Ryu Ramen & Curry

G/F Jazz Mall, N. Garcia St. cor. Metropolitan Ave., Bel-Air, Makati, Metro Manila

Ryu Ramen & Curry
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Chizbun - Cherrie P.
4.0 Stars
6

From the get-go, Ryu Ramen and Curry is a no-frills, straightforward Japanese restaurant that serves ramen and curry. No surprise there. What's surprising is that it is part owned by one of the greatest singers in the country. Ogie Alcasid personally welcomed us to his 3-year old branch at SM Jazz Makati. A product of the brainstorming of 5 Lasalle boys who want to venture in the restaurant business.

Apart from the shiny interiors and the attentive service staff, Ryu Ramen and Curry boasts of Japanese food fare that's easy on the pocket but is heavy on the flavor.

A few of my favorites include the Tan tan men, the gyoza and the hamburg curry rice. It is good that they have huge servings, perfect for when sharing on a date or for meals with a big group.

Pork Tantanmen
- Just the right hint of spice in a well-balanced flavor of the broth and the pork. Noodles were deliciously firm to the bite, just the way I like it. What's really comforting is that it is not too spicy at all, but if you're like me who wants more heat, don't hesitate to tell them so they can customize. This is just perfect for those rainy days. Slurp all your cares away!

Yakibuta Ramen
- For the more adventurous, indulge in this ramen made even more satisfying with the addition of pork ribs. Very rich broth, and very flavorful too.

Shoyu Ramen
- Conpared to the first two, this was light, tame but still savory. The delicately chopped chashu pork on top are the star in this ramen. But the tempting broth also gets top bill.

Gyoza
- Their gyozas are so unlike any other Japanese resto I have been to. They're huge, and stuffed full of yummy pork! Unlike thin block gyozas, I appreciate the heft of Ryu's gyozas and these are so filling, but you just can't stop munching on them!

Shrimp Tempura
- Speaking of heft, Ryu's tempuras are humongous as well. I am surprised that they were not oily at all, and stayed crunchy even after all the photogaphing we have done to it. Tender shrimp, crunchy batter, no hint of oil, this tempura is spot on!

Teriyakidon
- Teriyaki chicken bowl! Crispy chicken skin, with no signs of overcooking, the teriyaki sauce and the fragrant rice just meld well for a perfect rice bowl. Another must-try!

Tonkatsu Curry Rice
- Golden brown crispy pork cutlets on top of fragrant white rice doused in lots of Ryu's signature curry.

Hamburg Curry Rice
- I find this as a fun curry version of the hamburger. I know my kids will love this, specially the mini patties and the potatoes and carrots in the curry.

It's also good to know that they welcome group reservations, and have ample meeting space for you and your colleagues. They have a private dining area available which can seat at least 15 people, and this is apart from the restaurant's main service area. Reseve this and enjoy for just P8,000, and that's consumable!

Head on to Ryu Ramen and Curry for your Japanese fix. Who knows, you might bump into the Ogie himself while you dine!

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
7

What makes a good ramen?

Broth, noodles, toppings and soup ratio are the qualities of the best ramen.

And what makes a good curry rice?

Japanese eat rice, one of the qualities of Japanese curry rice is to have a good rice.
And they used potato starch for the thickness of the curry soup.

This is what Ryu Ramen and Curry is all about.

I was invited by Always Hungry Ph in Ryu Ramen and Curry in SM Jazz Makati to try some of the specialty of the restaurant. Ogie Alcasid hosted the event together with Harvard.

The Place

You will never missed Ryu Ramen and Curry when you're in SM Jazz Makati. It's very visible outside.

Upon entry, you will feel the Japanese vibes of the place. The set-up is very warmth using some woods as the main interior of the place.

We were seated in one of the function area of Ryu Ramen which you can have it privately for Php8,000.00 consumable.

The Food

Ryu Ramen and Curry were so generous to serve us different kinds of ramen, curry and various Japanese favorites.

