Obu Pan Asian

Obu Pan Asian
Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JN
  • Telephone 0141 221 7044
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–9.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu noon–7pm; Fri noon–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
  • Email
  • Website www.obupanasian.co.uk
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Obu Pan Asian

Located at the eating heart of Princes Square, Obu offers food from across Asia and a comprehensive international drinks list.

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Obu occupies a deceptively large spot on the top deck of Princes Square. Tables of booth seating extend out from the sleek black and chrome interior onto the courtyard overlooking the shopping centre. Diners can be spotted here sipping in-house cocktails such as Japanese plum sours or Thai Spiced, a tropical gin and pineapple combination spiked with the fresh zing of ginger and lemongrass. A selection of sakes are also on offer, each listed on the menu with thorough tasting notes. While it might be the inviting clink of glasses that first draws shoppers in, the food is worth stopping for, too. Obu’s menu occupies a particular niche on the food court, devised in the increasingly popular Pan Asian tradition. Dishes from Japan, Thailand and China share the pages offering a greatest hits of all cuisines. Hoisin duck sits alongside Korean fried fhicken and Thai curry as main courses. High quality ingredients mean that good food can be had across the board, with kimchi gyoza and expertly steamed Taiwainese baos being among the highlights.

  • High point: Inventive cocktail menu
  • Low point: Hustle and bustle of shopping centre
  • Notable dish: Taiwainese Baos
  • Average price: £12.95 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Ambient, electro, pop and rock
  • Capacity: 74 (34 in mall area]
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle