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“Tasty and Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keisuke Tonkotsu King

Keisuke Tonkotsu King
1 Tras Street | #01-19 Orchid Hotel, Singapore, Singapore (Chinatown)
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Ranked #461 of 7,262 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Neighborhood: Chinatown
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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“Tasty and Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This restaurant is open only on Lunch time (11:30am-3:00pm) and Dinner time (6:00pm-10:00pm). But, I advice to be there early (by early, this mean at least 15 minutes before the opening times) because there is always a long line even before the restaurant opens. The restaurant is not that spacious, so there are only around 20 people at a time.

Upon queuing up, they will give you a piece of paper to fill up on what ramen you would order. I personally chose the Tongkotu King Rame ($10.80) + Special - All toppings (nori & flavored egg) ($4.00).

They would also let you choose between light, normal, and high on the taste of the broth, amount of chicken oil and noodle texture. I kept mine at normal, but for the chicken oil, I made it light.

The servings were big (for me), just right for the price. It comes with sesame seeds that they give you before serving the ramen itself, so you can freshly grind. The flavored egg, when cut in half, has this free flowing yolk that is just heaven. The pork is tender and a lot. There were unlimited hard boiled eggs and bean sprouts readily available at every table.

The price doesn't include the service fee, so bring some extra cash with you. Oh, they don't accept credit cards, so you better have some cash on hand.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good ramen, but be prepared to line up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place is pretty tiny which means you might have to line up given its popularity. Came here for lunch on a Saturday thinking that there wouldn't be many peopl, but there was still a queue. Moved fairly quickly though and we didn't have to wait too long. Ramen was very decent, some of the best I've had in Singapore. Cash only.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great broth, fantastic atmosphere. Mind the queues!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Aside from the queues, this place serves one of the best ramens in Singapore I have with an okay price too.

They serve one main pork broth which you can have as original flavour, or choose to have black pepper or red chilli versions with it.

Great atmosphere inside, which is themed in a Japanese retro style.

Tip: Don't waste the delicious broth. Order extra noodles for $2

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the best pork base ramen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Be it during lunch or dinner, the long queue outside the store probably says it all. The ramen scene in Singapore is getting explosive these days but personally, this could be one of the best Tonkotsu pork base ramen in Singapore. Just like the eateries in Japan, open kitchen concept in a small shop. It is constantly crowded due to it's small capacity, so be prepared to queue longer especially during peak period. Like your usual ramen dining, you'll be given a order slip to tick your ramen preference.

Tonkotsu King has unlimited serving of hard boiled eggs & really awesome bean sprouts. These appetizers add on to satisfy your ramen fix. Tonkotsu King Ramen ($10.80) + All toppings ($4), reasonably priced. Very rich and flavorful pork base soup, 2 big slices of char siew, nicely done runny egg, springy noodles, your best ramen experience.

Though this is not the best ramen I ever had in my life but is probably the closest you can get to an authentic bowl of ramen in Singapore. Highly recommended! Nonetheless, Ichiran will still be the best ramen I've had till date. Post- http://jacqsowhat.blogspot.sg/2014/02/ramen-keisuke-tonkotsu-king-orchid-hotel.html

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very Decent Ramen with overpriced extras”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Went there for lunch and had to wait in line for 20 mins to be seated. A nice touch is the free cold barley drinks for all waiting patrons.

Had the spicy ramen with extra seaweed and flavoured egg at SGD 2 a pop. Thought that this is way over the top.

There was a little pastle and mortar where you crush black and white sesame seeds as garnish for the noodles.

The broth was very decent indeed and the noodles was perfectly done. The slices of pork was melt in mouth quality.

Oh yes, for the price of a meal, you get free flow hard boiled eggs and pickled bean sprouts.

Price wise, for a standard bowl of ramen, it was decent but skip the extras.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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