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First Look at Ajisen Ramen, Bringing Noodles to NoMad

Photo: Jenny Miller

Ramen aficionados have a new one to add to the list: Ajisen, the (Robs-approved!) Chinatown noodle shop, opened a location on West 28th Street a few weeks back. It's the third New York branch for the Japanese chain (which also has a shop in Flushing), and this one offers extensive ramen and sushi menus in a 110-seat, bi-level space. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily; check the place out in our slideshow and have a peek at the menu below. Does this mean NoMad might actually be starting to happen?

Ramen
1.Ajisen Ramen - 8.5
2. Render Rib Ramen - 9.5
3. Ajisen Deluxe Ramen - 9.5
4. Seafood Ramen - 11.5
5. Japanese Deep Fried Chicken Ramen - 9.5
6. Chicken Teriyaki Ramen - 9.5
7. Tomato and Chicken Ramen - 0.5
8. Sumo Ramen - 11.5
9. Shredded Chicken Ramen - 9.5
10. Pork Chop Curry Ramen - 9.5
11. Spicy Ajisen Ramen - 9.5
12. Corn Ramen - 9.5
13. Miso Ramen - 9.5
14. Beef Ramen - 11.5
15. Eel Ramen - 11.5
16. Shrimp Tempura Ramen - 11
17. Japanese Fried Noodle - 8.5
18. Japanese Cold Ramen - 8.5

Rice
R1. Chicken Teriyaki Rice – 8
R2. Beef Sukiyaki Rice – 9
R3. Pork Tenderloin Rice – 9
R4. BBQ Pork Rice – 8
R5. Ajisen Spicy Pork Fried Rice – 8
R6. Shrimp Tempura Rice – 9.5
R7. Tender Rib w/ Rice – 8
R8. Fried Chicken Curry w/ Rice – 9.5
R9. Seafood Fried Rice – 9.5
R10. Japanese Fried Rice – 8
R11. Eel Fried Rice – 9.5


Appetizer
A1. Japanese Dumping – 4.5
A2. Japanese Deep Fried Chicken – 6.5
A3. Deep Fried Bean Curd – 4.5
A4. Beef Enoki Roll – 6.5
A5. Asian Spicy Crab Cake – 8.5
A6. Shrimp Tempura – 6.5
A7. Fried Squid – 6.5
A8. Grilled Squid Balls – 6.5
A9. Edamame – 4.5
A10. Spring Rolls – 3
A11. Kimchi – 3
A12. Seaweed Salad – 5
A13. Sesame Octopus – 5.5
A14. Fried Assorted Vegetable – 6.5
A15. Crab Meat w/ Sweet Corn Salad – 6.5
A16. Crab Meat and Crab Roe Salad – 6.5
A17. Minced Chicken w/ Cheese Skewer – 6.5
A18. Fried Ice-Cream – 4.5

Sushibar Appetizers
A1. Sushi Appetizer. 4 pieces of sushi. 7.99
A2. Sashimi Appetizer. 8 pieces of sushi. 8.95
A3. Tuna Tataki. Seared tuna served with yuzu soy vinaigrette. 8.50
A4. Tako Su. Thinly sliced octopus served with Chef’s vinegar sauce. 6.75
A5. Sunomono. Assorted raw fish served with bed of seaweed cucumber with Chef’s sauce. 7.95
A6. Kani Naruto. Crabmeat, avocado, tobiko wrap in cucumber served with Chef’s sauce. 7

Sushibar Fusion Appetizers
F1. Yellow Tail Jalapeno. 4 pieces of yellow tail jalapeno served with yuzu soy vinaigrette topped with red caviar. 8.95
F2. Fusion Tuna Tartar. Dice tuna with scallion and masago, infused with garlic oil served with plum soy vinaigrette and tortilla bread. 10.95
F3. Spicy Tuna Tartar. Spicy tuna with masago, scallion on avocado. 9.95
F4. Sushi Pizza. Sliced tuna over tortilla bread, served with spicy aioli sauce. 9.95
F5. Caribbean Tuna. Seared tuna served with mango salsa top with black tobiko. 9.95
F6. Bamboo Tuna. Sliced avocado wrap with spicy tuna and crunch served with Chef’s special sauce. 9.95
F7. Lady Finger. Salmon wrap with spicy crab, seared and served with special sauce. 10.95
F8. Peper Tuna. Seared tuna with seven spices served with yuzu soy vinaigrette.

