Our Locations

Burlington, Vermont

Where the Gaku Ramen story began. Our flagship store opened in the Church Street Marketplace in June 2016.

Boulder, Colorado

Our second restaurant, with a full bar and outdoor seating, located in the heart of the Pearl St Marketplace, opened in April 2019 in Boulder.

Fort Collins, Colorado

Our third store is located at 223 Linden Street in the heart of “Old Town” Ft Collins. Open 7 days a week. 

Our Story

About Us

Gaku Ramen was conceived of by three friends who wanted to combine their passion for ramen with their love of friendly college towns.


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contact us


Drop us a line at one of our three locations. We look forward to hearing from you!


We are always looking for talented and passionate people to work with. Check here for open job listings. 

Gaku Ramen specializes in authentic Japanese ramen, the ultimate comfort food, served in a warm friendly, and lively atmosphere offering a full bar service. Experience our ramen restaurants in Burlington Vermont, Boulder Colorado, and in Fort Collins, Colorado.


What is gaku?

The character can be generally translated as “learning” or “education” or “study” and is often read as “Gaku.” The genesis of the brand is our vision to bring delicious, real ramen to towns with a vibrant college community. The name tries to capture that inspiration.

Authentic Japanese Ramen

Gaku Ramen serves authentic Japanese ramen, the ultimate comfort food. We use only the freshest ingredients to create our traditional ramen specialties, rice bowls, and other delicious items. We are singularly focused on the authenticity of what is in the bowl and on the plate.



Rice Bowls

We offer a variety of toppings including marinated pork belly, chicken, salmon and mixed vegetables and shitake mushrooms. All served with our house-made shoyu-based sauce.


We take great pride in our drinks including delicious craft cocktails, local craft and imported beer, as well as wine, and sake that will pair perfectly with your meal.


In addition to ramen and rice bowls, we offer an array of sharable appetizers and small plates, including our signature bao buns, all inspired by the comforting tastes of Japan. 


Our Locations

burlington, vt

This is where our story begins. In June of 2016, we opened our first ramen shop in the popular Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont. We were an instant hit with the students and neighbors and just kept doing what we do. Making authentic Japanese Ramen with fresh ingredients at an affordable price. 

boulder, co

Gaku Ramen Boulder, our 2nd location is located in the heart of the famous Pearl Street marketplace in downtown Boulder. Surrounded by outstanding shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment and at its center you will find Gaku Ramen Boulder.

fort collins, co

Gaku Ramen Fort Collins our 3rd location is located in the heart of one of Fort Collins most vibrant and bustling neighbourhoods known as “Old Town” at 223 Linden Street. This lively part of town is home to some of the oldest business and is considered the heart of the city.


Executive chef Colin Arthur serves authentic Japanese ramen, rice bowls, and starters, while the restaurant features a full-service bar with local craft beer, wine, signature cocktails, sake, shochu, and Japanese whiskies. Arthur opened Gaku Ramen’s first location in Vermont in 2016 as the sous chef.

Susan stapleton

Founded by three friends united in their love for ramen, this restaurant near the University of Vermont campus is the go-to spot for the best ramen in the Green Mountain State. Order the Tonkotsu Ramen for a healthy dose of pork broth, chashu (pork belly), bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and scallions..”

suzanne raga

Gaku Ramen is a newcomer to Church Street, and it’s sure to become a staple for University of Vermont students because of their excellent food and location. They use locally grown ingredients whenever possible, and if it’s not local, it’s still sustainably sourced!

Jennifer NIgro

Contact Us

Drop us a line at one of our three locations. We look forward to hearing from you!



Opening June 2023