Glasgow, known for its vibrant restaurant scene, has embraced the art of Japanese cuisine with open arms. While the city may be famous for its traditional Scottish flare, there is a growing appreciation for the delicate flavours of Japanese cuisine. The familiar streets of Glasgow offer a selection of superb Japanese restaurants that awaits those craving an authentic taste of Japan.
Step into a world where tranquillity meets gastronomic excellence, and embark on a culinary journey that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Tokyo, Kyoto or Osaka.
Sapporo Teppanyaki Glasgow is a haven for Japanese cuisine enthusiasts, with an impressive assortment of specialized Japanese eateries, the restaurant offers small bites like gyoza, and a wide variety of teppanyaki and sushi, with set menu options. The gastronomic theatrics infused into the dining experience adds a dash of excitement, making every visit a unique and immersive affair. The affable and adept staff, complemented by the remarkable chefs, ensure that you embark on a remarkable culinary journey that you will want to return to.
📍2-6 Ingram St, Glasgow, G1 1HA, United Kingdom
Stepping into Esushi in Glasgow is like immersing yourself in a captivating Japanese haven. Prepare to be mesmerized by their extensive menu, featuring an array of authentic Japanese delicacies that will awaken your taste buds. Each dish is tastefully presented, with Japanese-like attention to detail. From sushi enthusiasts to those eager to explore new flavours, Esushi offers an enticing range of options that cater to all palettes. Guests can expect plenty of sushi options, along with bento boxes, donburi sets and, of course, ramen.
📍130-132 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G12 8TD, United Kingdom
3. Maki & Ramen
Renowned for its exceptional Japanese flare, Maki & Ramen offers an enticing array of dishes that can enchant even the most picky eaters. As you walk in, you will be greeted with the aroma of freshly made ramen, filling the space with quiet anticipation. Their renowned Black Tonkotsu Ramen is one to look out for, yet Maki & Ramen is not limited to just noodles, also offering a selection of sushi and nigiri. The contemporary decor, coupled with the pink hues of playful cherry blossoms also elevates the dining experience to new heights.
📍21 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 1HW, United Kingdom
Nestled in the heart of Glasgow lies Ichiban, a hidden treasure among other Japanese restaurants with its authentic Japanese cuisine. This unassuming eatery may escape your gaze at first, but once inside, the kaleidoscope of dishes on the menu will leave you spellbound. Guests can savour the Bento boxes, try out yakisoba or just go for a good old Katsu curry. And, of course, the likes of all-time favourites such as gyoza and tempura can also be expected!
📍50 Queen St, Glasgow, G1 3DS, United Kingdom
Nanakusa is an enchanting Japanese eatery that guarantees an authentic gastronomic journey to the Land of the Rising Sun. Prepare to be immersed in Nanakusa’s extensive menu, showcasing a cornucopia of exquisite Japanese delicacies, such as sushi and sashimi, udon, noodle soups and chicken or duck teriyaki, as well as bento boxes and crispy tempura. Plus, the restaurant offers Japanese beer and the iconic soft drink Ramune. So, you can immerse yourself in the authentic taste of Japan without leaving Glasgow’s vibrant landscape.
📍441 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3LG, United Kingdom
When it comes to Japanese restaurants, Nippon Kitchen is a well-kept secret for lovers of Japanese cuisine, having just celebrated its 10th birthday. Offering an extensive range of dishes, their menu is a symphony of traditional and contemporary Japanese delights. From delicate sushi and ramen to traditional yakimono and bento boxes, every bite is an explosion of exquisite flavours. No matter your dietary preferences, Nippon Kitchen caters to all, with an array of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options and customizable dishes. What is more, this is a place for cocktail lovers with plenty of options available, as well as plenty of Japanese drinks options such as sake and other spirits.
📍91 W George St, Glasgow, G2 1PB, United Kingdom
As a Japanese and Korean fusion, Pickled Ginger, is a haven for Japanese and Korean cuisine enthusiasts. Guests can indulge in sushi platters, mouth-watering bento boxes, ramen, bulgogi or takoyaki. And there’s no forgetting the absolute must-try banana tempura for dessert. Whether you’re a connoisseur of sushi or simply seeking a new culinary adventure, Pickled Ginger is an experience not to be missed.
📍512 St Vincent St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8XZ, United Kingdom
Upon entering Temaki, you’ll find yourself enveloped in a warm and inviting atmosphere, reminiscent of a bustling street food market. Prepare to be captivated by a menu brimming with sushi options, each with fresh, vibrant flavours, as well as heart-warming ramen and bento. Whether you’re a fan of sushi or crave the comfort of a steaming bowl of ramen, Temaki has something to entice every palate.
📍113 Hope St, Glasgow, G2 6LL, United Kingdom
In a city known for its diversity and love for food, Glasgow’s Japanese restaurants offer a captivating escape from the ordinary. So, explore the multicultural dining scene of Glasgow and discover the tantalizing world of Japanese gastronomy right on your doorstep.