Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

G/F Glorietta 4, East Drive, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
4.1
4.0 Stars

284 Reviewers

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Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6327281381

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner

Most Recent Reviews

Anna d.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Foodie F.
3.0 Stars

Mixed Furai (salmon, prawn, tonkatsu) by Hokkaido Ramen Santouka: MEH

This looks better than it tastes. Sorry.

The pride of many restaurants are usually bound to some form of lineage or history from which a recipe or cooking tradition can be traced from. As with many Japanese franchises, Ramen Santouka establishes its legitimacy by telling the story of its founder, Hitoshi Hatanaka, and how his desire to serve "delicious ramen" to his family lead to what is now a brand that has 56 branches in 9 countries (22 in Japan, 34 abroad). It is a heartwarming story, really, and as what any self-respecting foodie should do, reading about a restaurant's roots goes a long way in the appreciation of the food they serve, regardless if the review goes in their favor or not.

That being said, I am hardpressed to recommend their mixed furai. Just to be clear, tempura and furai are two different things. You can look it up in the Internet if you want. So in case you think I've mistaken their tempura to have too much breading or the batter is thicker that how it should be, I know what I'm eating (well, in most cases, at least. hehe). Only the salmon was acceptable. The shrimp and the tonkatsu were too dry, the latter almost inedible. The breading wasn't that much of an issue but I would have preferred that it had been seasoned better. The dip would have made up for it if only it wasn't too bland.

The only good thing about this plate was it came as part of a ramen and rice bowl set. In that context, the shortcomings of this side dish becomes easier to endure. More of that in the next post.

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Reann G.
5.0 Stars
4

I have not eaten at any Ramen place for the longest time until my friends dragged me to Santouka last weekend. We all did not get the chance to have a decent meal so the only time we can make up for it is during dinner.

At first I was hesitant to agree to their restaurant of choice but later on realized it's not oftentimes that I eat ramen so okay.

I wanted to order the usual ramen bowl because that's what we came for at this restaurant but I guess everyone was just too hungry and badly needed a decent meal so everyone get their own bento box meals.

The bento mix comes with a small bowl of ramen, pickled cabbage, salad, fruits, rice and a viand (tonkatsu, tempura, salmon, etc).

The bento boxes are priced from P450-P550! If you ask me, this offer is such a steal in A LOT OF GOOD PIGGY WAYS. You get everything that you'd probably wanna try in one set and it's really pretty awesome! Their ramen was also quite good, I just didnt like the noodles but still wouldn't rant about it. The tonkatsu, salmon and salad were also good, babalik balikan sa sarap ang feeling!!!

I basically loved this place because 1) sulit at tipid, 2) they have generous servings, 3) masarap! 127881127881127881

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Wennifer C.
2.0 Stars

What happened to Santouka? I used to love their ramen. But today, it was disappointing.

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Will C.
4.0 Stars
2

The ramen hype may have settle down a bit cause we all know what shoyu or miso ramen taste like and i guess alot of us would be familiar with tantanmien or tokontsu ramen, we probably know know wheres the best ramen stop that serves bestselllers for each variant.  And if your looking for shio ramen, the answer was probably santouka hokkaido, *burp* can still tasted the flavorful shio soup till now.

Well i never been to hokkaido and probably would take some time before i could, but this ramen shop would probably be the least thing on my mind other than its white flaky snow slopes.

I often visits here for my shio ramen fix, though this was not my favorite branch, their branch at trinoma was the best with bigger space, brighter lights and powerful aircon, which this branch lacks.

Now we settled in with one of their set menu which has fried salmon, small shio ramen, rice, salad, tiny weeny green tea muffin, cha.  Their shio could be changed to kara and ive tried it out before and it was good, that i could easily recommend to anyone.

The salmon was really good and i could say this set is the most value for money set among the set meal that theyve offering.  We order extra half boiled egg at only P30 which one could avail for a set meal.  Regular price is at P50. Expensive egg indeed, but i know one ramen restaurant that charge P70-80 for its egg, crazy right?

Order for another regular size shio and as compare to the small size, this one was enough for me.

For the place, they need to do something about their Air Conditioning, i know its centralized but having a portable one would increase customer value, seriously its been like these ever since.  Lighting should be increased a little bit.  Lastly, do something with the mosqitoes, one almost took a dive at my ramen. 128529 which would be not good.

Four stars for its taste.  Will come back for its ramen.  They cant do anything with the space size but other factors like those mentioned above are all possible areas of improvements.

