Kureji

4/F Japan Town, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Mindanao Ave. cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Kureji
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3.5 Stars

15 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 8
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  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 1
  • 17 Reviews
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Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6323711432

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Manila E.
4.0 Stars
3

25 November 2018
Sunday, 4:30PM-5:15PM

Visit # 3 for 2018 and got to say Kureji doesn’t disappoint. I like my ramen served piping hot and it feels great to experience a bowl of ramen without feeling overwhelmed with the soup. As I have mentioned in my review before, it is essential to point out that the soup the restaurant use is made with chicken instead of pork. You get to taste a flavorful dish without feeling guilty because of how rich the soup is.

Ordered:
Chicken Karaage P250
Shoyu Sizzling Ramen P380

I had a pleasant visit, thanks to the attentive and accommodating staff albeit I had to mention to my server (sorry forgot the name!) that the chicken karaage I ate is a bit too dry for me. Crunchy and flavorful, but just dry.

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Rusophotography P.
5.0 Stars
10

Kureji, a Homegrown Japanese Restaurant, specializes in all kinds of authentic Japanese Ramen.

It offers not just your usual ramen, but also an adventurous and one of kind ramen, SIZZLING RAMEN!!!

Bet you haven’t tried that before!

Kureji serves their Ramen in a Sizzling and Bubbling Hot Pot which helps bring out that sumptous ramen aroma of slow-cooked broth. The sizzle adds some kind of texture and taste to the noodles coupled with Kureji’s secret ingredient that will surely burst in your mouth.

Kureji have expanded their menu from various ramen to sizzling rice bowls, four varieties of asian-flavored chicken wings, bento box sets and many more.

I’ve tried their best sellers and I think you’ll definitely need to try these:
Sizzling Tomato Seafood Ramen 127775127775127775127775127775
Sizzling Pulled Chashu Garlic Miso Ramen 127775127775127775127775
Sizzling Gyudon 127775127775127775127775
Kani Mango Salad 127775127775127775127775
Edamame Kimuchi 127775127775127775127775127775
Gyoza 127775127775127775127775

It’s Hip, Fun, Unique and definitely an Adventure.

The hottest new japanese dining concept here in the Philippines, Kureji!

128205Ayala Malls Vertis North, Quezon City.
Rockwell Center, Ortigas and Malakas St. in QC Hipster Foodie District(Opens this October)

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
9

After almost a year of opening its doors, Ayala Vertis North is inching its way to completing the line up of retail and food establishments. At the third floor where Ginza Japan Town concept is, they now have a few restaurants open. One of them is Kureji, specializing in sizzling ramen. It is brought to you by the same team behind Cocina Peruvia.

Quite fitting, Kureji means crazy in English. You can expect an unfamiliar twist of some of their offerings here paired with playful interiors. Besides a really hot bowl of sizzling ramen, they also take pride in sizzling rice in a stone bowl. Our team shared the Pork Chasu Bowl (Php 320), a simple yet tasty order, a must for customers looking for value with Japanese authenticity.

For sizzling ramen, each of us had our own top picks. Personally, the Tomato Seafood (Php 420) impressed me the most. It was unique, tangy and rich. The others loved the spice that the Garlic Miso (Php 380) gave. We also tried an interesting dish of Thai Curry Tsukemen. Here, noodles are dipped instead to its soup (in this case, curry based) rather than the traditional all in one bowl. I found this quite a novelty, both on the variation and choice of flavor.

Our table was served some appetizing starters as well. We had American inspired Potato Salad (Php 180), crunchy chunks of Chicken Karaage (Php 250), savory Soy Garlic Yuzu Chicken Wings (Php 250) and filling bites of Gyoza (Php 200).

Kureji has Ebi Furai too (Php 390), a deep-fried prawn in bread crumbs, just in case you are into seafood. This is also available in a rice bowl for Php 360 with your choice of lemon yuzu or ebi sauce. You can also pair it with their savory bowl of Chahan or Japanese Fried Rice. It got generous bits of everything in it.

To fill us up, even more, we had another sizzling dish, Japanese style dry noodle, Yakisoba. At that point, we only had a forkful each given all the food we had that night. But since we had room for desserts, we indulged in their versions of Japanese Ice Cream. The Orange flavor was my favorite followed by the Black Sesame then their rendition of cheesecake flavor in ice cream.

Are you ready for a ramen adventure like no other? Kureji is ready to answer your crazy cravings!

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BerryFaithy C.
5.0 Stars
9

I finally got my husband dine at Kureji! Right after my first rendezvoos, I told him that I really enjoyed their food and it’s something he will like. True enough when we visited Kureji last week, his feedback was great.

First off, I ordered their super delicious gyoza ( 6 pcs for Php 200). Then my personal favorite, Spicy Tomato Seafood Sizzling Ramen (Php 420). I was recommending him the rice bowl that we had last time. But we decided to try their Beef Gyudon (Php 350) instead.

I still love the taste of their gyoza. Very tasty! Hubby loved the ramen. I just learned that you can ask for a refill on the ramen soup. We had 2 refills, so sulit! For the Gyudon, it’s a good choice. The meal was flavourful and so good! Will definitely be back for more!

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Chieo O.
4.0 Stars
5

I gave it a first try but was not quite impressed...so on my second attempt I’d say that my Kureji moment got better :)

Again I ordered the Garlic Miso Sizzling Ramen, and everything there had a process...first they put over you their paper apron so you wont get ramen spots on your clothes....and then they serve the ramen with this colorful sand timer :) since the rock bowl contains your scorching, bubbly ramen....

So after the timer episode and everything has subsided, that’s the time you go for it! They also pour extra soup for your ramen so it doesn’t get too dry and sticky to eat....

Flavorwise it was great but my thing here is...doesn’t the ramen get overcooked since it is sizzling hot? I noticed the texture of the ramen is different from other ramen joints, it ‘s a bit expanded already and soft, kinda like when you eat instant pancit canton hehehe 128539128522

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Gene G.
3.0 Stars

Last June 24, the parentals and I decided to have a Sunday family day in Vertis North. We were craving for Japanese food and good thing, Vertis North has an area called Japan Town. Different kinds of Japanese restaurants are located in this area.

While we were looking for a restaurant to eat in, the sumo wrestler outside Kureji caught my attention. So, we decided to eat in this resto.

The interiors of the restaurant are simple. The 3 of us decided to try their sizzling ramen served in a stone bowl. I ordered their Sizzling Miso Butter Tempura Ramen (420php) since they say it’s one of their best sellers. My verdict for this dish: Just alright. I was expecting more flavor for this dish. It could have been better if the broth was tasty. Their tempura was just alright as well.

Do I have plans of going back? Not anytime soon. Once they are able to make their broth tastier, then I might give Kureji another try.

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BerryFaithy C.
4.0 Stars
6

Last May 8, I was invited to join |ooloo rendezvoos. Kureji was our 2nd and final restaurant also by Baby Spice Corp. ( First stop: Cocina Peruvia). It was located along Vertis North's Japan Town, 4th floor. Before we entered the place, one of their staff wearing an inflated sumo wrestler custume welcomes us. That's a big impact for me because I felt like I am entering a unique world and I my expectation from this resto is now high. Even Julie L And EJ B tried some of their cute outfits. 10084

Inside, the place has a minimalistic design. Nothing fancy about the interiors but I find it very pleasant. There were murals of Japanese characters on the wall and they also have stalls for Japanese figurines.

One by one, they served the dishes. I was very excited about it because they said Kureji in Japanese means crazy. I was expecting for their food to be as crazy as their name. They were known for their sizzling ramen. They use stone bowls which makes it hot longer than than being in a usual ramen bowls. Also, they uses chicken broth for their ramen that's why it is light compared to the usual ramens that we have.

