We take reservations for parties
of 6 or more, and private parties.
Sat & Sun: Noon-4pm
Daily: 5p to 11p
Welcome to Ganso Yaki
Japanese soul food in Downtown Brooklyn! Ganso Yaki cooks bold, honest Japanese comfort food, from grilled fish, meat and yakitori to street food classics to seasonal vegetables to “Wafu” pasta.
Please check our Facebook page for daily specials and news from the restaurant. Ganso Yaki accepts all major credit cards.
Ganso Yaki can be easily reached from the Atlantic Terminal/Barclays Center subway lines: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q and R. Check out the map below for detailed directions.
We now serve sushi at Ganso Yaki!
From our sister restaurant next door, Sushi Ganso.
How to Find Us
Ganso Yaki is located at 515 Atlantic Avenue, on the corner of 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn. Our phone number is 646-927-0303.
We’re walking distance from Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill, and we’re minutes from BAM and the Barclays Center. Click on the map above for directions.
Questions & Answers
What style of Japanese food do we cook?
Ganso Yaki cooks bold, straightforward Japanese comfort food and grill. Taking our inspiration from the neighborhood restaurants and mom & pop joints of Tokyo and Osaka, dishes range from grilled fish, meat and yakitori to street food classics to seasonal vegetables to Japanese “Wafu” pasta.
Complementing the earthy menu is an extensive selection of Japanese and American craft beers, as well as a wide range of delicious jizake, artisan-brewed, small-batch sake and our fantastic cocktails.
Do we take reservations?
We take reservations for parties of 6 or more, and for private parties. Please call 646-927-0303.
Is Ganso Yaki kid friendly?
Definitely. Ask your server about dishes that kids will love. We also have children’s seats if you need them. If you’re bringing a stroller, we’re happy to store it for you while you dine. (We also have changing tables in the bathrooms.)
Who is Ganso Yaki’s chef?
Chef Rick Horiike was raised in Chicago steeped in Japanese food and culture. The son of Japanese immigrants whose father was a sushi chef and mother, a Kyoto-born tea master, Rick worked in parents’ Japanese grocery store growing up. Rick has worked in some of New York’s top kitchens, including Brasserie, Nobu 57, and Morimoto, where he served as head sous chef. Now, as the Executive Chef of the Ganso restaurants, Rick is focusing on the Japanese comfort food of his childhood.
Who Runs Ganso Yaki?
Ganso Yaki is run by Harris Salat. 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, and has co-authored four popular Japanese cookbooks.
Email Harris at email@example.com
Who designed our menus and did the illustrations that grace our walls?
Our friend and creative force Dhira Rauch. Performance artist, illustrator, designer, copy writer and sushi chef, Dhira currently runs an artist residency in rural Pennsylvania. Check out her website at www.dhirarauch.com.
In the Press
New York Times “Front Burner” Nov 25, 2015
“Ramen in Brooklyn shows pride of place.” [read more (scroll down)]
Time Out New York “100 Best Dishes & Drinks in NYC” Oct 28, 2015
“Tadashi Ono’s grilled squid at this sake-fueled yakitori operation was the most head-turning. ” [read more (scroll down)]
New Yorker “Table for Two” September 7, 2015
“There are standouts, like tempura of kabocha squash, creamy as avocado, and a paddle of shiso, whole and flat like a beautiful leaf pressing.” [read more]
Eater “Nine Great Places to Eat Okonomiyaki” August 31, 2015
“This was one of the best okonomiyakis we tasted.” [read more (scroll down)]
Grub Street “Fall’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings” August 25, 2015
“Sushi Ganso… If the trend persists, this part of Downtown Brooklyn may come to be known as Little Tokyo, or maybe Gansoville.” [read more (scroll down to November)]
Eater “The Hottest Restaurants in Brooklyn Right Now” June 5, 2015
Number 9: Ganso Yaki [read more]
NY Post “Downtown Brooklyn Serving Up a While New Scene” June 6, 2015
“Range of casual cooking beyond sushi and ramen…” [read more (scroll down)]
Eater “The Hottest Restaurants in Brooklyn Right Now” April 3, 2015
Number 3: Ganso Yaki [read more]
Village Voice “Explore Japanese Street Food at Boerum Hill’s Ganso Yaki” March 30, 2015
“Ganso Ramen owners and cookbook authors Harris Salat and chef Tadashi Ono are furthering their mission of exposing New Yorkers to authentic Japanese fare…” [read more]
Grub Street’s Restaurant Power Rankings, March 20, 2015
6. Ganso Yaki: “New offshoot of downtown Brooklyn’s ramen hit specializes in dishes inspired by Japanese street food. ” [read more]
Grub Street “Ganso Yaki Specializes in Okonomiyaki, Chicken Wings, and More Japanese Street Foods” March 16, 2015
“The extensive menu includes some simple, straightforward dishes (crab croquettes, fried chicken, yellowtail collar), as well as some foods not typically prepared in New York…” [read more]
Eater “Ganso Yaki Brings Japanese Street Food and Geek Whimsy to Brooklyn” March 16, 2015
“There’s a proper bar for sake and beer and another that lines the open kitchen with petite wooden stools…”
Thrillist “12 Best Winter Openings” March 17, 2015
Ganso Yaki: “This spot… has a broad menu inspired by the street food of Japan [read more]
Epoch Times “Ganso Yaki is Serving Japanese Street Food in Downtown Brooklyn” March 17, 2015
“Satisfy your Japanese street food cravings at Harris Salat and Tadashi Ono’s second restaurant, Ganso Yaki, in downtown Brooklyn.” [read more]
Eater “Ganso’s Street Food Spin-Off Ganso Yaki Starts Grilling Tonight” March 13, 2015
The menu here are broken down into categories like “street” and “special grill.” Expect dishes like trout grilled on a cedar plank and served with yuzu kosho oil, whole grilled Japanese squid with a ginger-soy marinade… [read more]
Zagat “Ganso Yaki Brings Japanese Street Fare to Brooklyn” March 12, 2015
“Highlighting Japanese street-cart fare, the menu is inspired by alleyway and backstreet eateries, “gardo shita” (“under the train tracks”) mom-and-pop joints of the old, rough and tumble Shitamachi section of Tokyo where Ono hails from…” [read more]
The New York Times “Off the Menu” March 10, 2015
“With Harris Salat, his collaborator and partner at Ganso Ramen, Tadashi Ono is channeling the Tokyo of his youth: He grew up in a working-class neighborhood known for street food…: [read more (scroll down)]
Eater “The 25 Most Anticipated New York City Openings” January 7, 2015
Ganso Yaki: “Izakaya offshoot of one of Brooklyn’s favorite ramen shops…” [read more]
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