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Cory J.
4.0 Stars

This place is getting better every time i visit. First time to try their katsu and omg so sarap! Actually, lahat ng kinain namin ay malasa at malinamnam kaya I think this place is going to last long. Can't wait to try their other dishes.

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Sarah B.
4.0 Stars
2

No doubt why its high rated.128076🏻

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Angel U.
4.0 Stars
2

So been wanting to trying this place & now is the time,

Ordered lunch set,
1) kara miso ramen
2) kurobuta gyoza
3) salmon onigiro
With free ice tea

All cost about 4h+

The taste all are good & worth star from me,
Price is worth it too...
Authentic Japanese Flavor 128522

Just one thing bother me is the Fly.. Number of housefly on sight .. But well i more into food taste so yeah.. Go!

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars

I love this place! This is one of my favorite ramen restaurants. I usually go here when I'm craving for ramen and katsu (yup, katsu!) I usually order their set menu, which includes a ramen (I choose shio), salmon and prawn katsu, a small portion of salad (this is good, too! The dressing is similar to Yabu's goma), tea, fruits and a small dessert. Serving for this is huge, in my opinion. The menu says it's good for 2, but I can finish all of it if I force myself to (okay, now you can call me a pig, lol). I also usually order just an ala carte of their shio ramen during lunch, if I don't feel like eating a lot, but even this is hard to finish, and will take me until dinner before I get hungry again. Their staff are nice. The ambiance is okay, not too fancy but appropriate for dining.

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
3

When in HRS, usually I'd order separate ala carte noodle meals with gyoza or karaage.....but this time I tried going for the Ramen Set - Char Siu Fried Rice Edition, was quite amused by the side dishes as well and the touch of tea and mini matcha cupcake ... Who wouldn't be filled up by the back to back combo of Shio Ramen and Char Siu rice toppings! 12852210084️ Oh! And don't forget tamago 12852210084

I also wouldn't miss my usual Frozen Iced Tea to quench my thirst and cleanse the palate...it's a must! 12852210084128077🏻 Happy meal = happy tummy indeed 100841008410084128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻127881127881127881

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Will C.
4.0 Stars

Looking for a ramen place this rainy season at glorietta makati and this place surely tops my list for a good shio ramen.  For me this place has the best shio soup in the metro and together with its japanese red plum, it was a sure winner in terms of taste. I cant say for sure about their noodles since i think their noodles taste abit like an instant with its curly yellowish and not so chewy like noodles.

So we ordered their salmon set with small shio ramen.  Only small serving of ramen is available for set items, but it was enough for a person, salmon was really good and very fresh and it was fried to perfection while it comes with salad, hot tea and matcha muffin like item. Also ordered additional shio ramen on a regular size one so we can shared on the salmon instead. Tipid tips.

The interiors were quite cramped especially on the left hand corner wherein two people per group will be seated. The whole place temperature was really warm.  I would suggest they do something with the ac since when we got inside the mall it was like a relief. But for me this place serves the best shio ramen. 128522

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Jayne Marie W.
5.0 Stars

Rainy season means ramen season. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is one of the best ramen shops. Both noodle and broth are very similar to those in Japan. When I miss ramen, I come here very often.

I ordered Set Meal I, consist of small Ramen, grilled salmon and salmon roe rice bowl set. I like the hot soybean paste in ramen! The noodles, pork, and everything else about the ramen was perfect. The salmon roe rice bowl was also good.

My friend got Set Meal D consist of small ramen, fried salmon and rice bowl set. The fried salmon was also perfect. Fried really well without losing its essence. The side dishes included in our set meals were okay.

I love that the noodle is not too thick and I enjoy every spoonful of that yummy broth. The noodles are perfectly cooked and their ingredients are fresh. This would surely satisfy your craving for ramen.

You can order extra sides with like tamago, gyoza, char siu pork, etc. There are also a wide variety of drinks.

Service is also great, the crews are very accommodating, the ambiance and interiors of the place also give a classy modern Japanese dining feel.

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Myra L.
3.0 Stars

Their sets no longer have the unlimited option for rice and cabbage salad. Too bad! But the ramen is still good!

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Kristin A.
3.0 Stars

I think next time I'll stick to the ramen sets.

I was craving for some bao, and this is the only place I know of near my place that serves it. But now I found Santouka's baos pale in comparison to those from Mio Cantina, which are cheaper to boot.

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Will C.
5.0 Stars

Still my favorite shio ramen place. Never fails.

Tonight i was craving for a ramen so its a tag betweem ramen nagi and here. And since i got to buy something at glorietta this is the better choice. Other ramen house might had better noodles but the soup is the big difference. I always order either shio ramen or the kara version.

