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); £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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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: £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