45 Queen St, Glasgow, , G1 3EF
Food 3/5    
Service 3/5    
Setting 3/5
Value 4/5    
“There’s been some casualties” informs the quirky waitress when talking through today’s menu. “There is no pork today” Ahhh ok 🤣 just glad nobody’s hurt lol Walked past this Japanese Izakaya 🏮 restaurant on Queen St a few times and been keen to try. Love a bit of Gyoza and Ramen 🍜. Today I have chosen the Chicken Gyoza Dumplings and Chicken Katsu Curry. Maybe not the most adventurous choice but I’m just in the mood for something familiar today. The setting is quite simple inside with mostly wooden stools for seating although there are a few more comfortable padded seats. The place would feel more cosy with some more padded seats. The bar and the open kitchen in the centre of the room and cobbled floor print create a nice street food type feel like you are walking through Japan at night.

Chicken Gyoza is one of my all time fave Japanese starters. I found the coating a little thin and only fried/crunchy on one side. The Katsu was pleasant but the sauce was not as full of flavour as I’ve had elsewhere it was a little bland for a Katsu sauce and the chicken breadcrumbs could have been a little thicker/crunchier. They were both better than average but I have had better in chains like Yo Sushi so I think the quality in these dishes could be higher in order to compete in that market. The service is basic, not overly attentive but not overbearing either. Simple and pleasant.
The price is quite good value which I feel reflects the quality of what you are getting. They have an interesting cocktail menu which I would like to return and try. It does say on the menu that the dishes are smaller more tapas style and it’s a place to drink and catch up with friends which I feel it probably does well. I will return to try some different dishes soon, it made for a nice lunch that doesn’t break the bank. @mikaku_glasgow#japanese#queenst#glasgow#lunch#foodie#mystery#diners#glasgow#review#foodblog#iloveGLA#iloveglasgow