Ramen Nagi

2/F Greenbelt 3, Makati Ave. cor. Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Ramen Nagi
4.1
4.0 Stars

91 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 37
  • 4 stars 40
  • 3 stars 7
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 3
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Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6327505616

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Marc M.
4.0 Stars
3

‼️L I M I T E D K I N G‼️
127836HOKKAIDO MISO KING127836
🗓Availablity: Dec. 1-15, 2017

This colorful bowl of Butao laced with Miso, topped with varied bell peppers, Corn, Bean Sprouts is a treat for the eyes and lips.

Although I found it to be peppery, probably due to the black peppers from the bean sprouts. I think it would be better if you take off some of the bean sprouts before mixing everything in, unless you are into that peppered taste128513. It makes the bowl a bit spicy by default even without the actual red spice.

As of this writing, Black Curry King is still available at this Greenbelt Branch.

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Pigoutsundays O.
4.0 Stars
3

Ramen Nagi had been a favorite of the family since we first queued to get a taste of it at its pilot branch in SM aura way back 2014. And we keep returning, every time the craving hits.

It was only today though that I was curious enough to read and learn about Ramen Nagi's fascinating journey from Japan to the Philippine shores and the creative genius behind it, Chef Ikuta Satoshi. Imagine formulating a new ramen every day for 365 days. Quite intense, this Chef Ikuta.

No wonder the local franchise tries to keep up by concocting new ramen concepts on a monthly basis. Of course each idea for a new ramen has to get the approval of Japan.

Starting 2017 however per Josh Aniversario of Ramen Nagi marketing, Nagi ( literally translated means "calm" per Norlyn of the Greebelt branch) set a loftier goal of 2 new ramen every month. You heard it right. That is 24 new ramen for 2017. Relatively modest compared to Chef Ikuta's achievement of 365 ramen each year but still mind boggling, a testament to Ramen Nagi's quest for continuing innovation and excellence.

For the first half of November and until November 15 only , Ramen Nagi offers its limited Halloween King Ramen aka Pumpkinstein Ramen.

Truth be told upon receiving the invite to try their new ramen, I felt a sense of trepidation mixed with the excitement of trying out something new. I do love roasted pumpkin soups so that calmed that smidgen of anxiety somewhat.

My fears were laid to rest though when the bowl of Halloween King aka Pumpkinstein Ramen was served.

First off, it smelled scrumptious. There were 3 thin slices of what looked like fried pumpkin on top . There were thin slices of crunchy carrots.. It gave the bowl a festive color. There was also a scoop of slivers of cabbage on top. I dipped my chopsticks in the soup and picked up a thick bunch of thin al dente noodles.

The broth was a surprise. I was expecting something akin to a pumpkin soup. Its milky color should have given me a clue but I was too fixated in taking a sip of it, its pale tint escaped notice

It was tonkotsu broth! But with a bit of secret pumpkin essence, per Josh .

That authentically yummy base brought in from Japan on a regular basis is also in Halloween King. Omg, it was so delicious. Per Josh , 99% of ingredients found in each bowl of ramen you enjoy, came from Japan.

That broth alone is gold. It was so rich and delicious.

I ticked off the "Chef's Recommendation" in the "omotenashi" sheet which Chef Ikuta created in its first international branch in Hong Kong

What does "omotenashi" mean in Japan ? Per Cato Academy, the word "omotenashi" is all about offering the best service without the expectation of a reward.

In Ramen Nagi , an omotenashi sheet guarantees that each customer gets the ramen he wants based on his own preference.

When you choose "chef's recommendation ", you leave it to the chef to choose how your noodles will be done, the level of intensity and richness of the broth etc.

Personalized. Customized.

These were the key words that made Ramen Nagi unique and much sought after.

In addition to my choice of "Chef's recommendation" for my Halloween King, I added an order of Aji Tamago or soft boiled eggs marinated for more than a month

Verdict :

Halloween King or Pumpkinstein Ramen ( such a cute name) was surprisingly not too off the mark as far as Ramen Nagi's formulation goes. Actually, I enjoyed slurping the tonkotsu broth which was a favorite. The thin slices of pork belly were there, I enjoyed the sweetness of the thinly sliced and fried pumpkin. Some people may not like the thinly sliced crunchy half cooked carrots but it was ok for me. The cabbage brought a bit of freshness to the whole ensemble cutting through the richness of the pork broth.

Shall I order it again? Most definitely. Do note that Halloween King or Pumpkinstein Ramen will be available from November 1 to 15 only.

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Love B.
5.0 Stars

Ramen Nagi is still my go-to place whenever I crave for ramen because I am such a fan of their tonkotsu base. I've tried few of the best ramen places in the PH like Ippudo, Ramen Yushoken and Wrong Ramen but still, Nagi is no.1 for me especially now that I got to taste the Green King after several visits and was only settling for Butao (boo! boring!) although I also tried both Black and Red King before. But you can really never put a ramen place on top because it will all boil down to what type of ramen you want, every ramen place has their own specialty. I'm just such a huge fan of tonkotsu, chunk of pork belly and their thinly noodles all together in one bowl. real happiness right there.

