Ippudo

2/F Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, JW Diokno Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila

Ippudo
4.3
4.5 Stars

16 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 21 Reviews
  • 27 Recommend
  • 16 Reviewers
Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6328778299

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Reginald B.
4.0 Stars
2

Craving for ramen? These guys from @ippudoph surely know how to make your bowl of ramen right!

I would’ve opted for the Shiromaru (original tonkotsu broth) but if you prefer a little kick of heat then go for what I ordered which is the Akamaru. My friend had the Karaka which is the spiciest of the three.

My bowl of Akamaru Special (Php 495) comes with the tonkotsu + miso broth, thin ramen noodles cooked very hard for that extra bite, tamago, mushrooms, scallions, chili paste and tender chashu slices! A drizzle of garlic oil makes the broth alive. You can add freshly ground sesame seeds and minced garlic from the condiment tray placed at every table. I tried adding a little bit of each. Each sip is enough to fill your ramen cravings.

Tried the Karaka Tamago (Php 430) as well and tasted a slightly different flavor. It was more earthy and spicy, which I also like. Will definitely order this when I get back.

Oh, their staff are really attentive. I love how they answer our curious questions. The place might be packed with diners during dinner, so get ready. Although we were seated after a couple of minutes. 4 hungry stars for Ippudo!

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Ney O.
4.0 Stars
6

This is our third time in Ippudo (visited Megamall & Rob Place branches prior), but I can’t recall enjoying the food/experience as much as we did this time around.

Shiromaru Special - 3/5
Akamaru Special - 5/5
Karaka-men Special - 4.5/5
Hakata-style Gyoza - 4/5
Torched Salmon Roll - 5/5 - Pure fireworks! Ordered 2 of these! 128556128556128556
Service - 5/5
Ambience - 4/5

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Marc M.
4.0 Stars
2

I was quite excited when I learned that Ippudo's Limited Ramen will be their 2016 Top Seller TanTanMen 128525 First day they rolled it out, I was there! #arawarawramen 128514 Walang makakapigil sakin 128514Torched Chashu - I'm still wondering why they haven't made this a staple in their menu yet. Super love their torched chashu!Noodles are again not the typical thin straight noodles you will find in a bowl of Ippudo's Main Variants. This time it's curly and bit thicker. Just perfect for a spicy soup.Tamago - or in this case if I'm not mistaken is an Onsen Egg. Kinda like a poached egg but very runny, almost raw inside. Gives a creamy texture to the spicy broth. CHEESE! gives additional creaminess and a little bit of saltiness in the mix. With this, Ippudo's Tantanmen came too close to Ukokkei Ramen Ron's Cheesy TanTanMen. 128561 My only complaint.. Cilantro. I never liked cilantro in any kind of soup. It gives off a kind of grassy taste to it. I took out everything before going down on the bowl so as to prevent it from tainting the soup. 9996128513Oh and the spiciness of the bowl becomes spicier as you reach the bottom so better be prepared if you are not into spicy food.I can definitely see how their version became a show stopper during the 2016 Tokyo Ramen Show. 128079

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Roy T.
5.0 Stars
2

I didn't know they serve Unagi Rice in Ippudo now, so i was both shocked and happy when I saw it in their menu. It was super good! I'd love to come back for this!!

Not too cheap though for its size but I think it was worth it!

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Ferrick Crenz D.
5.0 Stars
3

It's ramen weather season! And there's no better way to spend date night than to fill your belly with a big hot bowl of ramen.

Ordered the Karaka Special. All the elements of quality ramen are there. Broth, flavorful with a bit of spice. Pork Chasu, tender (the fat just melts in your mouth uhhhh yessss). Noodles, firm (having it done al dente goes so well with its broth). Plus having encountered no problems with service equals a good rating! (A bit pricey but worth it!)

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Charles G.
3.0 Stars
3

Nothing like a ramen calling during a rainy night. Good thing that one of the better joints have now located themselves in MOA. That aforementioned joint is Ippudo. First time I tried their noodle offering/s was in Megamall. They did not disappoint.

We ordered the usual: Original Kakamen, Karaka Spexial, and Gyoza.

When we got our orders we were, surprisingly, underwhelmed. Just check the photos out - none of it looked appetizing. In fact it looked very... meh.

The Original Kakamen was tasty but my partner noticed that the Chasu is a bit thinner. Broth wasn't as creamy and rich as she remembered either. Nothing special really.

The Karaka Special was also given this paltry meat treatment. I got thin strips of the Chasu and a teaspoon worth of spicy minced meat. This really made me sad. Although the broth lived up to the spice, it wasn't as rich as my palate remembered. This is also the first time I've had a ramen egg cooked through. Made me even sadder.

The Gyoza, I thought, could save the night but also was a let down. The way it was served reminded me of the frozen Korean dumplings that one can get in the grocery for 300/pack. I think I can cook and serve that better

All in all, this branch has some shaping up to do. My previous positive experience in their Megamall branch and our friendly waitress are really the only reasons why I didn't give them a lower rating.

