Ippudo

G/F Uptown Place Mall, 36th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Ippudo
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37 Reviewers

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  • 3 stars 3
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  • 41 Reviews
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Ramen or Noodle

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Mark L.
5.0 Stars
2

biglaan dinner with friends..
karaka ramen 128077128077128077128077128077
pan fried gyoza 128077128077128077128077128077
fried chicken bun 128077128077128077128077128077

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YVette C.
4.0 Stars

We all loved their ramen! Very worth it. A bowl is Good for 2 if you don't wanna get that full haha Ramen priice starts at P400.
Okonomiyaki and Gyoza were also great. 128512128077🏼

However, it was unfortunate that they ran out of egg. But we all felt great when they gave a matcha dessert for our bday celebrant! Thank you!

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Jeremy Paul D.
5.0 Stars
3

If you're the ramen type person, i'm sure you won't regret dining in here! The flavor of the soup, noodles, meat and other ingredients simply jive resulting into a perfect combination. Its a heavy meal so make sure you have a lot a stomach to fill in! We order only but we were actually four in total plus one gyoza set! Perfect for anytime, but we ate it at aroun past 10pm.

Go ahead and try! 128523128523128523

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Neil R.
5.0 Stars

Will definitely come back!

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Jhane Elisse P.
5.0 Stars

Love it! The people and the food are awesome! great job guys!

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Cory J.
5.0 Stars
3

DAMN, THE BESTEST RAMEN EVER!! So worth the hefty price tag because it's made with love. 128525128525128525 i hope though that they make the place cleaner because there were flies flying all around, pero konti lang, but still..

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Zaela J.
3.0 Stars

Flavors are nice & subtle but its just not what my palate is looking for. I like my soup rich and thick with intense flavors - and I didn't get these in my ramen. Second, not a fan of the wavy thin noodles used in Karaka-men. So I think its just really based on preference hence my 110881108811088️ rating. Slurp 127836.

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Charlene J.
5.0 Stars
5

We decided to order almost everything since it was my parents' and I's first time at Ippudo. This will be a long review. Haha.

First, we got the Deep-Fried Gyoza. I love the spicy mayo that is drizzled over the gyozas. I would suggest you keep it all to yourself. Heck, everything I list down below is worth keeping all to yourself. It's okay to be selfish sometimes. Hahahaha. The gyoza is crispy on the outside yet the meat is so tender and juicy on the inside.
Taste: 11088110881108811088

Second item that came to the table was the Pork Buns. After reading the reviews, I knew that the Pork Buns were a definite must. Oh my. I don't even know how to explain how good it was. The pork was sooooo soft and easy to chew (yay because braces). It was soooo easy to love. All of the components of the dish worked so well together. Also, another item not to share hahaha.
Taste: 1108811088110881108811088

Third item that came to the table was the Okonomiyaki. For me, it was pretty okay. Nothing too spectacular unlike the two previous dishes. The ingredients were all soft and worked together as well, but nothing "wow"-ed me as much as the gyoza and bun.
Taste: 110881108811088

Last but most definitely not the least, the ramen. Love love love. I ordered the Karaka-Men Tamago and let me tell you, it was something everyone should order as well. I was kind of skeptical about ordering it at first, because I wasn't sure if I could handle the spiciness but I decided to take that risk. The spiciness was tolerable; my mouth wasn't burning as much as I expected it to be, but I was sweating like crazy since the broth was hot. It was actually very pepper-y, so if you don't like a lot of pepper, this ramen may not be for you. All of the ingredients worked well together, once again. It's just a blast to eat because all of these flavors just hit you all at once and wow. Oh, and add the garlic if you want to! I don't know if there would be a difference in taste, but if so, let me know. 128514 The ramen really just comforts you and let's you know that everything's okay, and that you should just eat all your frustrations out haha.
Taste: 1108811088110881108811088

All in all, I'd definitely go here again. But with my family since it is a bit pricey haha. And yay, I finally reviewed again in months! 128513

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Vicky J.
5.0 Stars

My daughter was craving for ramen and we were all glad she was because her craving brought us to this ramen heaven called Ippudo! The place was spacious and not noisy so it was the best place to spend a Sunday afternoon with family. Loved their 'Shiromaru Motoaji,' their classic ramen with ultra thin noodles in super delicious pork broth with pork loin slices, bean sprouts and onion leaves. It was so good that I slurped my soup to the last drop. We tried their other dishes and shared them just so we can try more dishes. Also commendable are the gyoza, pork bun and okonomiyaki (a pancake-like dish with yam, egg, chunks of chasyu, special okonomiyaki sauce and drizzled with Japanese mayonnaise). It was a lovely dining experience at Ippudo with friendly staff and swift service. As I write this review I am starting to crave for ramen again!

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Ralm S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Marc D.
5.0 Stars
3

Long story short: I loved this place enough to sign up to this place just to review it.

I've been a steady ramen fan for a while now, going on ramen runs back when they started popping up one by one all over the metro. While my priorities have changed since then, watching a particular cooking animé (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) made me crave for it again and set out to look for a joint I haven't tried but was well-reviewed. As Ippudo got the top spot in the recent 2016 Mid-Year list, I asked one of my food buddies to try it with me.

My friend and I ordered a few staples, the Shiromaru Special (which includes both the egg and chashu), a pork bun, and the Nanban Karaage (we're karaage freaks on the side). Got some mango shakes too, for good measure. The pork bun's reputation precedes itself, since it's a highly recommended thing on the menu. We weren't disappointed; the first bite of that perfectly cooked pork alone already got us primed for the rest of the meal. The karaage was a revelation too, perfectly seasoned, with a firm yet fluffy breading while being quite juicy on the inside. The Japanese mayo-based sauce just elevated it further.

