Ramen Nagi

G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Ramen Nagi
4.4
4.5 Stars

44 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 23
  • 4 stars 17
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 51 Reviews
  • 30 Recommend
  • 44 Reviewers
Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6329905438

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • 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, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

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

Most Recent Reviews

Gj A.
5.0 Stars

128076🏾

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars
3

UP Town is an amazingly well done community mall, and, if not for that fact that it's not my local hood, and traffic + parking could be horrendous on weekends, I'd be here more often (which is why I'm looking forward to Vertis North). One weekday last week, I braved strong rain (and ballsy to do so whilst color coding) to meet someone in Costa. After the meeting, I was craving for ramen. Adjacent is Ramen Nagi, one of the top places in town, so it was fortuitous.

Their limited edition at the time is the Crab King, in which the Ramen is made of crab flavored tonkotsu broth, Nori (seaweed) and a big deep fried Softshell Crab on top. Yowza! I fell in love with Softshell Crab years ago with Omakase's Spider Maki, so.... Here we go.128522

By the way, 15 to 20 minutes to prepare isn't exactly nice to hear when you're having your LATE LATE lunch at 4pm, but I've made it this far... So what the hell, right? (their 4 staple ramen's are served super fast)

I think I made the right choice with this bad boy!!!

Ramen Nagi and Limited Edition Crab King, at a Glance: (rating in numbers or in 127775127775127775127775127775)
> Food & Beverage: 127775127775127775127775 crab king rocks. The crab taste with tonkotsu is likely through some essence of crab like an oil or sauce. Works, though it can get cloying after a while. Plus I wish I added one more protein like pork shoulder. Despite the big Softshell Crab, it felt a bit short.
> Service (Dine-In): 127775127775 the greeter was good, but the resto lacked the usual enthusiasm and professionalism I've come to expect of Ramen Nagi. The guy I spoke with was, ummm, not terribly friendly and unresponsive (aka dedma). Ugh. Ramen Nagi needs to retrain staff. Had similar problems at Magnolia branch last year.
> Kitchen Service: 127775127775127775127775127775 what can I say, they did the ramen within the time they told me, the quality was there, and I liked the limited edition ramen.
> Ambience: 127775127775127775127775127775 as expected. Bigger than the usual Ramen Nagi's I've been (save for Greenbelt 2)
> Value for Money: 127775127775127775 Ramen Nagi is never cheap. This is no exception. I spent over P500 with SC and tax.
OVERALL: 127775127775127775127775 a 3.5 rounded up to 4. If the Ramen wasn't very good, the service would have brought it down to a 3, easily.
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> Worth a try - Yes
> Worth a return - sure, though not this branch necessarily, but Ramen Nagi is always quality stuff despite not making it to my top 3 Ramen's. Plus it will come up with 3 locally inspired Ramen's (looking forward sa Bicol Express one). I love their ballsiness and their continuous innovation.

> TIPS: among their core 4 Ramen's, the Black King for me is the best! I prefer soft noodles, instead of regular; note that this is the Ramen joint that allows a great deal of customization across 7 factors. When in doubt, go Chef's Reco. As you get more familiar, you will know your preference. I usually go with pork belly vs. shoulder, soft noodles, 0 factor spicy and one level more rich.

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Anne K.
5.0 Stars
3

Ramen Nagi (Black King)

We tried Ramen Nagi at U.P. Town Center last Sunday

We were at the waiting list, #3, but it was a fast turnover. The staff were kind enough to let us move seats because we were near the door, and it was so hot! I ordered the Black King (my favorite), and they gave me a paper bib. Because black soup is messy, and it goes on your shirt!)

They give you a list and I checked the Chef’s recommendation.

Wait around 10 mins or so, and a steaming bowl of beautiful black ramen is presented to you.

I suggest you don’t try it if you don’t like the taste of squid ink. It has a perfect blend of garlic, sesame, and a hint of chilli oil. (It’s just spicy enough for a kick, not too spicy to drink water like a Camel.) The noodles are thin and not too soft, and not too firm. There are thin slices of Chashu that are soft enough for my braces. Broth is thick, flavorful, but my father says it’s a little salty. The serving size is just right! Not too small.

