Gyu-Kaku – Pasadena, CA

70 W. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 405-4842
www.gyu-kaku.com

A friend once told me that Gyu-Kaku’s ramen is really good! Specifically, they said Gyu-Kaku’s ramen in Pasadena is really good! And this was the same friend that said Tokyo Table’s ramen is really good. Can you see where this is going? Yup, I’m definitely gonna have to reconsider this friendship over the holidays…hehe.


Goma Negi Ramen: The menu describes it as: “Ramen served in a special SHIO broth topped with ample Green Onions & Sesame Seeds.” I will describe it as: “Sapporo Ichiban noodles overcooked in a stone pot and served in a special instant-like soup with a touch of Green Onions & Sesame Seeds.” I’m sorry, but I could’ve made this at home.


The only positive thing about this ramen was the chashu, but that still wasn’t even great. There’s also a raw egg dropped in that gets cooked in the soup. You know, just like when you make instant ramen at home.


Thank goodness this is a Japanese BBQ restaurant and not a ramen-ya! My favorite is the Harami Miso! So next time you’re stuck in Pasadena and desperately craving ramen, just chew a stick of gum until that craving dissipates. But if you must eat the ramen here, please do so at your own risk. Otherwise just stick to the meat and beer!


Okay, you can still be my friend…

Lunch:
FRI-SUN 11:30am – 4pm
Dinner:
MON-THU 5pm – 10:30pm
FRI-SAT 5pm – 11:30pm
SUN 5pm – 10pm

4 Replies to “Gyu-Kaku – Pasadena, CA”

  1. Haha, only you would order ramen at Gyukaku or Tokyo Table! Actually, I *almost* ordered ramen at Morimoto’s in NYC…yes, as in Iron Chef Morimoto. My wife put a stop to that! Haha

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