Sushi Riot Glasgow: Japanese street cafe built on the back of a family dream
“Best sushi I have had in Glasgow”, “Definitely will go back … and again … and again”, “Take my money for lunch, take it all”.
These are just a glimpse of the reviews arriving on the doorstep of Sushi Riot, a Japanese takeout that arrived in west Glasgow at the end of April. It’s fair to say that in just six weeks of service, it made a big impression.
Aiming to bring ‘deliciously fresh sushi and wonderfully friendly service’ to Hyndland’s Clarence Drive, for owners Anna and Leong, Sushi Riot is more than just winning rave reviews for their attempts to stuff Glasgowians with sensational Japanese street food and authentic, it is the culmination of a 20 year family dream.
Speaking to Glasgow Live, Anna explained: “When Leong and I first met our goal was to build a life together, so after starting a family our next ambition was to work together. With over 20 years each. in the hospitality industry, having a business together was a destined step.
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“We spent most of our marriage like passing ships due to extremely long hours – Leong worked and I was a working mother.
“Having Sushi Riot means sharing more time together as a family, our boys are with us most of the time, playing in the back of the store and sometimes in the front too!”
Anna and Leong take pride in providing you with a warm and friendly welcome – which you will often see diners refer to in their five-star reviews – but also top-quality sushi and Japanese cuisine.
A full menu also includes dishes like katsu curry, yakitori, karaage and onigiri, as well as sushi; the title deed.
Anna explained, “People can expect the best quality sushi ready to eat Japanese street food and various drinks – Mogu Mogu, Rice Punch, Ramune – that you take from our fridge. shrimp crackers.
“The food is ready to go, so it’s quick and easy. The sushi is not prepared in large quantities, it is turned over quickly, remade to be as good as possible.
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“Leong uses his own unique vinegar recipe to give the rice a subtly distinctive flavor and color, and each piece of sushi is prepared with great care and attention.
“Our raw salmon platter is very popular because it is very good value for money and our spicy chicken maki is a clear winner with a spicy sauce and crispy onions.
“Our customers love the laid-back, down-to-earth look. It’s a blend of traditional Japanese with a modern rustic touch.”
Of course, in addition to a selection of mouth-watering photos shared on Instagram and that healthy family vibe, the new take-out street food has attracted westerners and those from further afield because of its brilliant name.
Anna said, “This was Leong’s choice because my name choice was not as good. He envisioned his sushi fighting against each other to get customers’ attention so they could be chosen! “.
Sushi Riot is open at 23 Clarence Drive, Tuesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
To find out more and view the menu, you can visit their website here or their Instagram page here.