Popular Edinburgh-based Indian Street Food Restaurant TUK TUK opened its second location on one of Glasgow’s busiest street – Sauchiehall Street.
Named after the three-wheeled rickshaws, Tuk Tuk offers something new for the city, boasting with artfully cluttered décor and railway station-inspired Indian street food.
We popped in last night to the launch party to see what the fuss was all about.
When we arrived, the place was packed with guests sampling what Tuk Tuk has to offer. At the bar, there were gin cocktails supplied by Porter’s Gin and Bon Accord Tonic, as well as beer provided by Kingfisher Beer.
Tuk Tuk was founded in 2012 by the director Rizvi Khaleque and prides itself on being the pioneer of Indian street food culture, sharing exceptional customer service. and great food.
The restaurant interior has been designed by Edinburgh based interior design agency Four-By-Two, who have created a modern and bright space, with hints of ‘Tuk Tuk orange’ colour. The walls feature eye-catching Indian-inspired murals by artists Conzo Throb and Ciaran Glöbel.
The 110-cover restaurant offers a BYOB policy and will offer a takeaway and delivery service.
Tuk Tuk offers authentic rustic Indian street food. inspired by roadside and railway style food served in India to commuters, office workers and rickshaw-wallahs. For those on the go, Tuk Tuk offers authentic lunch time Tiffin set lunch boxes, as well as sociable sharing dishes available to order throughout the day.
Especially for Glasgow launch, Tuk Tuk revamped its menu, adding some new exciting offerings like Puri yoghurt bombs and a range of popular Indian drinks such as Mint mambo and Lassis, in flavours such as mango, coconut, lychee, sweet or salted.
At Tuk Tuk, they use only fresh ingredients and authentic spices. Tariety of dishes on the menu guarantees that everyone can find something they like
The highlight of the evening was a showcase of traditional Indian dance, and it was great to see the crowd joining in. The whole place was dancing, jumping and everyone had so much fun, even the staff got involved 🙂
I have to admit, Tuk Tuk knows how to throw a party.
Will I go back? The answer is simple, I’ve never seen a better combination of great food, cocktails and entertainment. Sampling Tuk Tuk finger food left me hungry for more! I think Tuk Tuk is off to a great start and judging by the location and the quality of food, it will be a hugely popular spot for hungry Glaswegians.
Tuk Tuk Glasgow, 425 Sauchiehall Street