Ajisai is a bit of a mini-chain, and one of the reasons that Hakodate, in the southern part of Hokkaido, is an area known for shio, salt ramen.
While the famous Goryokaku Fort, Japan's first Western-style military citadel may be the most visited attraction in the area, I was here for the noodles.
A simple mantra.
I'll give it a solid so-so rating. Ajisai has been around a while, and in the meantime a lot of chefs, mostly in Tokyo, have elevated shio ramen to another level.
While shio has become a gourmet style, the old guard have remained simple and true. Check this one out if you are a completionist, otherwise consider other slurps.
Official site here.
Hokkaido, Hakodate-shi, Goryokakucho 29-22
Closest station: Goryokakuenmae