Japanese noodle bar joins exciting line-up at Gloucester Food Dock

Daikoku Ramen is the tenth outlet to join the community of businesses that have opened at Gloucester Food Dock over the last nine months.

By Emma Luther  |  Published

Husband and wife team Hugo and Mixuki Lonsdale are bringing the taste of eastern Asia to Gloucester Food Dock.

Joining nine thriving independents at Gloucester Docks, Daikoku, is bringing healthy Japanese to the mix.

The couple, who have been making Ramen since 2010, run a thriving Daikoku Ramen hotspot in Stroud.

Daikoku is named after one of the seven lucky Shinto Gods — the god of good fortune and the kitchen.

Daikoku Ramen is an ‘Izakaya’, a Japanese-style tavern, that serves food and drink in a place where you can linger with good friends. 

And if the god of good timing is on their side, they hope to open the doors to their new restaurant in August.

Aiming to satisfy meat, fish and plant-based diners alike, the couple is looking forward to sharing many years of experience cooking with food enthusiasts.

Hugo, who refers to their offering as Japanese soul food, said: 'We have an ambitious desire to create truly original flavours, and to redefine the classic Ramen experience whilst striving for a healthy, nutritious and replenishing offer.'

Mixuki, who learned by cooking noodles with her father, a professor of handmade noodles at the University of Lifestyle in Gifu, applies Japanese philosophy alongside delicious flavour combinations.

She added: 'Only the springiest noodles make it to our broth, we present our dishes with great service and a smile.'

Dishes made from ingredients sourced both locally and from Japan are created with technical precision. Wherever possible, dishes are full of organic produce.

Ken Elliott, co-owner of Gloucester Food Dock, said: 'We are hugely excited by this new name. Daikoku brings a new style of cuisine to the Food Dock and to Gloucester and one that will complement very well the existing line up of names.'

Daikoku plans to open in August 2024 and is the tenth business to join the Gloucester Food Dock community.

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