Nam Tuk Tram Stop (Glasgow, Scotland)

by Caitlin

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Nam Tuk Tram Stop really is a breath of fresh air when it comes to dining in Glasgow. It has a relaxed, laid back atmosphere about it that really sets it apart from other eateries in the city. The newly opened Pan-Asian restaurant has bags of potential to become one of Glasgow’s places to be for East and South Asian cuisine. The decor is eclectic, bright and cool, incorporating design elements from each of the nations who’s cuisine it offers. Bamboo plinths serve as walls, allowing the space to be broken up into several dining areas; large tables, ones for couples and high stool seating. The resulting space is open yet intimate, colourful yet cohesive, and creates a wonderful atmosphere to dine in.

Big things are coming to Nam Tuk in the coming months with a Korean Barbecue section being added to the menu, a delivery service being rolled out and the restaurant even setting up their own app to offer exclusive offers and rewards for customers. Innovation is at the heart of Nam Tuk, and this is one of the reasons I think they’re here to stay.

I visited on a Wednesday evening at 5.30pm, and there was a steady stream of customers in and out of the restaurant during the two hours we spent there. I have to be honest and say I saw a lot of people come and have a look a menu and walk away, but I really feel this is because people are afraid of trying new things. I visited with my mum, who has never eaten Pan-Asian food apart from Thai green curry, and she enjoyed her meal so much. If you’re really not sure about things on the menu, all you have to do is ask. The staff are so knowledgeable about the menu and really good at providing recommendations.

The Main Menu is a quasi-tapas style one, with the suggestion being to order two or three small dishes with one accompanying side, or a larger curry with a side. . . .

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