Craving for ramen? After several months of strict lockdowns and a diet consisting mainly of canned goods, we can’t blame you. All of us are craving for a normal life and all the food we used to enjoy before “freedom” was taken away from us. So in today’s post, we’ll help you find the best places to eat ramen in Makati so you can finally satisfy your cravings.
Makati City is home to busy professionals and high-rise buildings. But you probably don’t know that it also houses various Japanese ramen restaurants. In fact, they are almost everywhere within this crowded and highly urbanized place in the metro. Here are some of the best ones you must try today!
The best Japanese ramen restaurants to eat authentic ramen in Makati City:
Ramen Kuroda combines the authentic taste of ramen and the budget-friendly prices of the meals. They have three branches in Makati – specifically in Glorietta 5, Paseo Center, and RCBC Plaza. They are open from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm.
All the branches have wide dining areas. The ambiance provides customers great comfort as they wait for their food. As for the waiting time? It’s 5-10 minutes even during peak hours.
Mendokoro Ramenba is another popular great place to eat ramen in Makati. It easily became popular among ramen-hungry goers since its establishment. This restaurant can accommodate up to 20 customers at a time, but due to the pandemic, expect that it’ll be lesser.
But to make up for their limited capacity, they are now offering The Take-Home Ramen Kit. The kit includes the restaurant’s signature broth in a frozen pack, handcrafted ramen noodles, chashu (roasted pork belly), and condiments. They even shared a video tutorial on Facebook, showing how to perfectly put the ingredients together.
But if you really want to enjoy authentic ramen in the restaurant, you can find Mendokoro Ramenba at V Corporate Centre, Soliman Street / Salcedo Village Makati City. They operate from 11:00 am to 12 midnight.
Ippudo is popular for giving the best tasting ramen along with the greatest comfort during dine-ins worldwide! It is ideal for any occasion, even for solo dining, because of its mouth-watering menu and cozy ambiance.
Ippudo in Makati is located at Level 2, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Greenbelt. It is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
If you have a huge appetite and in need of huge ramen servings, Ryu Ramen is the place to go! Not only do they offer big servings, but they also provide comfortable seats for customers, as well as free WiFi. Another nice-to-know trivia about Ryu Ramen is that it’s owned by PH celebrity, Mr. Ogie Alcasid.
Ryu Ramen is located at SM Jazz Mall, Nicanor Garcia Corner Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka used to be one of the most popular Japanese ramen restaurants in the metro when it was first officially introduced in the Philippines. And it still is a popular place to go for ramen lovers in the city. Hokkaido is perfect for large groups or family dine-ins as they offer private dining rooms. They also have wide and comfortable sofa sets that you’ll love to sit on as you wait for your food.
Hokkaido is located on Ground Floor, Glorietta 4, Hotel Drive, Makati City, the restaurant opens at 11:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm.
What’s your go-to ramen restaurant?
If you’re an avid ramen lover living in the metro, chances are you’ve already tried some of the best places to eat ramen. If not, then you should go ahead and try one from our list. We promise you won’t regret it. But if you’re craving other food to eat, check out our list of 24-hour fast-food restaurants in Metro Manila.