Dragon-I

176 reviews

311-313 Hope Street, G2 3PT

City Centre, Glasgow

Cuisine: Chinese, Far Eastern, Thai, Modern

About Dragon-I

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Takes some beating

    The food and service in this restaurant are both excellent. The value is also very good
    - dined in restaurant 23/09/2016
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Best pre-theatre in Glasgow

    Been to Dragon-I a few times now & it just keeps getting better. The food is amazing, it's a lovely, friendly and warm restaurant. Always an excellent start to the night. Can't wait to go back!
    - dined in restaurant 17/09/2016

Contemporary Asian fusion restaurant on Hope Street

To label Dragon-I a Chinese restaurant doesn’t really do it justice. Located on Hope Street, Dragon-I offers dishes influenced by Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, as well as the vast Chinese repertoire of cooking styles, and is best described as a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant. With a striking red and black colour scheme, its interior is as bold and memorable as the menu. Dragon-I is almost close enough to the Theatre Royal to hear the hush as the curtain goes up and the restaurant does a correspondingly brisk trade in pre and post theatre dinners.

Unique Asian cuisine

While offering a unique take on Asian food to Glasgow’s diners, Dragon-I’s dishes are not all hybrids of different culinary traditions. Sea bass steamed with fresh ginger, spring onion and soya sauce is a Chinese classic while the chilli seafood soup flavoured with lemongrass and shitake mushrooms will be familiar to fans of Thai food.

Other elements of Dragon-I’s menu are more boundary-blurring. A starter of crispy pancakes rolled with Stornoway black pudding and a Thai chilli sauce crosses several international frontiers while the Hong bun har, or tiger prawns gently simmered in a delicate champagne sauce and topped with fresh strawberries, belong in a classification all of their own.

Whether you stick to the more familiar Asian dishes or take a walk on Dragon-I’s wild side, there is nothing else like it in Glasgow.

Rail & bus links nearby

Situated at the top of Hope Street, Dragon-I is a short walk from Buchanan bus station and is not far from both Cowcaddens and Buchanan Street subway stations. With a host of shops on Sauchiehall Street and in Buchanan Galleries, as well as theatres and the cinema nearby, diners are not short of things to do before or after an unforgettable meal at Dragon-I.

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