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“Great wee place”
Review of Oko Express

Oko Express
Ranked #732 of 2,428 Restaurants in Glasgow
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Centre
Livingston, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great wee place”
Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Been to OKO on Queen St a couple of times now, using voucher deals.

The vouchers that occasionally on offer for OKO are fantastic value for money, but in general prices are pretty reasonable for what is really quite nice quality Japanese style food.

The sushi is made at a sushi bar type thing, so you can see the ingredients being picked and rolled for your order, which is a nice touch.

The menu is pretty varied, and easily suits lunch or dinner - sushi is particularly nice, and the Gyoza was probably the best I've had (and its a favourite of mine as a side dish so have tried it in a few places).

Service is pretty speedy and reasonable, only thing I would say is that it's quite basic in terms of comfort/decor - slightly shabby tables/benches etc, though it's clean which is good enough when you're stopping for a quick bite to eat.

Would definitely recommend.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“could be better”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I have visited this restaurant twice, and think the menu needs some more variety and contrast. The sushi is credible but other choices on the menu lack flavour. I think the food is more favourable to the humble taste buds. The seating was ok and the service was good.

  • Visited October 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Service was good but in our opinion food was horrid”
Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

We went to the queen street restaurant as someone had recommended it as being better than wagas. We ordered cha Han and Katsu cirry and it was edible. Cha Han was greasy and not v nice and Katsu tasted like farm foods packet curry. A real shame but we def wouldn't recommend sorry

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scotland
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Just come back from Oko in Sauchiehall from dinner with my godchildren. I have used the other Oko but Sauchiehall wins hands down in presentation, taste and perfect food. Had yakitori chichen and sweetpotato mash with chicken teriyaki. Yum. Well done to the chef and the lovely waitress who served us. We will return
thank you

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bad service; okay food”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Not my first visit. Previously thought Ok. They were out of few basics inc ice (how many metro supermarkets within 10 minutes walk?). Not an issue but difficulty it caused the waitress to explain sign of things to come. Husbands meal came quite quick. About 5 minutes later I was brought the wrong meal. Used the table button to request waitress who never appeared so caught the attention of someone else. Explained wrong meal. Plate was taken away without comment or apology. Eventually given correct meal. Gave up trying to get misso soup refilled.

Prior to bringing the bill someone came over and apologised. Bill arrived. 10% service charge on it. Didn't ask for it to be removed because someone did eventually apologise. I should have though. Voting with my feet, won't be back.

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