Open seven days
Sunday thru Thursday
Friday & Saturday
Welcome to Ganso Ramen
Ganso Ramen is a Japanese restaurant that proudly serves our own sophisticated versions of ramen and Japanese comfort food. Please check our Facebook page for seasonal and daily specials and news from the restaurant. Ganso accepts all major credit cards.
Ganso can be reached by eleven subway lines: A, B, C, F, G, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Check out the map below for detailed directions.
GANSO YAKI IS COMING SOON!!
Our next restaurant is opening in October! Specializing in Japanese street food and grill, Ganso Yaki will be located at 515 Atlantic Ave, corner of 3rd Ave in Brooklyn. Check out our Facebook page for updates. Stay tuned!
How to find us
Ganso is located at 25 Bond Street, between the Fulton Mall and Livingston Street in historic Downtown Brooklyn. We’re open seven days for lunch and dinner, Sun-Thu from noon-10pm, and Fri & Sat from noon-11pm. Our phone number is 718.403.0900.
We’re walking distance from Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill, and we’re a subway stop or stroll away from BAM and the Barclay Center. Click on the map above for directions. (For nearby parking, click here.)
Questions & Answers
What style of ramen do we cook?
Ganso Ramen is the only ramen house in New York to cook a classic, all-chicken, Tokyo ramen shop-style “mannen” stock. Mannen literally means “ten thousand years old.” It alludes to a traditional ramen technique of continually refreshing a rich, concentrated stock with newly cooked broth. Like feeding a sourdough starter to become more and more sublime, this technique creates more and more profound depth — so much depth, flavor and fragrance, it’s as if the stock were cooking for ten thousand years.
What’s the best way to eat ramen?
Hot! Our ramen is served at the ideal time and temperature, and is meant to be eaten quickly to fully appreciate its nuances and fragrance. (But please take your time with our other dishes.) Also, make sure to slurp your noodles loudly, like they do in Japan, which cools them, adds broth and aerates the soup to create even more aroma.
Is Ganso kid friendly?
Definitely. Ask your server for our kids’ dishes and kid-sized ramen selections. We also have children’s seats if you need them. If you’re bringing a stroller, please fold it and ask us to store it for you. (We also have a changing table in the bathroom.)
Do we take reservations?
We do not take reservations, and seat guests first-come, first-served. Please ask a server to add your name to our list if there’s a wait when you arrive. We’ll do our best to seat you as quickly as possible.
Who runs Ganso Ramen?
Ganso Ramen, a part of the Ganso Group, is run by Harris Salat and Chef Tadashi Ono, longtime collaborators and co-authors of three popular Japanese cookbooks.
Tadashi, Ganso’s Partner and Culinary Director, is a celebrated chef who has won plaudits for both his Japanese and French cooking in The New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine and other publications. From 2003 to 2012 he served as Executive Chef of Matsuri, where he introduced vibrant, modern Japanese cooking to wide acclaim.
Harris, Ganso’s Managing Partner, is a Brooklyn native long fascinated by Japan. Harris’s stories about Japanese cuisine have appeared in The New York Times, Saveur, Gourmet and other publications. Harris has also trained in Japanese restaurant kitchens in New York, Tokyo and Kyoto. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Press
Eater’s “The Brooklyn Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now” July 7, 2014
#3 Ganso Ramen: “Owner Harris Salat has teamed up with chef Tadashi Ono, formerly of La Caravelle and MaisonO, to revamp the menu at his popular ramen spot…” [read more]
Epoch Times “Salat and Ono Form Ganso Group” July 3, 2014
“Harris Salat and Tadashi Ono have been longtime collaborators, authoring three cookbooks together…” [read more]
Zagat “Tadashi Ono’s New Menu at Ganso” Jun 24, 2014
“For the ramen, Ono has created a rich all-chicken broth but the dish itself will be topped with braised pork. .” [read more]
Eater “Tadashi Ono’s Menu for Ganso Debuts” Jun 20, 2014
“Ono and Salat also completely overhauled the menu at Ganso in Downtown Brooklyn and rebranded it as Ganso Ramen.” [read more]
Chef Tadashi Ono Joins Ganso Team as Partner and Culinary Director Jun. 10, 2014
Tasting Table “Ramen Goes on Summer Vacation” Jun. 3, 2014
Tasting Table “Best Ramen Ever” April 16, 2014
“Slurp’s up! We roamed the city’s ramen-yas and tasted our way through… to ten favorites…” [read more]
The New York Times, Oct. 1, 2013
(Ganso’s) fiery, crunchy chicken wings are what I dream about…” [read more]
Eater “12 Bowls to Try Right Now” Sep. 16, 2013
“If ever a place made an argument for an artisanal approach to ramen, Ganso would be that place…” [read more (scroll down)]
New York Magazine, July 8, 2013
“Everyone should be so lucky as to have a local like Ganso, a modern, minimalist soup kitchen situated just off Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall. ” [read more (scroll down)]
Time Out New York, June 18, 2013
“Ramen noodles: Get to know eight traditional and new styles” Click here.
