Earlier this week myself a friend commented that she'd never been to Kublai Khan's despite only living a few minutes away from the Edinburgh restaurant. I've been to the Glasgow restaurant a few times so I felt we should remedy the situation.
I love the concept. You take a bowl and put in the ingredients that you want. You select the rice/noodles, the vegetables, the spices, the sauces and the meats. Once you have what you want you take it to the chef who will cook it for you. If you want more or to try something different, just repeat the process until satisfied. The meats on offer are quite exotic so be prepared to try something new. (I had Kangaroo, a firm favourite of mine, and Camel, for the first time)
We arrived without booking mid-week (so it was quieter) that I was used to. The Edinburgh restaurant feels smaller and cosier than its Glasgow counterpart and it being January had proper fires in the fireplaces keeping the temperature nice and warm.
The staff were helpful, although a little quiet. I had to repeat some of what was said to my friend. The food was excellent and they were very considerate to my other half who has some food allergies, so his meal was cooked separately. Normally it is all cooked on a large griddle so there is the possibility of some cross-contamination.
Overall, I think I actually preferred the Edinburgh Restaurant to the Glasgow one. It seems smaller and more relaxed. Although that could be because when visiting the Glasgow restaurant it was on the more lively Friday and Saturday nights.
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