Guide to Ramen Keisuke Singapore

Monday, May 02, 2016

This post will be a collation of all Keisuke’s successful chains in Singapore. I’m sure Keisuke isn’t unfamiliar to you readers, if you are here’s a bitesize background information – Mr Keisuke Takeda is the man behind all the ramen creations that took Singapore by storm since 2010. The name “Keisuke” has been synonymous with delectable ramen cuisine and to name a few, Ramen Keisuke Lobster King, Ramen Keisuke Kani King and Keisuke Gyoza King.

Rejoice with the free flow of hard boiled eggs and bean sprouts at all outlets! Even the ordering are done through the ordering sheet and not forgetting their signature drinks, Green Tea Cola. Keisuke is also known for its ramen variety in terms of the classic, with flavoured eggs and special (all toppings).

1st Outlet: Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo (けいすけ 東京)
Niboshi (Dried Fish Stock) Ramen Special | $18.9
After being relocated from Parco Millenia Walk to Suntec City about two years back, Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo has added two new ramen creations to their menu - Niboshi (Dried Fish Stock) Ramen and Miso Tonkotsu Ramen. These two are among the seven ramen choices available, including the signature Kani (crab) Stock Ramen, if you do not wish to travel to Orchard for its specialise Kani King Ramen shop. 

Although the traditional Niboshi ramen stock is often characterised by the Japanese dried fish taste and smell, but with Mr Keisuke Takeda’s flair for Japanese cooking, he tailored-made Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo’s Niboshi stock from a combination of pork, chicken and fish stock, and involves of simmering over long hours to create this flavourful and aromatic broth intended to suit local’s palette. 

Address: Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-391/392, Singapore 038983

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11:30am - 10:00pm


2nd Outlet: Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King (豚骨王)
Tonkotsu Ramen Special | $14.8
The second outlet brings you nothing but a specialised ramen in pork broth. Located near the main entrance of Orchid Hotel and a stone throw away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, exit A. You won’t miss it as it is perennially packed due to the limited seating capacity and a long queue outside.

My first visit to Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King was about two years back and I tried the Tonkotsu Ramen Special and Tonkotsu Ramen which wasn't much of a difference back then and just an extra piece of pork. The broth is cooked with pork marrow bones and boiled to the thick chalky shade, although it is loved by many, I would prefer the other broths available in Keisuke.

Address: Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link, #01-19, Singapore 078867

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11:30am - 3:00pm, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Sun: 6:00pm - 10:00pm


3rd Outlet: Ramen Keisuke Tori King (鶏王)
Black Spicy Special (all toppings) | $16.9
Following the huge success of the first two outlets, Mr. Keisuke Takeda is proud to venture into new culinary skills – Tori King. In Japanese, Tori means chicken and that is also one of the main ingredients used in the broth. Indulge in a bowl of al dente noodles with grilled chicken thigh soaked in concentrated and creamy chicken broth made from chicken bones, chicken feet, Japanese seaweed and an assortment of vegetables.

Be delighted to experience Keisuke’s successful experimentation with spices such as green spicy (wasabi) and black spicy. We ordered a bowl of Black Spicy Special (all toppings) and Tori King Ramen Special which was the original. The chicken thigh were tender and the meat falls off the bone quite easily. A hearty chicken soup ramen that satisfy the soul. Accompanied the décor, sink into the nostalgia of Japan’s Showa Period which is translated to the period of enlightened peace.

Address: 100AM, 100 Tras Street, #03-15, Singapore 079027

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 11:30am - 3:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm


4th Outlet: Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Seasons
(豚骨王 春夏秋冬)
Tonkotsu Ramen Autumn with Flavoured Egg | $14.9 + Seaweed | $1.0
The 56-seater restaurant situated in Bugis Village features an exclusive seasonal menu of a variation of ramen to reflect the taste and colours of each season in Japan - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Four Season also act as a second segment in its Tonkotsu ramen offering more variety and aims to lessen the demand at its second outlet.