127835Pan Fried Gyoza for Php140.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
(Japanese Pot-sticker dumplings stuffed with fresh veggies and meat (choice of pork, chicken or shrimp)

127835Chashu Ramen for Php390.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
(Soy based broth with five slices of chashu pork and soft-boiled egg)

127835Tantanmen for Php360.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
(House Specialty. Delectable spicy miso-based broth with ground pork, soft boiled egg, negi, fragrant garlic oil, two slices of chashu pork topped with spring onion)

127835Ebi Tempura for Php470.00 (6-pcs) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
(Prawns deep fried into perfection)

My favorite during our late lunch at Ryu Ramen and Curry was the Tantanmen. Gosh! I forgot my name on my first sip. The flavor was really good. Not to mentioned, that it's a Filipino made. Yes! It's a local one. The noodles complement with the ingredients and with the soup.

You should also try the Tempura in Ryu Ramen and Curry. It's not an ordinary tempura because this one is a big. Like a 6 inches per piece.

Other dishes: Gyudon, Chicken Teriyaki and many more.

NEW MENU

CURRY IN A HURRY

Last September, Ryu Ramen and Curry introduces three more Japanese curry choices:

127835Tsukune Curry - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
(Japanese Chicken Balls)

127835Hamburg Steak Curry - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127835Seafood Curry - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

"All the three new curry dishes tasted really good. But for me, I will recommend the Hamburg Steak Curry. The flavor really standout among the other two. The curry flavor blends well with the steamed rice."

PROMO

Join the Challenge and Win 6 months supply of Curry. You only need to order the Hamburg Steak Curry for Php199.00 and eat as fast as you can to beat the record.

Top 3 male and female also gets GC worth up to Php3,000.00

Promo will last until October 2017.

THE SERVICE

The staff of Ryu Ramen and Curry accommodated us well. They provided excellent service during our late lunch. Keep it up!

Thank you for having us Ryu Ramen and Curry.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
7

Located at the corner of Nicanor Garcia and Jupiter Streets in Makati. RYU is strategically located below the SM Jazz Residences, behind the vast lawns of the South and among schools and office buildings. I had the pleasure of dining here with foodie friends with no less than one of the partners of RYU, Mr. Ogie Alcasid, more on that later.

We were seated in a private dining space, which can be had for a minimum consumable of 8,000pesos good for at least 15 of your most intimate friends or a small business luncheon. 3 hours stay.

We tried the following Japanese dishes:

Gyoza - i am used to thin, overpriced gyozas from other restaurants so I was pleasantly surprised to see an overstuff wrapper filled to the seams. Literally bursting with meat! It was warm and the dipping sauce was a great compliment to the meat and chopped scallions.

Pork Tantanmen - a creamy, hot ramen dish perfect for the rainy weather. It was not too spicy. I find it tolerable made for the Filipino palatte.

Shoyu Ramen - a light, salty ramen served with a generous amount of noodles and slices of pork. Can easily serve two light eaters.

Shrimp Tempura - A beautiful huge ebi tempura set i have laid my eyes on! It is not all batter, one bite reveals a plump, juicy prawn which is a steal for the price! Pair it with the Chahan Fried Rice for one satisfying meal.

Yaki Buta Tantanmen - big pork ribs sticking out on your Tantanmen Ramen is such a delight. Soup base is creamy with a bit of heat. The noodles are firm and the crunchy bean sprouts lends a refreshing coolness to the spicy dish.

Beef Gyudon - thinly sliced beef on top of steaming white rice and vegetables.

Chicken Teriyakidon- another surprising dish, the chicken skin was crisp and was doused in just the right amount of teriyaki sauce. The vegetables was also generous on top of white rice.

Pork Tonkatsu Curry Rice - a huge tonkatsu laid in a bed of Japanese Curry and white rice. The pork is soft and deliciously warm. This is something my brother would love.

