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Tchai Ovna

#409 of 1,892 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having spent and hour and the better part of £100 in Voltaire and Rousseau next door. We popped into this little bohemian gem of a place. Being a couple of eccentrics this place and it's chilled out atmosphere is right up our street. We had Darjeeling Oolong and Pu Erh for our first cup and for our second we... More 

Thank Graham1986
Dundee, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cold Glasgow day this place was a slice of heaven. Extensive selection of teas, and a good selection of vegetarian food (not sampled on this trip) Its a place suited to my taste - a studenty bohemian decor and furnishing. If its posh your after - it might disappoint. Interesting that the crowd was mostly young, not on... More 

Thank duncansillars
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tea menu is really extensive, but the tea we ordered was nothing more than bog standard (way over brewed) loose Sencha Green tea. Decor is basic and resembles an old lady's house that's been abandoned for some time. Still, it was warm and relaxed which was nice. They don't really do food which would make you think the tea would... More 

Thank Ellie K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's a good experience to come here. you can try different teas and snacks. the best thing about this place is the vibes u get here. so energetic and positive. highly recommended.

Thank Nomads001
Stockport, United Kingdom
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465 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Although the street outside was dead, the tea house was full. There are too many tables there for the space. Two tables had to move so we could get to and fro our seats to make our order at the kitchen etc. There was little air flow here and my husband's nose was irritated by... More 

Thank huge_appetite
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous hidden gem of Glasgow! A trip to the city is no complete without a trip to tchai! Perfect place to grab a bite of vegan food and with a menu of 40+ teas, it gives you the excuse to visit through a life time to try every one! Fab chilled setting and staff, if service a bit slow. But... More 

Thank Josey T
Paisley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've been here many times and love the atmosphere, selection of teas, and veggie food. Thai Ovna is an institution.

Thank Nestorius54
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Tchai Ovna is a hidden gem in the west end area of Glasgow, a little bit off Gibson Street. It has a unique feel which is really hard to describe. As soon you enter the wee Otago Lane, you get this sort of retro atmosphere. It doesn't feel like you're in Glasgow anymore. When you enter Tchai Ovna, you feel... More 

Thank Rom E
Manama, Bahrain
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Small bohemian style friendly place tucked away from the Glasgow bussle, Shisha was mediocre but with a bit of Middle East expertise we managed to produce a fresh head. This humble place is a some distance from town yet suitable for the student life in the immediate vicinty.

Thank Lyndsay U
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I don't think there is anywhere like this place in the UK! It is fantastic! With over 100 teas to chose from, you're bound to find one you like (my fav is Arctic fire or Moroccan Mint). The vibes are extremely chilled and the place seems to make time disappear, sucking you in for hours without realising it! Perfect atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Otago Lane, Glasgow G12 8PB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?