We take reservations for parties
of 6 or more, and private parties.
Sat & Sun: Noon-4pm
Daily: 5p to 11p
Welcome to Ganso Yaki
Izakaya soul food in Downtown Brooklyn! From renowned cookbook authors Chef Tadashi Ono and journalist/restaurateur Harris Salat. We cook bold, rustic Japanese comfort food, from grilled fish, meat and yakitori to street food classics to seasonal vegetables to authentic regional ramen.
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 is a Japanese izakaya restaurant that cooks bold, rustic Japanese soul food and grill. Taking our inspiration from the alleyway shops, backstreet restaurants and mom & pop joints of the old Shitamachi section of Tokyo, our authentic dishes range from grilled fish, meat and yakitori to street food classics to seasonal vegetables to handmade soba noodles. Relying on the simple excellence of traditional ingredients and cooking techniques, Chef Ono’s expansive menu changes daily and with the seasons.
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 shochu.
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 for our kids’ dishes and kid-sized 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 changing tables in the bathrooms.)
Who runs Ganso Yaki?
Ganso Yaki, a part of the Ganso Group, is run by Harris Salat and Chef Tadashi Ono, longtime collaborators and co-authors of popular Japanese cookbooks.
Tadashi, Ganso’s Partner and Culinary Director, is a chef acclaimed for both his French and Japanese cooking. Born and raised in the Shitamachi area of Tokyo, Tadashi began cooking at age 16. Moving to New York, he became the Executive Chef of the celebrated La Caravelle. After nine years there, he felt the pull of his Japanese cooking roots. From 2003 to 2012 he served as the Executive Chef of Matsuri, where he introduced vibrant, modern Japanese cooking to New York.
Harris, Ganso’s Managing Partner, is a journalist and restaurateur. A Brooklyn native, Harris is the author of numerous articles about Japanese cuisine, and has trained in Japanese restaurant kitchens in New York, Tokyo and Kyoto. He and Tadashi are the co-authors of three popular Japanese cookbooks, “Japanese Hot Pots,” “The Japanese Grill,” and “Japanese Soul Cooking.” Harris and Tadashi also run the popular Ganso Ramen in Downtown Brooklyn. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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]
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]