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars
3

So I find myself once again at Ippudo for their Introductory promo of their Latest Innovation:

127836Clam Chowder Ramen127836
Creamy Clam Chowder topped with Clams in Shell, Parmesan Cheese, Fried Potato Cubes, Tamago, Crispy Bacon, and Black Pepper infused noodles! 128561 The aroma itself is very appetizing. There is a hint of truffle mixed with the creaminess of the chowder. Just perfect 128076. At times you will even forget that you are eating Ramen128514

Thank you Ippudo for the experience. -MoA #11-

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Sandy V.
5.0 Stars
5

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars
4

‼️ L I M I T E D R A M E N A L E R T ‼️

Yokohama Iekei

I never thought I'd see a chicken based broth in Ippudo 128525. It's a great addition of contrast with their existing bowls when it comes to taste and consistency. Chicken broth tends to be a bit more sticky and thick than the usual pork tonkotsu mainly because of the collagen from the chicken bones and cartilage.

The torched paper thin chashu perfectly adds a smoked taste to the chicken/pork broth giving it that "inihaw" feels 128513. Come to think of it, I wonder why they don't offer the torched chashu with their standard ramen? 🤔

Also, they used thicker and curlier noodles than the usual for this special bowl. Think pancit canton levels 128513. I think it's just right to compliment the thick soup that comes with it. Extra White Rice is great too if you have leftover soup 128077.

I can only hope they extend this one as long as they did with the Kuro. Or better yet, keep it in their menu. 128525

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Elise C.
5.0 Stars

I mean, who doesn't love Ippudo? I find myself quite lucky because everytime I crave their ramen, there's no line! I don't need to wait.

I am always quickly seated and quickly served, because I already know what I'm going to order : akamaru chashu! 470php!

Their ramen is just so good, I suggest you read my old reviews. at ippudo I don't feel like dining alone is a bad thing to do, because their ramen is soooo good!

One thing I do not like is the service charge, my pocket hurts everytime! 470 plus service charge is more than 500.

But the ramen is totally worth it and the chashu they give is yummy and serving is HUGE

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Keisha R.
3.0 Stars
2

I didn't really like the ramen that much maybe because it was quite salty for me, and i'm not really a fan of pork belly...but! i loved their okonomiyaki: it was delicious!

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April H.
4.0 Stars

I have lost track of how many times Ippudo has been recommended by my friends. I did attempt to try their ramen once, but my hunger led me somewhere else that didn't have that kind of line. I'm unsure why it took me so long to try this joint. 128561 Well, better late than never, right?

Having more branches now, I was able to try their famed ramen at the SM MOA branch. My fiancé and I were ready and excited to try their ramen. I wanted to sample the Karaka-Ramen and ooooh, it did not disappoint! It was a bowl of wonderul colors: the bright red bowl contrasted with the dark red miso paste and black garlic oil floating on top, not wanting to mix with the milky broth below. Green peeked from within the broth, a clue to the secrets below. My initial spoonful was satisfying. The broth was so good-- thick, creamy, and complex... This had spicy minced meat that added a definite kick. My sinuses were cleared and my throat was burning a little bit. It burns so good!128540 Hard noodles and soft pork belly adds to one's satisfaction. I understood immediately why people have been hailing this as the best in the metro.

My fiance enjoyed his bowl of Akamaru Special, finishing the entire bowl with tamago and extra pork belly. Service was quick and efficient.

Alas, another ramen brand has already captured our hearts but we have found a very close second in Ippudo!128077 4.5 stars definitely!

P.S.
Akamaru in the pic...

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Neil R.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
4

Before I'd always try the light and creamy tasting ramen.....this time I came back for a bit of spice 128522128077🏻10084️ Hence, my choice of the Shiromaru Special....because I want my tamago, seaweed and simmered pork belly all in my Shiromaru Motoaji ensemble with its ultra thin noodles 100841008410084

I also crossed over their newest Kuro Ramen... kinda mild tasting broth but the chashu was torched which gave this enjoyable smokey barbeque flavor!!! I loved the thicker ramen used as well 10084128077🏻10084️ oh this oishi desu meal is Limited Edition as well so no second thoughts on getting it 100841008410084

Of course matched it with their newest sensation as well, the tasty Seafood Okonomiyaki....ohmy additional Ipuddo faves!!!100841008410084

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
5

This ramen joint just opened their MOA branch last August, and we were thrilled as it is an added choice for our Friday lunch outs.

The restaurant is where Yabu was previously located (as far as I know 128513) As soon as we arrived, we approached the front desk so we can have our seats. The place was full, but there were seats at the ramen bar area. We were asked if we were fine with sitting there, and we were, so we went on.