And since I was able the try the other three, I just ordered the Green King for fun and shit, what have I done with my life before! This was the best king for me pala! aaarggghh I love it so much that while I'm typing this, I want to get one. 12855710084

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Jae A.
4.0 Stars
2

Loved the black king & butao ramen. 128536 go taste it for yourself!

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Ian G.
2.0 Stars
3

The real title of this review should be "was okay but not really". Ordered the limited edition Crab King Butao and to say that I was disappointed is a bit of an understatement.

Bes... nasaan ang truth in advertising? The crab in the photo looked like it was delicately touched by the fingertips of an angel. My crab looked like it was licked by Cerebus.

Seriously, what is up with restaurants thinking that deep fried means to burn and charr beyond recognition?!

Service was no better. Being a customer here is like being in a one way relationship. Papansinin ka lang pag feel nila, meanwhile kulang na lang eh tumambling ka ng naka hubad para mapansin ka.

Masarap ang ramen niyo pero mas masaya sana kung maayos ang service nyo.

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Bella J.
4.0 Stars

Because my sisters had an intense ramen craving last weekend, we found ourselves in Ramen Nagi for Sunday dinner.

Went for the Green King, which is my default Ramen Nagi order. As good as always. Very flavorful broth, tender pork belly slice. Though for some reason I haven't had a Ramen Nagi experience that I was 100% happy with because of a properly cooked soft boiled egg. The ones I get are usually on the hard boiled side.

But other than that, still delicious and the ramen here is worth coming back for!

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
2

While waiting for an event at the gym after work, I decided to go for dinner. The place I wanted to eat at was packed – since it was a Friday night. I went to the next place on my list - Ramen Nagi.

I had the Butao King twice in a row so I went for something different today – the Black King. I don't want my ramen to be super salty so I went with the light options, no veggies 128540 and pork belly for a change. 128513

It's been a while since I had this! I was careful not to make a mess while slurping the noodles. 128514 The servers offered me a paper bib but I said no.

The broth was still very rich despite getting the light options. Noodles were cooked well and hard! 128077🏼 I didn't finish the soup though. Unlike the butao, this one packs more flavor because of the squid ink. I also didn't want to overstuff myself 128540

Servers were quite attentive today. They noticed when my glass was almost empty and refilled it without being asked. 128077🏼 The bill also came quite fast. Better service than my previous visit.

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

When someone in the office suddenly eats cup noodles and you're tempted to get one from the vendo too... you don't. You go get ramen. 127836

Got the Butao King with only light flavors to avoid getting it super salty. Added a bit of heat by putting 2 in the spiciness level. 128541

I really like the beansprouts with pepper they have on the table. We always ask for refills. Hihi. 9996🏻

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Tina B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Kristina E.
5.0 Stars

I finally got a taste of Ramen Nagi's Red King and realized what I've been missing out. It's not as spicy as it looks. It's packed with flavor. It steered away from my Tantanmen cravings.

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Cherilyn I.
5.0 Stars

ramen wow! 100841008410084️ #foodtrails

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
2

Ramen! One of my favorite Japanese comfort food! 10084127836

Ramen Nagi is one of the nearest ramen places to work so if my officemates and I suddenly crave ramen, we go to Ramen Nagi.

Whenever I order the Butao King, I usually get the rich broth, but I remembered my last trip to Japan where my friend got a "plain" ramen at Ichiran and it was still awesome. So I tried that here in Nagi.

By plain, I mean the least rich broth, no garlic, no pork too, but I can't live without meat. 128517

The verdict:
I really liked it!! 10084️ My usual complaint with the really rich broth is that it's too salty for my taste even though it's good. So this light broth tasted clean and just right. I might keep doing this when we come here.

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Apple L.
5.0 Stars
2

Yummiest ramen ever10084

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Anna d.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Will C.
1.0 Stars

Make no mistake the ramen i just had here tonight was really good. Butao king with hard noodle and extra rich sauce was just superb.

BUT then as was the case of my previous visit and review i had problems with their service and it seems id never learned but it was my friend who really wants to dine here tonight, so there gave one more chance, we were seated on a corner shared table but man it was so warm on that area, the lady who ushered us to the table seemed annoyed with our request to change table and with the board on her hand, she used it to signal the other waiter to cater to our request, she swung the board that it just swoosh by inches off my left eye. 128544 that could seriously injure somebody and good thing i had eyeglass that sort of provide protection but then the attitude is unacceptable. I dont want to go further on with other things that is service related .... hay

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Bambi C.
5.0 Stars

I truly love the taste of RAMEN here. The mouthwatering,delicious super tasty ramen enough reasons for me and my friends to keep coming back. And the service is perfect for me, they assist me very well. The place is just absolutely great.

