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Goro & Gun

Map & Directions 306 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
  • Asian Fusion
  • Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Street


Houston Press' Description

No doubt about it, Goro & Gun is a polarizing spot, but that's primarily because everyone has his or her own opinion about what the perfect bowl of ramen should be. The Asian fusion restaurant serves much more than just ramen, though, and co-owner Josh Martinez likes to push the boundaries to see what kind of creative combinations his chefs can imagine to delight and sometimes bewilder customers. Though the food can be inconsistent, a few dishes, like the Brussels sprouts and ham hock, are always winners. The bar also has a great cocktail program and burgeoning nightlife scene in the Market Square area, which is quickly becoming a revitalized downtown hot spot.

Member Reviews

  • tokyotx wrote a review for Goro & Gun
    on 08/07/13

    These guys are total poseurs and have no idea about Japanese cuisine. This is just a trendy shop with a trendy name. The Japanese forums in Houston had high hopes but all agree this place is terrible.

  • john1934 wrote a review for Goro & Gun
    on 04/03/13

    I'd give it a 2.5 star really because to me it wasn't bad and it wasn't really all that good. I'm not certain I know what "real" ramen is but I do know a few places where I get better tasting ramen than this place and that disappoints me to no end because I was really hoping for a great place. The menu was really short which is fine if you nail what you are doing. The chefs that... More >>

  • DominicWalsh
    DominicWalsh wrote a review for Goro & Gun
    on 03/22/13

    If this is any indication of what Houston is expecting REAL ramen to be, you have totally missed the mark. What's worse, this might set the bar for common ramen shops so low that it's offensive to Japanese cuisine.

    The ramen was way too oily, the noodles were too soft (fell apart) and the broth was unacceptable. Not only that, they had added special Houston delicacies to the... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • danni j. on 06/11/13

    Brussel sprouts are amazingggggg!!!!!! The shishito peppers are delish. It's al about the Biggie Small wings.

  • My Table Magazine on 03/27/13

    Goro & Gun – the restaurant takes its name from the 1985 Japanese comedy film, Tampopo – is much more than a ramen shop. The bar takes up a good third of the total space...

  • Houston Press on 07/15/13

    Goro & Gun is the city's first full-scale ramen shop but also offers a menu of pan-Asian-­inspired dishes and a cocktail program, plus outdoor seating on this newly busy stretch of Main Street.

  • mai p. on 09/13/13

    Get the uni spring rolls and share a Phat Ass Ham Hock

  • Justin C. on 07/03/13

    Raman is terrible. Brussel Sprouts are pretty good.

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