My verdict: 11088️ = my top dishes of the night

12782711088️Gyoza (Php 200) - 6 pieces really good for sharing. This one's so good, I loved it! They served it by placing one piece of gyoza facing the other side so that you can see the doneness of it.
127827Edamame Kimuchi (Php 220) - my first time to try this dish. I liked it.
127827Soy Garlic Chicken Wings (Php 250) - because it was brine for 8 hours, I found this dish too salty for me.
12782711088️Green Curry Tsukemen (Php420) - l loved the coconut taste of this ramen and it reminded me of laksa soup.
12782711088️Sizzling Tomato Seafood Ramen (Php 420) - this spicy ramen was so good! I really enjoyed the taste and balance of the flavor. The sour and spicy feel of this ramen is similar to tom yum soup.
127827Sizzling Pulled Pork Chashu Garlic Miso Ramen (Php 380) - it's good but I prefer the first two flavors.
127827Sizzling Pork Chashu Rice (Php320) - pork was tender. Loved how the combination worked in this dish.
127827Sesame, 11088️Orange and Cheesecake Ice Cream (Php 120) - 3 scoops of ice cream in a bowl. I loved the orange ice cream and I think I finished one serving of this. 128586

Overall, I was impressed how Kureji offers their food. I only thought I will be eating Japanese food during this visit, but it turned out it was infused by other asian cuisines as well. I loved their craziness when it comes to their dishes. I hope they will introduce more unique meals in the future. My expectation was met and exceeded after I tasted all the foods they served. Will definitely be back with my hubby. Thank you for having us Kureji and Roegan T and Peanut D for the invite! 10084

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Judie Ann Princess M.
4.0 Stars
8

Another restaurant the BabySpice Food Corp. Is Kureji which means crazy in Japanese. This reataurant offers a Japanese-Asian Cuisines. Among the dishes they served us, these were the ones that stand out for me 9786

GYOZA - this is one of the best gyoza I've tried. I liked that they achieved the crispiness of the other side of the dumpling and leaving the other side moist and soft 🤩 the meat inside was really flavorful. It is a must! 🤤

EDAMAME KIMUCHI - this is really interesting. And it keeps me on munching them.

SOY GARLIC CHICKEN - I love chicken wings, and this one is really good, crispy and really delicious. 128523

As for the ramen that the team served us.. What really stood out for me was the

SIZZLING TOMATO SEAFOOD RAMEN - I was really happy that there is an existing seafood ramen na! 128518 it has salmon, squid, shrimp, kani and leeks. 9888️ just a reminder, this ramen is really spicy. Well the name might mislead you but yes it is. I just hope they could have a level of spiciness for this bowl. For me this is really good as I am a fan of spicy foods 128522

SIZZLING PORK CHASHU RICE - I would recommed this for those who loves rice and loves "tutong" also 128513 when the server mixed this dish for us, the smoke coming from it lingers on my nose and concluded that this will gonna be a good one. I was not wrong. This is really good! 128523128525

As for the desserts they served us three flavored ice creams. Namely:

Sesame, Orange and Cheesecake Icecream

The last one was my fave! 🤤 I mean, man.. This is really good! It was creamy and not too sweet which was a plus for me. Super sarap!

The interior of the place was inviting considering that there are a lot of japanese figures inside. I remembered that Godzilla was also there. The mini version lang. Hehe!

Overall, I am looking forward to eat here again soon. I would love to order their Gyoza again! 128525

Thank you again Roegan T and Peanut D for the invite. Also to Kureji Team (Ms. Bernice and Miah) for having and extending your time with us.

Nice to see everyone back then 9786️🤗

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Unshakablefoodie L.
4.0 Stars
10

Our second stop during last week's Looloo rendezvous.
This is also owned by Babyspice Food Corp.
They are known as the first ever serving Sizzling Ramen in the country and apparently in the world. 128541

Before we were served with the Food, we were entertained by the Japanese Costumes which two of our co reviewers happily worn them for pictorial and simply just to have fun. EJ B Julie L 128539 You guys are cool!128076

The Restaurant's Team prepared an Appetizers for us mainly Gyoza, Edamame Kimchi and Soy Garlic Chix Wings. I'd say I enjoyed all of the three appetizers they served us. Edamame is very interesting. Ive had it before pero hilaw. 128513 lol!
Gyoza is perfectly cooked and the Chicken wings silently made me very happy that night. 128514

Sizzling Tomato Seafood is one of the many sizzling Ramens they offer. Red Tomato colored soup with thick Noodles and different seafoods. Basically all their Ramens are Chicken broth base. It's light than Pork based Ramens but tastes just as good. 128525

Green Curry Tsukemen uses Coconut and green Curry powder for flavor. Perfect for Curry Food lovers.
Sorry Im not...9996 It's just me. 128539

Sizzling Pork Chasu Rice as everything else was served in a Stone Bowl and is the night's most complimented dish. Filling Rice Bowl with Sunny side egg on top. We are told to mix everything at once, ala Bibimbop and viola! 128523128523128523
The Pork Belly is very tender and flavorful, it turns out really good.

Sizzling Pull Pork Chasu Garlic Miso Ramen is the star Ramen of the night. Served hot and sizzling. I'd say this is included in my top three among the rest that we've tried that night.

Sesame, Orange, Cheesecake Ice Cream. The famous Cheesecake wins! 128525

Thank you from the bottom of my heart...Peanut D Roegan T for including me in this amazing night!

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Manila E.
4.0 Stars
8

08 May 2018
Tuesday, 8:30PM

Kureji: House of Sizzling Ramen is a one of a kind, don’t-dare-miss-out-on-the-good-stuff japanese food joint in Quezon City. I find it refreshing whenever new concepts are introduced in the market. For one, soup stock is generally made from chicken instead of pork. And another, stone bowls are used as a serving dish which keeps your food smoking hot even up to 10 minutes.

Served With:
Edamame Kimuchi P220
Gyoza (6 pieces) P200
Soy Garlic Chicken Wings P250
Sizzling Tomato Seafood Ramen - Salmon, squid, shrimp, leeks, kani, P420
Sizzling Pulled Pork Chashu Garlic Miso Ramen P380
Green Curry Tsukemen P420
Sizzling Pork Chashu Rice P320
Sesame Ice Cream P120
Orange Ice Cream P120
Cheesecake Ice Cream P120

Price: Reasonable and good for sharing.

Place: Average, you would think it’s a typical ramen place, but nope. Food deserves more credit. Not to mention interior is quirky and appealing for kids and anime lovers.

Food: My favorites: 1) Gyoza: 2) Green Curry Tsukemen 3) Sesame Ice Cream. Will be happy to go back and let my Mom try them out. Wondering if management will consider modifying their menu but overall happy with the choices.

Service: Friendly, but it would be better if staff are more knowledgeable of the food choices or or basic things about the best sellers.

Overall, it was OK. It was fun and experiencing a new kind of ramen is great. Worth the visit, just not sure when.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
7

Kureji is a local concept by Baby Spice Group, a sub-company of Mother Spice. They are ones who brought you Genki Sushi in Manila. Kureji means “crazy” in Japanese a fitting name for fun Looloo peeps. 128556 The restaurant’s interior was simple and had a minimalistic touch but had some notable Japanese characters toys on the shelves and posters on the walls.

They serve Japanese-Asian Fusion cuisines. That focuses on Japanese dishes with a twist of other Asian flavors.

APPETIZERS
Gyoza (Php 200) We liked their gyoza well balanced of soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Soy Garlic Chicken Wings (Php 250) it was ok, nothing unique 128517
Edamame Kimuchi (Php 220) Edamame on its own can be bland but adding spiciness to this appetizer just the right amount of kick.

