Ramen Nagi

G/F The Podium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Ramen Nagi
3.9
4.0 Stars

15 Reviewers

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  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 0
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  • 16 Reviews
  • 24 Recommend
  • 15 Reviewers
Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 10:00p

Hours

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

Triggerhappyfoodie C.
3.0 Stars
8

I am not a Ramen person but my balikbayan cousins were lured by the promo of Ramen Nagi Podium... P600 (plus service charge) for 2 bowls of Ramen. The promo must be really effective as there were still people waiting for a table at 830pm on a weeknight.

My sister and I shared a Butao King. Since it was our first time here we decided to encircle Normal for most of the options except for the Noodles. We eat slowly so we figured we'd get hard noodles and they'd eventually become softer. Our order was good but not great enough to make us fall in love with Ramen. I love how my cousin's Butao King tasted different. She requested for less oil and more garlic. It made a significant difference.

I wasn't brave enough to sample my cousin's Black King. The color turned me off. Both cousins enjoyed their Ramen orders.

We also shared a Pork Katsu Roll. The cheese was the come on. We were quite disappointed at how it tasted. It left a weird after taste in my mouth. I didn't want to finish the dish.

The place was full, most probably because of the promo. The servers were preoccupied but moved quickly. We had to follow up on some things though and the bill took a while.

Overall, I was more impressed with the feel of the place, the look of the menu and the fact that you had to place your order by encircling items with an old school highlighter.

*visited last August 2016

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Tricia Jade G.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Nikki T.
3.0 Stars

I learned that the ramen they are serving are not legit. Usually, ramen broth are made for 3hrs but they have this packet i think that suits a serving of ramen. Not much waiting compared if that broth was really made legit. Still didn't stop me from eating there again.

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Louie Y.
4.0 Stars
2

Black King Kuroo Ramen: P410 (Buy 1 Get 1 for P600 promo is ongoing for Podium branch only until Aug. 21)

Taste 127836: 127775127775127775127775 - Broth was good and rich as expected. Got the right of garlicky and spicy levels also, however I was not able to get the taste of squid ink component of this variant. Either I made wrong combination of flavors upon ordering or they're on a rush preparing dishes because of their promo week. Idk 128129 I still prefer the Original tho.

Value for Money 🤑: 127775127775127775127775 - With P410 you will get a BIG bowl of ramen goodness. Sulit na rin!

Place 127968: 127775127775127775127775127775 - The branch is located at The Podium, behind SM Megamall. Good thing Ramen Nagi is quite accessible now thru main malls in the metro.

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Vic M.
3.0 Stars

I had the king butao and a gyoza.

They were actually good...but I have had better.

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars

Although i wanted to try their tom yum special ramen, i stuck with the king butao classic today. The flavour is perfect as always, but there was an unusual amount of oil floating on top. Im not sure where it came from but i didnt like that the oil formed a film after my ramen broth cooled.

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
5

Good news Ramen 127836 lovers! This coming May, Ramen Nagi will be launching 2 new delicious taste. It was a lucky day for me. A privilege to savor these yummy goodies. 127884127886

The place is full during lunch time. Ramen Nagi has these staple printed red clothing hanging all over the place and wood accents. Plus lovin' how the condiments were arranged on tables. And upon entering, there's the welcome greeting , "Do Itashimashite"!. I was welcomed by Eric (RN's Marketing slash entertainer). It was actually my 2nd time to dine in Podium and this time I came for a mission: TO TRY THE NEW NOODLES ! And the food tasting began after 5-10 minutes of ordering.

I decided to try first the Tonkatsu-Men (P470) Its a thick cold noodles topped by deep fried pork tonkatsu. It is served with a dipping bowl of tomato tonkatsu soup with nagi spices. I ordered this one as presentation is more appealing plus I love tonkatsu. The soup is mainly tomatoes, leaks, japanese herbs and oil. The taste of the soup is not overpowering, but not bland. Just a warning: Need fork for the noodles, which I find hard to use chopsticks, compared with ramen noodles. It takes a lot of effort before I tasted it. First, I had a slice of tonkotsu, dip it then the noodles and dip it. This is a good idea, its not the usual tandem with rice. This is another excellent idea of enjoying a constant Japanese dish.

