Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00
Sun: 11:00 - 22:00
Located in Mandarin Gallery, Ippudo SG is poised to be an upscale and modern ramen brasserie experience where diners can enjoy many types of authentic Japanese dishes before tucking into a bowl of hearty ramen.
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Their Akamaru ramen is a MUST TRY! Comes with rich tonkotsu broth, which taste is further enriched with the miso paste and fragrant black garlic oil. SO HEAVENLY! :D
Another MUST TRY is the Gyoza! Thin crisp skin with succulent and well marinated fillings. Even better if you dip it into the vinegar and chilli oil!
Ambience wise, quite alright. Because there's always alot of people, there's a pressure to finish food fast and leave fast. Customers are also seated quite close together due to the limited shop area yet overflowing customers.
Keep coming back for the flavourful broth that the ramen is soaked in. Many ramen places have broth that is too salty—which makes you feel a little sick after more than a few mouthfuls as it is too rich. Ippudo's broth finds the perfect balance and I happily finish every last drop. The only downside is the crowds at this outlet. Expect to wait in line if you go down at meal times!
Having tried their other outlet at Westgate, this time I brought my friends to this outlet to eat their ramen. Location wise, it is quite easy to locate as it is at the top floor of Mandarin Galley. There are plenty of people queuing. The place is surprisingly small as what you would expect from the entrance. There wasn’t much space to move around in the restaurant. The ramen was served quite fast. Personally I was quite disappointed at the slight difference in taste as the other outlet. However, in comparison with the other outlet, the side dishes (gyoza) tasted so much better.