For their ramen they used paitan or chicken-based broth which is lighter compared to pork-broth which is thicker and has a bolder flavor. It isn't as sinful as pork-based broth.

Sizzling Tomato Seafood Ramen (Php 420) looking at the bowl I thought it would be extremely spicy, the first few slurps were ok but later on I felt a sting in my throat. I'm sure those who can't get enough of spicy food will enjoy this.

Green Curry Tsukemen (Php 420) coconut milk in paitan broth it is reminiscent of Thai cuisine with that spicy kick. I found this unique and refreshing for a ramen soup.

Sizzling Pork Chashu Rice (Php 320) - my ultimate favorite that evening for Php 350 you’ll get a huge as sizzling bowl of Chashui pork slices and rice with their own sweet blend sauce.

ICE CREAM were Php 120 per order. Among the three flavors of ice cream we've tried I ranked them in the order of my most favorite to least.
Sesame Ice Cream
Cheesecake Ice Cream
Orange Ice Cream

Thank you again Peanut D and Roegan T for the invite. Thank you Kureji team for having us and extending your time for us.

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Jaja R.
5.0 Stars
10

Second stop of the rendezvoos is at Kureji - they pride themselves as the first sizzling ramen in Manila. Both Cocina Peruvia and Kureji is from the Babyspice Food Corp.

We were easily distracted when we got to the restaurant because of the adorable Sumo inflatable staff that was happily waiting for us. 128514

🥢 APPETIZER

-Edamame Kimuchi : I'm not a kimchi fan but it gave a nice twist in the taste of the regular boiled edamame.
Php 220 - 127775127775127775127775/5

-Gyoza : Pleasantly surprised for this to be good!
Php 200 - 127775127775127775127775127775/5

-Soy Garlic Chicken Wings : nothing very special about it
Php 250 - 127775127775127775/5

127858 SIZZLING RAMEN

-Sizzling Tomato Seafood Ramen : this is on the spicy side but tolerable. Maybe because I only tried a small portion. I will most likely won't be able to finish the whole bowl. But this is good!
Php 420 - 127775127775127775127775127775/5

🥣 CLASSIC RAMEN

-Green Curry Tsukemen : reminds me of Thailand and that is good!
Php 420 - 127775127775127775/5

🥘 SIZZLING RICE

-Sizzling Pork Chashu Rice : THIS IS THE BEST DISH FOR THE NIGHT. Will come back to enjoy a full bowl to myself!
Php 320 - 127775127775127775127775127775/5

127846DESSERT

-Sesame Ice Cream - i liked the "toasted" taste of it
-Orange Ice Cream - reminds me of Twin Popsies Orange
-Cheesecake Ice Cream - so yummyyy!!
Php 120 - 127775127775127775127775127775/5

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
9

After digging the balls from Hokkaido Takoyaki and with Php583.00 remaining budget for Japan Town Php1,000.00 Food Crawl.

I find myself in a Sizzling Ramen house called Kureji. By the way, this will be my third stop.

A sizzling ramen? Yes, there is and I am curious and intrigue about the new concept of Kureji.

I got a bowl of Pulled Pork Garlic Miso for Php380.00, served with Aji Tamago.

It was served in a hot bowl and it’s boiling. And the soup is refillable ‘coz it tends to be dry.

The flavor of Pulled Pork Garlic Miso was rich and complement with the ramen noodles and other ingredients. It was good, especially serving it hot.

Remaining Budget - Php165.00

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Abe C.
3.0 Stars
4

Kureji offers a very interesting take on Ramen, which is sizzling ramen. How would Ramen be sizzling? And does it work? In a nutshell, yes and no.

Yes, in that if the bowl is hot enough and sturdy enough (it's a stone bowl) and you only put enough broth to have the sizzling effect when it's delivered to your table. It also features an hourglass timer and an extra small pitcher of broth that you pour onto the bowl once the time is up on said hourglass. I think the time it takes is enough to allow the initial broth to cook the noodles well before the rest of the broth is added for that full Ramen effect.