Sushi or Sashimi Á la Carte (one piece)
Maguro (tuna) – 2.25
Sake (salmon) – 2
Hamachi (yellow tail) – 2.5
Hirame (fluke) – 2
White Tuna – 2.25
Saba (mackerel) – 2
Tako (octopus) – 2.25
Ika (squid) – 2
Unagi (eel) – 2
Fbi (shrimp) – 2
Kani (crabmeat) – 2
Suzuki (stripe bass) – 2
Tobiko (flying fish roe) – 2
Wasabi Tobiko – 2.25
Tamago (egg custard) – 1.75
Inari (bean-curd) – 1.75
Ikura (salmon roe) – 2.5
Smoke Salmon – 2.5
Hokkigai (red clam) – 2
Hotate (scallop) – 2.5
Uni (sea urchin) – 3.5
Toro (fatty tuna) – MP
Spicy Tuna – 2.5
Spicy Salmon – 2.5

Ajisen Maki Lunch Special
Any 2 rolls for $8.45; Any 3 rolls for $10.50.
California Roll
Tuna Roll
Salmon Roll
Spicy Tuna
Spicy Salmon
Spicy Yellow Tail
Spicy Crunchy Crab
Shrimp Tempura Roll
Chicken Tempura Roll
Salmon Skin Roll
Cucumber Roll
Avocado Roll
Asparagus Roll
Alaska Roll (salmon, cucumber, avocado)
Salmon Avocado
Salmon Cucumber
Tuna Avocado
Tuna Cucumber
Eel Cucumber
Eel Avocado
Yellow Tail Roll
Tuna Mango
Salmon Mango
White Tuna Avocado
White Tuna Cucumber
White Tuna Mango

Ajisen Lunch Special
(11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
L1. Sushi Lunch. 5 pieces of sushi and California roll. 9.95
L2. Sashimi Lunch. 10 pieces of assorted raw fish w/ a bowl of rice. 10.95
L3. Chirashi Sushi. Assorted raw fish over a bed of sushi rice. 12.95
L4. Sushi and Sashimi Combo. 4 pieces of sushi, 7 pieces of sashimi, and California roll. 15.99

Sushibar Entree
Served with soup or salad.
E1. Sushi Regular. 7 pieces of sushi and a California roll. 15.95
E2. Sushi Deluxe. 9 pieces and a spicy tuna roll. 18.95
E3. Sashimi Regular. 16 pieces of assorted raw fish served with a bowl of rice. 16.95
E4. Sashimi Deluxe. 19 pieces of assorted raw fish served with a bowl of rice. 19.95
E5. Chirashi Sushi. Assortment of raw fish served with a bowl of rice. 16.95
E6. Tekka Don. Tuna slice over a bed of sushi rice. 16.95
E7. Una Don. Broiled eel with pickle over bed of sushi rice. 16.95
E8. Trio Sushi. 3 pieces of tuna, 3 pieces of yellow tail, and 3 pieces of salmon. 17.95
E9. Maki Combo. California roll, tuna roll, and yellow tail roll.
E10. Spicy Maki Combo. Spicy tuna, spicy salmon, spicy crab, and avocado. 12.95
E11. Sush and Sashimi Combo. 5 pieces of sushi, 9 pieces of sashimi, and spicy tuna roll. 20.95
E12. Ajisen Sushi Party for 2. 18 pieces of sushi, a dragon roll, and a volcano roll. 37.95
E13. Ajisen Sushi Sashimi for 2. 6 pieces of sushi, 15 pieces of sashimi, a rainbow roll, and a volcano roll. 39.95

