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2 Byres Road, Glasgow, G11 5JY
  • Telephone 0141 339 7138
  • Food served Mon–Thu & Sun noon–9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm
  • Average price £4.95 (1 course lunch); £16 (evening meal)
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Usha’s laudable vegetarian section and tapas-sized curries is Indian cuisine successfully adapted to current food trends.

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Update February 2018: Usha's has come under new management since it was visited for our review.
Street-food style cuisine is immediately evocative of jovial conversations over light meals, and with an animated atmosphere and quick service, Usha’s lives up to the expectation. The ground floor and mezzanine make out a single open space, creating a canteen-like vibe. The strongest card, and a big advantage in face of other Indian restaurants, is the extensive menu featuring an equal number of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items. And with tapas-sized portions in the curry section it taps into yet another growing foodservice trend. Most admirable is the attention to detail revealing a knack for the classics alongside the capacity to adapt to novelty. The cracking pani poori is accompanied with an accomplished pair of tamarind chutneys, one sweet and thick, the other loose and tangy. The heftier and comforting haddock pakora comes with a minty dip that lifts up the whole dish. With a menu tailored to diverse dietary preferences, Usha’s proves itself a truly versatile player in Glasgow’s rich curry house scene.

  • High point: Heaven for vegetarians
  • Low point: Upstairs area and bathrooms slightly neglected
  • Notable dish: King prawn saag karahi
  • Average price: £4.95 (1 course lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Delivery: £1.5-£2.5 in a 2.5 mile radius
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Contemporary popular music
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle