- Telephone 0844 884 9399
- Food served Mon–Thu & Sun noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm
- Average price £4.95 (1 course); £14 (evening meal)
- Website www.ushas.co.uk
The dedicated vegetarian menu is the big draw at this buzzing curryhouse that serves up Indian street food in glam surrounds.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
With a menu devised in consultation with former Dorchester Hotel head chef, Usha’s offers up Indian street food with luxe ambitions. Bucking the trend by thriving in a location previously dubbed a restaurant graveyard, its buzzing interior feels like real old-school grandeur – think pillars and vine leaves and well-padded but teeny-tiny booths that will make you feel you’re flying first class. Pani puri, delicate nests of chickpeas, herbs and onions waiting to be doused with a glug of minty fresh chutney are a perfect way to wake up your palate, followed by paper-thin, butter-heavy dosas stuffed with a fiery methi aloo (a steal at under four pounds) and tapas-sized clay pots of salty-sweet paneer Jaipuri or silken okra dopiaza. While some spice lovers may begrudge that its original all-vegetarian menu has been sacrificed to give space to the likes of tandoori lamb chops and Cobra lager-battered sea bass, it’s the skill and ambition of the meat-free offerings that highlight Usha’s as a must-visit in Glasgow’s extensive curry scene.
- High point: Addictively good dosas
- Low point: Meat dishes trumped by the veggie delights
- Notable dish: Vegetarian dosas
- Delivery: ask for details
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nina Simone and Bollywood
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 80
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle