Ajisen Ramen, a popular worldwide ramen chain, recently opened its first location in San Diego! I’ve actually seen the sign up for months now and always wondering when it would open. Well, last Saturday was the Grand Opening, and while I did not attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, I actually visited for a late dinner with a few friends on the first day.
We were presented with a huge 14-page menu. I’ve never been to an Ajisen Ramen before, but my friends who have told me that the menu here is much more extensive. Interestingly, the menu is in Japanese, English, and Chinese – I suppose they have a large Chinese customer base, with several locations in the Eastern parts of LA.
In addition to ramen, Ajisen offers drinks (including boba!), appetizers, sushi rolls, other noodle dishes, salads, rice dishes and bentos, and even a large variety of desserts. I was pretty overwhelmed by the menu since there were so many things – and all the pictures looked so good! But in the end, everyone at my table still settled on ramen, hehe.
Ajisen Best Combo Ramen [$9.95]
Half of my group, including J, ordered the “ABC” Ramen, which includes 3 different types of meat – tender pork ribs, premium pork, and BBQ pork – and wood-ear mushrooms, cabbage, and green onions in a tonkotsu broth.
Tender Pork Ribs Ramen [$9.45]