Best Chinese and Far Eastern Restaurants in Glasgow
- Eating and Drinking Guide
- 19 April 2017
Glasgow's top Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian and Vietnamese restaurants
While Glasgow's Chinese dining scene is relatively small, the standard is generally high, and most places here have something unique about them – the ability of good Chinese chefs to extract flavour and balance tastes is unceasingly impressive. Cantonese cooking and Scotland's waters have always liked each other and the best places know their local seafood. Duck, pork and (increasingly popular) Scottish lamb are worth trying, too. There is great eating to be done, and you can have any beer you like, as long as it's Tsingtao.
Best Chinese restaurants
50 West Regent Street, City Centre, G2 2RA
A combination of traditional Chinese cuisine coupled with a fine-dining experience that's unique to the city.
amberregent.com | read our review of Amber Regent
164 Argyle Street, Finnieston, G3 8TE
Quirky little eatery in Finnieston, and sister to Cailin's Sushi, serving excellent home-style Chinese food with flair.
littlecanteen.co.uk | read our review of Little Canteen
Best Far Eastern restaurants
The Far Eastern restaurant scene is one of Glasgow's liveliest. Street food culture has brought a taste of Asia to the West of Scotland, with most of the city's inhabitants now knowing their baos from their bibimbaps. New additions this year from Vietnam, Japan and Malaysian reflect Glasgow's growing appetite for all things Eastern. Pan Asian menus abound, catering well for the various enthusiasms of the masses, although the real gems are to be found off the beaten track. Some of the city's most innovative and modern eateries lurk on these pages with a wealth of choice on offer for adventurous diners.
Banana Leaf (Malaysian)
67 Cambridge Street, Garnethill, G3 6QX
A well-situated restaurant offering Malaysian favourites as well as excitement for the discerning diner.
bananaleafglasgow.com | read our review of Banana Leaf
Kimchi Cult (Korean)
14 Chancellor Street, West End, G11 5RQ
This tiny restaurant off Byres Road brings a unique and seductive take on Korean flavours and dishes to the Glasgow street food scene.
kimchicult.com | read our review of Kimchi Cult
441 Sauchiehall Street, City Centre, G2 3LG
Nanakusa offers high standards of Japanese cooking with a wide range of dishes at reasonable prices and almost incredibly slick service.
nanakusa.co.uk | read our review of Nanakusa
Ramen Dayo (Japanese)
73 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BZ
A pop-up Japanese diner – first on Gordon Street, now in La Cheetah Club (temporarily) – specialising in delicious ramen.
ramendayo.com | read our review of Ramen Dayo