25 Bond St (at Livingston St), Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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A Japanese restaurant that proudly serves their own sophisticated versions of ramen and Japanese comfort food.


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  • "The Ganso Ramen is amazing. Try it." (8 tips)
  • "... Table's Top Ramen NYC: Stamina ramen "...lovely broth with chicken bones... even..." (9 tips)
  • "Miso ramen very good. Root veg app solid, too, though..." (6 tips)
  • Steven L.

    "Some ramen broths detonate at first spoonful, then fizzle out halfway through; others start off meek and turn carnal. Ganso aspires to the latter." - Ligaya Mishan for the New York Times Read more

    Steven Lehrburger · November 9, 2012
  • Time Out New York

    Before giving Downtown Brooklyn its own killer ramen den, owner Harris Salat was a food writer, whose culinary crush on Japan was well documented in the The NY Times, Saveur and his own cookbooks. Read more

    Time Out New York · June 4, 2013
  • jake f.

    wow, blew past my expectations. short rib buns, gyoza and spicy miso ramen all stellar. definitely coming back here on the regular.

    jake furst · January 13, 2013
  • Daniel L

    Don't trip over a baby stroller while you go to eat the Ganso Ramen. This place gets full of them.

    Daniel L · January 1, 2013
  • Damion W.

    Dont believe what the bible says about pork it taste awesome

    Damion Wongsang · March 30, 2013
  • Kate F.

    The gyoza are delicious. Like crazy delicious. Short rib buns are solid. Spicy miso ramen was great. This place is fantastic. Can't wait to try everything on the menu.

    Kate Furst · January 13, 2013
  • Lisa L.

    Hip-hop, noods, sublime, Brooklyn. NOM

    Lisa L · July 27, 2013
  • John H.

    Ganso puts Ippudo to shame!

    John Hanning · March 25, 2013
  • 7th.List

    New. Japanese. Comfort food. Expect fried chicken with soy and ginger, kari kari buns, and miso-cured skirt steak with potato korroke. Taste: Spare Ribs Read more

    7th.List · September 22, 2012
  • Michael L.

    The ramen here never fails to impress! It's quickly becoming a neighborhood favorite but don't tell the folks from Manhattan.

    Michael Li · April 27, 2013
  • Kendell Renee

    Dori makes great recommendations 

    Kendell Renee · January 24, 2013
  • Nicola K.

    Highly recommend the short rib ramen and pork gyoza.

    Nicola Korzenko · December 28, 2012
  • Lucinda B.

    The ramen is good but the gyoza are the star of the show

    Lucinda B · December 1, 2012
  • Joshua B.

    Get the wings!

    Joshua Backer · December 29, 2013
  • Diego Z.

    Wings all the way with some Ganso Ramen on the side.

    Diego Zambrano · November 9, 2013
  • Alexandra

    Everything about this meal was on point. The spicy miso soup had just the right level of heat and the soup was so delicious! Def must return!

    Alexandra · June 10, 2013
  • Wesley V.

    Shio Ramen, trust me. Really great.

    Wesley V · March 25, 2013
  • Tasting Table

    [food] What's the poor ramen lover to do when the days get hot & muggy in NYC? Turn to hiyashi chuka ($14), the traditional summer ramen that's served at Brooklyn's Ganso. Read more

    Tasting Table · June 4
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    Bin Yang · May 11
  • Sunny C.

    May literally be the best ramen-ya in NYC. Anything on the menu is great.

    Sunny Chen · April 23
  • Sven L.

    Spicy miso ramen was ok, nothing more, wish it had more vegetables and wasn't that spicy at all. service was great, friendly

    Sven Luckermans · March 10
  • Goodstuff H.

    Amazing ramen!

    Goodstuff Hally · February 6
  • Sam H.

    Have to check out their new craft beer list! Great selection including many from Japan.

    Sam Henderson · February 1
  • Michael Z.

    The Stamina is pretty good. Certainly one of the better ramen shops in NY. The chicken is braised to perfection.

    Michael Zhong · December 15, 2013
  • Timothy R.

