Okome

Okome
161 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TS
  • Telephone 0141 334 1818
  • Food served Mon-Sun 11.30am-9pm
  • Website www.okome.co.uk
Photo of Okome

This small takeaway shop has a handful of seats and an excellent selection of healthy, yummy Japanese food.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This brightly lit little box of a takeaway shop is full of Japanese offerings. While there’s a sublime selection of sushi up for grabs – which comes fresh, flavoursome and funky-looking – there’s also an intriguing range of ramen, rice bowls and sides. The menu doesn’t offer much of an explanation, so be prepared to ask questions, take a risk or play it safe with items like chicken teriyaki or vegetable tempura. The spicy pork belly bowl doesn’t feature the giant, fatty chunks of meat you might expect – instead thin slivers of lean meat are gently woven through a hot sauce with vegetables, topped with crunchy beansprouts, carrots and broccoli. Although Japanese sausages may sound vaguely suspicious, if you’re more a bangers and mash type, give those yummy, smoky little guys a try – you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The dazzling white interior with a handful of seats and the sound of Clyde One doesn’t make it ideal for sitting in unless you’re looking for a quick bite on the run, but Okome would be excellent if you’re after a healthy, tasty takeaway.

The List's rating
6.6

Menu

Cooking

Service

Ambience

Appeal

?
Erica Goodey visited Okome on 3 February 2019
  • High point: Seemly choice of takeaway food
  • Low point: Not designed for sitting in
  • Notable dish: Spicy pork belly bowl
  • Average price: £11 (lunch); £11 (dinner)
  • Delivery: On orders above £10, £1.80 charge (price depends on area)
  • Provides: Halal options, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Clyde One
  • Capacity: 23
  • Largest group: 4
  • Open since: 2017
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).