When I first heard that Keisuke was opening a branch specialising in lobster broth ramen, I was looking forward to it as I had tried this unique ramen dish at their anniversary celebrations two years ago.
Located at Clarke Quay, this ramen shop opened on 20 Feb 2016 but we only went to try it several weeks later on a Thursday night and found that at 7pm there was already a huge crowd of people queuing to get in!!
Here’s another picture below of the entrance – as you can see from the lighting in the photo, we were still in the queue after the sky had turned dark.
Nothing much to do whilst queuing, so I entertained myself by taking pictures of the menu displays outside the shop. :p
We finally got a table 2 hours later! The interior has a huge bell as its centrepiece.
As it was already 9pm and I was both tired and hungry, the only picture which I took of the menu was of what I was planning to order!
I decided to try the version with Rich Soup, whilst my hubby opted for the Miso version. Plus since we had queued for ages, we ordered their “Special” which included ALL toppings!
We had tried Green Tea Cola previously at other Keisuke outlets and quite liked it, so we ordered it again here.
Similar to their other branches, free beansprouts and hard-boiled eggs are provided to all customers.
Each bowl of ramen is served in a pretty bowl with lobster motifs!
This was my bowl of Lobster Broth “Special” Ramen (Rich Soup) with seaweed, flavoured egg, bamboo shoots, prawn wanton, deep fried prawn balls and a slice each of pork chashu and chicken chashu.
Would I queue 2 hours again for this ramen? Perhaps not but I think 30 mins would still be bearable.
I was somewhat disappointed by the flavour as I had eaten Keisuke’s lobster ramen previously as part of their anniversary celebrations and it was really good but somehow the soup stock at this shop seems to pale in comparison. However, I did think that the Miso version here somehow tasted better than the Rich Soup!
If you have no basis for comparison, you’d probably like the lobster broth at this place. It actually is quite palatable but I will probably go back again when the queues have disappeared.
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
3C River Valley Road, #01-07 The Cannery, Singapore 179022.
Tel: +65 6255 2928
Opening Hours: 6pm – 5am Daily (Last Order 4:30am)
Nearest MRT station: Clarke Quay