Maki & Ramen is designed to offer an authentic ramen and sushi bar experience in Scotland. They have restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow and they are real gems in the cities for a fantastic Japanese dining experience.
We visited the restaurant in Glasgow a couple of times and had a fantastic experience. Then, during the lockdown, we had a couple of takeaway orders from them, and again amazing. Cant fault this place, both Felix and I love everything about it, it is one of our favorite places in Glasgow.
The menu is varied and has something for everyone (the vegan menu is great!). The food is excellent, not just the ramen but also the sushi and the side dishes (OMG the pages! More on that below). The service is friendly and attentive and the restaurant is cozy with a nice Japanese atmosphere
One of my favorite things about this place is that you really feel like you are in Japan. I visited Japan in 2019 and the place really reminded me of little noodle bars in Kyoto, especially with the wooden bar and the bright red lamps hanging from the ceiling.
Maki & Ramen also has a wall full of colorful post-it notes with cute drawings and messages. As a visitor, you have pads and pens on hand to invite to hang on the wall, and how can you not ?! There are cute doodles of ramen bowls, cats, happy messages … I love it!
The best ramen in Glasgow!
Ramen bowls from Maki & Ramen Glasgow
I’ve tried different places for ramen in Glasgow but Maki & Ramen are definitely my favorites. They have a range of ramen options including vegan ramen bowls, tonkotsu with pork, beef steak, chicken, and more.
Their ramen servings are HUGE and they are packed full of noodles, delicious broth, delicious boiled eggs and just wonderful ingredients.
When we first went to Maki & Ramen, Felix had the black tonkotsu (pork based) ramen and I had the beef steak tataki ramen. Both were excellent!
I can honestly say that Maki & Ramen made me a ramen fan after trying theirs. And how great is the presentation? Big massive bowls, which you can also buy on their website by the way!
Black tonkotsu and beef tataki ramen
But there is so much more to it than fantastic ramen. Highly recommend going for their sites because they are all amazing.
The shrimp tempura and their pumpkin croquettes are particularly tasty. Super crispy panko coating and soft inside, a must from Maki & Ramen. I also enjoyed the takoyaki (octopus balls) balls so much, they are sweet and addicting.
Takoyaki balls from Maki & Ramen
When we order takeout, we usually like to order a range of dishes to share to try different options. Maki & Ramen are ideal for this, you can buy sushi rolls that are perfect for sharing and complement with their great side dishes.
Of their sushi rolls, we tried the California, the dragon roll, and the spicy salmon, as well as their salmon and avocado rolls. They are all beautifully presented (both seated and delivered!), The fish is fresh and full of flavor, especially the salmon sashimi.
If you like mochi they have this on the menu too! Perfect little sweet bites to end your Japanese meal. Mochi has come as a gift with our takeaway orders a couple of times – did I mention the service is great ??
So if you are looking for incredibly tasty ramen and fantastic sushi options, give Maki & Ramen a try.
Cant wait to go back to their restaurant and eat all of their food again. Fantastic place in Glasgow city center to relax with big bowls of sumptuous ramen, fresh sushi and cold Japanese sapporo beers 😍