No More Lonely Nights With 11 Of The Best Ramen Places In Manila
Ramen season is finally here! A magical bowl of ramen will totally make everything better even if you’ve had the sh*ttiest day to date. We cannot describe why ramen has this profound effect on us. Before you know it, you’ve licked another bowl clean. To banish those dreary spirits, we’ve rounded up the best ramen places in Manila just for you!
Among the string of lively restaurants in BF Homes, this hole-in-the-wall is a must on your list. Don’t let its looks fool you! For a friendly budget of PHP 250, you can already sample best selling ramen like Chashu-men, Tantanmen, and Shoyu. People swear by it that their broth is rich in flavor minus the oiliness. Let’s not forget about the softest chashu it has to offer! Although the restaurant can accommodate a few number of people at a time, the prompt service makes up everything. You can even watch them as they prepare your dish!
For some non-traditional ramen in The Fort, head on to one of the best ramen places in Manila, Wrong Ramen. Fast service and large servings will be compensated for pricey dishes. Diners have praised about the firmness of the noodles bathing in a broth that is rich and tasty. FU Ramen is the kind of ramen you want to eat for breakfast as it’s littered with bacon, cheese egg, and spam. For a flavorful experience, go for their popular bowls like Tantanmen and Sea Men Ramen. Such ramen range from PHP 330-545.
3Taisho Ramen & Teppanyaki House
Another one of the best ramen places in Manila that won’t leave a gaping hole is Taisho Ramen & Teppanyaki House. By ordering their set reasonably priced at PHP 499, sample various meals that are almost good for two. If you don’t like sharing, that’s fun with us! Their take on Tonkotso Ramen, Ninniku Ramen, and (spicy) Karamen Ramen are killers too! The delicate flavors of the ramen can be sampled by sipping such tasty broth. Noodles are mastered and cooked to perfection. If you still have room in your belly, try out their Pork Teppanyaki!
It has been said that this is one of the very first (and best) ramen places in Manila. Shinjuku Ramen is a traditional joint that offers a variety of Japanese dishes. You can always guarantee that their ramen and udon is fresh from the kitchen. For some dipping action, try any of their Beef, Chicken or Pork Tsukemen. This involves mastering the art of dipping thick noodles in rich sauce. Ramen is somewhat in the mid range, starting at PHP 290. First timers might like to try their Beef Ramen, Gekikara Ramen, and Pirikara Pork Ramen. Spicy lovers might be up for the challenge with their take on Karakuchi Ramen. It’s a good thing they serve house tea in case your taste buds go haywire!
When you see a crowded place, it’s often a good thing. In that case, Ramen Nagi is rarely empty. You will love this place especially if you’re very OC about your ramen. That’s because it can be catered to your preference. You can choose how firm you want your noodles to be, its spicy level, etc. Truffle Ramen is a seasonal dish which you have to look out for. One taste of its broth and you’ll know why it’s available for a limited period of time.
First timers can sample their Original King (Butao) that boasts a rich and velvety broth. Spicy addicts can go for the intimidating Red King (Akao). Don’t be fooled by the appearance of Black King (Kuroo). If you’re nuts about garlic and love your ramen creamy, this is not to miss. Make sure you bring a fat wallet because prices are a little steep starting at PHP 390. Good thing they serve tea that’s on the house. Fix your cravings now with Ramen Nagi as people swear that it’s one of the best ramen places in Manila!
6Ukokkei Ramen Ron
For some time, Ukokkei Ramen Ron has been the talk of the town. Rumored to be the Ramen Nazi, sharing is frowned upon and takeout is a big no no. For whatever reason that may be, we still can’t deny that their ramen has been concocted to perfection. Must-try dishes are Shoyu Chashu and Tantanmen that has an explosive spicy flavor.
Be warned that their Tantanmen specialty is only served during dinner time. You can expect a balanced flavor that doesn’t come off too strong nor too mild. Miso Ramen has chewy noodles enveloped by a rich and buttery broth. Basic ramen dishes start at PHP 300. If you have a big appetite, check out their menu that caters to just that, making it one of the best ramen places in Manila.
Ukokkei Ramen Ron
822 Paseo Tesoro, Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City
Other branch in Taguig
Open daily Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
+632 856 4588
7Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
If you’re all about the chashu, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka masters the art. These tender and thinly sliced pork cheeks dissolve right in your mouth, with a hint of fat. The broth is not too be missed because just like its chashu, it’s flavorful as well. Noodles are still chewy even if it has been submerged in the soup for some time. Go for their Shio Ramen, best seller Shoyu Ramen, and Kara Miso Ramen. Ramen start at PHP 380 and come in two sizes. Any bowl of ramen goes great with an iced tea shake! If you’re from the North, you’ll be happy to find out that one of the best ramen places in Manila is opening a branch in UP Town Center very soon!
For the ultimate Tsukemen experience, try out their Cheese Curry Tsukemen and Double Cheese Tsukemen here. Diners have often raved about this out-of-this-world sensory experience. Once the next payday hits, go straight for Mitsuyado Sei-men. Ramen is reasonably priced starting at PHP 260 and are offered in three sizes. You can be assured that all of its ingredients are fresh.
As for its ambiance, its interiors are reminiscent of traditional Japan even if you haven’t been there. As they say, you can experience Japan in a bowl right here. Also, you’ll be happy to find out that they’re opening a branch over at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig City!
Some swear by it that Ippudo is one of the best ramen places in Manila. Their big a** bowls offer a particular mildness to broth and spice. First timers will not be intimidated thanks to the accommodating staff member that will brief the basics. Check out their list of best sellers like Akamaru Special, Akamaro Tamago, Akamaru Shinaji, and meaty Karaka Special. Any steaming bowl of ramen is best paired with their popular Pork Bun or Gyoza! Rates start at PHP 490. We love the fact that we can crush and put as much garlic as we want. We’re excited for their soon-to-open branch located in Robinsons Galleria.
Don’t be surprised if this place has long queues, it’s one of the best ramen places in Manila! Plan your meal ahead of time especially if you have no plans on waiting. We love the fact that their no-fuss menu concentrates on 12 ramen bowls. For traditional flavors, try out their Shoyu Ramen, Shio Ramen, and Miso Ramen. Others claim that Tantan-Men is packed with a lot of flavors. Prices start at PHP 310. Whatever bowl you order, you can always expect consistency with its thick and creamy broth. Noodles are on spot and cooked al dente style. Don’t skip out on their mouthwatering Gyoza!
Lines can get ridiculously long so don’t forget to order ahead while waiting. While you’re at it, ask for their secret menu! For a place that services pricey ramen, you can expect quality ingredients every time. Bowls begin at a hefty price of PHP 380. Go for their rich and creamy Tantanmen or their delicate Shoyu Ramen. Ordering extra chashu is a must! Don’t skip out on the Gyoza too!
Corporate Center, Soliman Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
+632 215 1751, +632 478 9625
The rainy season is the perfect excuse to go out and warm ourselves with a bowl of ramen. Order a large bowl na. It will surely delight all the senses after it’s been served in front of us. We love ramen because it doesn’t and never will judge us. Whether it’s mending a broken heart or curing a nasty hangover, you can never go wrong with eleven of the best ramen places in Manila!
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