Hamburg Curry Rice - hamburger bites on top of a rich Japanese curry sauce with huge portions of potatoes, onions and carrots. Don't forget to join CURRY IN A HURRY promo until the end of the month for a chance to win 6 months worth of Curry Dishes for FREE! Imagine, paying only 199pesos in exchange of 6 months worth of curry rice meals. Make sure to have the fastest time to finish the dish to win this amazing prize.

It was a pleasant afternoon and it was such a joy to talk to Sir Ogie Alcasid. Listening to his humble beginnings in the music industry among other fun tales. He frequents this branch a lot so chances of bumping into him and his wife is more than likely. A couple of eager customers had the opportunity to have their photo taken with him. When in the area this is a great choice to dine in.

Disclaimer: Sponsored afternoon dining by RYU Ramen and Curry.

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Pigoutsundays O.
4.0 Stars

I have to be honest. It was Ogie Alcasid's name in the invite for foodie meet up that had me excited to attend initially. Then the interest doubled when I learned that it was a Japanese-themed restaurant.

Ryu literally translated means dragon. Ryu Ramen and Curry just celebrated its 5th anniversary last August this year. Its pilot branch is located in Tomas Morato Avenue Quezon City, This Jazz branch though is 3 years old.

So off I went to Jazz mall yesterday for a late lunch looking forward to meeting my idol in the flesh . I was not disappointed. The gracious Mr. Alcasid was there to welcome and introduce us to the meals both regular and new, the restaurant is currently serving.

What Pigoutsundays loved :

Tantanmen P360

Spicy miso based broth with ground pork, soft boiled egg, nagi, garlic oil ,

two slices of chashu pork topped with spring onion

Our piggery would love this. The noodles are al dente. The broth is rich, delicious and spicy just the way they like it. The chashu pork were tender. I can already visualize the piggery slurping away when I bring them here.

Shio Ramen P390
This bowl of ramen looked pale and bland beside its more vibrant Tantanmen sister. But this Shio Ramen is nonetheless at par when it comes to flavor. This ramen is perfect for those who do not like anything spicy and would just like to savor the richness of the broth. The noodles again were perfectly al dente and the chashu pork slices tender almost melt in your mouth

Yakibuta P380

Miso based spicy ramen flavor of tender pork ribs

topped with sauteed mixed vegetables and sesame seeds

I loved that the miso broth was hearthy with flavor. I loved the tender pork ribs and the mixed vegetables

Pork Gyoza
You have a choice of pork or chicken and shrimp. The gyoza looked fat and succulent.. I loved that it was delicious as well. You can pan fried P140 or deep fried P160.

Katsu Curry P310

This can be easily a favorite of our piggery.The generous portion of katsu and curry are plus points.

Hamburg Steak Curry

This is hamburger steak , Japanese curry style. The burgers were moist and flavorful. When smothered with curry ... ambrosia!

Ebi tempura 3 pcs P260 6 pcs P470

The ebi tempura were huge. It was a joy that they were lightly battered and the prawns inside larger than usual. I loved the crunch. The dipping sauce was as it should be

Summary :

All in all I enjoyed my first time at RYU . I was definitely starstruck because of my idol Mr. Ogie Alcasid whose songs speak to the heart but I was wonderfully suprised as well that the food was good, the portions generous and the price for each dish pocket friendly.

By the way for all curry lovers out there. Win 6 months supply of curry by joining Ryu's "Curry in a Hurry" contest. Be the fastest curry eater and you get to eat curry everyday for free for 6 months at Ryu Ramen and Curry. Contest is up to October 31 only. Check out their website for details.

Thanks to @alwayshungryph for the invite and Mr. Alcasid for having us.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
5.0 Stars
9

Ryu has been facing adversities due to competition from other ramen players, including more Japanese restaurants around. A sign was felt months ago when they bid goodbye to UP Town branch in Quezon City. They are however fighting back with new campaigns and promotions to get us to be a regular customer again… soon.

Last week I got to indulge in a Japanese feast like I’ve never had before. I and my colleagues got to try almost every part of their menu. Everything we had was special, it was like a short trip to Japan’s shores while we sat here comfortably at their strongest branch in Makati.

