SEARCHING for a taste of the Far East during lockdown? Then Temaki might just be the place for you.

The Japanese restaurant, situated on Hope Street in the city centre, are still serving up hot meals and offer a delivery service to bring an Asian feast straight to your door.

At around £30 for a two main meals, a starter and delivery, it's a wee bit on the pricey side. But the gigantic portions on offer will ensure you won't finish your meal and then rid the fridge for a dessert.

We ordered a chicken katsu curry, a bowl of chicken ramen and some veggie gyozas to start with. It was a bit of a mixed bag, to be honest.

Let's start with the positives: the chicken katsu. The traditional Japanese dish is a staple in many Asian restaurants in Glasgow these days. Sliced breaded chicken, served on top of egg fried rice and covered in a delicious curry sauce, it's not difficult to see why it is so popular.

The sauce is just right; it's got a bit of a kick to it but the coconut milk helps to soothe your mouth. The chicken is lovely and crisp, and the rice underneath is fluffy and flavoursome. It's a great dish, and there's loads of it! When we stacked it onto our plate, it resembled a small mountain.

The gyozas (pan-fried dumplings) were quite nice but not the best that we've ever had. The filling, made up of a whole bunch of vegetables mushed together, is very tasty but the pastry itself is a little soggy. They arrive in a box and are already covered in sauce, so maybe they've just been left for too long with the sauce on top.

However, the chicken ramen was a big disappointment. The broth itself was oily and lacked flavour, and there weren't as many veggies added to it to as you would like. The cuts of chicken that were used weren't the best and were largely chewy and fatty. The noodles themselves were fine but the dish was altogether too plain for our liking. At £11, there can be no complaints over the size of the portion – it's massive – but it still fell short of expectations.

Like many places, Temaki are operating on a reduced menu at the moment but once restaurants reopen there is a lot to choose from. It's a large menu with something for everyone, but in our experience it was a bit hit-or-miss.