Ramen Nagi

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

Ramen Nagi
4.1
4.0 Stars

81 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 32
  • 4 stars 35
  • 3 stars 8
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 3
  • 88 Reviews
  • 94 Recommend
  • 81 Reviewers
Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 10:00p
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

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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Unisse C.
3.0 Stars
2

When Peanut D mentioned that Ramen Nagi's looking for |ooloo reviewers and it was going to be at the Greenbelt 3 branch, I said yes (almost) immediately. 128514

Ramen Nagi has two new menu items – Tsukemen and Tonkatsu-men. Tsukemen is cold noodles with a dipping sauce, which is quite a good idea for summer, because it's so hot lately!!

Tsukemen (Php 360)
The noodles for tsukemen are usually thicker than normal ramdn noodles, but for this one it's not as thick as udon yet. I think the thickness of the noodles is quite good. The addition of the nagi fire sauce with the noodles is a very good idea to add a bit of a kick. I mixed all the noodles with the fire sauce first before dipping it into the bowl of bonito soup with chashu strips. I like the sauce for this because it's classic and it's quite light. But despite it being not too bold, it was still really good. The sauce is a bit warm so dipping the noodles into it will make it a bit warm too.

Tonkatsu-men (Php 470)
The difference here is the dipping sauce and the addition of a portion of katsu on top of the noodles. The sauce is sweet and tangy because it's a tomato tonkatsu sauce with nagi spices. It actually feels like noodles dipped into a less dense katsu sauce. 128517 I felt like the sauce was so sweet which felt a bit weird for noodles. I guess I prefer savory noodles. 128514 The katsu was dry and bland, but dipping the katsu into the dipping sauce saves it a bit...

I enjoyed the Tsukemen, but I probably wouldn't go back for the Tonkatsu-men since it's not quite appealing for me. The serving's okay, one person can finish one order no problem.

Other than the food, I enjoyed meeting Eric from Ramen Nagi. He was busy with all the guest bloggers and reviewers from different sites but since I came in alone, he also joined me for lunch. 128513 Thank you Sir Eric! 128077🏼

While I was trying my second bowl, a fellow |ooloo reviewer came! Nice meeting you Marc David M!! Can I have your ramen shirt? 128514 Kidding.

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Marc David M.
4.0 Stars
7

I have been an avid fan of Ramen Nagi ever since they opened their Very first branch at Aura. There was a time when I was there everyday trying everything they have, every Limited King, tweaking every combination to get the most out of their ramen. So it was a Godsend that I got the opportunity to try out Ramen Nagi's New Menu Entries to be introduced this coming Sunday thanks to Peanut D of looloo and Sir Eric of Ramen Nagi!

Coming in, I didn't know what to expect. What kind of food? Would it even be ramen or some side dishes? Imagine my delight when Sir Eric asked me if I want to try either the Tsukemen, the Tonkatsu-Men, or both. Of course I wanted both! Wala nang patumpik-tumpik pa give me both! 128514

When I sat down, there was a girl at the other end of the table. I had the feeling that she was a fellow looloo reviewer, so I asked. Indeed she was! Her name is Unisse C. Apparently she came in earlier and was already in her 2nd bowl. 2nd bowl!!! Ang tatakaw talaga ng mga looloo reviewers! 128514 Nice to meet you Unisse C! Hopefully next time in a looloo rendezvoos. 128522

After a few minutes both Tsukemen and Tonkatsu-men arrived. Sabay!? 128561 Masiba lang ang peg? 128514

Well anyway. Challenge Accepted! ✔️

First off I observed the noodles. It was thicker than their usual but is thinner than the usual Tsukemen. It was also quite soft but still chewy. I wonder if they will allow customization of it's hardness as some people want it hard even in tsukemen. Also, I noticed that the noodles were too bunched up and strands were too long making it hard to separate portions before you are able to dunk it in the bowl of soup. Both noodles also come with a spicy level by default. Again, no news yet if they will allow customization of spicy levels as per usual.

