go-en

Jardin de Zenaida, Unit B1, #34 Sgt. Esguerra Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City, Metro Manila

go-en
4.2
4.0 Stars

31 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 14
  • 4 stars 11
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 0
  • 35 Reviews
  • 24 Recommend
  • 31 Reviewers
Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Reopens Sat: 12:00p - 12:00a
Phone
+6324414636

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Tin S.
5.0 Stars

So good to cap the night with awesome food. Went to go-en for our normal kara-age and ramen fix. 128149
The boyfriend had his all-time-fave Karamiso and I had my Katsudon, with Kara-age on the side of course. Kara-age is pretty much our comfort food.

Awesome food, cozy place, challenging kendama and warm staff. Go-en is always a good place to come back to when real life gets too overwhelming and stressful. 127775127775127775127775127775

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Mory G.
5.0 Stars

Still crazy for goen Ramen Shoppe after all these years.128076128522Delicious food and excellent staff.128077 Try their new affordable Kakeage Don, Sakana don and my new favorite Tomato Ramen.128516

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Krista N.
2.0 Stars

Food was so-so. Kinda disappointed the egg was hardboiled and not the usual tamago, which i really love 🙁 Service was really bad though. I don't know if the servers were the children of the owners or what but omg 1 hr for ramen 128528 did i mention they forgot my mom's order 128530 128530128530 don't think i'll be coming back here again.

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Cj A.
4.0 Stars

Giving this ramen resto a review is long overdue. I'm a ramen addict and when I need a quick fix for a hot bowl which is basically almost every week, and I'm too lazy to go to a mall, this is where I go to because it's very near my place.

The place itself is a small old school japanese-themed ramen joint which reminds me a lot of Ukkokei. It's smaller, and they don't have a ramen nazi. As a matter of fact, everyone here is very nice and and courteous. Plus they have a cat. They adopted a cat named Sylvester and you would see him once in a while by the door, amusing incoming customers.

And just too add a more quirky touch to the resto, you'll see a table dedicated to some of the popular Japanese culture. You'll see shelves full of manga, a monitor showing an anime, and of course, the Kendama. It's a Japanese toy where you will need to shoot the ball that's attached by a string to one of the cups of the wooden toy. I tried it a few times and I lost hope already. Plus I dine here alone so whenever I try to play the game and fail miserably and laugh at myself, I realize that I looked stupid, so wag na lang, hehe. The servers are kind enough though to assist, and they all know how to play with it.

Now on with the food. I'm always here and I already have my favorites. Take note that they don't serve tonkotsu ramen, so do not expect the creamy, rich broth that the well-known ramen players have. They alao don't make their own noodles. It's actually very Ukkokei-ish. Except the owners are pinoy and american (whut?). You have to specifically ask them to give you hard or al dente noodles coz they won't ask you. You also can ask them on how you wants your egg done.

Anyways, hereare my favorites:

Karamiso Ramen - When I crave for a traditional ramen, this is what I order. The broth is kinda thick because of the miso, and there's a hint of spiciness that I love. It has a generous amount of tender pork too. I believe this is one of their best-sellers.

Cheese Ramen - it has corn, it has butter, it has cheese, it has egg, it has minced pork, what more can you ask for! Sip the broth first, then add cheese and the minced pork to your noodles and slurp! Perfect! I'm salivating right now! And to be honest, and I know I've been comparing this place to that other ramen shop and I'm sorry, but I like Go-en's version more.

Tantanmen - I love their tantanmen. Though you really have to ask them to increase the heat level up because if you don't, for someone who loves spicy food like me, you might find it not spicy. It has a generous amount of minced pork which I really like, and the broth is not umay.

So there you go. I like Go-en because it sorta feels like home (nax!). Maybe because I'm there often? But also because they listen to what you want in your ramen. And the place isn't pretentious. Maybe one thing that I think they can work on is that their ramen gets cold fast. I don't think it's their AC, but I think it would help if they soak their bowls on hot water to help extend the hotness (?) of the ramen. They also have other Japanese dishes on their menu if you don't like ramen, so why don't you give it a go?

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Mory G.
5.0 Stars

Sarap balik-balikan128077
Friday foodtrip#Karage Ramen#go-en Ramen shoppe128076

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Rey C.
2.0 Stars

Instant ramen in a bowl.

Ordered the Shoyu Ramen and their go-en maki.

Broth was salty.
Noodles looks/feels/tastes like it came from a pack of instant noodles.
Chashu = Bite size, half meat / half fat.

Go-en Maki. The rice was a bit hard, feels like old rice, the filling felt dry, and it was so small!

