Ajisen Ramen @ Tampines Mall

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Yesterday afternoon was a little cool out, surprisingly considering Singapore’s typical weather this time of year, so my wife and I were both in the mood for something soupy.  Typically, that means a trip to Manpuku for their Aoba Hokkaido Ramen, but our last visit was a little less than appealing, so we decided to try something new.  There’s a restaurant on the top floor of Tampines Mall called Ajisen that serves ramen.  We’d been by there quite a few times because we typically go to the outlet of Pastamania! that’s right next to it, or passed by it to go to the movies when we lived in Tampines. We’d glanced over the menu a few times but never given it a try, so we figured it was the perfect opportunity to give a new (to us) restaurant a chance.

My wife ordered the cha shu ramen, to compare it with what we normally get at Manpuku.  I decided to be a little adventurous and went with the scallop ramen.  The ramen came as a set, so for our set items we ordered the cuttlefish and California maki.  We also ordered a side of dumplings, again for comparison with what we usually got at Manpuku.

The meal as a whole wasn’t that bad at all.  The taste was good and it was well worth what we paid for it, which totalled 37 SGD for the two of us.  We got quite a bit of food for that amount.  It wasn’t a meal that wowed us, and I doubt I’ll be pressuring my wife to go back anytime soon, but it’s a decent meal and a suitable lunch destination.

What really appealed to me about the place was the pleasant appearance of the restaurant and the good service the staff provided.  When we initially entered the restaurant we were immediately greeted and seated.  When we asked to be moved to a booth, which was more comfortable than where we were initially placed, the staff was more than happy to oblige us.  Our servers were very polite, casual and friendly and they always had a smile on their faces.  It was a very pleasant experience.

Later, when we got home, I checked HungryGoWhere, a review site for Singapore’s restaurants, and saw that quite a few people had complained about bad service on the part of the staff.  I didn’t see it, at all.  Perhaps the manager had been reading the reviews there and gave the staff some training, because they did a great job for us.  That, more than anything else, would encourage me to want to go back.  Nothing makes a meal more enjoyable than proper service from the staff.

So, if you’re in Tampines Mall and you’re looking for a nice ramen meal, Ajisen is a decent place to go.

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Kelvin Ang

Ajisen Ramen is actually one of my favorite ramen place.

Kelvin Ang

Ajisen Ramen is actually one of my favorite ramen place.

Brad F.

Ya. Not too amazing, but not bad either. Kinda fitting that it's sitting right next to Pastamania, which is about the same in terms of quality. I enjoy both.

Brad F.

Ya. Not too amazing, but not bad either. Kinda fitting that it's sitting right next to Pastamania, which is about the same in terms of quality. I enjoy both.

Brad F.

You're the second person to recommend Liang Court so I guess that
means we'll definitely have to try it out! Thanks!

Brad F.

You're the second person to recommend Liang Court so I guess that
means we'll definitely have to try it out! Thanks!

Meshz

I like Ajisen alot too!! Used to frequent it with friends but recently I find the taste not as authentic sometimes because its a restaurant chain.

If you're interested, there are actually quite a few authentic Japanese ramen places in Sg (ie actual Japanese staff and cook). A couple of them are at Liang Court. And there's one I recently visited on Saturday at a new Parco department store that opened at Millenia Walk.

Meshz

I like Ajisen alot too!! Used to frequent it with friends but recently I find the taste not as authentic sometimes because its a restaurant chain.

If you're interested, there are actually quite a few authentic Japanese ramen places in Sg (ie actual Japanese staff and cook). A couple of them are at Liang Court. And there's one I recently visited on Saturday at a new Parco department store that opened at Millenia Walk.

Brad F.

Hm. I might just do that. I see on the map that it's near Fort Canning Park. My wife and I enjoy looking through the parks in Singapore when we have the opportunity, or excuse.

Brad F.

Hm. I might just do that. I see on the map that it's near Fort Canning Park. My wife and I enjoy looking through the parks in Singapore when we have the opportunity, or excuse.

Herk

If you like ramen, try out Marutama at Liang court.

Herk

If you like ramen, try out Marutama at Liang court.

Brad F.

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind the next time we're down in that area.

Brad F.

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind the next time we're down in that area.

dee

you should try the ramen at kyonichi (marina square). great soup base..very flavorful and tasty.

dee

you should try the ramen at kyonichi (marina square). great soup base..very flavorful and tasty.

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