Japanese restaurant Katsu is to open in Glasgow later this month, after its launch was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 22-seater Katsu Glasgow will open on April 26 in the former City Patio location at 53 West Nile Street. The independent eaterie, , featuring an "izikaya" style of service, is owned by restaurant entrepreneur Kevin Campbell and head chef Kun Chen. The pair also own the Temaki Japanese restaurant on Hope Street.

Kun Chen said: "Katsu Glasgow is unique. It’s casual, really fun, and we cater for diners who love Japanese food and flavours. We take the quality of our food seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

Dishes will include chicken and vegetable gyoza, chicken wing karaage, king prawn tempura, crispy duck salad, and the restaurant's "signature" katsu curry menu with options of chicken, beef, wagyu, pork, duck, salmon, squid and tuna, all served with sauce, miso soup and rice or udon noodles.

The restaurant's owners noted that a "katsu sando" - named after the Japanese slang for sandwich - would also feature on the menu.

They said:"The katsu sando has been a phenomenon in Japan for decades and has become the coolest thing since sliced bread in the UK."