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25 Bond St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States | (718) 403-0900

price range

$$ ($251 to $350/night)

cuisine

Japanese or sushi

features

Value, Notable chef, Casual

neighborhood

Downtown Brooklyn
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This casual, wooden-booth-lined restaurant already had a cult following when renowned chef Tadashi Ono revamped the menu; now the modern Japanese joint is even more popular than ever. The restaurant’s core is, as the name implies, piping hot bowls of noodle soup—what the name doesn’t tell you is that Ganso’s ramen rivals the stuff you’ll find in crowded Shinjuku lunch joints. There’s not a dud in the entire selection: the shoyu ramen hits all the right notes with a creamy, almost silky broth and fork-tender hunks of pork; the spicy miso is hearty with just enough burn to keep things interesting. In addition to a core menu of noodles, the offerings now include inventive salads and appetizers—the pork buns aren’t worth the steep price, but the crispy gyoza and the Ganso wings blanketed in yuzu-chili sauce are both memorable.

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Ganso Ramen

This casual, wooden-booth-lined restaurant already had a cult following when renowned chef Tadashi Ono revamped the menu; now the modern Japanese joint is even more popular than ever. The restaurant’s core is, as the name implies, piping hot bowls of noodle soup—what the name doesn’t tell you is that Ganso’s ramen rivals the stuff you’ll find in crowded Shinjuku lunch joints. There’s not a dud in the entire selection: the shoyu ramen hits all the right notes with a creamy, almost silky broth and fork-tender hunks of pork; the spicy miso is hearty with just enough burn to keep things interesting. In addition to a core menu of noodles, the offerings now include inventive salads and appetizers—the pork buns aren’t worth the steep price, but the crispy gyoza and the Ganso wings blanketed in yuzu-chili sauce are both memorable.