I'm half full, but still excited for the 2nd dish, Tsukemen (P360).It is composed of thick chewy noodles topped with nagi fire sauce served with a dipping bowl of bonito soup with chasu strips. This is closer to the usual ramen, except that broth is separated from noodles. One thing I love is the spiciness of nagi fire sauce. A little of it mix with the noodles makes a difference. A certain kick in taste while sipping at the broth on the side. There's a generous amount of chasu strips (simmered / braided pork). I surprisingly enjoyed this one. So its true not to judge until you try. I thought it was sort of boring because of the plain looking noodles with a bit of sauce.

Flavor: 127775127775127775127775127775both noodles have unique taste. If you love Tonkatsu with a twist or taste of spicy noodles that goes along with meaty broth .. You got it here!

Price: 127775127775127775127775reasonable price. Since most of the major ingredients are sourced from Japan, expect quality meal. Its all worth it128077🏼

P.S. Thanks Peanut D. 128523 this was a great experience.

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Jame F.
5.0 Stars

Best ramen I've tasted so far.
Service was superb, service was great, and the food is so so flavorful! Will surely be back for Black King ramen.

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Peanut D.
3.0 Stars

This gloomy weather (plus all the ramen reviews - looking at you Marc David M haha) got me craving for some good ramen.

Butao ramen was good as usual BUT the ajitamago seemed way too sour! Like it has gone bad? Not sure. All I know is, I've eaten here many times and I know how the ajitamago should taste like. I couldn't finish the egg. 128542

Other than that the broth was good. Chashu was okay. Cabbage though was minced too much.

Overall, while I liked the hot soup, it didn't really satisfy my ramen craving. It just tasted different. Maybe the egg ruined it for me? I don't know. 128542

(Service was good.)

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Eunice V.
5.0 Stars

Finally got to try Ramen Nagi and it did not disappoint! Ordered Black King which I heard was one of the crowd favorites. I ordered it as the chef recommended but I loved the fact that you can customize how you like your ramen.

It was quite weird to look at at first but hey, we don't order for the pictures, do we? It was a good blend of flavors and I liked how spicy it was.

Also tried the appetizer that looked like cheese sticks but had curry in it instead (forgot the name 128547) that one was good as well!

They have a promo now that if you order at least 1200 worth, 1 order of Black King will just be charged 100php. Not bad!

I'll be back for more.128539

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Abbey A.
4.0 Stars

I wasn't a ramen person but I think I am now!!! Mmmmm

Dishes worth mention:
| Original King (Butao) - that's the ramen. I like how it's a set dish but at the same time you can personalize it in terms of taste, softness of noodles, etc. It has a miso base and is light but ironically filling at the same time. Hehe
| Chasu Rice - Japanese rice cooked with a special sauce and topped with roasted pork. It remind me of the Drunken Man's Bowl from Hanamaruken. A smaller, leaner version and minus the egg.

I would definitely consider this place when I crave for Ramen next time!

The only down side was the flies surrounding the painting/poster beside our table. And also the distracted staff, it was always the manager who ended up attending to our table.

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Kiko G.
4.0 Stars

Never thought I'd be back with so much ramen places to try. I decided to skip my favorite Black King and tried Butao this time. I had it extra spicy and rich. Ramen Nagi definitely is one of the best ramen places. This Butao Ramen tasted really good and I actually like it better than the Black King Ramen. The Chashu was too huge though and I had a hard time eating it. I remembered they used to slice it in two. The server said that they recived a directive to serve chashu that way. Anyways, customers can always request to have if cut. The ramen was very filling. I didn't only enjoy the delicious broth but also the noodles that were cooked perfectly. The service was flat compared to their Aura branch but no big deal, I can only focus on my Butao Ramen that time.

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Lessah A.
5.0 Stars

I had Black King with gyoza and chicken karaage when i came here with my family last time and i loved it! The food was awesome, the ambience was great, and the service was superb! I remember chatting with our server Patrick because he saw me playing COC. What a friendly fella! He provided and did everything we requested from him. Thank you for providing us with a great service. Keep up the good work! I 100% recommend everyone to try this ramen house 128522

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Yna N.
4.0 Stars

I visit this store twice already and I enjoy their ramen..i ordered Green King which has my all time favorite ingridients in food..basil and olive oil..Their staff is very accommodating but the only thing that's weird is when we ordered food they squat to get your order.. But all in all the food is really good and it taste good 128523

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Sandra Y.
5.0 Stars

Looloo app help me out to choose ! Whew! We ordered the Green King. The aroma of basil plus the level 3 spicynesa is superb.

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Tei A.
3.0 Stars

Lunch with the team. I had King Butao, with pork shoulder. It was rich and tasty. I was not able to finish it because I got "umay" already. Service was ok and accommodating.

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