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Chashu Ramen + Izakaya, Worcester, MA

Chashu Ramen + Izakaya

4.6
4.6
260 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Chashu Ramen + Izakaya is bringing fire to Worcester. The latest collaboration between Worcester’s own Son Vo of Kaizen and Pho Sure and Tam Le of Pho Linh and Reign Drink Lab, Chashu brings Japanese inspired fare to downtown Worcester. Power lunches, happy hours, and sophisticated nightcaps are about to be redefined.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Ramen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 304-7183

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Son Vo

  • Neighborhood

    Worcester

  • Cross street

    Portland Street

  • Parking details

    Pearl-Elm Municipal Parking Lot 24 Pearl Street, Worcester, MA 01608Francis J. McGrath Municipal Parking Lot 3 Salem Street, Worcester, MA 01608Library Ln Parking 6 Library Lane, Worcester, MA 01608Mercantile Center Parking Garage 201 Commercial Street, Worcester, MA 01608Worcester Common Garage 3 Eaton Place, Worcester, MA 01608

  • Public transit

    Franklin St + City HallStop ID: 243Main St + City HallStop ID: 621WRTA Central Hub

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 260 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Japanese

  • Central MA

    Best Overall

  • Central MA

    Best Food

  • Central MA

    Best Ambiance

  • Central MA

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central MA

    Healthy

  • Central MA

    Hot Spot

  • Central MA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Central MA

    Most Booked

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  1. JA

    Justin42Arch

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful space. Great menu from Ramen to Baos.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, ramen bowls authentic and full. Really enjoyed the wings with gochujang.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We love the vibe of this restaurant! I’m not supposed to have gluten but risk getting sick so I can taste the broth of the ramen. The food is great here.
  4. DA

    DeniseA

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our second visit to Chashu Ramen. This visit we tried the noodle bowls. The shrimp to be exact. So good! A nice heat to the dish. The noodles cooked perfectly. We really enjoyed it. Looking forward to trying the "plates" on our next visit!
  5. F

    Foodiefan

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were taken promptly to our table. The server gave me sufficient time to look at the drink and food menu. The waiter was attentive and checked on us frequently. We recommend the Woo Tofu and for a refreshing cocktail, the Woo Tiki. For people who are not crazy about Tofu, this is a good dish to start. We will frequent this place again.
  6. S

    Satisfied

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good. The service was good. The ambience was a bit dark and cold. The prices were very high for the quality of the food and service.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came expecting “a ramen restaurant” but the quality and care put into all of the food is outstanding. The beef tataki is melt in your mouth rare tenderloin, the bao are great, and the ramen is fresh and delicious. You can choose something from every area of the menu and all of them are home runs. The cocktails are delicious as well. Pricey but worth it.
  8. GG

    GabrielaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Will come back again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. C

    Cherno

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Food was outstanding, atmosphere vibrant. Highly recommend!!
  10. A

    Adrian

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time and we will definitely be back!
  11. JM

    JenieneM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Chashu! It has just the right ambiance and personable quality that we seek. Great food, kind servers, and wonderful chefs. We have been many times and will continue to patronize this establishment.
  12. S

    Shannon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant lately! 10/10 food every time I’ve come here. Drinks are so good and the apps are incredible.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice service; however, the food came out okay at best.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music that was actually really enjoyable. And amazing food. And great service. A perfect night. Surprised the place wasn’t busier considering what they offer is top shelf!
  15. C

    Cath

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    They were out of so many menu items that we wanted so just felt like a waste of time considering it was a birthday celebration.
  16. TL

    TammyL

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Disappointed after rave reviews from friends. Drinks were good. Service very poor. Appetizer arrived late and meal arrived cold right after. Second drink ordered did not come until end of meal. Manager comped with a desert however very little communication. Came over and told us what was wrong and never asked us about meal. May give a second chance however will wait awhile. Nice place.
  17. DP

    DPark

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food all around. Ramen was perfectly seasoned and the chicken kaarage was excellent. Ambiance is beautiful, there’s a huge mural in the bar area that is photo perfect
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice, clean restaurant with great food and service!
  19. D

    Duane

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great from drinks (Woo-Tiki & Sengoku Sunset nicely spicy with the yuzu, shishito pepper simple) to our mains. I indulged in small plates. Who can resist a pork belly bao bao?!? With sides of edamame and the fried brussel sprouts, with smoked bacon and black garlic. He had the spicy red miso. While it was spicy (minced pork, king oyster mushroom, bamboo, soft-boiled egg*, chashu ball, scallions) he avoided the ghost pepper version but it may have been doable as the spicy one wasn't too spicy. chili oil, ash onion oil
  20. JG

    JudiG

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We visit this place once a month. The food is great and really nice to share with friends. Small plates and larger options. The Ramen is crazy good. If you haven't tried it - I WOULD!
  21. DJ

    DanaJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and the space is beautiful. We had a wonderful lunch.
  22. EP

    EmilyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    There aren’t many vegan/vegetarian options. Also- it’s very easy to make the mistake of ordering the red miso ramen with PORK instead of the vegan option. It would be better if there was just a different name for the vegan option.
  23. JS

    JulieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great experience. Delicious food, served quickly.
  24. l

    letsdine

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We have been here many times.. the food is amazing. Unfortunately, last night the service was terrible. We were forgotten about a few times, made to wait for our 3rd person for a 5:45 reservation when the space was empty and do the bar dance only to wait again for any service and be forgotten about when we got to the table. New servers need more training, please.
  25. A

    Anag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was amazing!!! It looks so modern, clean and pretty!! The food was WONDERFUL, so delicious! It was my boyfriend’s birthday and he loved everything. Our server Karly was soooo nice, polite and satisfied all of our needs, she’s really really good at her job. Definitely coming back soon!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was great. Shout out to waiter Isaac who didn't miss a beat! I ordered the guava no Hana cocktail which was deliciously fruity with a hint of floral. Pork belly bao bao and miso ramen were both amazing and the Ube Japanese cheesecake was a great end to the meal with fruit, cream, and matcha powder.
  27. DC

    DevinC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was quite cool, certainly not hot. About a 15-20 minute wait on drinks, two plates of food came before drinks
  28. AS

    AnyS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic Ramen, love the Ghost Bowl! Highly recommended
  29. k

    karenr

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Good is awesome. Service is professional and prompt
  30. JG

    JudiG

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here once a month. Very good food. Never had a bad meal and service great. Asian fusion like with a kabob twist. Small plates to share are always good with friends.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really like the ramen and the bao bao buns. The wait staff were quick and attentive even though they were super busy.
  33. LL

    LinL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service wasn’t great. Can’t remember name, blonde girl maybe mid 20’s.
  34. m

    maura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    we went on Thursday night which happened to be jazz night...food was great. Staff was attentive, but didn't offer much in the way of explanation of the menu (though we were able to figure it out, with a few surprises) meals were presented beautifully, ingredients were fresh, overall a very satisfying experience.
  35. TW

    TomW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food. Definitely recommend a reservation on a weekend.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Staff is always so kind and helpful.
  37. NE

    NicE

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was great and so was the atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but the place was packed! Will definitely be going back.
  38. W

    Wolfman

    New England

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We started the evening by being placed at a table directly affected by the cold air that came in every time the front door was opened. We asked to move and were told that we would need to speak to our server (who was yet to come by). Unfortunately, by the time that our server introduced herself, all other two top seats were occupied... We were asked if we had ever dined at the restaurant before. When we both said "no", I anticipated that the server would walk us through the menu. Instead, all she said was that the menu could be found by scanning a bar code on the table. The menu is confusing. It seems that they are pushing a lot of alcoholic beverages. When we got down to the food, there was a nice selection of appetizers, but then it got confusing with tapas style plates (that could have been appetizers) and some noodle dishes - one with thin broth, one with a thicker broth and one set with no broth. Each category had three different selections of meat and other ingredients. However, at the bottom of the menu, it looked like you could add other meats or vegetables to your dish (kind of like a pizzeria). I wish I had absorbed this, because I would have come up with my own ingredients. I ended up ordering the Maze - a noodle dish with sesame chicken, marinated bean spouts and shiso pesto. What I got was 4 slices of chicken breast with a pile of sesame paste at the bottom of the last piece, raw bean sprouts and undercooked noodles with so much shiso that the flavor profile was really distorted. The chick was tough to cut with chopsticks (no utensils were provided), and each bite was completely unsavory. This was not a shiso pesto with nuts, oil, garlic and parmesan. It was really just dried shiso on noodles, with some chicken. There was very little taste, other than the bitterness of the shiso flakes. My wife fared better - she stuck with the kushi skewers of bacon-wrapped asparagus and a tenderloin with garlic butter and the scorching salmon.
  39. b

    bendavies0149

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice place to go if you'd like a fancier than normal ramen bar. A little noisy but otherwise great.
  40. J

    Jbird

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I will try it again. The Ramen was good, the server was fantastic, the only problem was the chicken dish was under cooked. They took care of us and made it right.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chashu Ramen + Izakaya using the Order Online button. Chashu Ramen + Izakaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 304-7183.

Chashu Ramen + Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Chashu Ramen + Izakaya

38 Franklin St Worcester, MA 01608-1904

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Portland Street

  • Neighborhood

    Worcester

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Ramen

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Pearl-Elm Municipal Parking Lot 24 Pearl Street, Worcester, MA 01608Francis J. McGrath Municipal Parking Lot 3 Salem Street, Worcester, MA 01608Library Ln Parking 6 Library Lane, Worcester, MA 01608Mercantile Center Parking Garage 201 Commercial Street, Worcester, MA 01608Worcester Common Garage 3 Eaton Place, Worcester, MA 01608

  • Public transit

    Franklin St + City HallStop ID: 243Main St + City HallStop ID: 621WRTA Central Hub

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Son Vo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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