25 Queen Street | Glasgow G1 3EF
Phone: 0141 221 0573
Having skipped around a lot in the last year, Ramen Dayo! has finally settled on some permanent digs on Queen Street, and it's never looked better.
The noodle bar's Facebook page is dominated by a chorus of Japanese ex-pats and folks returned home from the land of the rising sun, all shouting the incredible authenticity of its every detail. Hung with paper lanterns that lend a soft glow to the tidy single room, a soft jazz selection lends a stylish background soundtrack. The atmosphere is intimate without being overbearing; exotic cool that doesn't feel gimmicky.
With a name that translates literally as the simple, decisive claim that "this, is ramen!", the authenticity and quality of the noodle soup itself remains the main selling point amongst all the slick set dressing, and the kitchen more than makes good on the claim, with a range of ramen dishes and accompaniments to suit all tastes.
Those who’ve been East to experience the real thing will be delighted to find it matched in the middle of Glasgow and those who haven’t can now experience real ramen without a five thousand-mile flight. Win-win.