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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually, I am a local Ashevillian and we live just around the corner from Gan Shan West, it is one of our favorite places for eating in or ordering to go. It is consistently delicious with the right amount of spice, flavor and variety. It...is Asian fusion, so they can be Chinese oriented dishes or Japanese fries-yum, or Kim ChiMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Thank you, Carol! We love our regulars and appreciate your continued patronage. Thank you for sharing your experience! :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love taking out from here. The food has the freshest ingredients and best flavor. Prices are ok, but the taste and quality make it worth it.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed April 14, 2023

I really enjoyed the original on Charlotte, and I very much wanted to like this one as well I really like the set-up better here though; the counter-ordering eliminates a big wait, but I imagine in the summer there will still be a wait when...more tourists arrive. We were traveling with some friends, and we had a variety of dumplings and ramens. We had a mixed night. We had some wonderful menu items, but then some menu items that really let us down, hence, the rating of a four. Here are the pros and cons. Pros: The order-yourself element really is great. The food is still brought out to the table, and, of course, you can grab water as you feel you need. The outdoor courtyard is outstanding! It’s neither too fussy and formal nor too rustic. It’s simply feels like your dining on a friend's porch. The dumplings were very good! The dumpling sauces were a highlight and were really on point! Cons: Here is where we come to the main problem. The ramen noodles were not fresh and interesting, instead these were somewhat stuck together and almost felt packaged. The broths were good but the noodles themselvves were a real disappointment. Basically, the atmosphere was a five and the dumplings were five and the sauces were a five, but the noodles were a three, dropping the rating down to a four. I’m hoping the chef just had an off-night or there was a problem with sourcing an ingredient. I will be back, and of course, give this location a second try. There are so many wonderful noodle places in town that it’s tricky to not just go to another favorite, but I am willing to come back and see if the noodles were just having a bad day.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 14, 2023

I think the rice bowl at Gan Shan West may be one of the BEST meals in Asheville. I will say, I miss the brisket option, but the real star of the show are the pickles... each kind of pickle, bread and butter, carrots and...daikon, AND the seasonal veggie pickle (sometimes cauliflower, green beans, celery, I think it was fennel last night)... three different kinds of pickles! And then a close runner up to the pickles is the eggplant in the dish. All the flavors together are amazing!!! So amazing that I felt like I needed to leave my first ever restaurant review about it. And the rest of the food I have had here is great too. Ramen! Wings! All yum. And the service is very good too. The end.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 14, 2022

Ordered online (which was really easy) and received three emails (Order Confirmation, Order being Prepared & Order Ready) which was very good. Unfortunately, when I arrived home, the Order was incomplete. I had also ordered (& paid for) two beers - WHICH WEREN'T INCLUDED. I...emailed the Restaurant, but received no reply or refund.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022

We have been fans of Gan Shan since it first opened closer to downtown and have followed it to its new location. Never once have we been disappointed. Excellent ramen and rice bowls with great appetizers and delicious drinks. The pork belly is particularly tasty....Service is also excellent. We cannot recommend it highly enough.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 18, 2021

Veggie and beef ramen were both delicious! Nice portion size so I had leftovers for lunch the next day :)

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed May 30, 2021

My husband and I visited Asheville a few years back shortly before our wedding and ate at Gan Shan Station (which is now closed). We LOVED it and were so sad to see it close, but ecstatic when we found Gan Shan West, with Ray...Hui (from Gan Shan Station) as the head chef. Being COVID times, Gan Shan Station is open for takeaway orders, and you can also order at the outdoor tables that surround the restaurant and the neighboring brewery, Archetype. We chose to get take away and enjoy our Asheville Airbnb, and we were not at all disappointed. We ordered the Pork Ramen, Fried Rice with egg, shrimp and a multitude of delicious veggie, and the pickle and kimchi plate. Everything was delicious and the portions are HUGE, perfect for sharing and would be awesome for a family meal. We had plenty of leftovers. Everything was so flavorful, and we would highly recommend getting a side of chili crisp sauce, as it’s amazing and should be added to everything. The only thing stopping us from a full 5 star rating was that, interestingly, the shrimp with my fried rice was probably the least flavorful thing in the dish, and I would have liked it added into the fried rice (it came cooked on the side). All in all, a terrific meal - you can’t go wrong!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 12, 2021

My family and I are huge fans of Gan Shan West. With its neighborhood vibe and nearby picnic tables for outdoor dining, as well as easy online ordering and pick up service, they offer a wide variety of Asian Fusion options. They are vegetarian and...vegan friendly so there's something for everyone! Portions are generous and its a great value for the cost.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 6, 2021 via mobile

First of all, the staff was incredibly friendly. The ramen was super flavorful. A great grab while having a beer in the garden behind the restaurant!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2020 via mobile

We really loved the choices we had delivered to the neighboring brewery, Archetype. The food was fresh and flavorful and the portion sizes were good. Well done!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 17, 2020 via mobile

First, get the Brussels sprouts! They are amazing. They have some kind of peanut sauce. I don’t know everything that was in them, but I wished that I weren’t sharing them with my husband. The vegetable red curry was warming and spicy but not over...the top hot. Perfect for a cold night. My 6 year old son can be picky about dinner but he loved the blacked chicken and rice kids dish. I added broccoli for him.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I finally had an opportunity to try this restaurant last night and it does not disappoint! I had the spicy red vegetable curry and it is incredible the amount of flavor this dish has while not being overpowering. I’m a huge fan...of spicy, but I also like to make sure that I can taste all the other flavors and this knocked it out of the park. The coconut, lemon grass, and all other flavors blending together in such a creamy vegan sauce was amazing. I also tried the brussels sprouts and they were perfectly cooked as well. Crunchy on the outside and still chewy and tasty in the middle. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 19, 2020 via mobile

Cheap packet noodles in synthetic sauce - meat tasted decent but only a tiny amount, no vegetables included at all - each was priced extra-ridiculous on top of a $15 basic price. Even the egg was charged extra which is absurd for ramen. So, $15...for packet noodles from Dollar Tree and a small amount of meat. Do not waste your money.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Gan Shan is excellent. West was my favorite location and it remains fantastic. Service is fast and everything on the menu (have had it all, pretty much) is great. The Charlotte St location had some options that were kinda off, but this one is solid....Absolutely love the rice bowl with tofu. The wings are always top notch and there are a lot of great healthy options. Not many places I'll spend $25 on myself for dinner but it's worth it. It's a small place but it's cute and turnover is fast so I have never had to wait, and I've been there many times. Any time I have a friend here who wants to try a good Asheville restaurant, it's the first Asian restaurant I suggest.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4