The star of the show was of course, the ramen. Ippudo's particular style of ramen goes for a splendidly balanced soup, with a proper ratio of lightness and strength. There's a wealth of toppings that provide a treat of differing textures to the mouth (I rarely see bean sprouts/togue in other ramen joints but it was pleasantly welcome), and the noodles, which you can choose the texture for, melded with the soup nicely. We both chose Medium for the noodle hardness, by the way. The chashu, while cooked differently from the pork bun's slice, was of equal quality and you're spoiled with quite a few slices to be satisfied. The egg was cooked perfectly inside and out, and the whole package became a bowl that made you want to eat it even as you felt the looming oblivion of your tummy's fullness.

All in all, if I had any nitpicks, it's that I was a bit disappointed to notice a slight sluggishness in keeping the place's cleanliness up. There weren't that many customers when we went and yet a number of tables were still not tended to despite having no patrons for a while already, including the one we wanted to occupy. Despite that, the staff were friendly and alert, our orders were executed well, and we were very satisfied with the overall experience. It deserves the top spot in the Mid-Year list, and I'm writing this review to keep it there.

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Jhane Elisse P.
5.0 Stars

I love the fried chicken bun! It is my favorite and also the akamaru ramen. Cant wait to go back!

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Jill T.
4.0 Stars

Guess it was good coz we finished all the food before remembering to take a photo 128514

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Joanne R.
5.0 Stars
3

This was considered as the top ramen for 2016 and as a Ramen addict I had to try it. Didn't failed me and had lived up to my ramen expectation 128516 127836. Though i still feel that it has much fat or collagen in the soup but hey it adds to the flavor so I just have to watch out for my cholesterol to shoot up. Bawi na lang sa exercise next day. I have to give this place a thumbs up!!! I ordered the Akamaru Chashu and was able to finish my plate in an instant. The noodle was thin and firm as i wanted. A merry mix of pork soup, belly and veggie in a bowl indeed. But the pork belly was a tad fatty. My husband ordered the Akamaru Tamago and he liked it. We also liked the Nanban karaage very much. Hakata style Gyoza was ok. Overall, got to go back again and try the other ramen choices. Exciting indeed 128522128079

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Elizabeth S.
4.0 Stars
2

Glad to know there's an Ippudo nearby my place! For those familiar with the Megamall branch, you'd be pleased to know that this branch has the same quality as the former. 128077

Had the pork bun and of course, it's the best ever! Dripping with fat and tasty bits, this puppy will put a smile on your face!

As for the ramen, I finally tried the Shiroaru Motoaji, their signature ramen. Light and tasty, it was the perfect complement to the pork bun.

Will I come back? Definitely! Can't have enough of them pork buns!

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Reann G.
3.0 Stars
3

I've always been a fan of ramen/noodle soup. It's my comfort food on days where I don't feel like having anything complicated.

Ippudo topped the ramen craze in the metro the time it opened its first branch in SM Megamall Fashion Hall. I remembered the long line you have to endure just to be able to taste their most talked about ramen. I never followed the craze and I only tried Ippudo the time the craze died out. No more long lines, more branches opened. Surely, everyone had already tried when I did but I don't think I regret not being one of the "firsts" to try.

This was my 2nd time in Ippudo and unlike the first, this experience was not as good. I did not enjoy my bowl of ramen and I did not enjoy my pork buns. I forgot what this set menu was called but I ordered a set meal that has a bowl of ramen, a pork bun and a glass of iced tea, all for P390. I guess it is a big factor that if you order the set, your noodles will be medium by default. I wanted my noodles to be hard so I'm not sure if that killed the ramen vibe. The pork bun was okay. I just didnt like the fatty feeling of eating it. Haha! And I was really never a fan of pork (in general).

Good thing we ordered the Matcha Creme Brulee (P160)!!! It compensated the sad feeling of not being satisfied with my meal. Their Matcha Creme Brulee just hit me right on the spot. I'm not a huge fan of Matcha but this one's so good to even take a pass on. For people who loves Matcha, this one's surely something you must try when dining here!!!

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars
2

I forced my officemates to have lunch here the other day. So this is my second review for this place! 128077🏻

Upon arriving, we immediately got seated and the server told us they don't do take-outs which is understandable. I really wanted to try and force myself to finish a whole bowl this time. (Used the word 'force' twice already lol.)

Ordered the Karaka-men this time. It was a little too spicy for me but I liked the broth. It was flavorful. We also ordered gyoza which was good as well. Oh I was able to almost kinda finish everything on my bowl. (Ang hina kumain sorry.)

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Sandy V.
5.0 Stars
3

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Oliver L.
4.0 Stars

Curious about Uptown Mall so I dragged my friends here. Not so many open stalls yet but most restaurants are now open. Went to Ippudo as most of them are craving for Ramen cause of the weather.

Karaka-Men Special - Broth is a little spicy as expected. Still retains the garlicky taste of the broth. The meat is tender and flavorful and the seaweed adds a different taste to the Ramen. Serving was too big, wasn't able to finish the bowl. 128517

Would have recommended above until I tasted the Nikusoba Ramen meal that one of my friends ordered. Wasn't able to take a picture though but that dish had the most flavorful broth ever! That I would recommend and would gladly go back here to order that dish for myself.

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Jay T.
4.0 Stars

I like sweet potatoes

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