Soy sauce became popular for its umami taste. In Japanese, umami means “essence of deliciousness” and you will find this ingredient used in many Japanese dishes. There is a huge variety of soy sauce based on the flavor, grade, color etc. We took immense care and thought into our soy sauce selection for our ramen. Our soy sauce is made by Shoda Shoyu, a company out of Gunma prefecture in Japan, established in 1873. For more than 140 years, Shoda Shoyu has been supporting the food culture in Japan. They’ve maintained as the successors in the tradition of brewing soy sauce. Our Chef, Ken Iwaoka had the honorable chance of meet the manufacture's brewer master. Out of various choices of soy sauces, Chef Ken chose the following two types of soy sauce for Ganko Ittetsu Ramen.
Ganko Ittetsu Ramen is the first to bring Sapporo style ramen to New England area.
While each region in Japan has its own version of ramen, Sapporo crafted version that is unique and distinct. Inspire by the fact that New England and this Northern Japanese city Sapporo share similar climates, we believed the Sapporo style ramen would be beloved here as it is in Japan.
Our goal is to preserve the traditional roots of Sapporo ramen while adding our own modern twist.
We take pride in serving the original noodles from Nishiyama Noodles, one of the oldest noodle manufacturing companies in Japan. Founded in 1953, the Sapporo-based companies has worked with chefs from all over the globe to produce fresh and flavorful noodles customized for each restaurant. Our chef also went through repeated trials and errors in their test kitchen however eventually cultivated our very own one-of-kind noodles. With the high water content, the noodles have a certain elasticity and glossiness as well as thick and chewy texture, which are designed to sop up the flavor of our homemade soup. Due to the requirement of special techniques, equipment and quality of water and wheat, this particular noodle is rarely seen in the United States. And once the noodles arrive from Japan, we take the time to age and cure the noodles to further enhance their bounciness. We hope you enjoy the noodles made with a collection of detailed techniques by Japanese professionals.
- Nama Shoyu
- This raw soy sauce is made without
pasteurization. It has a fresh flavor,
delicate aroma, mild and clear taste.
- Saishikomi Shoyu
(Double processed Shoyu)
- Is produced with a “Double fermenta-
Instead of salt water, soy sauce is used
in the second fermentation process.
This allows the soy sauce to have a
thick and rich umami flavor.
- Non Spicy
Our popular spicy miso ramen homemade gankara paste is made out of 7 types of spice and paste which makes our Gankara miso original and unique.
Saishikomi shoyu base kaeshi is caramelized every order with garlic and bean sprouts to add the char aroma to define the soup.
Additional dashi flakes will enhance the flavor profile.
Silky white paitan soup with shio-tare (sauce).
Various types of sea salt with complexed dashi.
The origin of traditional Sapporo miso ramen.
Miso tare (sauce) show cases the harmony of red and white miso.
With every order, the Miso tare is carefully caramelized with vegetables to inherit traditional technique.
The chef's favourite spicy shoyu.
Perfect balance of shoyu kaeshi, spice and soup stock.
No ramen will be the same.
Delicate and mild Nama shoyu base kaeshi
will provide a completely distinct experience,
separates from ordinary dark color soy sauce base ramen.
Famous Ganko's Tan Tan ramen.
Our original blend sesame paste tare with homemade spicy garlic oil.
This thick and creamy soup will present a unique ramen experience.
The perfection of simplicity.
Light clear chicken stock with Shio Tare (sauce) is made from various types of sea salt and complexed dashi.
Our nostalgic shoyu ramen.
Light clear chicken stock with nama and saishikomi shoyu blended Kaeshi.
The taste of the year 1910 in Japan.
Iron Wok Chef
from Tokyo Japan
How do I make a reservation?
We do not take any reservations. We are first come first serve restaurant.
Instead, you will be able to view the current wait time on our Yelp page and within 1 mile to the restaurant,
you will be able to reserve your spot in line. Please check in with the host upon arrival.
Any allergen information?
All of our items on the menu contain wheat (gluten) and soy bean.
Please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy and ask your server for more details.
Can I request my ramen to be extra spicy or less spicy?
Yes, we will be able to adjust the spiciness or saltiness to your preference.
Is the restaurant kids friendly?
We have high chairs available. Currently, we do not offer kids menu.
Please refer to each stores informations.
Brookline：Over 120 spaces public parking lot behind the building and street parking.
Braintree：Free parking spaces available in front of the building.
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