441 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Singles, Live entertainment, Nightlife, No fuss, Shopping, Trendiness
Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Nanakusa
The last time I ate here my partner ate what seemed like more than her body weight in sushi – it’s that good. Styled with a minimalist aesthetic of simple benches and light wood tables (in the same way that nearly every UK Japanese restaurant seems to be), Nanakusa is an extremely popular choice because of its super central location surrounded by the city’s finest selection of bars and clubs. Nanakusa, which in Japanese represents the seven wild herbs of spring, is keen to promote wellbeing, longevity and nourishment – and I can’t think of a better way to do it than to eat Japanese every night.
Take your pick from a wide selection of ramen, udon and soba noodle dishes and soups, teppanyaki, tempura and sweet rice curries. Its 15-page menu may have you crying to the waitresses for help but rest assured that whatever you choose it’s be served with a cold Asahi beer and a side servings of dumplings and salted green edamame beans.
Teppanyaki is Nankusa’s speciality so surely it’d be an insult to try anything else? Unagi kabayaki (teppanyaki eel), Saba shio yake (salted mackerel teppanyaki) and its varieties of salmon are well worth the splurge.
Ideal for families during the day and for a quick snack before a late night out, Nanakusa gets busy creating an infectious and electric downtown Tokyo vibe.
Quick and tidy, the waitresses aren’t paid to entertain you; they’re here to take your order.
On Sauchiehall Street, Nanakusa’s location makes it a perennially popular shopping or night out fuel stop.
Perfectly priced, you could eat here and still have change from a ten pound note.
More information on Nanakusa:
- Price guide:
- Diner, Restaurant
- Asian, Japanese, Vegetarian
- 441 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
- 0141 332 6303
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm for lunch and 5pm to midnight for dinner. Friday and Saturday: 12pm to 12am Sunday: 5pm to 11pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary