Nanakusa

Address: 441 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG, Scotland
Telephone: 0141 332 6303

- Budget

4.2

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
4.3
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
4.4
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Live entertainment
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • No fuss

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