Their set menu are really worth the money especially the one ive order which has fried salmon with it.

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Toy G.
5.0 Stars

A pleasant surprise. Food was better than the 1st time J brought me here for Father's day lunch a few years back.
Now , our Valentines dinner w J & L .
We didn't order too much coming from a heavy steak lunch at home . Here goes .
We shared :
Shio Pork Belly Ramen - much tastier than last time , every mouthful a symphony of tastes . The pork tender and with a very nice flavor, hindi nakakaumay. The base soup just right. Enough to share ! . 5*
Salmon Onigiri - we loved this ! And L promised to try to make something similar at home using either smoked salmon or our tinapang isda w sticky rice. 5*
Salmon Salad- enough to share . Very tasty, not too sweet . Very fresh greens , loved the Guso and the salmon bits and small squid rings . 5*
Ebi Pao - from the perfectly cooked crunchy ebi tempura to the delicious mayo , ill order this every time . 5* , a little pricey though for 1 Ebi tempura in a pao bun with mayonnaise .
Pork Steam fried Gyoza- a good gyoza , not a standout but as good as we've eaten in other good japanese restaurants. 4*
Service - fast attentive and smiling despite the nonstop throng of guests. 5*
Now my favorite Ramen place . Beats Ramen Nagi on taste , service and attitude .

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WhoaTIN C.
3.0 Stars

Hmm. There are better ramen places than this joint.

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Dominick D.
5.0 Stars

I am writing this after finishing an absolutely great tasting spicy miso ramen. Presentation is great and has been complimented by its great taste. I have been in search for a great ramen in the Metro and I am glad that I found Santouka. I like the slight creaminess of the soup as well the slight spicy kick of it. The vegetables were crunchy...just like how I'd like it to be cooked. But the gyoza is just okay. I have tasted so many gyoza locally and abroad and this has nothing special. It tastes just the same. Overall, it was a great dining experience. Indeed my new favorite ramen restaurant. Highly recommended! :) :)

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Christina R.
1.0 Stars

Please tell me if I was mistaken in seeing a tiny roach on my Lola's mango shake?! Sorry I had to take a photo as I don't want to be accused of making this up.

The only reason I saw this was because the serving was too big for her and I poured the part of the remaining drink that she couldn't finish into my glass. Who knows how many of these little things she's actually ingested. Where there's one roach, there's bound to be a few more tiny brothers and even bigger cousins. We discovered this at the end of our meal. Kasi nga paalis na kami and it felt so wasteful to leave half of the drink.

Service was so terrible. We were 2 in the group and I had to wait so long for my order of that ramen with the expensive pork checks. I had to follow it up and I gave them an ultimatum of 2 minutes or else cancel my order. Express delivery, it came in saktong 2 mins. The server explained to me that another server gave my order to another table that actually didn't order it. He even told me that pinagsabihan nya ang server and, get this, ang customer "kasi alam naman nya order nya hindi yun, dapat di ba hindi nya tinanggap?" I was aghast at his excuse. I told him, ever so politely, that customers might not remember the specific look of the ramen they ordered and it is their job to give the right order. My pork cheeks were served cold too.

People kept approaching the counter to pay as it was taking so long to even hand out the bill. They're way undermanned here.

This is my second time to try Santouka. The first one was a year ago, where I was actually underwhelmed, but decided to give this a try again. We came here today, December 9. This is the last time I'm coming here.

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Maui S.
3.0 Stars

Another day, another ramen craving 128515 so I was in Glorietta the other day around lunch time and decided to try this place. The ambiance is pretty nice, I love that it looks elegant inside and knowing that you dont have to pay too much 128518 I I had the Kara-Miso Ramen (spicy soybean paste flavor for 365.00), tamago egg and Gyoza. I find the Gyoza expensive, almost the same price at Ramen Nagi Manila. Anyway here' my take on my Kara-Miso ramen...I ordered it because it says its spicy...I almost finished the bottle of chili powder beside me and still its not spicy 128542It was okay, the regular serving for me is just fine. If you want to make it a large order you will add Php60 (I think) sorry cant remember. But to sum it up for me there's nothing special about their flavor. I do love their brewed iced tea, it was pretty refreshing 128077They are delicious dont get me wrong but not sure if I will come back. I mean like what I tasted from Hanamaruken Ramen, the flavor, that bowl...made me come back over and over again having the same flavor of ramen128523 i mean I would really crave for their bowl of happiness. That is what I'm looking for something that will make you smile and just come back for more 128522

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