Nippon Kitchen (Glasgow) 2021 : Review

The Visit

I have been here many times and always loved the food, atmosphere and always recommended here to many people. I have aimed to come back but then covid hit, so today I did.

Tonight’s visit was a bit of a mixed bag to be honest.

It was a busy night, and we were seated…we ordered our starters and mains and drinks.

After a wee wait our my main arrived and my friends side…..no starter. After our waitress noticed (she was very on the ball and very helpful) another little wait and our starters arrived. We finished our starters, and I sat and waited till my friends main arrived as since I had sushi it was already cold.

A bit of a wait later and we got an apology and my friends main arrived, they were kind enough to remove his main from the bill and explained most of the staff tonight were new….to be honest we didn’t mind as it was a busy night plus if they were new that’s cool we have all been in that position before.

Anyway yes I LOVED my meal and continue to read my thoughts.

Starter

Takoyaki (5 Pieces) £6.00
Octopus and cabbage in a soft batter with ginger and spring onion, with tonkatsu sauce and Japanese mayonnaise

I wanted to order something random and this stood out for me.

I am so glad I did as this is SO SO SO good!!!

The batter had a very slightly crisp to it, and biting in to a very soft and mega tasty inside. The full taste plus the sauce was honestly so moreish!!

I finished this starter with ease and loved every mouthful.

Highly Recommended.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course :

16 Piece Moriawase Sushi £17.50
Cucumber & pickled radish, California maki, fresh salmon, tuna, king prawn, mackerel, tuna mayonnaise and salmon mayonnaise nigiri.

Every time I am here I always have to get this, as its filling and super tasty.

It tasted as good as it looks, and everything was nice and fresh.

I was mega full come the end of this as I hadn’t realised how filling my starter would be.

Highly recommended if you like sushi.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mocktail : Amai Nojito £4.50
Pressed apple, blueberry, lime, mint, soda

I was the designated driver tonight so a mocktail was needed.

This sounded very nice, so I had to give it a shot.

Presentation was very nice, and the taste was very refreshing…my only comment would be it was 1/2 full of ice as you can see…so a bit more of the juice would have been better.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Overall :

After all the long waits and the mains coming first before starters tonight was a nice evening.

Service wise to be honest it wasn’t great, but they were kind enough enough to remove my friends main from the bill.

Food wise, as always very very nice and very moreish.

If the service was good like it was in the past, it would have been a solid 5/5 but due to that I have to take it to a 3…sorry guys

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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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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