441 Sauchiehall Street | Glasgow G2 3LG
Phone: 0141 332 6303
Nanakusa are the seven edible wild herbs of spring eaten in Japan for their health benefits and ancient belief that they remove evil from the body. The restaurant Nanakusa in Glasgow city centre doesn’t claim to remove evil but it does guarantee to serves authentic Japanese food cooked fresh to order. With specially-sourced Japanese ingredients, specialist chefs for sushi and tempura and a dedicated yakitori grill, what you get in Nanakusa is the real deal.
Its neighbouring Asian eateries on Sauchiehall Street are mainly take-aways catering to the post-club crowd, with Nanasuka making a firm statement that their establishment is a proper restaurant.by closing at midnight. Inside it's minimalist with large panels of ever-changing light breaking up the wooden walls and rows of leather cushioned benches. The menu contains a vast array of dishes including rice, soup, noodles, sushi and yakitori and the accompanying pictures help punters navigate through the lingo. We'd suggest Bento – a Japanese set meal – as a good place to start if you want to try as many flavours as possible in one visit (which of course you do, right?).
Looking for somewhere to head for dinner tonight? Check out our Food and Drink survey, in which we ask our readers to democratically elect their favourite food and drink spots in their region. Nanakusa came out on top in 2015 when it placed in the category of our readers' favourite international cuisine restaurants, along with Hanoi Bike Shop, Mother India Café and Babu Bomboy Street Food Kitchen.
If you want the full lowdown on all the best restaurants, cafes, pubs and food shops Edinburgh and Glasgow, check out our full lists of 2014 Food and Drink Survey winners and the 2015 Food and Drink Survey winners. Alternatively, have a read of our feature on the best world food in Scotland where you can read up on the top places in Edinburgh and Glasgow to load up on non-Scottish fare.