With more and more Ramen joints opening up in San Diego it's going to be hard to compete. Especially with my recent trip to Japan, Ramen in SD doesn't taste as good anymore, in other words, I got extremely picky. No need to worry though, there's still great ramen joints in SD. Beside, food is based on preference half of the time anyways.
I was in Downtown earlier to take some photos of my friend's Downtown apartment which will be listed for rent pretty soon and he treated me out to dinner for the photos. Sometimes I get paid with dollars to shoot and sometimes my friends pay me with food, I ain't mad at that.
The newest Tajima location is in Downtown San Diego and I haven't been there till today. The weather is nice so I thought ramen would be great for dinner. Tajima is one of the most popular ramen joint in SD, or maybe they used to be. This location is not as poppin' as the first two which are located in Kearny Mesa area. I ordered what used to be my favorite, the Spicy Sesame Ramen. It was getting played out for me but I ordered it tonight to see how picky I've become. Just as I remember, still not so good. It was thick, the broth was creamy, it was very oily but of course because the ground pork. From the looks of it, the color is so vibrant, you would think it has a lot of flavors but to me it was bland. The bright side though, once you mix it all up, with the ground pork the pieces of pork, that's where the flavor is. I enjoyed my time at Tajima, the service was great, their appetizers are always good. I've been to three Tajimas and their ramen are no longer my favorite but people still seem to love it, which is great! Their appetizers and other food on the menu are good though, I fucks with that. Worth the try, worth the visit, I do love the location in Downtown. It's just something about being in downtown with the big open windows they have. It's nice little place to sit and watch time flies while you enjoy a drink and some food.