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THE BEST RAMEN IN ALL 50 STATES

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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WCAX

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

Sprawling outdoor patio offering open-air dining for approximately 42 guests.

Sunday – Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday 11:00 am – Late

All Major credit cards. We also accept Amex and UVM debit cards