I love curry especially made with Japan spices. I enjoyed the kick through their well-seasoned hot curry they served. We got two types, one with juicy Katsudon or breaded pork cutlets, and another with tender Beef Tendon chunks. Having these with warm Japanese rice was an ultimate pair.

For Ramen both bowls we got surprised us for its huge servings, definitely more than solo serving. Even better, they were priced lower than other brands. Ryu Ramen Curry, their house specialty had the same rich curry flavor, which made the soup base thick and tasty. This came with lean slices of Chasu and sous vide egg. It’s a great synergy, a must order dish.

Another interesting ramen ensemble of Japanese Fried Chicken or Karaage met spicy Tantanmen was our other bowl. This one also had sauteed fresh mixed vegetables and shitake mushrooms.

For some of us looking for rice, we got two of their best selling and familiar Donburi bowls, Chicken Teriyaki and Gyudon. The former had generous portions of well-marinated chicken strips and the latter had a full bowl of soft and delicious beef with raw egg.

Order their Ebi Tempura too and get amazed on its more significant size than usual. If you could order curry on the side as a dip, it could just give your bite a bolder taste.

We also got the usual Gyoza, theirs giving you a packed bite in every go. We got pan fried, but they also serve heart-stopping, deep fried version. A Yasai Itame platter we also ordered to balance all the richness we have on the table. It’s good to have some fiber and more nutrients, right?

Just to make sure everyone will get full to the brim, I added Yakisoba, a stir fried noodle with pork and vegetables. For Php 230, this plate could feed up to three, a great bargain.

When was the last time you had Ryu? If you haven’t tried or it has been awhile, a visit to them soon, I highly recommend. Ikuso! (let’s go)

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Donna Faye A.
4.0 Stars
3

The Chasu Ramen that I had was bland, but their pork gyoza was good!

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars
2

It's my second time to try Ryu Ramen and Curry, the first time being a few years ago in qc. Had the chance to try it again at jazz mall when my friends and I met up for dinner. They were able to accommodate our party of 10 so that was good. However I immediately noticed the cracked and peeling upholstery on their benches 128528 this is srsly one of my pet peeves, I mean how uncomfortable is that? Your clothes are in danger too of snagging and tearing.
Anyways, had their tantanmen (in picture) and hubby tried their curry. Just asked for the mild spicy in case I couldn't take it. We also got an order of pan fried gyoza; you can choose between pan fried and deep fried (which looks like empanada).
Food arrived in about 15 minutes I think but they gave us deep fried gyoza which of course we asked to be replaced. My tantanmen was quite different from the one I am used too.. It had a distinct peanut taste and the curry flavor emanated too. It was a pleasant surprise actually! The spice level was ok for me, just the right kick 128522
Hubby's curry katsu was good as well, the meat was tender and the curry tasted authentic. The correct gyoza arrived and the meat filling was delicious TG.
Good experience overall, just hope establishments like this keep an eye on their interiors as the lack of upkeep can really be a major turn-off for some.

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Will C.
3.0 Stars

Curry Katsu was okay. Though coco ichinbanya taste more authentic. Pork katsu was abit thin which would be much better if it was thick.

Everything was okay except they should tone down the singing portion at kitchen which would can be loudly heard at dining area. Its a 3.5 for me.

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Grace A.
3.0 Stars

The foods are so so. The ramen bland. The curry okay only. But I like the pickle beside the curry.. haha judge me I'm weird :)

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Chelsea D.
3.0 Stars
2

The broth is okay. Noodles is a no-no128553

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Airalaine C.
5.0 Stars

The ambiance of the place is Japanese like the Gyoza was the best part of the meal it is pan fried and the inside was not dry unlike the Gyoza made by Ramen Nagi....it is saltyand the veggies are cooked just right...

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Joel A.
5.0 Stars
2

An accidental find. We were planning to have lunch at Vikings for Father's Day but the line was too long. Across was RYU where we decided to move.

The Chosu ramen was excellent. My wife ordered yakisoba and karaage. Both good choices. The curry ramen was ordered and liked by my son.

Prices were reasonable and food quality was excellent!

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Kat M.
3.0 Stars

The tantanmen was ok, the price is expensive for the taste. The chicken teriyaki i liked because it was cruchy on the outside.

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Con M.
5.0 Stars

These are the days I'm so lazy to cook for myself. Busy doin errands and no time to go to the wet market to buy and cook good food.

Well this is my first time here. I wanted to try their Ramen and Gyoza but their servings is mostly good for sharing so i decided to eat a meal just good for me. I ordered this. I forgot the name sorry, and i just can't find the receipt i kept for this review.

It has japanese rice underneath, it has stripped pork and lots of cabbage and carrots stir fried with their thick but tasty sauce. It's a delightful experience alright and if you're hungry this would be definitely be sulit. Unfortunately, for me i just finished half rice but ate all the veggies and pork that goes with it. Not a fan of white rice that time, but now i think if ever i go back I'll try their noodles which are known a hit maker in the menu.

I paid 200 at most, includes service charge. Their menu is quite expensive for a single person but if it's for sharing their will be no problem at all. 128077🏻128522

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Vic B.
4.0 Stars

Spicy Miso Ramen - Hits comfort food all the way home. The veg that unlike other versions of ramen, is crunchy and succulent and adds to the flavours of the broth, but hasn't been swimming in it for ages; the super succulent pork that holds together when you pick it up with the chopstick, but practically melts in your mouth; and that broth– the miso definitely comes through and it's spicy but doesn't burn your tongue, just enough to give you extra warmth after a long day.

The only thing I have against is that it's overpriced.

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Daniela E.
5.0 Stars

Perfect!

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Rica J.
3.0 Stars

The ramen we ordered was too spicy for me, even if they said it was not that spicy. 128517

Good thing we ordered Tonkatsu too! At least I didn't have to endure the heat of the ramen.

Service could be improved though in terms of politeness and alertness of staff.
Plus, where we sat, it smelled a little like roaches. 128586128584 although we think it came from the paper placemats they used... 128584128586

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Bevs M.
2.0 Stars

The first time we went here was in UP Town center, but we weren't able to eat there, no available seats. So next we went to SM Jazz, since there were just few people who were eating there. I was excited at first, we had their Ebi Tempura but the taste was disappointing, the shrimp itself was good but the breading tasted like a CHEAP cooking oil, the taste was so rancid. Their Ryu Ramen Curry was so mediocre in taste, their noodles was like a pancit canton. The Gyoza was just fine. Although their servings were big but their foods were not authentic. The taste was so cheap compared to other Japanese restos.

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Eya P.
5.0 Stars

My plate is overflowing with curry!!! 128525 Oh my G guys, this is seriously the bomb! I really really like their Katsu Curry, soooo delish! I thought mauumay ako to the highest level when it was served but guuuurrrrl, i finished it all! Simot sarap! 128514 Plus points pa kasi it was a little bit spicy 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻 honestly, the pork was a little hard but i dont mind because i enjoyed the curry so muchy.

Another dish i love was the Tantanmen. It was my officemate's order but he let me have some on a separate bowl 128514 i only tried Ippudo and Ramen Nagi's ramen, so when compared to both, I love this Tantanmen more. I like the spicy broth, it wasnt nakakasamid, ang smooth lang ng when it slides down ur throat 128514128514128513 one thing na di ko type is their noodles coz it was like the noodles we get from Lucky me pancit canton. Lels. other than that, everything is perfect! 128516128516128516

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Katrina V.
4.0 Stars

I like ramen but never been into this whole craze. I can't even tell which one tasted best. As long as I find it tasty and I'd crave for more, that's all that matters. Personally, I like the ramen here in Ryu. It's good and priced just right. But I like most their gyoza! I would love to come back for their gyoza. It was cooked exactly the way I like it, steamed but crisp! 128521

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