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Modern Japan meets old Glasgow in this cool and contemporary refurb of a Grade A listed City Centre building.Authentic Japanese food made using fresh locally sourced ingredients and served in a relaxed and informal setting.Serving crisp tempura, mouth-watering noodle dishes, the freshest sushi, handmade to order, and much more.A true taste of Japan in the centre of Glasgow.
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi
FEATURES
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

Really poor customer service by the waitress Natalie. We just felt that we were bothering her with our presence, she was just so loud and just so rude. I love the restaurant, but this time it was just not good. Hope next time it’s better,...if it’s not, I won’t come back anymore.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 November 2021

Because of work, I came to Glasgow a few days ago. I like Japanese food culture very much, so no matter where i go i frequently try local Japanese food to satisfy my stomach's cravings . This Japanese restaurant ranked very well after searching online,...so I decided to give it a try. But the unexpected result disappointed me. The only good thing is when we walked into the restaurant, the decoration and lighting made us very comfortable. We waited for a long time without a staff willing to serve us! Forget about this! The sushi and sashimi are too unpalatable and not fresh at all. My colleague’s Katsu curry chicken was fried too dry and almost black, i feel not suitable for dinner!? The spicy beef ramen that I ordered is only sweet, not salty or spicy. It can only be described as disgusting (it feels like drinking a bowl of hot dessert). It's too unpalatable! ! I have tried Temaki, Sushi Ya and Wagamama. They are doing well. Sushi Ya is by far the most recommended!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2021

My issue isn't with the food which was average. The issue was the service. Three of us sat together, having just finished our meal. We were about to order another a drink when the water approached us with our bill explaining that they had another...reservation, this in spite of the fact that there was a table free behind us. He's also added in a 10% gratuity - not sure if this is standard policy in the restaurant - to our bill total. We asked about the extra drink but we're told we'd have to finish quickly. Just not a place I'd recommend or want to visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2021

If you're used to eating from Iceland and Farmfoods then you'll be happy here. Not for a fine palette!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 October 2021

Superb sushi and service making this a great experience again. Staff knowledgeable about Japanese dining, and helpful accommodating any requests we had. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for great quality Japanese food and drink at a reasonable price in Glasgow.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 September 2021 via mobile

I tried out Nippon Kitchen when I dropped of my son at Uni several months ago and really enjoyed the food. So I decided to book a table for my whole family when we were going to visit my son for his birthday. Because of...the popularity of the restaurant, I booked a table in advance. The whole family was excited to eat here. We live 70 miles away so left early to make sure that we were on time. We were extremely disappointed to arrive there and see a sign on the door saying that is was closed due to technical difficulties. We received no phone call to inform us that the restaurant had to shut. We understand situations like these (especially if it is Covid related) are sometime unavoidable, however not letting customers who booked know is terrible - especially when we travelled all the way to Glasgow. It also made it more challenging for us to look for a restaurant in the middle of lunchtime as we were a party of 6. So I am giving this experience a 1 star for terrible service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

First visit to Nippon, the place was full which is a good sign and we only had to wait a few minutes to be seated. The menu was extensive but got some great help by the friendly waitress with deciding on what to get and...the 2 dishes my partner and I shared between us didn’t disappoint. And a bottle of red to wash it down. Great place. Will definitely recommend. 👍🏻👍🏻More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 September 2021

Good choice of menu for meat eaters, vegans and gluten free diets alike. Food is excellent quality and the potion sizes are massive. The service was friendly and knowledgeable about cooking methods. If I return to Glasgow I will return!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

Booked via online booking system. Friendly, welcoming staff. Good choice of Japanese drinks - whiskey, gin, vodka, sake. Lots to choose from on menu. Waitress told us she had just started & wasn't sure of things when asked about items on menu. Ordered mixed tempura...& prawn curry katsu. Starter arrived & realised after eating half that it was all vegetable tempura & not mixed, as requested. Mentioned this to another waitress, who spoke to manager. I was provided with the missing prawn tempura (5 pieces, when should have had 3) Situation resolved without fuss & charges for vegetable tempura ( which was cheaper) Food tasted excellent & well presented. Had house sake & non alcoholic mocktail. Overall, excellent food & good service, despite initial glitch.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

I booked a late lunch table at Nippon Kitchen for my boyfriend’s birthday. We got the train to Glasgow just to go there. When we arrived, there was a hand written sign on the door saying that they were closed to to a technical problem,...as well as another disappointed dining group. Obviously I can appreciate that random things like this happen, but I booked directly through the Nippon email address (receiving a personal confirmation) and no one even tried to contact us to let know. Any other weekend this probably wouldn’t have been a big deal, but since TRNSMT festival was on, it took us hours to find another restaurant that would take a walk in. I’m sure the food here is lovely, but this was such a costly let down on what should have been a celebration.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, Nippon Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Nippon Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5