • Taste : *****
  • Overall : *****
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