Sauchiehall Street restaurant specialising in street food, tandoor and curry dishes from across the Indian subcontinent in a casual setting.
With its artfully casual backdrop of wooden tables and kitschy wall art, Tuk Tuk is a cheerful setting for sampling Indian street and railway food. The menu is tapas style and is divided into roadside plates, curries and tandoori dishes, as well as breads and sides. The Bengali fishcakes — handmade railway station patties — are subtly spiced with a nice nip of heat, the fish tender and almost bhaji-esque in texture. The ‘Glasgow special' of marinated paneer tikka is gorgeous – firm and giving in texture with a buttery, smoky flavour. Yet the outstanding moment is the signature dish of daal makhini, a black lentil curry cooked for 24 hours with kidney beans. It is a beautifully brothy, creamy, complex dish that’s not quite like anything else, conjuring up grandma in the kitchen-style hominess combined with a distinct air of panache. The gulab jamun pudding is a well-executed finish, offering firm and fluffy dough balls alongside a pleasantly milky ice-cream. In short, a great spot for sharing folksy Indian small plates in colourful, bustling surroundings.
- Delivery: Deliveroo / UberEATS / Just Eat
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Traditional Indian music
- Capacity: 130
- Largest group: 40-50
- Open since: 2017
- House wine: No alcohol served per bottle
- BYOB: 50p recycling tax corkage
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