Kpasa’s back: We review the return of a Sheffield food favourite
After a few years of silence following the closure of their legendary Glossop Road establishment (Est. 1991.), Kpasa have reopened on London Road, with a dazzling new restaurant now open for your delectation. We thought we’d head down to check out if their Italian, Mexican and Spanish cuisine still stands up to the reputation of their old haunt.
This Italian classic was a no brainer. Deep fried sea food galore, we dug in immediately and polished off the crispy goodness with the stellar garlic mayo in no time at all. The salmon was a highlight – big, chunky, juicy and flavoursome. Complimentary hand wipes made all the difference afterwards, as you can imagine.Parmigiana di melanzane
Another classico, this stewed aubergine came in a rich tomato, basil and parmesan sauce and was stacked high as the tower of Pisa. Juicy, soft and a perfect palate cleanser after the deep fried seafood, this dish was a stand out of the whole meal. The olive powder on the sides was a lovely touch too.
Linguini alla aragosta
On a recommendation from the waiter, we went for the lobster pasta, which wowed on arrival on a vast platter. Two massive claws came with a very generous portion of tomato-ey pasta which was well seasoned and tasted very lobster-y too, so you definitely get your money’s worth for one of the most expensive dishes on the menu.Chicken Fajitas
These came on a sizzling hotplate, and were bursting with flavour. Tons of chicken, peppers and onion came with two massive tortillas, and the full trio of guacamole, sour-cream and salsa. At £8.50 you’re robbing the place, we even had enough to take home for seconds at home.
The new Kpasa is a delight – the decor, lighting and huge french doors make for a great atmosphere and its location at the bottom of London Road makes it a central destination for lunch and dinner. The vast selection of different cuisines means there’s something for everyone, oh and did we mention, it’s BYOB!
Opening times: 12-2 and 6-11 every day.