Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Kanshoku Ramen Bar

Kanshoku Ramen Bar – Orchard Gateway, Singapore

Between dinning and spotting Kanshoku Ramen Bar at Orchard Gateway, it was since some time ago. And I didn’t read any review before having my first bowl of ramen at Kanshoku Ramen Bar.


Kanshoku Ramen Bar offers a casual dinning environment. The tables were place rather closely, not a place suitable for gathering but dine and go kind of place.


Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Interior


Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Bar Counter


The service crew gave me a very detailed description of the menu, down to the what I could expect from each dish offered. It was absolutely a delight. This certainly help in deciding what to order.

At Kanshoku, they offered 6 different Ramen (5 soup, 1 dry); Signature Kanshoku Ramen, Black Garlic, Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen, Flaming Hot Tonkotsu Ramen, Shoyu Ramen and Truffle Ramen.


Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Original Kanshoku Ramen


The Signature Kanshoku Ramen ($13.90) was highly recommended as such I gave it a try. Broth was flavourful but sweetish.

Kanshoku provides 3 ramen texture to choose from; soft, normal and hard. As noodles were thin, so expect it to be soft even when normal. Go for hard if you prefer al dente like noodles.


Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Thin Noodles


The Charshu was with the perfect ratio of fats to meat. It was soft and tender; melted in the mouth. Strangely, the Charshu was slightly sweetish which wasn’t my preference.


Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Charshu


The Ramen does not come with a Ramen Egg ($2). If you like one, you need to add-on. A pity, the quality of the yolk wasn’t consistent. The first time I have the Ramen Egg, the egg yolk was runny! I like it. But on the second occasion, the yolk at the edge was cooked. It was such a shame.


Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Ramen Egg ($2)


Overall, I didn’t relish the bowl of Signature Kanshoku Ramen. The sweetish bowl of ramen (broth, charshu and egg) didn’t strike a chord with me. I was pretty surprised to read so many positive reviews about how delish the ramen and the broth were . I was surprised that many could except a bowl of sweetish ramen.


 Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Black Garlic Ramen ($14.90)


The Black Garlic Ramen ($14.90) has the Signature Kanshoku broth as base with the black garlic added. Strangely, the black garlic masked the sweetness of the broth successfully. I relish on the Black Garlic Ramen.



Kanshoku Ramen Bar at Orchard Gateway - Shoyu Ramen ($13.90)


For those who prefer the salty to sweet, Shoyu Ramen ($13.90) is the option. But personally, I didn’t think well of this bowl of briny ramen as the soup wasn’t flavourful with meaty aroma.Shoyu Ramen ($13.90).


Kanshoku Ramen Bar at Orchard Gateway - Truffle Ramen ($18.90)


The only dry ramen that is on the menu is the Truffle Ramen ($18.90). When it was served, I could smell the lovely truffle scent but a pity it couldn’t be savoured.


Kanshoku Ramen Bar at Orchard Gateway - Torched Charshu in Truffle Ramen


Kanshoku Ramen Bar at Orchard Gateway - Shredded Truffle mixed in Truffle Ramen


The ramen was luke warm almost at room temperature. It seems like salt was added to the ramen, as such some part of the ramen was tasteless. I felt that the sweet Charshu that was torched seems to complement the noodle, that was a little consolation.


Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Prawn Gyoza


Kanshoku Ramen Bar - Chicken Gyoza


I tried both its Chicken and Prawn Gyoza. Personally, I prefer Kanshoku Ramen Bar Chicken Gyoza. It was more flavourful. But there’s room for improvement. The consolation was the gyoza sauce. I have good impression of it. It was the saving grace for the gyoza.




NAHMJ Verdict


Somehow, the ramen served at Kanshoku Ramen Bar was far too sweet for my liking. The sweetness was in the egg, in the broth and in the Charshu too. I prefer salty ramen to a sweet one I suppose. But at least the Black Garlic Ramen has the sweetness masked.




Kanshoku Ramen Bar

277 Orchard Road, OrchardGateway #01-06, Singapore 238858
Tel: +65 6384 4770



Opening Hours


Daily  1100 to 2200


Getting There



  • North South line – Somerset station


By Bus:

  • alight at Somerset Station along Somerset Road   7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 971E
  • alight at Midpoint Orchard along Orchard Road   7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
  • alight opposite Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road   36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 190, 518, 700, 700A


Rating: 6.5/10