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Nikkolai R.
5.0 Stars

Cheese ramen here's one of the best. First time to not get 'umay' with a ramen. Okonomiyaki was good too. Especially if you put additional seaweed powder on it. Too bad the place is kinda secluded. Would've gone here more if it wasn't so out of the way

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France T.
4.0 Stars

Found another ramen place where one can chill out and play a popular Japanese game 127836

I ordered Tantanmen ramen and chicken. The ramen was good, although I would appreciate it more if it has less meat and a bit more of soup. I just think that my bowl is crowded with too much this and that. The chicken si so-so. The good thing I like about their chicken is that they're good for lazy people coz it's boneless hahaha! 128523

Stayed here for 3 hours while chatting with a friend. Very relaxing place and the waitstaff is one step ahead of giving us what we need before we even ask. Great job! 128516

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Mory G.
5.0 Stars

Best Cheese Ramen ever!

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Mariel L.
2.0 Stars

Ramen was really good! But the service was too slow. I think we waited for more than 30 minutes only to be served with raw chicken karaage!!! I almost swallowed a bite! Eeewww! They served us free ice cream to apologize but i still won't go back to eat there...

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Grace d.
4.0 Stars

Ah, finally! A decent bowl of tantanmen in the north. Take that, Ryu!

Would've rated this 5 stars if not for the sacrilegious HARDBOILED white egg that's obviously been sitting for hours.
But the perfectly nutty, milky, spicy broth made up for it! Speaking of, I could use more broth. My bowl contained 1/3 broth, 2/3 solid ingredients. I would rather have them in equal portions.

Definitely not an Ukkokei of the north - at least not yet, but the next time an intense tantanmen craving kicks in, I know where I'm getting my fix.

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Kristine M.
5.0 Stars

Go-en is the Ukkokei of the North! After our disappointment with Ryu Ramen's Tantanmen, I thought there's no hope in finding a decent ramen place in Northern Metro Manila. I heard that Hanamaruken is good but I abhor Trinoma and avoid it as much as possible.

Good thing we discovered Go-en! I read its reviews here in looloo and I've been wanting to try it especially when I saw Gaku N's stamp of approval!

Compared to Ukkokei's and Kichitora's Tantanmen, Go-en's not that rich, but in a good way. I just wish that it would have more of the nutty taste or they have a sesame grinder on the side. Service is impeccable, the waitress was very attentive to our needs. Oh and the compound where Go-en is have ample parking and the guards are very helpful when you park. The ramp going to the compound is a but steep so if your car has been lowered, you might have trouble going down.

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Emily S.
5.0 Stars

Hidden gem in the Sct. area. Ordered the cheese ramen and it was more cheese than I can handle! The lunch specials are a great value for money deal. Went here 2 weekends in a row. :)

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Antonio Lorenzo Q.
5.0 Stars

Finding good Tantanmen is already a difficult task for foodies... Finding authentic Japanese ramen is another. No other place best fits these two "criteria" for such a ramen place than go-en. Reasonably priced, the place also gives a "feel-at-home" vibe as well as a modern Japanese ambience especially with its collection of Japanese souvenirs on display and for sale.

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Jessica D.
5.0 Stars

Superb tantanmen! :)
The ambience and the staff are very attentive and friendly. Definitely worth the money.

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Pauline D.
4.0 Stars

The first time I tried this place, I didn't enjoyed it much. Turns out I ordered a wrong one. So I gave it a second chance and ordered their Tantanmen and I must say that their version of it is quite similar to Ukkokei's and I enjoyed it this time around! I also liked the Matcha Green pudding for dessert. Definitely one of the nicest ramen I had so far.

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Kath C.
3.0 Stars

Great ramen. The miso ramen was rich and packed with ingredients. 128156

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Paolo M.
4.0 Stars

small cozy place. tried the karamiso which was quite delightful. service was great. will definitely go back.

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GGG X.
4.0 Stars

Good Japanese food!!

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Mory G.
5.0 Stars

No wonder go-en belongs to the top 10 Ramen restaurants in the country; they have cheerful and attentive staff, cozy ambience, and most of all, clean surroundings especially in their kitchen. It's like the food, the music and the things inside the resto are perfectly coinciding that you can feel you're sort of teleported to a ramen place somewhere in Japan128516. The food is so tasty specially the ramen127836, you can feel the smoothness springy texture which is an important characteristic of authentic noodles for a classic ramen. According to one of their staff, all of their main ingredients are imported from Japan including the noodles itself that's why i think they almost perfectly got the authentic taste of ramen. I've been in some top ramen restos in Japan and go-en is the closest so far for me in terms of food quality, cleanliness and service128077.

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