7 Ramen Places To Satisfy Your Japanese Noodle Cravings

Thinking where you could find the best hot bowl of ramen in the city? With tons of places competing for the best ramen in town, ramen-serving restaurants continue to sprout up in different spots in the metro, and the foodie-filled Metro Manila couldn’t be happier. This scrumptious Japanese noodle soup dish, has become a staple for Pinoys, especially for the many urbanites who are looking for a rich, filling food after a hard day’s work.

With that said, Locale City Guide listed 7 of the must-try ramen restaurants in the city worthy of your hard-earned peso.

1. Ramen Nagi
Several branches in the city

Always a crowd drawer, Ramen Nagi is one of the country’s famous places for authentic ramen. Priced slightly higher than other ramen joints, Ramen Nagi has etched its position as a place for quality ramen since its inception in Manila in 2013.

You can never go wrong with their signature King Butao (don’t forget to order tamago as add-on) or the flavorful Black King.

Photo credits: @ramennagimanila via IG

2. Ramen Kuroda
Several branches in the city

Delicious and affordable bowl of ramen is what people equate to with Ramen Kuroda. A rich and savory bowl of ramen from this restaurant only costs like your favourite venti drink.

Make your tummy happy with an order of their best-sellers Aka Ramen or Kuro Ramen, any of which is sure to satisfy your ramen cravings.

Photo credits: @riagutz via IG

3. Ippudo
Several branches in the city

World-famous Japanese restaurant, Ippudo has always been on the list of top ramen restaurants in the metro. Noted for their tonkotsu ramen, Ippudo boasts of freshly made noodles and broth cooked for more than 10 hours — truly a wonderful Japanese soul food is waiting for you in every bowl.

Try indulging in their Shiromaru Motoaji or Karaka-men and you’re certainly be back again.

Photo credits: @ippudoph via IG

4. Hanamaruken Ramen
Several branches in the city

Offering 8 ramen options, Hanamaruken Ramen is a go-to place for a stimulating and enjoyable ramen moment.

Started in Osaka, Japan, Hanamaruken is known for its different cuts of pork in every bowl they serve. Regular patrons of this restaurant swear by their signature Happiness Ramen – a shoyu tonkotsu broth ramen topped with tender braised pork rib — something that will truly put a smile on your face. Good to also try is their Pot Belly Ramen.

Photo credits: @hanamaruken_ph via IG

5. Mendokoro Ramenba
3 Branches in the city

Serving hot bowl of goodness for five years now, Mendokoro Ramenba is always filled with hungry diners willing to wait in line to experience eating in an authentic Japanese ramen bar.

Get ready to satiate your palate with some of its best sellers like the nutty TanTanMen or its famous ‘Gram-worthy Super Chashu.

Photo credits: @_eatwithcherry_ via IG

6. Happon Ramen House
3 Branches in the City

A budget-friendly ramen spot, Happon Ramen House serves this palatable Japanese soul food for less than P200. A good steal, Happon’s ramen are of good quality and priced modestly to satisfy your cravings without hurting your wallet.

Good to try is their Chicken Paitan and Spicy Miso Ramen.

Photo credits: @leisuguitan via IG

7. Tsuta
BGC High Street Central

For hardcore ramen lovers, Tsuta constantly makes it to their top choice for a ramen place. And why not? Tsuta is the first ever ramen house in the world to receive a Michelin star. It boasts of healthier soup base (boiled stock from chicken, fish and kombu) and uses truffle oils as an added flavor in their broth. By the way, instead of ramen, Tsuta calls these delicious noodle bowls “soba” which literally means “Japanese noodles”.

Priced higher than your usual ramen place, Tsuta is a good pick for tasting world-class ramen. Recommended to order are the Char Siu Ajitama Shoyu Soba and the Char Siu Ajitama Miso Soba.

Photo credits: @tsutaphilippines via IG


Now, that’s seven ramen places that you can try one day at a time!








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