Nanakusa

Price guide: Budget

441 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG

Price guide: Budget

Nanakusa

By Mike MacEacheran, your Glasgow expert

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#16 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
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

Glasgow’s favourite new Japanese grill and diner is an informal, award-winning budget affair.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Recommended dishes: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Quick and tidy, the waitresses aren’t paid to entertain you; they’re here to take your order.

Location: 

On Sauchiehall Street, Nanakusa’s location makes it a perennially popular shopping or night out fuel stop.

Price advice: 

Perfectly priced, you could eat here and still have change from a ten pound note.

More information on Nanakusa:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Diner, Restaurant
Food:
Asian, Japanese, Vegetarian
Address:
441 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
Telephone:
0141 332 6303
Website:
http://www.nankusa.co.uk
Serves:
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Nanakusa? Would you recommended it?