Similarly, it serve Tonkotsu-based broth ramen that is made from pork bones, collagen and chicken bones boiled over high heat for hours. We tried the Tonkotsu Ramen Autumn with Flavoured Egg | $14.9 + Seaweed | $1.0 which consist of pork minced with bonitos flavour and fried mixed mushrooms; it is said to reflect the traditional way of welcoming Autumn where mushrooms are in abundance in Japan.

Address: Bugis Village, 158 Rochor Road, Singapore 188433

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:00pm - 10:30pm


5th Outlet: Gyoza King (餃子王)
Set meal (two side dishes, soup and premium Koshihikari rice) | $13.9
Gyoza King is located at the other corner of Orchid Hotel and it’s about two doors down from Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King. Apart from all the ramen chains, Mr. Keisuke came up with a new culinary revolution of pan-fried Gyozas to add to its Keisuke’s collection and acts as another showcase of Keisuke’s superb stock as the gyozas are filled with Ramen broth, and the three types of gyoza are named after its sister ramen outlets:
- Tonkotsu King Gyoza (Pork with Tonkotsu broth)
- Tori King Gyoza (Chicken with Tori King Ramen broth)
- Keisuke Gyoza (Prawn & chicken with Crab ramen broth)

For the set meal, you may choose two out of the eight listed:
- Chicken nanban with Tartar sauce
- Deep fried chicken with spicy sauce & mixed sesame
- Stir fried egg with Chinese chives
- Stir fried egg with tomatoes
- Stir fried pork & cabbage with miso
- Stir fried eggplant (brinjal) with miso
- Deep fried tofu with minced pork gravy
- Deep fried potatoes with minced pork gravy

Address: Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link, #01-15, Singapore 078867

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 6:00pm - 10:30pm


6th Outlet: Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King Matsuri
(豚骨王 祭)
The new outlet revolves around Matsuri theme, which is translated to Festival in Japanese. Matsuri is something very dear to every Japanese. In short, the festivities often includes delightful foods in celebratory atmosphere. This concept comprises of painted paper lanterns that filled the entire dining space and an oversized Nebuta centrepiece.

In the ever challenging ramen-dining scene, Owner and chef, Keisuke brings you four new ramen selections to the menu, inspired by the most celebrated festivals from North to South of Japan. Mainly the Tonkotsu Ramen Yuki Matsuri (a snow & ice sculptures festival held every February in Sapporo) – a sublime broth base of pork and miso topped with powdery cheese. Followed by Tonkotsu Ramen Nebuta (a parade of giant Nebuta lantern floats through the city's main streets, every August in Aomori) – made up of Tonkotsu broth with Niboshi broth (stock of Aomori’s Japanese sardines called Iwashi).

Next, Tonkotsu Ramen Sanjya (also known as the Three Shrine Festival held every May in Asakusa) – features a trio of spicy sauces in contrasting colours of Black, Red and Green. Lastly, Tonkotsu Ramen Awaodori (a dance festival held every August in Tokushima Prefecture) – topping Keisuke’s signature Tonkotsu Ramen with a secret-recipe Pork Sukiyaki and a raw egg yolk.

Address: Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, #B1-18A, Singapore 449269

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am - 10:00pm


7th Outlet: Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King (豚骨王)

So far there hasn’t been a repetition of outlets for Ramen Keisuke, this came off as a little surprising for me. As I have not tried this outlet and not much information can be found online. I did a comparison with the photos (here).

It can be concluded that besides the menu from 2nd outlet: Ramen Keisuke TonkotsuKing at Orchid Hotel (Tonkotsu Ramen in Original, Black Spicy and Red Spicy), this outlet includes a special rendition, Tonkotsu King Ramen and it also comes in Original, Black Spicy and Red Spicy. The King version has stir fried pork instead of the usual big slice of pork.