    Gyoza is delicious.

    Timothy Reed · November 12, 2013
  • Omar H.

    "Stamina" is delicious, but not your traditional ramen. You will be stoked you got the short rib starter. Ask for their hot sauce, more flavorful than spicy so go crazy with it

    Omar Haroun · November 3, 2013
  • Evonne C.

    best ramen in brooklyn by far, altho the others are close. but ganso is just too good to beat.

    Evonne C · July 26, 2013
  • Tom C.

    Once you get a table (relatively small space), the food is excellent. We tried the short rib buns, gyoza and spicy miso and all were amazing! Don't forget to try the salted caramel ice cream!

    Tom Cramer · June 29, 2013
  • Ben G.

    Great staff, great ramen, can't believe this place is so close to me.

    Ben Gold · June 12, 2013
  • Kassia G.

    The waitstaff is the nicest in all of BK.

    Kassia Graham · May 7, 2013
  • Bin Y.

    Ramen is good and a little on the softer side. Buns are pretty good (there are specials sometimes) but the gyozas are unbelievable. Probably the best out there. Hand-made, crispy, extremely meaty.

    Bin Yang · April 22, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    A good addition to Brooklyn's ramen scene, with great gyoza that have a lacy fried crust.

    Serious Eats · February 22, 2013
  • Tim F.

    While best known for its ramen, Ganso's off-menu vegetarian chili is _to die for._

    Tim Fogarty · February 18, 2013
  • Jonathan L.

    If you have the slightest hesitation of which Ramen to pick, I suggest you to get the "Stamina" Ramen. You will lick the bowl clean, broth is to die for.

    Jonathan Liang · January 27, 2013
  • Andy M.

    Very good!

    Andy M · January 20, 2013
  • Nicholas C.

    Miso Soy and seaweed salad is on point!

    Nicholas Chirls · December 28, 2012
  • Brandy B.

    The Ganso Ramen is amazing. Try it.

    Brandy Bora · December 27, 2012
  • Ellie

    A new favorite, Ganso's Stamina Ramen brings the unique meaty/spicy ramen staple dish of Japanese ramen houses to Brooklyn.

    Ellie · December 4, 2012
  • 💋Shushana💋 R.

    Beef short rib ramen. The best!

    💋Shushana💋 Redman · November 21, 2012
  • helen j.

    The Gonsa ramen was simply delicious! Definitely want to check out the others as well.

    helen jackers · October 12, 2012
  • Phony Artist

    Try the spare rib buns, off the menu. Shhh...

    Phony Artist · October 8, 2012
  • Michelle Wendy

    No liquor license yet (coming soon) and not byob either.

    Michelle Wendy · September 26, 2012
  • Katie P.

    Very vegetarian friendly and pleasant staff. I added extra chile to my tan tan ramen, but was happy I didn't add salt; the remaining broth was very flavorful if you like shiitake mushrooms.

    Katie Patrizio · September 18, 2012
  • Irene J.

    Kimchi bun was great but miso ramen was way too salty

    Irene Jeon · 1 week ago
  • Eater

    Ganso has been rebranded as Ganso Ramen, & will serve an all-chicken broth, as well as a Tokyo-style soy sauce broth & shiitake soy-milk soup. It will also offer buns, wings, salads & snacks. Read more

    Eater · 3 weeks ago
  • Evan B.

    Also be sure to check out their Japanese craft beer list, I was surprised, first time I've come across Japanese craft beer in a restaurant.

    Evan Bellis · June 14
  • Evan B.

    Everything we got was delicious. Best dishes were the wings, gyoza, "Stamina" ramen, and short rib buns. We ate tapas style with a bunch of apps and 1 bowl of ramen.

    Evan Bellis · June 14
  • Susumu

    I really dig this place. Mabo Ramen was great!

    Susumu · June 9
  • Borahm C.

    The cold sesame cold ramen with chicken is ridiculous.

    Borahm Cho · June 7
  • Max S.

    This is so good; I had the sesame noodles

    Max Sklar · June 3

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