Mikaku celebrates new menu with party for the stars


Neo-Tokyo inspired Japanese restaurant Mikaku celebrated the launch of its first new menu in five years with a star-studded launch party earlier this week.

The Glasgow eatery saw pop star Gabriella Cilmi, actors Sanjeev Kohli & Jane McCarry, and BBC Glow Up’s On May taste A5 Wagyu imported directly from Japan and hear Executive Chef Joe Grant describing his latest menu which includes Japanese street-food Sandos – traditional milk bread sandwiches, with crispy deep-fried fillings and slaws, homemade Tsukemono – Japanese pickles, and a new range of Donburi Japanese rice bowls.

Ahead of the launch this weekend, Executive Chef Joe Grant said, “It was great to see so many recognisable faces at the launch party for the new menu, and see everyone enjoying a selection of the new dishes. It is always nice to see people enjoying the fruits of our labour!

“This new menu is an important milestone for Mikaku – it is the first new menu in five years and it is a large piece of the new roadmap in what has been a year of change. We’ve been building a great new team both in the kitchen and front of house, introducing loads of new events including our new monthly movie night, and regular Cocktails & Calligraphy classes, and the successful launch of our Robata Grill. There is still so much more to come!

“I love to be inspired by Japanese flavours, culture and food scene and I’m proud to be bringing these to this new and elevated menu at Mikaku. It screams the very best in Japanese Street Food and I am looking forward to unleashing it on Saturday.”

Picture: The Drams Nicola Walker with Sanjeev Kohli (Still Game), Mikaku owner Dario Bernardi and Operations Director Nathan Sparling.