Regular Rolls or Hand Rolls
California Roll – 4.25
Veggie Roll (Japanese pickle, cucumber, and avocado) – 3.95
Cucumber Roll – 3.50
Tuna Roll – 4.25
Tuna Avocado – 4.50
Tuna Mango Roll – 5.50
Yellow Tail Roll – 4.25
Alaska Roll (salmon, cucumber, and avocado) – 4.75
Salmon Skin Roll – 4
Shrimp Avocado Roll – 4.50
Philadelphia Roll (smoke salmon cream cheese, cucumber) – 5.75
Eel Avo Roll – 4.75
Eel Cucumber Roll – 4.75
Avocado Roll – 3.50
Asparagus Roll – 3.50
Peanut Avocado Roll – 3.75
Boston Roll (shrimp, cucumber, lettuce, and mayonnaise) –- 4.95
Salmon Roll – 4
White Tuna or Cucumber Roll – 4.75
Spicy Tuna Roll – 4.95
Spicy Salmon – 4.75
Spicy Yellow Tail – 4.75
Spicy Scallop – 5.50
Shrimp Tempura Roll – 6.50
Chicken Tempura Roll – 6.25
New York Roll (tuna, apple, cucumber, and masago on top) – 6.50
Spicy White Tuna Roll – 5
Salmon Mango Roll – 5
Yellow Tail Japanese Roll (yellow tail, jalapeno, cucumber) – 5.50
Spider Roll (fried soft shell crab, lettuce, cucumber with eel sauce) – 8.95

Bento Box Lunch – 8.95
Includes Shumai or Fried Shumao, soup, salad, rice, and a California roll. Please choose one of the main entrees.
1. Teriyaki. Chicken, beef, or shrimp.
2. Tempura. Shrimp, chicken, or vegetable.
3. Beef Negimaki.
4. Sushi or Sashimi
5. Fried Calamri.

Special Rolls
Cut 8 pieces.
S1. Dragon Roll. In: eel cucumber. Out: avocado with eel sauce. 8.95
S2. Rainbow Roll. In: crab, cucumber, and avocado. Out: tuna, salmon, yellow tail, white tuna, avocado, masago. 8.95
S3. American Dream Roll. In: shrimp tempura, cucumber. Out: spicy crab, avocado, served with eel sauce, spicy mayo. 10.95
S4. Hawaii Roll. Shrimp Tempura, banana, avocado wrapped in soy-bean seaweed, topped with tuna, salmon, white tuna, served with spicy mayo, chili sauce. 10.95
S5. Volcano Roll. Spicy tuna, crunch, avocado wrapped in pink soy-bean seaweed, topped with tuna, salmon, white tuna, served with spicy mayo, chili sauce. 11.95
S6. Shrek Roll. Shrimp tempura, cucumber wrapped in soy-bean seaweed, topped with spicy crab, served with mango sauce and wasabi pea crusted on top. 10.95
S7. Yummy Roll. In: shrimp tempura, cucumber. Out: lobster salad, pepper tuna, avocado, served with ell sauce, spicy citrus, red tobiko on top. 11.95
S8. Tuna Lover Roll. In: spicy tuna, crunch, avocaude. Out: pepper tuna, avocado, served with honey wasabi sauce, masago. 12.95
S9. Fried Lobster Roll (6 Pieces). Lobster salad, tomato, avocado wrapped in sushi rice, seaweed, and tempura fried, served in eel sauce, spicy mayo
S10. Dancing Dragon Roll. In: crab, mango, avocado. Out: eel, avocado, served with eel sauce, mango sauce.
S11. Sexy Girl Roll. Shrimp tempura, avocado wrapped in pink soy-bean seaweed. Top: spicy tuna, crunch, served with spicy mayo, chili sauce.
S12. Ajisen Roll. Spicy tuna, crunch, avocado wrapped in tuna soy-bean seaweed. Out: eel, avocado, served with spicy mayo, eel sauce, red tobliko.

Flavor Tea
Sm. $2.50, Lg. $3.50
Passion Fruit
Honey
Green Apple
Mango
Strawberry
Bluebery
Lemon Tea
Honey w/ Lemon Tea

Bubble Tea
Sm. $2.50, Lg. $3.50
Milk Black Tea
Coconut
Taro
Mocha
Coffee w/ Tea
Honey Dew
Papaya

Hot Drink
Sm. $1.25, Lg. $1.75
Coffee
Milk Tea
Black Tea
Green Tea
Coffee w/ Tea
Lemon Tea
Lemon Tea w/ Honey
HK-Style Tea
Hot Bubble Tea

Drinks
Snapple - 2
Green Tea - 3.09
Calpico - 2.49
Bottle Water - 1.50
Can Soda - 1.50

Ajisen Ramen, 136 W. 28th St., nr. 7th Ave; 646-638-0888

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