Monday, September 17, 2012
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.
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: 3.3/5
Overall Dining Experience: 3/5
Address: 332 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T 1J5