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.
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.
The queue was really long to enter the restaurant as it is really famous or its ramen. We queued for almost 45 mins to go in and make order. The server is quite helpful and very prompt. We are able to choose the hardness of the noodles which gave us a customised experience. we ordered both dry and soup ramen. The soup is really thick and fragrance, I like it really much. However, the dry one is not as nice as the soup one. Overall, the experience is quite good and I will definitely recommend it to my friends who are ramen lovers.
Food was within expectations and I thought I would come back again when my wife asked if she could get a top up of hot water to warm her pot of tea which had turned cold. The reply was actually a 'Sorry we don't do that'!!!
I supposed the policy was there to counter the cheapskates who would order one pot of tea to share around the entire table, but for Pete's sake, exercise your discretion. There were just two of us and I had already ordered a bottle of beer.
Verdict: Would not come back again as I resent paying service charge for service crew without half a brain.