Chinatown Birmingham

by Jo Kenny

We’ve visited Birmingham a couple of times this year with friends, with each visit we’ve found ourselves lining our stomachs in Chinatown and nursing our hangovers the next morning… in Chinatown! Here’s a couple of recommendations if you’re in the area:

Ocean Dragon

Ocean Dragon Birmingham review japanese restaurant

Ocean Dragon Birmingham review

I love that our waitress recognised us when we returned a couple of months later; our prior dinner & brunch visit obviously stuck with her! Ocean Dragon is a big restaurant with nice furnishings and a decent menu. Food is served mega quick and their sharing sushi platters in particular look great. I opted for an individual sushi board of salmon sashimi and tuna nigiri.

Ocean Dragon Birmingham review sushi

Not as delicately cut as is usually expected of Japanese cuisine but nice, thick slices of fresh fish nonetheless. The salmon in particular is great.

Ocean Dragon Birmingham review bento

Bento boxes are always ideal for those who can’t make up their mind and fancy a bit of everything. Mr YDS loves the miso soup that comes with it, convinced it soothes his hangovers as well!


Topokki Birmingham Korean restaurant review

Topokki Birmingham Korean restaurant

I lost my Korean food V-plates in here! It’s a great restaurant; very trendy and just a really nice space to be in. The menu is simple and very good value: 10% off for cash payments too.

Topokki Birmingham Korean restaurant noodles

Topokki Birmingham Korean restaurant dumplings

Topokki Birmingham Korean restaurant ramen

Honestly the next time you’re hungover try some fresh East Asian food like a ramen instead of the typical greasy Chinese takeaway, it’ll change your mind forever!

1 comment

Isabel S April 12, 2017 - 12:45 pm

I love love love sushi! You should give Rofuto a try – it’s pretty much hands down my favourite sushi restaurant in Birmingham!


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