Before Gorō, there was Project Slurp – a sporadic, pop-up dinner series by owners Jeff Chanchaleune and Rachel Cope. This is where the partners experimented and honed their crafts, pairing Chef Jeff's Japanese inspired cuisine with Cope's crafty libations. With numerous sold-out dinners under their belt their goal was finally met – the pair found their home in the Plaza District and went from pop-ups to brick-and-mortar.
After visiting Japan, Chef Jeff knew he wanted to make the Tori Paitan his focus. The first sip of the rich chicken broth from a Kyoto Station ramen shop sparked the inspiration for Gorō’s house ramen. It was so different from the popular tonkotsu, a heavier pork-based broth, and Tokyo’s lighter pork and fish broth, Shoyu.
The ramen might be the star at Gorō, but the snacks are not to be overlooked. Chef’s snacks are inspired mostly by Japanese flavors and techniques, but he combines that with foods he has cooked, eaten, and enjoyed throughout his life, travels, and culinary career. Those flavors include Korean, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and other non-Asian foods. There is no singular theme, just good food.
With every great meal, there's a great drink. At least, that’s what the two brains behind Gorō believe. Thanks to Cope, Gorō is equipped with an innovative and well curated drink menu to loosen you up.
Come slurp with us!