Goro + Gun

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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese

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The Japanese film Tampopo was marketed as the world’s first “ramen western”. It’s the story of two truck drivers, Goro & Gun, who use their culinary expertise to change the fate of a struggling noodle shop. The passion those two characters showed for the art of noodle-making lives on at Calgary’s 150-seat noodle bar — lead by executive chef Tomo Mitsuno. Located on Stephen Avenue, upstairs on the plus 15 level, the restaurant melds modern art graphics with the distinctive hardwood and right angles of Japanese decor. Tuck into a steaming bowl of Hakata-style ramen, made even better with a smoked egg. Or depart from noodle fare with house specialties like the tuna poke or spicy satay prawns. Vegetarian and gluten free options abound, and the gyoza, sauces, and pastes are made in-house with fresh ingredients. Whenever possible, dishes are prepared using wild fish instead of farmed. Complete your meal with one of 30 sakes from Goro & Gun’s curated selection.
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, we ordered small portions at a time and the server was always at our table asking if we were good and refilling our water. The food used to be better. The bowl had only two little pieces of pork. The salmon poke used to came with chips, maybe it has changed due the covid. I don’t know.

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Chado
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Reservation was honored with quick seating. Friendly server.

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JunichiT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Better than expected. I am very familiar with similar Japanese restaurant in Tokyo, Japan and I did not expected much. But food I had at G & G did not disappointed me at all. If I add one minor things, I'd like to see sushi rice was a bit too soft. It may have something to do with type of rice G & G use. Rahmen was good.

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DougH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

Deciding between Sushi and Ramen is always difficult here. We decided to do the sushi and sashimi by ordering 3 rolls and several Sashimi combinations. The fish was fresh and flavorful and the sauces on the rolls were tangy, spicy and memorable. Service was good once all three guests arrived, I couldn't get a beer for the first 15 mins despite attempting to get the servers attention. Her distraction (and mine) might of had something to do with the noise of construction that was flooding in from outside the restaurant. When construction workers are walking around with hearing protection, why are the servers not being protected? I won't go back or be recommending this restaurant until the construction season is over....

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

The waitress who took our order was very cold. She mentioned “she’s not our waitress” but would take our order. Her tone and attitude made us feel like as if we owed her something. She has long blonde hair, worn light blue jeans and white sneakers.

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MarkG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service here is always top-notch.

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NataliaK
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

It was the worst experience in my life. I found a hair in my sushi & soup and I left 5 minutes after.

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BradC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Ramen was excellent as usual. I really like the atmosphere at Goro + Gun.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Consistently good food. I always get what I expect. Would like if the noise level was a little lower.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Visited Goro + Gun for the first time in years and was disappointed in both the food and service. They sat us next to a group doing a sushi making class and in turn, they forgot about us. My ramen came without pork belly but they were kind enough to deduct 20% for my meal. Their yuzu soda wasn't great either - unfortunately, don't think I will be going back!

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vipNickF
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly quality food, Awesome chef, fun GM, hilarious waitresses - the go to spot in Calgary.

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vipJohnC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service is always fast and friendly and the ramen was great.

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Heisner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome time! Great food and great atmosphere ! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was good and we had heard lots of good things about this place. However, they are not prepared for large parties. Food was forgotten, second drinks served after dinner, and impatient server who was really overwhelmed and short tempered until we spoke with the hostess. We tried to offer any help to alleviate the stress and ended the night on a more reasonable note.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious ramen did not disappoint! The smoked egg was an added treat for sure! Our waitress was also absolutely lovely.

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viphose
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

sitting at the shared tables - terrible and uncomfortable, I kept slipping off as I am not that tall. Very awkward to sit at.

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vipCaldsy
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Still no Kabuku but not bad for the price. Server was exceptionally well versed on the menu. I made sure to give her thumbs up. Would eat there again but not the best atmosphere.

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YYCMomma
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This place is always busy and seem to be a favorite for a lot of downtown peeps. Reserve a table in advance if you don't want to wait a long time.
We had the Tofu Tempura for appetizer, then Sashimi Bento and Harami Beef Bento for our mains. The Tofu Tempura was very good. I can eat that all day! Silky soft tofu inside and crispy breading outside, topped with a sweet spicy sauce. Loved every morsel!
I had the beef bento that came with miso soup, greens, rice and lobster roll. The rice and beef came out a bit cold already, don't think it was supposed to come out like that. Hubby had the sashimi bento which he enjoyed.
Service was excellent. Ambience was ok, a bit loud but understandable as it was lunch rush.
Overall, excellent dining experience. Will be back for sure.

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vipSteph
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my go-to lunch and happy hour spot. I’ve never had a bad experience. It gets busy, and service can be slow but it’s always worth the wait. The service staff are always very friendly and happy even when they’re packed. The quality of the food is always the best. I will continue to go back time and time again.

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NeilV
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of my favorite downtown restaurants. I highly recommend. All of the ramen is great. Get the egg added too for an extra burst of flavor.

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BillH
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Goro and Gun is a perfect spot for entertaining clients at lunch. The sushi is always fresh. The tofu was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent, had the spicy lamb ramen, very good. The prawn and gyoza appies also very good. Oh and Sapporo on tap!

