Glasgow is home to some of the most eclectic eateries and international dishes. So, if you rejoice at the idea of a large bowl of steaming Japanese noodle soup like me, come to Ramen Dayo.
The small restaurant-bar stands in the heart of Ashton Lane (upstairs) but you feel a world away from Glasgow sitting on communal bamboo benches under red paper lanterns. The original Ramen Dayo was created in 2014 by a born-and-bred Glaswegian who, after 11 years in Tokyo, decided to create the first proper ramen space in the City. Since then, it has become a favorite spot for many Glaswegians.
They serve Japan’s popular dishes in a rich fish, pork or chicken-based broth with dumplings, flavoured with soya sauce or miso. I encourage you to experiment with the soft-boiled egg (aji-tama), dried seaweed (nori) and spring onions (negi). They are delicious (and healthy)! The last time, I had the Chicken Tantanmen and it was one of the tastiest!
There are veggie options too, such as salads and edamame beans. There is also a sake bar and Japanese bar snacks. Service is impeccable and staff helping and accommodating.
The place can be busy, so I advise to call and book to avoid disappointment.