Goro + Gun

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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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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BN
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hostess was very friendly and efficient despite it being very busy. Someone had cut in line in front of me but she acknowledged that I was waiting for a while after she helped them. The server was great as well. The food was amazing, I enjoyed the special of the day. I wouldn’t have minded if it was a bit quieter but given that it was lunch time I don’t hold them against it.

MM
Edmonton
39 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The decor and service was great! Would definitely come back for that but the ramen was just ok. Noodles not good. But the appies were great!

GP
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a tough choice between sushi and ramen but luckily I went there twice this week so had one of each. The special egg in the ramen is fantastic and the bluefin tuna sashimi is excellent.
Can never go wrong starting with their gyoza and sesame based dip

MS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter - Jason B - was amazing. He knew the whole menu by heart and made useful recommendations regarding our dishes. There were no hiccups. Our table was private so our business meeting went flawless. The food was good. We will return.

RS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This was an excellent setting for a business lunch. Very close proximity to the work environment. The menu offers a good variety of food and I found both visits enjoyable with excellent quality of food and service at a reasonable price. I will be back!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love coming here, the food is exceptional and everyone who works there is welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, food was excellent and server as well. I’ve had him a couple of times now and he’s fantastic. Can’t remember his name or would gladly give him props. He has a shaved head - bit of a beard I think?

DM
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent friendly service

BR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I have dined at G&G many times over the last 4 years as it has become a staple stop for lunch when I am in Calgary. Sadly, I have noticed a drop in the food quality and quantity over the last 12 months. While the service is still very solid, I think I will take a break for awhile.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Our server was wonderful. The hostess at the entrance ignored me for a while and didn't acknowledge I was there in till I spoke up and said I had a reservation. Other than that it was great.

KA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

For a business lunch, I find that G & G is a bit hit and miss. The service is very good, the value, not so much. I paid $4.50 for a tea. Food is pretty good, but overall, a bit over-rated.

CG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Efficient and effective service. They seated us in an awesome private table so we could have our going away party in a little bit of privacy! I wish there was a little better lighting (quite dark and no natural light). Other than that, food quality was above average and prices standard for downtown Calgary. Oh - I also wish they had a better system at the front when asking/waiting for a table (lines at lunch tend to get a bit long with no system in place with few staff helping seat people).

OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a little hard to find because of the construction site but as soon as we called in the person who answered was super helpful. I was impressed with the food, this is now my favorite Japanese restaurant in town. The service was great as well, the waitress was super helpful and nice.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went out with coworkers to celebrate last day at work. A new waitress(Emily I think) that was being trained was serving us. She did a great job and so did the other waitress who was helping us and recommended our group some sake. Would visit again!

S
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious as always

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, even better food, would recommend

DW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well as per our usual we were running late. We called to let them know and they were totally understanding and said not to worry. Our server was amazing made a great recommendation for a beer (that now I have to find). The food was fantastic. Because we were late arriving Kent our time there before our show was tighter then it should have been, they were able to put a rush on our food and even gave us time for desert ( by the way you’ll have to try the panna cotta it was so good!! Would recommend Goro and Gun in a second.

CF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ive been here multiple times with friends, the staff are always nice and the food is always bomb, i havent been in a while and was a little sad when the ramen burger wasnt on menu

MA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We love Goro and Gun and have been there for both date night and with our kids during happy hour. The food is wonderful, and never disappoints...this is actually our favorite Sushi restaurant in the city! The service is hit or miss. Once we were recommended a special sashimi that was described incorrectly which was disappointing for the 20$ price tag for the dish. Last week we were asked the same series of questions by our waitress's 3x within a few mins! Usually the service is amazing and the servers are very knowledgeable.

DW
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing happy hour apps!

DN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love our server, she is so articulate and communicates the menu so well.

j
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Positive experience ramen was a bit salty and staff was friendly. Our server was very friendly and was good at up selling but not in a overly aggressive manner.

EH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner, the waitress was very helpful for ordering, both food and drinks. Very knowledgeable. Good ambience with the kitchen, good happy hour pricing.

IL
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always impressed with the quality of food, nice atmosphere and great/friendly service

TR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always have enjoyed the experience here. Good food, good ambiance and good service. And they anime in the background!

SY
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

WIthout fail, it is always yummy food and awesome service every time we go to Goro + Gun. I went there yesterday for business lunch and my business associate was very impressed! Kudos to the Goro crew and keep up the great work!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, everything my friends and I had was incredible. The $5 happy hour is great; lots of really great nibbles to share with your friends. The wine was also $5 during happy hour. Their Sake was delicious and I had a great time. I’d definitely go again.

HN
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. Highly recommended. Second visit and wish I had not waited so long.

MB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to others.

AC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and very affordable. Service is awesome and we were tucked away from the rest of the restaurant.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great restaurant. The chef can make puffer fish I didn't see any options on the menu which was sad who doesn't want to try! The ramen was great, but you need to try the green tea donuts

Goro + Gun
Responded on June 20, 2019

Super happy to hear about your experience and yes you are so correct about the donuts. They are delicious! Unfortunately no one is able to try puffer fish in Canada because it is illegal to import. You would have to try it out of country! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ordered edamame and the lunch bento box (beef). Meal was served quickly Which was appreciated during the lunch rush. Would go back again.

Goro + Gun
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you kindly! We hope to see you again soon.

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CC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite Ramen place!! I love it! Service, staff and food quality is always perfect!

Goro + Gun
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you very much Catalina! We are very happy to hear that you are quite fond of us! We will continue to make it perfect each time!

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WC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

waitress was friendly and helpful but took a long time to get us our bill. Food was great however. Will consider going there again.

JB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful variety of ramen, sushi and sashimi. My guest and I had the sushi and sashimi on this visit. I was excellent. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I look forward to returning and trying their other dishes.

DT
Manitoba
57 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Max amen was awesome. Noodles the right texture. Spicy but not too spicy.
Tuna tataki was ok. Tuna itself was not that flavourful, but the toppings masked it well.

p
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent as usually and food was delicious! Never ever disappointed when I come here and would recommend anyone to come try out the place for food and drinks. Great for all occasions.

D
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious sushi (I tried the yellow tuna and shima aji) and flavorful ramen. Can get noisier, as it is very busy during lunch hour (many times a reservation is required).

GZ
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good sushi, good prices, nice people, what more can I say?

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Poor customer service. took them too long to get back to us and take our orders considering it was also a weekenf and not much peole

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