This wasn't our first time to try Ippudo, so we were already familiar with their menu. But they actually have additional items on the menu, and one of them is the kuro ramen. I was actually intrigued about this flavor that I wanted to give it a try, but sadly I don't like my ramen spicy.

We all had the shiromaru motoaji, my friends just had the basic P385 and tamago P415 choice, while I had the special P490. The server recommended that we have the extra hard noodles, so that's what we chose.

Honestly I'm not sure why there's quite a big difference on the prices of the ramen since they all looked pretty much the same, with just a little bit of additional toppings.

The ramen was delicious. The broth was not too rich but it was great. The tamago was cooked perfectly. The noodles were to my liking. Everything was satisfactory.

Service was fast. Our orders came in less than 10 minutes. Servers were very friendly and attentive. They were quick on our requests and occasionally came by to ask us about our food.

The place looked different from the other branch I've been to. This had brighter ambiance, and I liked it 128522

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Ray G.
4.0 Stars

This branch is better than the one in Robinson's Place Manila. The ramen was better. They also have a new dish: beef tongue over rice (pictured). The tongue was tasty enough although a bit spicy for me. The real negative about it though is the serving size. Its just too small. "Bitin" as we would say in the Philippines. Meals for a couple can send you back P500 or so. Not bad with the much improved taste. I only hope they can maintain it.

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Chachi L.
4.0 Stars
2

One of the best ramens I've tasted so far. So happy that they have opened a branch near the South. Comparing to their Megamall branch, their place at MoA is well lit and has a more refreshing vibe probably because of the glass windows however I think they have fewer seats.

I got a chance to sit at the Ramen bar. Though I don't get to see how the ramens are made, it somehow gives you a legit vibe that you are in a ramen place. I ordered the Shiromaru Tamago which has ultra thin noodles. I liked my noodles very hard but since these noodles are ultra thin, I think it just became hard or medium. But nevertheless, still good ramen especially because of the soup and their tamago which was soft boiled to perfection.

For those who are first timers, try their pork chop and fried chicken buns as well. They are also very good and tasty 128521

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Elise C.
5.0 Stars
9

If there is a ramen place I'd recommend to people who do not have any idea about how good ramen can get, Ippudo would be it! I, myself, am a person who usually shies away from ramen, because I don't really understand the hype, and I think they're all the same! But then, maybe it's because I havent found the one, lol!

Ippudo might be pricey, but it sure is worth every penney! My mom usually gets disappointed with ramen, but this time, she actually told me she was enjoying hers!! She got the shiromaru tamago (415php), and boy was it seasoned well! It almost tasted like home. Very mild and yummy to taste!

I got the akamaru chashu (470php), okay so I didnt know this had some spiciness to it but I really liked this!! It had the right amount of spice and homey-ness for me, and the serving was huge! Truly is special.

My sister got the beef ishiyaki rice (495php). This one was good for the fact that the beef they used was the one restaurants use for beef stew. Very tasty! We also had salad (240php), it was okay!

Lastly, we had the matcha creme brulee (160php). This was really good!!! And serving was big.

Forgive me if I cant describe ramen properly, I feel like I'm not giving the food real justice. I promise you, I really enjoyed it! And that's new, coming from me! Haha! Ippudo's menu is very compact, only the best make it to their book! So don't worry. Place is very clean, and the music makes you want to eat faster! Staff were friendly too.

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars
4

Was here during breakfast and now I'm back for dinner. 128513 This time with the wifey and the #ramenbaby on tow. 128104128105128103

The staff were attentive enough to offer a high chair without us asking and the manager provided #ramenbaby with plastic utensils and chopsticks for kids. 128077128077128077

10084️Pork Buns! Perfect as always! Don't forget to try this for appetizers. I hope they allow this for takeout. 128513

10084️Karaka Special for me this time! Perfect to nurse away the cold I got. Spicy but quite tolerable still. Crushed some more garlic for more flavor and additional anti-biotic properties. Nasal passages cleared almost instantly. 128514128077

10084️Matcha Creme Brulee! No picture provided as the #ramenbaby did away with it as soon as it was placed on the table. Matakaw eh. 128514 I love how the torched sugar is a bit thicker on this one, enough for everyone to enjoy. I just hope they add more sprigs of mint leaf, I love that surprise burst of freshness.

Supposed to be 4 stars as usual, but with the impeccable service, I'm bumping it to 5. (Disclaimer: We went in past 9pm with no queue)

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Marc M.
4.0 Stars
3

Limited Ramen Special

"HAKATA NIKU SOBA" 128077

The shredded pork had a sweet note that overpowered the otherwise light tonkotsu broth of Ippudo. The bowl is also very simplistic with not too much ingredients in the mix (which I liked 128513). Not too much of a fan of Menma and "tengang daga" 9996128514.

I had it with Rice + Onsen Egg add-on. What I did was finish off the noodles first then dunk the rice and egg and devoured all of it. No Prisoners. No Mercy!!! 128514

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