Zagat.com, June 11, 2013
“Best thing we ate last night: Summer noodles at Ganso” Click here.
Village Voice “Stock Dividends”
Mar. 20, 2013
“…Ganso is quite simply one of the best ramen parlors in town.” [read more]
New York Magazine “Best of New York” Mar. 4, 2013
“Ramen Gets Even Hotter” Click here.
Serious Eats, Feb. 25, 2013
“Ganso Does Ramen in Downtown Brooklyn.” Click here.
NY Times “The Scoop”
“Pete Wells, the restaurant critic of The New York Times, shares his current favorite restaurants in New York.” Click here.
Time Out New York “25 Best Ramen Dishes” Jan. 28, 2013
“Before giving Brooklyn its own killer ramen den…” [read more]
Fodor’s Travel Intelligence “Finding NYC’s Best Ramen Shops” Jan. 9, 2013
“The warm, woody space and variety of small plates invite you to stay a while…” [read more]
Chow.com: New York’s Ten Best,
Jan. 8, 2013
WABC-TV Eyewitness News,
Nov. 30, 2012
Click here to watch “Neighborhood Eats” segment on Ganso.
The Strong Buzz, Nov. 29, 2012
“And to this Brooklyn in metamorphosis, Salat has brought a classic slice of Japan…” [read more]
The New York Times “Hungry City,”
Nov. 8, 2012
“GANSO does not announce itself… You will know it by the clusters of people lurking on the sidewalk, waiting to warm their faces over bowls of ramen…” [read more]
Fox 5 TV, Oct. 23, 2012
Grub Street, Oct. 9, 2012
“The cold weather isn’t so bad when you realize how much better ramen tastes in the fall… [read more]
New York Daily News, Sept. 30, 2012
“Here are 10 of the top new restaurant openings in New York City for fall of 2012…” [read more]
The New York Times “Diner’s Journal,” Sept. 19, 2012
“Outside an empty Fulton Mall on Tuesday night, wind and rain stampeded down as if the Four Horsemen were coming to Downtown Brooklyn. It was not going-out weather…” [read more]
Thrillist, Sept. 2012
“A project seeded when a former Matsuri chef served a cookbook author a bowl of noodles, this Downtown BK joint is working up serious soy- and miso-based noodles…” [read more]
Grub Street, Sept. 19, 2012
Zagat.com, Sept 19, 2012
“Brooklyn has a new ramen shop with last night’s debut of Ganso, a slurp shop from cookbook author Harris Salat and Chef Rio Irie that opened last night…” [read more]
The New York Times, Sept 7, 2012
“Ramen is the name of the game for Harris Salat, who met the chef Ryuji Irie…” [read more]
New York Post, Sept 5, 2012
“In Brooklyn, Ryuji Irie is giving Japanese cuisine a twist… [read more]
TimeOut New York, August 21 2012
“In September, noted Japanese food expert Harris Salat and chef Ryuji Irie will join the noodle-slinging pack with this ramen-ya...” [read more]
New York Magazine, August 19, 2012
“Harris Salat was writing a cookbook with Matsuri chef Tadashi Ono five years ago when he met Ryuji Irie, the restaurant’s chef de cuisine, who cooked ramen for staff meals…” [read more]