For P410, it is worth it!

The downside is, it’s black. There were spots of black on my arms, teeth, and lips. Feel free to stop by the bathroom right across the resto! And hey, black lips are IN!

Another thing worth noting is that they have a lot of spices on the table. Beansprouts in sesame oil, garlic (with garlic crusher), salt, pepper, and chilli powder, and sesame seeds.

I give it a 5/5

-B. K.

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Sharah R.
5.0 Stars

Forever 100841008410084

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars

When in Katipunan and the craving for ramen hits, the only place you can go to is Ramen Nagi. I had the Green King and chose pork belly for the meat, green onions for the vegetables, no added spice, and normal level for everything else. Oh, and additional tamago of course!

When it was brought to the table, the first thing my cousin said was, "Ate, it smells like pesto!!!" It's pretty much what it is. Pesto in ramen form 128518 But it''s really good! The pork belly was so soft that it wasn't hard to chew and bite. I actually prefer this over the regular ramen!

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Janinja V.
5.0 Stars
2

Since my boyfriend is craving for their Red king, we decided to have lunch here.
I tried their Black Garlic King (the one with brown soup) and it's really good!! It's their best ramen for me so far and it's relatively cheaper compared to their other limited kings.
I like the garlic umami flavor of it because it's not overpowering. The ball of meat gives the soup a touch of sweetness which really complements the garlic flavor of the soup. The pork belly is delicious as usual, tender and flavourful.
Overall, I'm really satisfied with this dish. Hope it stays in their menu forever. 128523

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Chito Aldrin V.
5.0 Stars

I have tried all the flavors of the king except this Green one, I'm not a fan of greens in a dish.
When my order arrived, I took a whiff and I know that this scent is familiar so I take my first sip of the soup and then Boom! The green exploded in my head, and mouth. The taste of Basil in a pesto dish, the taste of parmesan all perfectly mixed with the broth.
I took another sip, now with the noodles and Wow! the textures of the noodles compliments it well, as if green vines tangled in my tongue.
I would definitely try this again. Green, wins. #UnicornGiveaway

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Jo C.
5.0 Stars

Recommended! Super the best! :)

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars
2

Through the years, I have discovered that I am such a fan of Asian food. May it be Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese, Thailander or Filipino, I find myself enjoying the dishes placed infront of me given that they are part of these cuisines.

For the Vietnamese cuisine, I have fallen so much in love with Pad Thai and their Spring Rolls. I loved the glass hand-pulled noodles of the Taiwanese. I truly enjoy the butchi, hopia and all sorts of Chinese noodles. Who wouldn't love eating unlimited sushi and sashimi as we learned from the Japanese? And definitely, my Pinoy tastebuds are on top.

After a long while of not eating noodle dishes, my high school friend and I checked out Ramen Nagi located at the 1st level of U.P. Town Center, Ayala Malls, located in Katipunan.

Ramen Nagi has been present at U.P. Town Center for quite a long while now and I have not had the chance to check it out because I have not been craving for some ramen for a long while now so when my friend sort of insisted that we go there, OK. It's both our first time to do that so.

This branch at U.P. Town Center is fairly big. At first look, it's as if it cannot accommodate a lot of guests but I was wrong. The dim lighting was quite OK and the not so cold ventilation, as I think, is how it should really be to avoid the dishes, especially the ramen, from getting cold easily.

We were given the menu and browsed it for a while and decided to order the following items:

- Butao King given the flavors of the chef's recommendation at 390 pesos
- Aurora Shrimp at 370 pesos
- Pork Katsu Roll at 295 pesos

For their ramen, I loved the fact that you can customize the dish for yourself. Get to identify the level of the following: richness of taste, special sauce, garlic, the type of pork, vegetable, and spicynessthat you want in your bowl. You can actually add tamago, extra noodles, seaweed, green onion and cabbage for your own liking.

The signature tonkotsu broth was really yummy. The richness and freshness of the broth can really be addicting. The pork's tender and really tasty too.

