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5280 Denver’s Mile High Magazine

Gaku Ramen Opens Its First Colorado Location In Boulder

Posted on May 29, 2019

By Allyson Reedy

It’s possible that metro Denver has reached peak ramen: Ramen Star, Asuka Ramen & Poke, and yet another location of Menya Ramen & Poke have all opened around town in recent months, joining an already lengthy list of noodley offerings. But Boulder? Boulder’s got room for more broth, and Gaku Ramen’s is slurp-worthy.

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303 Magazine

Collegiate Noodle Spot Gaku Ramen Opens In Boulder

Posted on May 14, 2019

On April 30, Boulder welcomed a new ramen spot serving high quality, affordable noodles a few doors up from the Fox Theatre. Gaku Ramen — a Burlington, Vermont transplant — hit the ground running with the clear capabilities of a firmly established concept. Helmed by executive chef Colin Arthur who relocated from the New England location, the menu serves traditional ramen, appetizers and beverages with a great deal of panache.

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Eater Denver

Boulder Lands a Ramen Restaurant

Posted on April 30, 2019

Boulder’s new ramen restaurant debuts today with a roster of noodle dishes based on three types of broth. Gaku Ramen from Burlington, Vermont, features a menu developed by Japanese ramen masters Kazuki Nakazawa and Toshinori Shimada that spans tonkotsu, miso, shoyu, and a vegetarian shoyu option.

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Biz West

Vermont ramen restaurant to expand with Boulder location

Posted on April 2, 2019

Lucas High

BOULDER — Gaku Ramen, a Japanese-style ramen restaurant in Burlington, Vermont, will open its second location in Boulder later this month.

The new Gaku Ramen will be in the University Hill neighborhood at 1119 13th St.

The restaurant, led by executive chef Colin Arthur, will feature a full bar. The menu will include three styles of ramen along with other Japanese dishes such as rice bowls, steamed buns, and gyoza, according to a Gaku Ramen news release.

University of Colorado art student Mary Mueffelmann has been selected to paint murals on the restaurant walls.

Eater Denver

Three Types of Ramen Debut in Boulder in Late April

Posted on April 2, 2019

Gaku Ramen makes the leap from Burlington, Vermont

Tonkotsu, miso, and shoyu ramen arrive in Boulder later this month when Gaku Ramen debuts. The traditional Japanese ramen house that originally launched in Burlington, Vermont, in 2016 features rice bowls, steamed buns, karaage, and gyoza.

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Daily Camera

Gaku Ramen bringing ‘ultimate comfort food’ to Boulder

Posted on March 13, 2019

Boulder will soon have an authentic Japanese Ramen restaurant.

Gaku Ramen is scheduled to open in mid-April at 1119 13th Street, said Kelley Jones, principal, Kelley Jones Hospitality, a management company that operates Gaku Ramen. Boulder is Gaku Ramen’s second location. The flagship Gaku Ramen opened in Burlington, Vt. in 2016, he said.

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Posted on April 4, 2017

To celebrate National Ramen Noodle Day, we’re diving deep into the salty, savory, and spicy world of ramen. Ramen usually contains some combination of noodles, broth, meat, and vegetables, but the classic Japanese dish’s ingredients and cooking method can vary considerably across regions. So whether you’re a ramen purist or are open to experimenting with more unconventional bowls, take a look at some of the best ramen in all 50 states.

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Church Street Marketplace

Healthy-Eating on Church Street: Resolutions You Can Actually Stick To

Posted on January 23, 2017

As the New Year gets into full-swing, you may find those resolutions slipping. The best way to stick to those healthy lifestyles is by eating yummy, fresh food. Here in Burlington, your options are endless! Here’s a selection of the amazing options on Church Street!

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November 14, 2016

Seven Days

Taste Test: Soup’s On at Gaku Ramen

September 6, 2016

Dear college kids of Burlington: There’s a new Japanese restaurant in town, and it wants to be your friend. It’s named Gaku Ramen, and, right now, it’s settling into its new home on the southern end of the Church Street Marketplace. Visit it and you’ll find ramen — far better than the noodles you make in your dorm room…

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Spoon University

The Ultimate Student Guide To Eating and Drinking at UVM

August 25, 2016

Gaku Ramen is a newcomer to Church Street, and it’s sure to become a staple for UVM students because of their excellent food and location. They’re open from 11am-10pm from Sunday-Wednesday, and 11am-Late Thursday-Saturday. They use locally grown ingredients whenever possible, and if it’s not local, it’s still sustainably sourced!

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My Champlain Valley

New to Church Street: Gaku Ramen!

July 22, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. One of the newest spots on Church Street in Burlington? Gaku Ramen! The traditional Japanese ramen spot creates noodle bowls worth drooling over and homemade ice cream for dessert. The chef shows us how to make ramen at home and gives us some of the recipes so you can give a try!

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New restaurant serves up not-your-average ramen

August 02, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. -Ramen is a well-known dish for college students. It’s cheap, quick and edible. But did you know that ramen comes in many forms and there are an increasing amount of ramen restaurants popping up all over the world?

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Seven Days

Gaku Ramen Coming to Burlington

March 17, 2016

Burlington will soon have its own ramen joint. Gaku Ramen is on track to open mid-May in the former Mr. Crepe location on the Church Street Marketplace (144 Church St.).

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Seven Days

Gaku Ramen Opens in Burlington

June 07, 2016

Bowls of tonkatsu broth with chashu pork, kikurage mushrooms and red pickled ginger; fish shoyu with shrimp and bamboo shoots; and black garlic miso ramen were all on the menu last Sunday when Gaku Ramen opened at 144 Church Street in Burlington.

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Business Vermont

Gaku Ramen brings Japanese comfort food to Burlington

May 29, 2016

BURLINGTON – Gaku Ramen brings a traditional Japanese ramen shop to Church Street in downtown Burlington this month, with an emphasis on authentic cuisine, affordable pricing and strong customer service.

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What people are saying

  • “I had the Tonkotsu and it was as good as I have had anywhere! Looks like Burlington just added a new long term fixture to the Church Street Marketplace area. Will certainly be back!”

    Anna Mohr, Google+

  • “Delicious food, great deserts, lovely atmosphere. Try the steamed pork buns!”

    Donald Hefferon, Google+

  • “Went on a date here. The food is amazing! The spicy tonkotsu is actually spicy, which my fiancee loved. I loved the fried rice — I was scraping the bowl into my mouth by the end of it. It’s also beautiful. Gaku has a great aesthetic. . . . I can’t wait to go back.”

    Linda Biafore, Google+

  • “Have been here a couple of times during my stay in Burlington and I must say, this place is awesome! Who doesn’t love ramen?! I like that they have an easy menu to navigate (I’m vegan, and it’s nice to not have to ask a million questions). I had the vegetable shoyu and it was great! The second visit was much busier than the first and I still got great service even though they had a full house!!”

    Kimberley C., Yelp,

  • “Excellent customer service and even better food! We come from the DC area where we’ve seen an Invasion of authentic ramen and we’ve been to the top ramen places in NYC. But wow this place is truly a gem and rivals the best ramen places we’ve been to! !”

    Margaret L., Yelp

  • “We’re from Boston, and found Gaku Ramen great!
    Cheap enough to visit often, chic enough for a casual date (especially if you add sake or appetizers). The decor was very cute and modern, and service cheerful and efficient.!”

    Ada T., Yelp

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The bar features a selection of Japanese and Vermont craft beers, wines by the glass and bottle and a selection of Sake