Daily: 11:30 - 22:00
Ajisen serves an extensive variety of ramen noodles. These are served with different soup bases such as miso and tom yum, along with different meats, seafood and vegetables.
It is hard to believe that ajisen was probably one of the first ramen players in the Singapore ramen dining concept market. It used to be one of my favourites when I was much younger but it has slipped off the radar in recent years due to the influx of various ramen concepts and players. I would objectively say that ajisen is probably the most suitable for heartlanders who wants a simple ramen meal without much demands at a fairly affordable price. Do not expect too much of the broth and the stock and the ingredients used. If I were to sum up this place and its food items, I would say that it is averagely average. Ok to come once in a while but not recommended to make this a frequent dining destination .
Full menu with prices: http://chewingyum.com/2015/12/18/ajisen-ramen/
Despite the bad rep Ajisen gets, I really do think their ramen is pretty ok, very decent considering the price. They also maange to maintain consistency across their branches. Far from the best, but really a nice casual place to have some ramen when you have the craving.
Ajisen Bishan has moved towards an electronic menu which lets diners self order. But that isn't the one thing that irks me. The one thing thta irks me is that water is 30 cents and is not refillable. For tap.
So a diner gets seated by some guy half way in the restaurant, we order our own food and we don't get refill for drinks.
Ajisen might not serve the best ramen in Singapore, but it has carved out a household name for itself that I'll naturally think of going to Ajisen whenever I want a bowl of ramen. What's more, the meal looks attractive with an add-on side dish and drink.
Everytime I'm there I'll order Cha Shu Ramen. I especially love the soup base. The noodles are springy and the cha shu - cut into proportionate slices, have the right amount of fat and meat. In short, the ingredients used are fresh and there hasn't been much compromise on quality so far.
The fried breaded prawns (not tempura) has also been well done consistently. Well fried and always served hot. Crisp outside and succulent inside. I also like that their cold green tea is still the genuine green tea and not canned green tea like in some other eateries.
Nothing to shout about the service or ambience. Ajisen is, in essence to me, a place to have a quick casual meal of ramen and some other light Japanese dishes