The Aurora Shrimp was something I did not expect to like. The crispness and freshness of the shrimps was good with the honey mustard tasting sauce drizzled on top of it.

The Pork Katsu Roll was my least favorite given that it tasted quite oily for me. The crumbs and the fatness of the pork made me feel a little dizzy after.

Overall, my experience was good and I will definitely visit Ramen Nagi again to try some more of their gourmet ramen.

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Dana A.
3.0 Stars
3

i wasn't impressed at all. overhyped.

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Mel N.
5.0 Stars

one of the best ramen

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Kyla B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Karl C.
5.0 Stars
2

I love ramen a lot. It is my favorite Japanese dish of all-time. Partly because I'm a huge anime fan. So while we were out with the family and the fact we wanted to try something new. We decided to try out this ramen house. We were welcomed in Japanese by the crew which was pretty cool.

Then, the server gave us a sheet of paper where we can fill up how we want our ramen. From the noodle length to the richness of the broth. So for this trip, I tried their Original Butao King Ramen (with an additional Tamago which is egg in Japanese, light on the garlic and soft noodles) that costs P480 in total (P70 for the additional Tamago)

The ramen was served promptly and it was hot. For the first time, I tried eating with chopsticks. However it was a personal struggle since I have a unorthodox writing stance and I couldn't properly grip my hand with it. Despite that, the ramen was really delicious, it was refreshing and was truly worth the value. The service crew were great to attend to our needs and they once again greeted us out in Japanese while we were leaving. Although we came in at a peak time in which a lot of people were having their meals in, overall it was a great experience. I'll be looking forward to come back soon.

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Anch B.
4.0 Stars

I've never had ramen before so i don't know what's good and what's not, but this one is pretty good for me. I ordered one of their lunch meal sets and i loved it. I have yet to try their spicy ramen, but i'm pretty sure i'll visit this place again, so alam kong madami pang next time!

Oh, special mention to their STAR SALAD cos dang it's delicious!!! I'd go back here kahit for this lang! But i liked their ramen naman so i'm coming back for that too 128571

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Muffy T.
5.0 Stars

Chasyu Rice Set comes with half butao ramen, chasyu rice, and three sides! Available from Monday to Thursday 11am-6pm 127836127835128077🏻

Nagi is best known for their butao ramen, but the chasyu rice is also worth a try. You can also find it on the back of the menu with the other a la carte items.

The chasyu meat is tender, flavourful, and smokey. I just wish there was more of it on the rice. I think the set would be better if you can choose your ramen because i think it would go better with the red king as it counters the spice of the broth. The meat reminds me a little bit of grilled wagyu tbh.

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Kae T.
3.0 Stars

We tried Butao King ramen. I am not a big fan of ramen and I am not sure what authentic ramen tastes like, sooooo. I hate pork on any soup meal, sooo..

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
2

Love the red king! Made to your liking, spicy, and extremely filling.

They also have lunch sets now. For about 400 bucks you get a half-serving of their butao chasyu ramen; choice of chasyu rice, gyoza, or karaage (fried chicken); and three sides. I had the chasyu rice. The meat was smokey and went well with the fried rice. The butao was oily but still good; i really like the chewy noodles. Sulit.

Staff is nice and its always a good thing that you can customize your ramen bowl.

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Kat M.
4.0 Stars

Masarap. And accessible as it is just at UP Town Center. Parang seatmate sa class na laging andyan pag kailangan mo. Di mo bestfriend pero andyan sa tabi kaya pwede na.

Three stars for the personalised Black King 10084️ but what made the difference is the courtesy of the staff who provided adult-bib for me as I was wearing a white polo lol. Thanks guys for caring haha.

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Nins A.
4.0 Stars

A super flavorful bowl of ramen. I love how you can customize your own order - noodles, spices, flavor, etc. but because it's too flavorful, I suggest that 2 people share 1 ramen and order something else like the shrimp, chicken karaage or gyoza. By the way, I looooove their sprouted beans too!

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Migs C.
5.0 Stars

No ramen like Butao King. 10084

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