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Gan Shan West

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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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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Reviewed January 27, 2020

Spicy beef Ramen + soft boiled egg + bok Choi.... I cannot stop eating this stuff. It’s so so so good. Just enough spice and all the flavor you could want. It took them about two years, but now it is perfect. At first it...was too salty, then too oily... now, perfection. It’s a lot of food, go hungry!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday early afternoon. Nice atmosphere and enjoyed the 24 hr pork ramen which was very good. Family members with me enjoyed the spicy beef ramen and cabbage wrap with pulled pork. All our selections were very good and the...staff were friendly.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

This was our second time here and we would not have been back if not for this is where our friends wanted to go. She is gluten free and can eat the rice bowls. The restaurant is pricey which is fine if the food is...commensurate. The food is ok but not great. For me, the main issue is I like my food to be hot and this is the second time the ramen was just warm. $45 for an order of dumplings and 2 bowls of ramen. Better options in Asheville.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

We really wanted to love this place. We are big fans of all sorts of Asian food and did not expect "authentic" but did expect deliciously hipster-ized version of mainstays such as ramen and bao. The "24 hour" pork ramen did not taste like it...had been prepared for anywhere near that length of time; the broth had zero funk and no dimension. The bao bun was cold and a little gummy, tasted pre-packaged more than house-made. First time in my life I have left bao on my plate uneaten. The spicy korean chicken wings were not well-crisped and also lacked dimension - really just two notes - spicy and sweet. Service was quick and friendly and the space is warm and cozy.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Gan Shan West is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4