Ramen love with you.
Few things are more comforting than a hot bowl of ramen on a rainy day (₱20 ramen is one of them). I guess you could say we’re all hopeless ramen-tics!
In this list, we round up some of our favorite ramen joints in the city— a mix of reliable favorites, as well as new classics. No matter the weather, these bowls of ramen always hit the spot!
Ramen Nagi – various branches
Ramen Nagi is one of the most popular ramen joints in the country. Nagi’s “King” bowls come in different flavors (and a variety of unique colors!) like the Black King (squid ink), the Red King (spicy), and the Green King (pesto). Of course, their basic Butao King still takes the prize for most diners. They also serve seasonal and limited edition flavors like truffle ramen!
₱20 Butao King Ramen on February 1!
To celebrate the opening of their 20th store in Eastwood City, Ramen Nagi is giving the first 200 customers a treat in the form of their favorite Butao King Ramen for only ₱20! All you have to do is follow Ramen Nagi’s social media, tag 3 friends, and show up in time. Check the full mechanics here.
Taisho Ramen – SM North Edsa
Serving a variety of Japanese dishes such as their best-sellers, their Ramen bowls, Taisho Ramen is a restaurant that has interiors that mixes the traditional and a fast-food Japanese feel. It’s for those who want a hot bowl of Ramen after walking around the air-conditioned mall. It’s not for those who want to go on a really fancy date. We recommend their Karaage, Karamen/Chamen, and Rocky Roll Maki.
Oyasumi Ramen – San Juan
Oyasumi Ramen prides itself in serving the traditional Iekei Ramen, which traces its roots from the streets of Yokohama, Japan. Local flavors like the La Paz Ramen (La Paz Batchoy) and specialty flavors like the Truffle and the Tomato Ramen are offered.
Insider tip: Got leftover soup? Turn it into cheese risotto for only P60! Just ask your server.
Ippudo – various branches
Ippudo is one of the most popular Japanese ramen franchises in Manila, it serves authentic Hakata-style ramen. Their best selling Shiromaru Atoaji is the perfect example of simplistic goodness in a bowl. Watch out for seasonal specials!
Gokinjo — Marikina
Gokinjo is Marikina’s neighborhood hotspot for all things Japanese. You’ll find favorites like ramen, tempura, sashimi, and curry at this casual restaurant. If you’re really hungry, get ready to say ‘itadakimasu’ because they offer UNLIMITED RAMEN (P399), shabu-shabu, yakiniku, and Korean barbeque.
Fun fact: 'Gokinjo' is Japanese for the word, 'neighborhood'.
Ukkokei Ramen Ron – Makati
This branch of Ukkokei is usually missed due to its very subtle and humble signage. But to ramen lovers out there— particularly those who love spicy noodles— it’s an open secret that this joint serves the best Tantanmen!
Reservations are not accepted
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Tesoro Bldg., 822 A. Arnaiz Ave., San Lorenzo, Makati
+63 2 856-4588
Hanamaruken Ramen – various branches
Hanamaruken Ramen, a decades-old mom-n-pop ramen chain, hails from streets of Osaka, Japan. Famous for its “Happiness Ramen”, Hanamaruken serves a signature soft bone ramen unmatched in tenderness and flavor.
Butamaru – Alabang
This ramen house from the South serves the noodles with fresh vegetables and tossed in black sesame dressing. You can also their other salad ramen flavor, the Kani Salad Ramen (cold ramen, shredded kani, mentaiko dressing).
Tongara Ramen – Marikina
Hailing from Shinjuku, Japan, Tongara Ramen specializes in serving ramen with broth that is a combination of tonkatsu (pork) and torigara (chicken).
Mitsuyado Seimen – multiple branches
Mitsuyado Sei-Men is an international franchise by the UCC Group and is widely known as ‘The House of Tsukemen‘ (or ‘dipping noodles’). Its interiors are reminiscent of old town Japan. It’s for people who love thick noodles and cheese.
Mendokoro Ramenba – BGC
Mendokoro Ramenba is an authentic ramen house that has an open kitchen sitting in the middle of the bar. Menu favorites are the Shoyu, Miso and Gyoza.
Also read: 22 Japanese Joints in Metro Manila for Sulit Ramen as Low as ₱160!
No reservations accepted
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G/F Icon Plaza, 25th St cor 6th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Tsuta Ramen – Bonifacio High Street
No reservations are accepted
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UG/F C3 Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave cor 30th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
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