Mikaku

4.3
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21 reviews
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£25 and under
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Japanese

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An authentic Japanese Izakaya style restaurant, designed to let you share many different dishes while drinking and catching up. We still serve our much-loved ramen but have evolved into an entirely new experience. Mikaku = Sensation of Taste and Flavour
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4.5
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4.2
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4.0
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4.5
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is svery good, service ok but a couple of items were missed off owever once they were alerted they qickly recrified and deducted charge from final bill

G
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience1

I’m afraid the only thing to recommend Mikaku is the genuinely lovely and charming staff; they were a pleasure on the night. Apart from that, the place was absolutely FREEZING cold, so deeply uncomfortable and unpleasant to be in, the food was at best very mediocre, bland, pretty flavourless, not served very warm, and a pain in the butt to eat - everything was the ubiquitous small sharing plates - but no individual plates for us to use ourselves. I asked for cutlery as opposed to chopsticks, and was handed a not very clean fork.
We went on the recommendation of the Jay Rayner review, but good grief, can only think he was p*ssed when he visited. Cost £60 for two, complete rip off. Sorry, not going back - will stick to Wagamama for bog standard but consistent similar food with more flavour, and Opium for absolutely the best East Asian food in the city (incomparable).

AN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Despite friendly staff, great food and excellent drinks, Mikaku was simply too cold to enjoy. Every time the door opened there'd be a blast of freezing air and it just make for an uncomfortable evening.
We had specifically booked for a special event which, for whatever lack of organisation, was terribly delayed and we were so cold by the time it started that not even an offer of a free drink could convince us to stay.
It's a shame as it could be a nice venue, but the management need to pay a lot more attention to their organisation and how they ensure customer comfort.

PM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Cannot fault the food to be honest every dish was great, fresh and full of flavour. Sitting for half an hour without a drink was disappointing. Also sitting directly in front of the front door which was constantly opening and closing causing a cold draft was not ideal. Lovely food but a lot of other issues needing sorted before it could have been a more enjoyable experience.

MM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing better than a large bowl of ramen on a freezing cold Saturday night - served with style and with some really good junmai sake. And good kushi-yake (especially the mushrooms). We'll be back!

MM
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went to Mikaku because we were back in Glasgow to see our daughter and Jay Rayner raved about it in the Observer.
He is rarely wrong about any review and was spot on here.
We loved all the food we choose but especially the Tonkotsu, the spinach, the kimchi and the chicken Karaaage. In fact it was all delicious and so easy to order. Plus great value for money. Beer and wine (good quality) at very reasonable prices. For three the whole bill was less than £25 a head. Amazing and we will be back next time we're in the city. Please come to Manchester. The ambience and dining experience was relaxed and welcoming. No loud tables- people too busy eating.
Service, as usual in Glasgow was friendly, no fuss and efficient.
A big thank you Jay and folks at Mikaku.

DW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, I was with 4 other guys and there wasn't one disappointing plate of food.

HM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drink. Excellent value for money. ❤️

PM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Yes, I would certainly revisit Mikaku, and would recommend to family and friends

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyable night. Good a little slow arriving but excellent when it arrived

KC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This is like a restaurant that just doesnt care. Sloppy,indifferent sevice, sticky tables and too long a wait for food. First dish rice then an hour or so later our last dish,even for a tasting menu that doesnt work on a night out. There are plenty other Japanese restaurants in Glasgow so I wont return.

LS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty ramen with good choice of side dishes Very good value

VC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very atmospheric, great food and a fun place to visit.

RT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great staff will definitely be back .

t
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and super service. We were late and they kept our table.

IM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After hearing about Mikaku for a while found some time to finally go check it out and it certainly delivered!

Styling, food & drinks were all amazing and tasted fantastic! Will definatley be going back soon!

TT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated, excellent service, food was a little greasy but great value for money. Would come again.

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food I have ever had, encouraged me to eat outside my comfort zone and the service was brilliant. You need to go here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was exceptional and good value for money. However, the service was very disappointing. We were shown to a shared table where 3 diners were already seated and yet there were 3 empty tables in the restaurant. I would totally understand this if the restaurant was busy but it clearly wasn’t on this occasion. I didn’t mind this initially as the other tables appeared to be reserved. However, shortly after we arrived a table of 2 were seated at a single six seated table alone, we were a party 4 seated at a shared table with 3 other diners.

We had to prompt the waiting staff to take our order. I’m totally fine with relaxed dining but we were seated then forgotten about, a drinks order wasn’t even taken after we arrived. Disappointing as the ethos of the restaurant appears to be around enjoying food whilst socialising. Furthermore the waiter could not give us any advice on Sake and openly admitted to being clueless about it but did not ask a colleague to assist. A different waiter who delivered our mal-informed choice of Sake to the table seemed to have a reasonable knowledge on the subject.

The food, in short, saved the day. It was excellent, fantastic and the ambience of the restaurant was great. I would certainly come back for these reasons.

SP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese food in Glasgow. Go there.
**

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was 1st time and out for birthday celebration. By advising it was a Birthday as part of the booking the staff made a special cocktail ( free of charge)
Couldn’t beat service, ambience and price & taste of food.
Will definitely be back.