Ajisen Ramen is a Japanese noodle cafe that delights with its playfulness, quick friendly service and affordable tasty cuisine. Ajisen Ramen is part of a group of restaurants originating from Japan and operating since 1968 and more recently in Regent Arcade Adelaide.
Get out the large menu with compelling pictures, but you are drawn to their specialty of ramen. And we've found the quality to be consistent. This is great "comfort" food in winter and even summer (refreshing).
Ajisen Ramen specialises in ramen in tonkotsu soup which is pork bone soup. This broth features in all the ramen and is the basis for excellent ramen flavours. They claim the soup has lots of collagen which is good for health and prevents aging. Their noodles are high quality made from wheat flour and cooked to al dente.
Ajisen Ramen also offer a secret brown sauce they serve with the ramen, that is tasty and delicious. We dig the mushroom (fungi), bean srouts and spring onions also added to the ramen for a complete dish.
Ramen is the main game here so I went with the ramen in a lunch deal with the Tori Karaage chicken. The chicken came as a large portion of deep fried chicken and with a great Japanese mayo. For mine this was a sensation with perfectly fried chicken but not too oily. With the mayo it was a killer combination. I could have just settled with a bowl of this for lunch.
The Chargrilled beef ramen was superb with tasty char grill flavours of the beef and the right amount of fatiness in the ramen. Served with egg and aforementioned vegetables its delectable. You could see the char sear marks on the meat which was impressive.
The restaurant has a modern atmosphere with funky stools. Condiments on the table. Trademark modern art and photos on the wall.
The extras with the ramen were great value, for those feeling hungry. Also impressive here is the fast and friendly service.