Eating the long-sought-after “Mapo noodle” at a ramen restaurant in Boat Quay【#40 Singapore Recommended Restaurant “Ramen Matsuri”】

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Webmaster K

I went to a restaurant called “Ramen Matsuri” in Boat Quay. I heard a rumor that they serve a great ramen called “Mapo Noodle”, and I wanted to try it!

I’m so jealous of your Mapo noodle! I can’t seem to find a place to eat it in Singapore.

Webmaster K

That’s right – I’ll write review, so please be sure to read to the end!

General Review



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Must repeat! A highly recommended restaurant.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Should repeat! A highly satisfying restaurant.
⭐️⭐️⭐️Would repeat! A good restaurant.
⭐️⭐️A great place to go and recommended.
⭐️An ordinary restaurant.
※Based on cuisine, restaurant atmosphere, and cost performance, the rest is calculated intuitively based on personal preferences and dogmatism.

Google Maps Number of reviews: 445 Score: 4.5 *As of August 14, 2023

Recommended Usage

Perfect for such occasions!

Pros / Cons

  • You can eat Mapo Noodles, which is quite rare in Singapore.
  • Free on large serving
  • Full Dry noodle menu
  • Somewhat aged interior
  • Soup was a little lukewarm
  • I felt that the Mapo was losing its flavor to the ramen soup. It would be better if the Mapo itself was thicker.



The store is located on N Canal Rd. in Boat Quay. Here is an exterior view of the store. The entrance to the restaurant is marked by lanterns, giving it a very lively atmosphere. It has a somewhat Okinawan feel to it. Outside seating is also available outside the entrance.


The restaurant is laid out with tables for two and tables for groups. The restaurant is also decorated with lanterns, which is a perfect match for the restaurant’s name, “Matsuri” (festival). The interior of the restaurant is somewhat aged, but it is not dirty.



Here is the menu list. The restaurant’s most popular dish seems to be Dry noodles. There are a wide variety of Dry noodles dishes on the menu. Among them, Taiwanese mazesoba seems to be the signature dish.

The menu on the back is shown here. This time, I ordered the third tier of the menu, which is the “Mapo Noodle”. By the way, a large serving is free.


Mapo Ramen Special Topping $19.3

This is the special topping version of the mapo noodle. It is topped with three kinds of chashu pork and hot egg, which makes a great impact from the outside. The Mapo has a punch, but is not too spicy, so even those who do not like spicy food can enjoy it.

Aside from the deliciousness of the mapo noodles, what is surprising is the thickness of the chashu pork. The extra-thick chashu pork is so satisfying that you will be quite full even if you do not have a large portion.

I was a little disappointed that the soup was a little lukewarm. I think it would have been better if the soup had been made hotter, since it was made of Mapo. Personally, I would have liked the soup to be thicker and have more of Mapo flavor.

However, it is a nice ramen that is usually tasty and satisfying enough.

Please also see the video version.


The store is located on N Canal Rd. in Boat Quay; if you take the MRT, get off at Raffles Place station and it is about a 5-minute walk.


I had not been able to find a ramen restaurant in Singapore that serves mazesoba noodles, so this was a very valuable discovery for me. I would definitely like to try mazesoba next time. I think it would be fun to go back many times to try different kinds of ramen since there are so many dishes on the menu.

You will be very satisfied with this Mapo noodle dish. If you are interested, please pay a visit.

Ramen Matsuri

Address : 7 N Canal Rd, Singapore 048820

Tel : 65330845

OPEN : 11:30 am–2:30 pm, 5:30–10 pm

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