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Top 8 Ramen House in Metro Manila

First off, I am not a culinary expert and so I am not in authority to blog about the best of the best when it comes to Japanese culinary standards. It is on my top 8 list based only on my personal taste as a pure-blooded Filipino who love Filipino cuisine. I did not even like Japanese Ramen when I first tasted it only until I had my 2nd attempt at RYU RAMEN & CURRY house, that was the only time when I started to like and explore Ramen. “MASARAPA PALA”.  It is about time to visit Japan. I have already overcome my IGNORANCE to Japanese Ramen. 

They top  the list because I keep coming back.  RYU RAMEN CURRY is all my all-time favorite. All Ramen are reasonably priced from P200 to P500


Nicanor Garcia Corner Jupiter Street Ground floor, SM Jazz Mall, Bel-Air, Makati, Luzon 1200 Philippines

Wabi-Sabi Noodle House and Vegetarian Grocery
UG-4 MCS Fernando, Makati Cinema Square, Fernando St, cor Chino Roces Ave, Makati, Metro Manila

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
UG Floor Ayala Mall, Circuit Makati


ORI Japanese House
GGround Floor, Ayala Mall Circuit Makati 


2nd Level Century Mall Bel Air, Makati


Basement, Magamall B Manadaluyong City, Metro Manila


3rd level, Mega B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Ramen Kuroda
3/F Podium 3 Tower 2 RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave, Salcedo Village, Makati



UKOKKEI – Basement, Magamall B Manadaluyong City, Metro Manila

I can’t imagine myself that I do enjoy eating Japanese Ramen now. My 1st taste of Ramen was in 2015, I never liked it, I felt like I wanted to vomit. It was because I was not into seaweed and miso. The prevalent taste of seaweed and miso were just making me sick! I told to myself never I would try it again!

I am in deep trouble with culinary, call it ignorance, I am one. I even have selective tastes on Filipino Foods. There are only 3 dishes I have my mind that I can eat over and over again; “Sinigang na Baboy“, Ginisang Monggo“, ” and, Ginataang Langka“. If not for my friends who enjoy eating various cuisines who are very persistent and supportive in pushing me to explore Japanese cuisines, I will miss half of my life. Truly, nothing is permanent in this world. Indeed. it applies to discriminating tastes as well.

According to history, Japanese Ramen originated in China. It just made its way to Japan in 1859. Beginning in the 1980s, ramen became a Japanese cultural icon and was studied around the world from many perspectives.

Japan ever increasing influence in the Philippines make Japanese ramen houses sprout in every corner of the key cities of the Philippines. Today, almost all malls in the Philippines have ramen house. This can also be attributed to the increasing disposable income of Filipinos, love to eat culture, and fascination to Japanese culture and tradition.