Ajisen Ramen, Adelaide

ajisen ramen, leigh st

Ajisen Ramen, a Japanese ramen food chain located in all parts of the world. Whilst I was residing in Sydney, I do recall passing this chain in various parts of the city but never had the interest or urge to try it until now… in Adelaide. This factor is largely due to the fact that Adelaide does not have a huge variety of Japanese hot spots to eat at… shame. We need our very own Wagaya to please my distressed and wagaya deprived soul. =(

Ok, back onto AR. Their menu consists of approximately 25 variations of ramen, along with a handful of entrees and main courses and bento boxes. Prices are cheap, service not so great… but hey, one can’t expect much from a cheap eat noodle house.

ajisen ramen, leigh st, ramune, japanese lemonade
Ramune – Japanese lemonade in a strange looking bottle aka Codd-neck bottle, $3.80

ajisen ramen, leigh st, takoyaki, seaweed salad
Takoyaki $6.50; seaweed salad $6.00

ajisen ramen, leigh st, nasu dengaku, tori karaage
Nasu dengaku, grilled eggplant served in miso sauce, $6.50
Tori karaage, deep fried chicken with wafu salad served with mayo, $6.50

ajisen ramen, leigh st, volcano ramen
Volcano ramen, ramen served with chasyu and vegetables in spicy sauce, $11.00
The ramen was ok – didn’t like the noodles used, the broth wasn’t as thick as I was expecting and the spicy sauce… was spicy… but moreso towards the end than at the beginning of the meal. Can’t really say there were many vegetables in the ramen, unless bean sprouts and spring onions classify under vegetables? Do they?

Food: 2.5/5
Service: 2/5
Value: 3/5
Ambience: 2.5/5


Ajisen Ramen
23 Leigh St
Adelaide 5000

P: (08) 8410 2088

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5 comments for “Ajisen Ramen, Adelaide

  1. March 27, 2010 at 6:53 AM

    Pity about the ramen… the Tori karaage looks nice.

  2. Krystle
    March 28, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    Nasu dengaku = nom nom nom

    • debbii
      March 28, 2010 at 10:16 PM

      Anita: Indeed… the karaage was yummy… but I find it rather hard to go wrong with fried chicken. =)

      Krystle: The miso sauce was quite tasty when paired with the soft grilled eggplant. MmmmMmmm~

  3. Lena
    March 28, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Oh I can’t believe Ajisen Ramen made it to Adelaide! :p

    Hopefully more authentic Japanese restaurants open up.

    • debbii
      March 29, 2010 at 12:05 AM

      I know aye? Either that… or I’ll just have to keep jetting off to Sydney to feed my Jap food obsession. Or better yet, just go to Japan and bask myself in Jap food goodness.

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