One part of Glasgow’s Merchant city will be going up in flames every night when the new Sapporo Teppanyaki restaurant opens on Ingram Street.
Teppanyaki is to Japanese chefs what flair mixing is to cocktail makers. Diners sit around a horseshoe-shaped hotplate while the chef in the middle chops, flips and fries their food in front of them. Half stir-fry and half circus, it is usually an entertaining night out even if it does contradict many a parents’ stern command for children not to play with their food.
Scheduled to open on the 24th of September, the Ingram Street operation is the third in a mini-chain of Sapporo Teppanyaki restaurants with two already well established in Liverpool and Manchester.
Sushi, miso soup and noodle dishes are on the menu along with Sapporo sensations such as the Sumo, a 16 oz Scotch ribeye steak.
The 24th of September is still some way off and if you can’t wait for a fix of Asian food then these city centre 5pm members can help: Bar Soba, Dragon-I, Peking Inn, Tao, Mama San and the more recently opened Four Seasons.