Glasgow-based Mikaku has announced it is set to cut the price of all ramen dishes by 50% following the success of their Japan Week Festival promotion, starting November 7. The restaurant also announced that over 600 Ramen were sold for £1 during the Japan Week Festival.
So, head down to Mikaku from 11am to 4pm during the festival and get yourself a bowl of their famous ramen! The options for Japan’s favourite dish are endless with vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, and a half bowl comes down to £2.75, and a full bowl is £5.50 with the new promotion.
Mikaku is a Japanese haven located on Queen Street, with beautiful traditional decor creating a wee getaway feel within Scotland’s friendliest city. Upon entering, guests are welcomed into a street-like oasis, almost like being transported to Japan itself.
On top of the famous ramen, the food menu also includes street bites, tebasaki wings and rice dishes. So if you can’t make it to Mikaku during lunch for the half-priced ramen, treat yourself to some vegetable gyoza, a wholesome chicken katsu curry, and finish off with a couple of scoops of matcha ice cream.
The cocktail menu at Mikaku is definitely one to watch out for, with an abundance of Japanese-inspired concoctions to choose from. Boozy creations such as Botanical Tea Party with Mikaku’s own ginger & mint gin, elderflower liqueur, maraschino liqueur, and pear liqueur, topped with rosemary, lavender and Mediterranean tonic is something to watch out for. The series of tea party cocktails come with some dry ice, so it’s a truly instagrammble experience.
Mikaku has also teamed up with the multi-award-winning Glasgow-based Purist Gin to mark Japan Week, introducing an exciting new cocktail to its wholesome drinks menu. Inspired by distiller Bruce’s travelling in Japan, the Purist Art Gin Batch #3 has yuzu as a key botanical making it a perfect match for the occasion. The Yuzu Ranburu (ゆずランブル) is the concoction in question, made with Purist Gin and mixed with Yuzushu Sake, raspberry syrup and freshly muddled raspberries and lime for a balanced dance of flavours.
Guests can also opt for an alcoholic mousse which is a dessert-like creation. For example, the Raspberry Mousse comes with gin, raspberry liqueur, merengue, white chocolate soil double cream and fresh raspberries. Frankly, this is Secret Glasgow’s favourite Japanese spot in Glasgow so far, so come and see for yourself.
Dario Bernardi from Mikaku said: “Everyone is feeling the pinch at the moment, and what we heard from customers during Japan Week was that the promotion encouraged people to eat out – some customers had said that they haven’t eaten out in months or even years due to not being able to afford it. We want to welcome everyone to Mikaku, for a warm bowl of Ramen in great surroundings, so this deal will run until at least the end of the year.”