No, in that I failed to see what addition the sizzling effect does add to the taste experience aside from keeping the noodles hot longer. Certainly, there's a novelty to it, as it mixes the typical sizzling plate experience normally reserved for steaks and the Ramen experience. But I failed to see anything significant in its offering or anything value adding to the ramen experience. 127858

The price certainly is not prohibitive, it's just right. Plus it offers traditional flavors like Shio (salt), Shoyu (soy sauce), Garlic Miso (what I ordered or something akin to Tonkotsu; all 3 flavors cost PhP 380, $7.50) and a new one in Tomato Seafood (PhP 420, $8.50).

I ordered the Garlic Miso. Their wheat noodles are thicker than usual ramen places and the presentation is quite done well. They explain that the broth is poured into the bowl once the sand empties to the bottom compartment of the hourglass and that you should enjoy the Ramen while it's hot. I found the Miso broth to be lacking in richness and there was a bit of sourness at the mid to end note that sort of altered the taste experience. 11088110881/2

The Tomato Seafood is actually quite good, but it was my wife who ordered it, and they failed to inform us that this Ramen is spicy by default. Neither the waitress nor the menu mentions this fact so my wife is thrown off by the spiciness. I swapped her for it, that's why I realized this dish is pretty good. And when we tried its not spicy tomato broth as an alternative, it was even more delicious. The mild tomato broth works more universally as it's too acidic. 11088110881108811088

I also tried their Soy Garlic Yuzu wings PhP 250 ($5) and Tempura PhP 390 ($8). The wings were solid and decent, if unspectacular and unremarkable. 110881108811088 While the Tempura was quite small and unimpressive, though the taste was good.

What made the experience worse was the service. Our waitress was not competent. IntWhen I asked to speak to the manager, she didn't relay this message. The manager was only apologetic but I felt he didn't take enough of a command for me to be swayed. Bottomline, their service is not as good as their sister resto's in Cocina Peruvia' or Mango Tree.

Kureji Ratings, at a Glance:
> Food & Beverage: 1277751277751277751/2
> Service (Dine-In): 127775127775 
> Kitchen Service: 127775127775127775127775
> Ambience: 127775127775127775127775 (simple like typical Ramen places but with Japanese figurines and other decor present)
> Value for Money: 1277751277751277751/2  
OVERALL: 127775127775127775
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> Worth a try - Yes (especially for sizzling Ramen)
> Worth a return - So-so (it'll be a while)

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Mark L.
2.0 Stars
2

my daughter wanted to eat ramen so we ended up eating here.

the gyoza (P210.00) we ordered was so-so. she said it tasted like chicken 128517. the skin was a bit thick. if you look at the picture closely, you’ll notice that one of the gyoza wasn’t turned over correctly. or maybe that’s the only one facing right 128518

the tantanmen (P420.00) i ordered had a hint of spiciness. you can’t pick which type of noodles you want because there’s only one kind. i wasn’t even offered how i wanted the noodles cooked.

my daughter ordered the sizzling shio ramen (P370.00) came with “hotpot” bowl. when it arrived, they gave a timer and extra soup. the noodles were also thick. there were 3 pieces of thinly sliced chashu. no picture as i thought i took one but didn’t 128542

there were a lot of servers around with nothing much to do. most of them were at the entrance just chatting with each other.

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Gerald G.
1.0 Stars

I am normally loathe to leave food uneaten... and I've NEVER not finished a bowl of ramen. Whether it be instant or whatever, I've gladly finished every bowl... until today.

The noodles were overcooked, the broth was overly salty, the chashu was flavorless and the tamago was overcooked. I was not served a bowl of ramen... I was served a bowl of disappointment.

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Glenzy C.
4.0 Stars

Love their one-of-kind sizzling Ramen! Unlimited soup for the day..128523

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