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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For a decade now, Asia Style in Charing Cross has been serving up authentic Chinese and Malaysian dishes in a simple no-frills canteen-style setting. The food is reliably good and ranges across the geographical styles – from Malaysian roti canai pancakes with spicy coconut sauce starters to classic Chinese dishes such as stir-fry vegetables in garlic sauce. First things first: the roti canai. It is one of those pleasure triple points – the balance between the fluffy-doughy centre, the crispy, oily outer shell and the light, spicy sauce. It gets the dopamine firing on all cylinders in the brain (but if that is too sciency just think Homer Simpson dreaming of donuts). Next up the mains, a duck with ginger is served with very little in the way of ceremony or apology to the little bird – big chunks of brown meat holding fast to snapped pieces of bone, smothered in a rich gingery gravy. But it is tasty nonetheless. The fast service, good prices (pancake £2.50) and the cities-of-the-world posters give the place a great backpacker holiday feel.

  • High point: Roti canai with spicy sauce
  • Low point: No veggie side dishes on menu
  • Notable dish: Roti canai Malaysian pancake
  • 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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