A contemporary pan-Asian restaurant with a Belfast/Bushidō attitude that makes Yügo stand out from the crowd
Northern Ireland may not be the first place you think of when seeking out exciting Asian cuisine in the UK, but this contemporary dining experience in the heart of Belfast’s city centre is well worth the journey. Combining Pan-Asian food with slick service, Yügo’s reputation has grown and grown since it opened in late 2016, with diners often encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.
With a name that translates in Japanese as ‘fusion’, Yügo dishes up vibrant Asian flavours but with an Irish twist. Combining both modern-creative and traditional Asian styles of cooking with a Belfast/Bushidō attitude, it’s a restaurant unlike any other in the city.
The main menu is broken down into five sections with snacks that include crispy pork dumplings; and Carlingford oysters with a Vietnamese dressing. Bigger dishes, meanwhile, include the likes of pork neck and miso-glazed aubergine.
Visually, Yügo is a traditional Japanese noodle house put through a bright Instagram filter. It’s a good look.