Bishamon’s “Ramen of Sapporo” has maintained the original flavors through its native Japanese Ramen chef from Sapporo, Hokkaido
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User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 5 user(s)
I had a ramen craving one day and my friend suggested this and since we both haven't really tried it and its near, we decided to give it a try.
The ramen was just average, nothing special about it. My friend ordered a rice set and he complained about it, I remember telling him "who ask you come here eat rice" since they kind of specialise in ramen. I also remember reading somewhere that Sapporo has good ramen, so I was expecting good ones from Bishamon but I was disappointed.
The place was not bad, but the service was very half-hearted. Overall, it was okay, I still enjoyed my meal but there are much much better ramen with better value around.
Does not stand out
Looking at the mushrooming ramen places all over town, Bishamon has some serious competitors to beat. In case you are wondering, no it is not at Bishan! Hahahaha. I was at the Bishamon outlet at Great World City because my friend and I craved Japanese and it was the only decent looking Japanese restaurant there which served ramen. The crowd was little and we were ushered into our seats by the friendly staff upon arriving. The interior, as expected, was decorated in a traditional Japanese way. I ordered a Tonkotsu ramen and my friend ordered a rice set. The friendly staff was a little over-friendly and kept coming back to ask if we have decided on our food when we haven't. But it's okay because they were not being rude or anything. They also initiated to get us iced water.
The ramen was slightly disappointing. Having been to famous ramen places like Tonkotsu king and Ippudo, it is inevitable that I make comparisons. The ramen broth was not flavorful enough, I felt that it could have been better. The taste was there but did not "hit the spot". Noodles were a little too soft for my liking and the pork slices were too hard and shaped awkwardly, making it hard to eat. My friend enjoyed her rice set though and I tried some of hers. Rice was pearly and chewy, the tempura was crispy, although they could have used a bigger and fresher prawn. Hmm I don't think I will be back anytime soon because their prices are similar to the other ramen places and I would rather visit Ippudo or Tonkotsu King for better tasting ramen.
Bishamon is pretty well known for its ramen, and in fact, yours truly was prompted to give it a try by friends. So far, I’ve tried the Tonkotsu Kogashi Ramen, Kaarage & Ebi Fry Bento Set and I think that it was palatable. I thought that the Ramen soup was a little salty, but otherwise okay. However, the ebi fry was a little too oily for my liking. Also, the serving portion could’ve been more generous.
Despite that, credit has to be awarded to the staff at Bishamon. They were extremely helpful and didn’t mind replacing the Ebi Fry for us when we requested. Loved the ambience for its soothing and calming effect.
rice bowls are not too bad
Bishamon is supposedly famous for their ramen. However, I feel that their ramen isn't too fantastic. The noodles are too rubbery and the soup is salty, which often result in me feeling very thirsty after the meal.
Their rice bowls, however, are not too bad! I actually quite like their rice bowls. I have tried their ebi rice, as well as the chicken katsu rice. Both of which are rather good. The rice is fragrant and of the right hardness. The prawns are fried till its crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside. The soya sauce that is drizzled over the rice bowl is of the right amount and flavor.
Though Bishamon specializes in ramen, I feel that their rice bowls taste better. I wouldn't mind visiting them again for their rice bowls.
I have only ever dined at Bishamon only once, and judging from that first experience, I don't think I will be returning to Bishamon any time soon, unless I completely run out of food options.
Don't get me wrong, Bishamon's food isn't bad. The food there is mediocre, but will definitely be able to satiate the hungry stomach.
I tried the katsu curry don there once, and the chicken was too stiff, and the curry was average - spicy, but nowhere near the traditional sweet curry that Japan is known for. I probably wouldn't recommend the curry at Bishamon, but then again, Bishamon is usually known for its ramen.
My friends who tried the ramen had claimed that it was a little too salty, but otherwise not bad, so I suppose the ramen there is worth a try.
The service didn't leave much of an impression on me either, so I suppose the service there, like the food, is average at best as well.
Pricewise, Bishamon is definitely jacking up prices for food of mediocre quality. I've certainly tasted better Japanese food at other restaurants for cheaper prices, and the food there is definitely not worth the price!