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TraciL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is always good. We go quite often for happy hour, which is great value! Service team was friendly and accommodating. Love going. I would recommend this to everyone

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a nice corner booth for our group of 6 so we were able to chat which was nice. First time their but I’d go back.

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MoiraJ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great and really delicious! The staff was awesome too! Loved the wonderful ambiance.

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JoanneB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Goro + Gun was a lovely end to long cold week, the hostess is AMAZING! thank you darling you are awesome! It was very busy but we managed to get our happy hour orders in - just! I'm sure we will be back.

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Ashley
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We lived in Japan for 3 years and have been trying to find an authentic Japanese restaurant since moving to Calgary 2 years ago. I was so happy to find Goro and Gun on Instagram and, after following them for a good 6 months, decided to make a reservation.

Everything from the greeting from the whole staff when you arrive to the ads in the bathroom and, the delicious food, it is exactly what I wanted!

We had the house roll, spicy tuna roll, dynamite, and lobster roll with the sticky buns. We loved everything! Will definitely be back!

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vipCatalina
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is great. There are many items to choose from. The service is amazing

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JennaL
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and such an amazing atmosphere!!! The staff was excellent. And the food was amazing I definitely recommend getting the California lobster roll!

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klaasscy
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was great, service was very good, but it was waaaaaaaayyyyy tooo noisy. I had to yell to my colleagues to be heard, which is definitely not optimal.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The miso ramen was fantastic, but I added an onsen egg and was really disappointed by the egg! Usually the onsen egg is my favourite part of the ramen but it seemed under cooked to me. I thought they’re supposed to be at least medium boiled? Otherwise the ramen was great and tasty. Loved the saison beer and the staff was friendly!

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PaitynWS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was very loud and always seems to be that way when we enter the restaurant, either from people being there or even the music being loud. I don't want to listen to high volume music when I eat, I come to chat with my friends.

This is a common issue ive had when coming to goro and have even had to request the music be turned down. This isn't a club type restaurant, please remember that people don't want to be yelling at each other just to have a conversation.

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JoanneB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Goro + Gun a few times now, service / food / ambiance is always fantastic. Thoroughly enjoy there great happy hour prices, the serving staff is engaging and personable!

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Anony
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Convenient location that can be accessed by the +15. Service was slow and the place wasn't particularly busy although it was during a weekday lunch hour. Food was decent.

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AmberM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are excellent, great weekday lunch spot, definitely need a reservation, highly recommended.

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HannahP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

good food, nice ambiance, within +15 if you work downtown... all of these makes it a great experience at Goro+Gun!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Two of our group ordered ramen and the other three ordered sushi. The ramen arrived at the table at least 30 mins before the sushi, if not more. It was a bit uncomfortable to have half of the group eating while the other half watched. We mentioned this to our server who sent the manager over. The manager offered us 25% off of the bill and free dessert which was appreciated, but it didn’t really make up for us not getting to eat together.

The happy hour wine was good. The happy hour cocktail had no alcohol taste at all. The appetizers were good. The ramen was ok, we agreed that we have all had better. The spicy salmon rolls were good but we agreed that the unagi rolls and the rainbow rolls were mediocre at best and not very fresh tasting. We had the mini donuts for dessert which were quite good.

Would return for the happy hour appetizers and wine but not for the main meals.

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The food was amazing and we enjoy going here everytime. The waiter we got was not up to the normal quality though unfortunately. It was his last night so we think his head was elsewhere!
Rung in a wrong order, put extra drinks on our bill that we didn't have and dropped and smashed wine glasses at our table. It was a surprise birthday celebration and was a little disappointed didn't get offered a desert for the birthday boy.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

This has been a go-to meeting spot for me downtown! I always enjoy the ambiance & friendly service, and the Spicy Lamb Ramen is a fav! I brought my sister downtown to try it out, but was disappointed at both the service and the food :(
The ramen was mostly just noodles - it was hard to find the lamb and bamboo, and my extra order of arugula landed me with how much I usually get! My auntie who also loves the Spicy Lamb Ramen had similar thoughts about the scarce ingredients!
The service was only OK - we had to search out the waitress after she forgot my auntie's wine; and when we were paying our bills, or collecting our left overs, she didn't even ask how the meals were (I would have said something then instead of leaving this review).

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KatC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Service was unbelievably rude -- we had called ahead to let the staff know our party would be running 10 minutes late approximately 2 hours in advance, as a courtesy to the staff. Upon arriving we had to wait in line to be seated and the host scoffed at us and rolled his eyes for being late, stating that he may not have a table anymore. This is ridiculous as we had called ahead as a courtesy and were late from standing in the line that wasn't moving. Following, the same host came back to our table one hour into our meal to to let us know that we had to leave immediately, that we were rude for being late and that there was another table waiting. This was interesting, as it was not even an hour and a half into our stay (including our delayed start), so the fact that we were being rushed before the allotted time was appalling. This was a business lunch, including 5 other business folks in the area that were absolutely shocked at the rudeness of the male host. We will never be returning and would not recommend Goro + Gun for any business lunch going forward. Very unfortunate that you have lost repeat business, customers, and lost the recommendation of any future lunches within our business. Very poor impression.

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