Where is the Best Ramen house?

Lately ramen become a craze and invaded not just our country but the whole world. It was 2014 when Ramen Houses opened everywhere and offer different kinds of Ramen. But the question here is where is the best ramen?


Haven’t tried every Ramen House yet but let me give you some of my insights of the ramen that I have tasted so far.



When Ippudo opened its branch in SM Megamall, it become an instant hype. For you to eat their ramen, you have to stay in a long pile. But one thing is for sure. It’s worth the wait!



Currently, Ippudo has five branches in Metro Manila.

  • Third Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Ground Floor, Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
  • Ground Floor, Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Second Floor, Main Mall, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
  • Ground Floor, 1880 Building,Eastwood Avenue, Libis, Quezon City

Personal Choice: Akamaru Shinaji (Ippudo’s Original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, pork belly, kikurage and spring onions. A refined, modern-style ramen.) You can also try Akamaru Tamago which is basically Akamaru Shinaji with salted soft-boiled egg.


Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka or also known as Ramen Santouka is a delicious ramen that invaded the country which is originated in Hokkaido. They offers variety of Ramen and Set meals.


Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is located on the following places:

  • G/F Glorietta 4, Hotel Dr Ayala Center, Makati
  • Alabang Town Center, Commerce Ave Alabang, Muntinlupa
  • 2/F Eastwood Mall , Orchard Rd Bagumbayan, Quezon City
  • Greenhills Shopping Center, Promenade, Annapolis St Greenhills, San Juan
  • Trinoma, North Ave cor Mindanao Ave Sto. Cristo, Quezon City
  • SM Mall of Asia, Ocean Dr Manila Bay Reclamation Area, Pasay

Personal Choice: Santouka Set C – This set meal is consist of Ramen, Fried Chicken, Rice Bowl, Salad, Cupcake and Tea. You can add Komi-Tamago (Flavored boiled-egg) for only 50php.


Ukokkei Ramen Ron

Before Ramen become a craze, Ukokkei Ramen Ron is already serving authentic ramen here in Manila. Their Ramen is so flavorful and the noodles are chewy. Ukokkei offers different Authentic Japanese Ramen and Tantanmen (offered during night).


Ukokkei Ramen Ron on the following branch:

  • Upper Mckinley Rd McKinley Hill, Taguig
  • 888 Gateway Plaza, 2126 A Mabini St Malate, Manila
  • Tesoro Bldg., 822 A. Arnaiz Ave. San Lorenzo, Makati
  • LG/F SM Megamall, Bldg A, Julia Vargas Ave Wack Wack, Mandaluyong

Personal Choice: Ukokkei Miso Chashu (Silky-fowl Miso Ramen with Roast Pork)


Ramen Nagi

One of the fast-growing Ramen house in the Philippines, Ramen Nagi offers variety of Ramen that is known as best in Tokyo. Their famous bowl is known as Butao King. Buta means Pork, this Ramen is the traditional tonkotsu ramen with a milky rich pork soup.


Ramen Nagi currently have 8 branches in the Philippines:

  • Fifth Floor, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Level 2, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
  • Ground Floor, Main Building, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
  • Ground Floor, South Wing, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
  • Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City
  • Ground Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Ground Floor, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila

Personal Choice: Butao King (Consist of tonkotsu pork broth, noodles, and pork charsiu) is their best seller. If you want something spicy, I suggest you order their Red King.


Now you have the idea on where and what Ramen you’ll gonna eat. One thing is for sure: Each bowl of Ramen will surely satisfy your tummy. The richness of the soup and the flavorful noodles will delight everyone’s heart. Nevermind the extra pounds that you will gain. Also, don’t be conscious if you make slurping sound while enjoying your Ramen. In Japanese custom, the noisier you eat means you are happy on what you are eating.

Hope this entry will help you on your next food trip. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section or email me at wandersandbites@gmail.com and I will reply as soon as I read it. If you find this post helpful and informative, please like and share with the buttons below. Thank you and enjoy your food trip!:)


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