A Taste of Tokyo in NOCO

A taste of Tokyo is now on the menu in Northern Colorado.

Gaku Ramen, serving flavors inspired by the ramen shops of Tokyo, started welcoming diners this week to its new location in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, 223 Linden St.

Early guest favorites include dishes featuring pork-based tonkotsu (which involves roasting bones to help build the layers of flavor and takes 24-hours to create), chicken shoyu, vegetable shoyu and miso-based ramen. Other opening-week hits are starters such as gaku buns and Japanese-style fried chicken karaage, as well as fried rice bowls featuring grilled salmon, pork belly chicken or vegetables.

“The team spent weeks training tirelessly, and it shows,” explained Fort Collins Gaku Ramen General Manager Maggie Trees. “Everyone approached these first services like veterans of the industry, providing superb guest experiences.” Trees is a veteran of the Fort Collins restaurant scene, and has helped open and operate over half a dozen establishments.

Gaku Ramen only uses the freshest ingredients and focuses on the authenticity of what is in the bowl and on the plate. The restaurant offers a full bar, signature cocktails, Japanese whisky, Japanese gin, Japanese vodka, sake available on draught, by the glass and bottle, beers, wines and champagne.

The 2,500-square-foot restaurant seats 68 people inside and eight outside and will employ around three dozen team members when fully staffed. Gaku Ramen is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. nightly.

Everyone involved in Gaku Ramen greets Northern Colorado with a heartfelt welcome.

Learn more about Gaku Ramen at gakuramen.com.