Ajisen Ramen, Westfield Mall, SF
April 26, 2016
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Down in the food court in the lower level of the Westfield mall in San Francisco, facing the south side of Market, there is Ajisen Ramen.
It’s an underground food court, but the ramen place has it’s own seating area (not the communal food court seating), so I guess everyone in your party has to eat ramen (or katsu don or whatever else strikes your fancy on their menu).
The staff was incredibly friendly. The menus were colorful with pictures of everything you can order. I ordered the Ajisen ramen. It was a white broth with cabbage, black mushroom, a marinated egg, and chashu.
Overall the broth wast decently rich and tasty. The noodles were good. The chashu was okay. For some reason I really liked the consistency and mouthfeel of the cabbage and the mushroom. The egg was really disappointing. You can tell from the picture it has a smooshed sort of appearance and that tells you something about it’s hard mealy consistency.
Overall, Ajisen was an okay place for a mall food court chain. It was good to get warm bowl of soup on a cold San Francisco evening, but I wouldn’t head to it as a destination.