From what we could discern, the menu variety promises to be extensive: more than a dozen types of ramen, the same number of appetizers, half a dozen rice plates, and a full page of made-to-order beverages, including fresh fruit drinks, shaved ice, and iced coffees. Personally, we're thrilled about the convenient location, just a hop from BART's Powell Street station.
Opens Aug. 18:
Ajisen Ramen: Westfield San Francisco Centre, 865 Market (at Fifth St.), #C-12, 357-0288; plans to open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.