Address: 60 Paya Lebar Road, #01/04 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am - 3:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11:30am - 10:00pm


8th Outlet: Ginza Tendon Itsuki (銀座 天丼専門 いつき)
Special Tendon | $13.90 (prawn 2pieces, chicken 2pieces, half-boiled egg, vegetables 4pieces)
Ginza Tendon Itsuki is a tempura rice bowl speciality restaurant and is a partnership with the highly acclaimed Ginza Itsuki Sushi sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. Being Ramen Keisuke’s eighth 24-seater outlet, it is situated along Tanjong Pagar which has turned into a Japanese food haven, especially when it’s lined alongside its reputable other Ramen Keisuke outlets such as Tonkotsu King, Tori King, Gyoza King and the ninth outlet Sake Bar Takeda Shoten.

Simplicity at its best with only two tendon options to choose from, Special Tendon and Vegetable Tendon. Special Tendon comprises prawn 2pieces, chicken 2pieces, half-boiled egg, vegetables 4pieces. Whereas, Vegetable Tendon includes pumpkin, shiitake mushroom, lotus root, eggplant, other vegetables 4pieces). This is really worth queuing up for as it brought me closer to Japan!

All tendon comes with steamed egg and miso soup. Not forgetting Keisuke’s signature complimentary pickles on the tables.

Address: 101 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088522

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm


9th Outlet: Sake Bar Takeda Shoten (竹田商店)
Tanjong Pagar is slowly turning into Keisuke’s turf with yet another concept, this time with a Japanese sake bar. Sake Bar Takeda Shoten is located in Orchid Hotel and it positioned itself as a place to go for drinks after work. Besides the wide variety of sake, Japanese whiskies and wines. They have also offered oden, cold and hot dishes, sashimi, grilled dish, and rice and noodle which can be paired with alcoholic drinks.

Address: Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link, #01-08, Singapore 078867

Opening Hours:
Daily: 4:00pm - 1:00am


10th Outlet: Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Lobster Broth Ramen with Rich Creamy Soup (Special - all toppings) | $20.90
The tenth outlet, Lobster King is located in the heart of Clarke Quay and strategically opens till wee hours, catering to the hungry night owls and party-goers. Chef-owner Mr Keisuke Takeda continues to showcase his extraordinary culinary skills by leaning on his expertise and knowledge in French culinary method. Introducing the four types of the all-new Lobster Stock Ramen. Starting with Lobster Broth Ramen (Clear Soup), Lobster Broth Ramen (Rich Creamy Soup), Miso Lobster Broth Ramen and Spicy Miso Lobster Broth Ramen.

Here's my take on the Lobster Broth Ramen with Rich Creamy Soup, its thick and succulent lobster broth tasted somewhat like lobster bisque or rather in Asian terms, very gao prawn mee soup. For those with lighter palette, go for Lobster Broth Ramen (Clear Soup) or Miso Lobster Broth Ramen.

Address: The Cannery, C River Valley Road, #01-07, Singapore 179022

Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:00pm - 5:00am


11th Outlet: Ramen Keisuke Kani King (蟹王)
Crab Broth with Mixed Fried Omelette Ramen | $13.9

Sprung out soon after the prosperous launched of Lobster King. Kani (crab) King is the newest addition to Ramen Keisuke, the 40-seater outlet is nested in Orchard Cineleisure and opens till 2am on weekends (Fri-Sat). Similarly to Lobster King, it also features different types of crab broth – Crab Broth Ramen with Clear Soup, Crab Broth Ramen with Rich Soup, Spicy Crab Broth Ramen, and two brand new dishes such as Crab Broth with Mixed Fried Omelette Ramen and Crab Tsukemen.

Catering to wider audience, it was intentional that the lobster broth is leaning towards the strong and pungent soup base, while the crab broth is leaning towards the sweeter and lighter touch (that could be the reason why it was launched right after another). My taste buds leans slightly towards the crab broth.

Crab Broth with Mixed Fried Omelette Ramen is quite an interesting hype to a bowl of ramen, which is topped with a layer of soft and fluffy egg filled with crab stick and vegetables. My other favourite has to be Crab Tsukemen (dipping noodles), purely because I love tsukemen and this hits the right spot for a tsukemen lover.

Address: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, #01-03, Singapore 239695

Opening Hours:

Mon-Thu: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri & PH eve: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 2:00am
Sat: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Sun & PH: 12:00pm-10:00pm

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