I first knew of Keisuke Tokyo Ramen at Parco Marina Bay when I went to Nantsuttei Ramen for lunch. One of my favourite hobbies is to read restaurants’ menu, and I remember that they had an ebi-based broth (not Shio, not tonkatsu, not shoyu) ramen when I took a glance at their menu.
A while back, I went to Keisuke Tokyo for lunch, specifically for their award-winning ebi ramen, only to find out that they’ve removed it from the menu late last year.
Is Keisuke Tokyo still worth going? Is Keisuke Tokyo the best ramen restaurant in Singapore? Just how good exactly is Keisuke Tokyo to win the prestigious title of Ramen King in TV Tokyo’s Ramen Champion Series?
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think so.
The only ramen that shouted “EAT-ME” was the Kani ramen (crab stock), but we thought that it was unremarkable. While it was interesting to try the crab stock, the Watarikani Ramen ($15.8) wasn’t out-of-this-world good. The Tonkatsu Ramen ($13) – see the next picture – was decent, but not enough to make me go all the way to Parco Marina Bay just to eat this.
There are only a few things in the kitchen’s arsenal, but it does a pretty good job of accessorising them with different toppings and soup bases to make the menu appear bigger than it is. That’s not to say that there aren’t things to order. Besides the many variations of ramen ($11-15), Keisuke Tokyo also has side dishes like Karaage ($6), Yaki Gyoza ($1 each), Tonkatsu ($9) and Tori Teriyaki ($6) on the menu.
Would I go back to Keisuke Tokyo for their ramen? I’m not sure. There are after-all many Japanese restaurants in Parco Marina Bay at Millenia Walk to try.
That said, Keisuke Tokyo remains one of the more popular ramen places in Singapore, so if you haven’t been there before, maybe you would like to drop by for a visit and let me know if I missed out on anything.
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9 Raffles Boulevard
#P3-02 Parco Marina Bay Millenia Walk
Tel: +65 6337 7919