Westfield San Francisco Centre
865 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
I’ve noticed an influx of great restaurants in our…mall. Yes, shopping mall. Our San Francisco Westfield Shopping Center is home to Beard Papa’s, Cupola, and now Ajisen Ramen. I’ve heard about this ramen place, but it took me a while to find it, not realizing it was located in the old food court.
On a recent shopping trip, we stopped by were greeted by a host, despite the fast food ambiance. We were seated quickly and we ordered the Premium Pork Ramen, the Spicy Pork Ramen, and some fried chicken.
The Premium Pork Ramen came with a few pieces of chasu in a porky broth. The broth was surprisingly very good with a lot of depth and flavor. The downside, however, were the noodles, which reminded me more of spaghetti noodles, lacking the bite that’s characteristic of ramen noodles. The fried chicken was pretty standard; good, but not memorable.
I would revisit Ajisen Ramen if I wanted something quick and was in the the area, but most likely, I would rather make the trek to nearby Katanaya.