- Telephone 0141 332 1639
- Food served Mon–Sun 4–11.30pm
- Average price £13 (evening meal)
A low-key restaurant near St Georges Cross serving superb Szechuan and Chinese cuisine to customers with great taste for ten years.
Set on a side street between crosses Charing and St George's, Asian Gourmet may not be the most inviting-looking spot from the outside yet fortune favours the brave, and here treats it to a feast. Looking around the tables in this stairs-access-only basement venue, there are a reassuringly large number of Glasgow’s Chinese community giving it a seal of approval. Complimentary green tea and prawn crackers fill a mercifully short gap until dishes from the traditional menu arrive. The salt and chilli squid is among the best in the city and the mains the same. King prawn and tofu with ginger and spring onions, Szechuan pork and Chinese greens and shredded beef come bursting with simple, classic flavours from the East. Portions are generous, which makes it both ideal for sharing and great value for money regardless of the group size. It’s the sort of place happy to provide a doggy bag for all the food you can't eat – although at the bargain prices, you might think why bother? But the quality of the food may well convince you to grab the last morsel for enjoying later.
- High point: Cracking Chinese cuisine at great prices
- Low point: No disabled access
- Delivery: £1.50 charge plus £1 for every kilometre
- Provides: Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Largest group: 20-30
- Open since: 2006
- BYOB: £5 for wine; 50p for a bottle of beer corkage