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Will C.
2.0 Stars

Crave for ramen and since its been a while since my last visit here, might as well make it nagi.

Now im a huge fan of their ramen but one of the reason that i gave this 2 stars because of the rudeness of one of its server, others were okay, im not going further into details but basically you dont hurry up your customers to order with an authorative voice much more give them a mean look when a customers say 'give me a minute'. 128533 same guy brooms in my direction when obviously im still in the middle of meal. And lastly avoid cleaning up the table with cleaner spray when customer is not yet done. I know its late but it aint right.

Order their Butao King, it was just okay. Made me realize ippudo is another option when craving for tonkotsu ramen. My tummy feels funny afterwards, not in the good way 128529

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Muffy T.
5.0 Stars

When youre stuck in makati and its raining.. Have ramen nagi. Extra hard noodles, extra spicy, and extra noodles! Red king is the best.

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PiaP E.
4.0 Stars
2

Yesterday's lunch was very filling and yummy! 128523
Me and and a colleague of mine have been craving for ramen last week. And finally we were able to give in to our cravings!

Ramen Nagi for me is the best. With the mushrooming of different ramen restos in Manila (and some of them are as equally good too!) I love this restaurant because you can customize your own ramen in accordance to your preference and liking. It is like having your own signature ramen dish127836! For first timers, upon seated, the server will ask you you are familiar as to how the ordering system is. They will be handling you an order sheet and a colored pencil where you can choose which one you like, from the taste of the soup, firmness of the noodles, spiciness, down to what goes with your ramen. Usually, they would suggest the "Chef's Recommendation", most especially if you really can't decide on what to get.

Everytime I dine at Ramen Nagi, I usually have different experiences. There are times that I feel like eating super spicy food and after my meal i keep on sniffing and sweating profusely 128517 because of the spiciness of the broth. But there would be moments, usually those days that I would just lay back and enjoy a warm yummy soup without or just a hint of heat in the broth.

So for this specific visit I decided to just have a bit of heat in my ramen as the weather is so humid and the least thing I want is to become soaking wet due to eating very spicy food and alongside the hot weather (not a good combination). So I got the

127860 Original King (Butao) - the tonkotsu pork-broth is so delishhhh! 128077🏻128077🏻 Upon taking a sip of the broth, a number of various flavors will burst inside your mouth, making you want to grab another scoop again! 128523 What I like about their broth is it very rich and flavorful. There would be times that I customize the richness of the taste to be just light. You might expect that it may be a bit bland already, surprisingly it's not! The richness and the flavor is still present! I usually have the green onion instead of cabbage as it gives another depth in the broth adding another layer of flavor. I always choose to go easy on the garlic, as there is so much layer going on and a hint of garlic taste is fine with me! But for those who are garlic lovers on top of the garlic included in your soup. You can further customize your dish as there is a condiment set on your table and one if which is whole cloves of garlic (soaked in some sort of liquid) which you can actually put on your broth. In fact, each table has it's own garlic presser so you can finely smash the clove of garlic.

For the meat, I usually choose the shoulder part as its easier to eat because it is thinly sliced. Unlike the belly which is a slab of pork making it a bit difficult to eat. Overall the meat is moist and tender.

For the noodles, I normally choose the firmness to be a bit soft than the normal. What I like about it, even if it is soft, still you get to still have a bite of the firmness of the noodles making it a bit over al dente.

Ramen Nagi also offers a number of extras items you can include in your dish. From the usual ingredients incorporated down to having tamago (soft boiled egg) and seaweed. I normally get extra kikurage (a type of mushroom) as I like the texture and I enjoy eating it together with the noodles. There are moments too that I get an extra tamago. It may not look that appealing, but once you cut it in half, the yolk just oozes out making your broth more richer and again having another depth of flavor in the broth.

For the dish and service it's a solid 11088110881108811088️ for me! At the time if our visit, surprisingly the place was not packed considering it is lunch, 12noon! We were seated immediately and of course welcomed with their usual chant! Our orders came in quick.

Overall Service of Ramen Nagi is usually fast and servers are quite attentive. But then again there would be times or moments that my dinning experience is not a solid 411088️ most especially if the place is packed.

Just a 128221 especially for first timers. If your tolerance for spicy food is a bit low but you would still to have that extra heat, I would just go with the 1/2 spicy as 1 spicy is literally spicy for folks who are not into spicy dishes. A must try would be the Black King ((Kuroo), please don't be intimidated by the black broth. This is as equally as delishhh as the Butao!

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Mien C.
5.0 Stars

I don't know what's in here but this is the best tasting Ramen i have ever tried! The chef allows you to personalize it too depending on your preference. 5 perfect stars for me. 128077🏻

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