✔️Tonkatsu-men: Ramen Nagi is known for creating non-traditional ramen mostly with a variety of ingredients creatively incorporated into their famous Butao. Tonkatsu-men is a prime example of their bravery in fusing two of Japanese cuisines' mainstream staples. Not to go side by side, but to be served as one whole dish. The tonkotsu soup base is infused with tomato and herbs making it a wee bit sour and a little sweet. Not your typical ramen/tsukemen flavor but it works. The soup tends to be sweeter as you dip the noodles and tonkotsu in the broth due to the hints of katsu sauce. Unfortunately, the katsu is quite a miss for me because it was kinda dry but you can always just dip it in the soup and carry on. 128513

✔️Tsukemen: this one comes in classic fashion with bonito flavor and shredded pork. The soup base is also their famous butao but with a slightly lighter profile. I have been a accustomed to saltier tsukemen since the noodles are meant to be dipped in the soup and not soaked for long periods. But this one being a little light on the saltiness takes out the "umay" factor that you can actually finish off the soup by itself. 128522

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Mickey S.
4.0 Stars

One of the best bowls of ramen I've ever had. I had the Red King Ramen and it was delicious! It has a rich and creamy broth with the depth of flavor that can only be cultivated by hours upon hours of simmering bone marrow. There's a good amount of noodles and pork, which was fatty and tender.

The only thing I didn't like about Ramen Nagi was the Tamago (egg) that came on the side. It was fully cooked, as opposed to other places where the yolk is gooey/runny. Finding a table can be hit or miss, depending on the occasion but that broth... oh man, I need to go back for more of that. Solid eats. 127836

Cheers
Mickey

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Abella L.
4.0 Stars

If you're first timer, better go for chef recommendation! I ordered king butao, the soup was creamy and flavorful. I chose to add 1/2 spicy and better have green onion instead of cabbage. You should also try their black king ramen, it tastes good as well.

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Leia P.
4.0 Stars

I was debating whether to order Original Butao or Black King. I ordered the latter and loved it. The constant shouting (or cheer) of the service staff was unnecessary at times, but it won't deter me from trying other menu items in the future.

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Lorraine E.
5.0 Stars

I love it 127836128525 best ramen for me compared to ippudo 🙃128556🤔

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Steph O.
5.0 Stars

I ordered Butao. Perfect ramen. The toge on the side tasted wonderful as well. :)

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Patrick P.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Maria Angela M.
1.0 Stars

Worst ramen house ever!!! Rude service! Wont go back anymore!!!

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Sandy P.
5.0 Stars

I have tried different Ramen but this one got me kicking. You get to choose the level of richness, taste, spiciness, noodles and add-ons. My favorite is Butao. Once you taste the richer gourmet version of Ramen Nagi, there's no going back to simple and light variety. 128076🏻

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Jenna L.
3.0 Stars

My first time to try Ramen Nagi so I went for their bestseller according to their staff, the Butao King. For the taste, I went for the chef's recommendation. I also ordered tamago and their home made iced tea.

The serving was big and the pork was tender. Everything taste good however, there is something missing from the overall taste. I finished the whole bowl but I was not fully satisfied.

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Evelyn B.
5.0 Stars

This is my third time eating ramen at ramen nagi we ate here with my brotber, mum and niece yesterday as usual i ordered green king.gyosa for my brother and butao ramen for my mum, for my niece is black ink ramen.

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

I found myself craving for a spicy,  steaming bowl of Ramen while i was walking around Greenbelt with Grams.  And i needed comfort after spending 7k on skin care products.  Sales and their impeccable anchoring, i fell for it (this is despite my knowledge of the Cognitive Biases of the brain)

Anyway, devouring a steaming bowl of Black King is in order.  I've always liked Nagi,  customers get to customize their orders.  Soft noodles,  pork belly,  chives,  spice level set at 5,  Normal level for Nagi special sauce and richness of the broth.  This is how i like my ramen.  At first glance,  Black King looks like a prop from a horror flick.  The broth is black as night,  the contents not visible to the naked eye. 

Dont let the dark matter discourage you,  the broth is one for the books,  rich and flavorful.  The first sip screams "Legit Ramen"  The pork belly is fall-off-the-bone tender.  I've tried other ramen joints,  Nagi is the closest to my heart and my tummy.

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Tom Angelo C.
5.0 Stars

Just one of my favorite places to eat ramen!

I was able to tour Japan and try out some ramen in Osaka and Nagoya and I must say that Ramen Nagi tastes just the same as an authentic Japanese ramen!

For first time eaters, you get to pick the kind of amount of seasoning, how spicy should your ramen be, kind of vegetable, the slice of pork and etc. Just like the same kind of experience when you order from Ichiran Ramen in Japan.

My favorite is the black king which is shown in the picture. It looks ugly on first sight, but it is one of the delicious ramen that they're offering. Serving time of food is fast, and they don't allow take-outs for their food. (I don't know the reason for this) But I guess they want to preserve the quality of food that you will experience. It is kind of pricey (400+) but I'm sure it's worth it.

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