Asia Style

Asia Style
185–189 St George's Road, Glasgow, G3 6JD
  • Telephone 0141 332 8828
  • Food served Mon–Sun 5.30pm–2am
  • Average price £15 (evening meal)
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Asia Style has been joined by a couple of nearby rivals of late, and some of its (many) long-term customers have started to suspect a star that’s waning. In response, this Chinese-Malaysian mainstay has given itself a refit, of sorts, with new signage, sweatshirts and a brighter, more spacious interior. It’s still very much the same vibe though, a late-night café-restaurant with complimentary jasmine tea for all customers. Its signature dishes are still brilliant. Crispy pork with green beans is a moreish dish of spicy, savoury, chewy and crispy, while their soft shell crab (a legend in this town), flash-fried with salt, pepper and chilli flakes, is still as good as you’ll taste (and a few places have copied them). Pork is normally nice, and the Malaysian options have a real vibrancy to their heat and their flavours. The more common dishes (your Szechuans and your satays) are where it feels like others have caught it up, and it might be a tad pricey for the basic interior. Waiting staff will tell you what’s good and what’s popular, and these are particularly sensible starting points in a venue that can still be well worth a visit if you choose wisely.

  • High point: Complimentary tea
  • Low point: Inconsistent quality on the menu
  • Notable dish: Soft shell crab
  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Capacity: 70
  • Open since: 2004

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6. Betty Lyle12 Jun 2011, 9:45pm5 stars Asia Style Report

I have to say that this place never disappoints. I have grown rather fond of the super fast (my last order of two courses was served within 5 minutes of ordering!) no nonsense service and of course their immediately satisfying fantastic value food. The ginger duck is to die for, as is the ever so famous soft shell crab. This is a restaurant that will always deliver in value, efficiency with the best Asian food in the city.

5. CV30 Aug 2010, 1:49pm4 stars Asia Style Report

Great, good quality and good value food.

Should point out, its Malaysian and not chinese, which might be the reason why the food is so good and actually authentic as its not been 'westernised'.

My faves are the nasi lemak (v popular dish in Malaysia) and the ma po tofu. Also worth trying are the soft shell crab, and the squid, oh and the satay is nice too!

Also a good option for takeaway as the service is usually very fast. If you like the food here then I also recommend a new place on Cambridge Street opposite the Thistle hotel, I think its called Sams Place (but all the outside signs are in Chinese!)

4. annehelen730 Dec 2009, 6:36am5 stars Asia Style Report

Fantastic Chinese/Malaysian Restaurant which opens till the wee small hours. They do a soft shelled crab and Szechuan chicken to die for. The portions are extremely generous and the price is very very reasonable.A firm favourite with ourselves

3. StickyMoments30 Sep 2009, 8:23pm Report

I'ts always been a personal tradition for me whenever visiting a new eatery to choose something from the menu i have never tried before. On my first and so far only visit to this fabulous establishment I ordered squid and I was not disappointed. There was ample food on the plate, the dish was delicious, the service second to none. Asia Style is an absolute gem. Planning to go again this weekend.

2. ChiliPepper13 Apr 2009, 3:22pm4 stars Asia Style Report

They always say go to the Chinese restaurant that the Chinese students go to - well that seems to be the case here. Really good food made better but the incredibly friendly service and atmosphere. Free tea is an added bonus. Not be best location but makes a good starting to point from which to either hit the town or Woodlands Road. Only downside would be the often luke warm soft drinks provided.

1. Dan Watson19 Dec 2008, 11:42pm5 stars Asia Style Report

I'm a big fan of chinese food and lived in China for 2 months over the summer. This is the most authentic chinese food I have found outside of China itself and it's absolutely delicious.
The restaurant itself is reminiscent of any you'd find in a chinese city. The service is very good, the atmosphere genuine and the range of food enormous.
You're bound to enjoy it and go back for more.

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Average rating 4.5/5 from 5 reviews of Asia Style.

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