Ajisen Ramen

I used to eat quite frequently at Ajisen Ramen when it first opened in Chinatown. However, since they re-did the entire menus; the food prices has been steadily increasing while the food quality and portions has significantly decreased. 

The tom yum lamb teppanyaki ramen ($8.99) was a decent ramen dish. Its broth was kind of salty, and left me really thirsty which could be attributed to MSG in the soup.

One of my favorite non-ramen dishes would be the shoyu BBQ chicken udon ($9.75). The picture to the right is of the udon (taken before I even started eating). As you can tell from the picture; the potion was pretty skimpy, and there was not a lot of noodles or chicken in my bowl. Although, the portions were pretty disappointing, the udon dish did taste rather good. One thing that I can really say about this particular dish was that the soup base was very flavorful.

I also ordered the Japanese deep fried tofu ($4.99) as an appetizer. The dish came with five pieces (5th piece is hidden underneath in the photo) of deep fried tofu dipped in dashi sauce. Three out of the five pieces were a little burnt. The tofu was soft on the inside but the batter tasted like they overused the cooking oil; wasn't very appetizing.

In terms of service, Ajisen Ramen wasn't horrible per-se as the food arrived pretty quickly. However, the servers' attitudes were pretty stoic and a majority of them conveys absolutely no emotions (no smiling or anything). Overall, the service was just average. Ajisen Ramen has a great selection of ramen and other non-noodles dishes, so there's something for everyone. Ajisen Ramen is a decent place to go to for a quick lunch or dinner, but there are other better places for ramen.


Quality of Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Overall Dining Experience: 3/5
Price: $

Address: 332 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T 1J5

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