Ryuma

2/F Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Tagaytay Rd. cor. Laguna Blvd., Santa Rosa, Laguna

Ryuma
4.4
4.5 Stars

28 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 17
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 34 Reviews
  • 7 Recommend
  • 28 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Phone
+63495028401

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Most Recent Reviews

Felina G.
5.0 Stars
3

Crazy, crazy, crazy place but great, great, great authentic Japanese food!!! No wonder this restaurant is highly rated. You should drop by at Ryuma when you visit Paseo de Santa Rosa. RECOMMENDED. 128077128077128077128077128077

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Chili G.
5.0 Stars
2

We've been going to Cyma since about 2009 or 2010 and I'm happy to say that the quality (and price) hasn't changed. Some hits and misses throughout the years but generally still very good. A true favorite among family and friends.
After running some errands in southwoods with the family, we decided to have dinner here to celebrate hubby's birthday and our anniversary too 128522
We ordered a ton of stuff (as you can see in the pic) and the server got them all correctly! The okonomiyaki was TDF! Very flavorful yet still light and generously garnished with bonito flakes!
It was my first time to try the set that I got (forgot the name) and it'll be a new fave! Sweet tender beef, potato salad, yummy Japanese rice and tamago soup! The rest of my family also thoroughly enjoyed what they ordered 128077🏼
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LV C.
5.0 Stars

Always a fresh array of Chirashi, never fails.

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Amyxal V.
5.0 Stars

1. My 2nd review of one of my most favorite places on earth! Ryuma is still the same weird place haha. On our way to Tagaytay last Sunday we dropped by at Paseo de Santa Rosa just to have a late lunch at Ryuma.

2. Of course, I miss my favorite miso ramen!!!! Sobra!

3. We decided to try something new: katsuni set and tori karaage. I liked them all hahaha. First time to eat soba noodles and they were good, and stewed chicken that had some sweetness. I dipped my fried chicken with wasabi too. I also liked my small bowl of soup consisting of scrambled egg and some greens (spinach?). Tasted weird at first but later on nasarapan na ako hehehe

4. Now it also sell paintings and they're displayed everywhere in this restaurant. Napansin ko mas marami nang kumakain sa Ryuma kesa dati, lalo na nung time na dumating kami. Kahit mejo mahal pagkain nila sulit naman! Authentic Japanese food!!!128077

5. My niece won one of toys displayed at Ryuma! She took home a toy baby carriage from the restaurant's "Pick a Prize." Nakakatuwa talaga tong restaurant na to. Hehehe.

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Johnny M.
5.0 Stars

2 Dishes: Kani Salad Roll and Salmon Sashimi. Period. I'd give up anything for these two!

As for the price, you get what you pay for. Serving is a plenty.

Staff were polite and accommodating and girl servers wear kimono (very kawaii). They all greet you upon entering and leaving the place.

I love the weirdness of the place (in a good way); I find it very Japanese. You can choose to sit on the floor or a chair.

They give customers free dessert and candies after eating. I've heard they also give toys for kids.

This is one of my favorite places on Earth.

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Amyxal V.
5.0 Stars

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1. Ryuma is not your usual Japanese food joint. That restaurant looks and *is* weird, really.

I miss Sta. Rosa, Laguna, which I also consider my second home. For a lot of things, including Ryuma, located at a complex in Paseo de Sta. Rosa, (I call it sometimes as Ryuma Ramen).

2. It has quite a kitschy decor... really amusing. There were toys at one corner, an accessible display of liquors at another, life-size figures of Japanese warriors, balloons, fake flowers that adorned the ceiling, figurines, and a jukebox. Even the restrooms were not spared (although otherwise minimal, but glad it had toiletries such as baby powder). TV's were turned on but remained mute, but it was ok as we didn't understand Japanese shows. Everything you look at Ryuma is indeed a conversation piece. Well, that's the fun side of Japan, I guess.

It may be shocking at first, but shortly after I warmed myself up to the rather "baduy" decor hehehe.. You're like in an acid trip. Haha just kidding.

3. Then the food... Well, their Ramen was out-of-this world!!! It had real broth, the noodles were firm and freshly prepared, and the pork was sooo tender. There were also vegetables and shiitake mushrooms (I believe). The miso broth, however, was clearly the star, brimming with full umami goodness.

4. The tonkatsu? Oh my, I've never had a tonkatsu that almost melts in my mouth like this tonkatsu did. It was almost heavenly! I'm not a fan of Japanese curry, so the condiments I had for the tonkatsu were a sweet sauce plus dabs of wasabi (I like some pungent things).

5. Even the pickled red radish was surprisingly good. I consumed most of it.

6. It had no desserts in their menu, but my elder sister and I were given a surprise complimentary dessert -- pandan jelly smothered with cream. Simple but amazing dessert -- it was pleasantly buttery. Kaso bitin but hey it was free.

7. There is also a nonsmoking dining area too (where we ate).

8. Pricey (for me), but the food was worth the price! Ambiance was relaxing, oddly in part because of the weird decor hehehe.

9. I've heard that the head chef at Ryuma is a Japanese native? No wonder, then, of the authentic flavors!

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Yam B.
5.0 Stars

Ryuma is not just your ordinary japanese restaurant in the south area particularly in Paseo De Santa Rosa. You can as much as 3 free appetizers while you wait for the food and there are also bands that will play your suggested song with there big violin and harmonic voice. I've been here for like 15 times because i really like the ambiance, good service and the food. Did i mention that drivers/yaya will get there free food like siopao and popcorn? And also they are giving away free cotton candy for the kids you bring in the restaurant

They'll give you house tea for the starters and three free appetizers (maybe they'll give you if you're waiting for a long time for the food)

TIP: try their takoyaki for just 25 pesos!!! (Ask them where to buy)

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Sarah T.
4.0 Stars

2nd time to try their food, it's still good. :) accommodating staff, but I think too much interior design for a Japanese restau. According to my half jap bf, food still passed for a japanese cuisine HAHA

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Krizelle M.
4.0 Stars

They have a promo, every lunch - 12nn-1pm, they give you a 50% discount. Very generous!

The food is great! There's something that I tasted that pushes me to go back.

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Zai M.
5.0 Stars

Authentic Japanese food at reasonable prices! I enjoyed my katsudon set and aspara bacon. 128077🏻128077🏻 Sulit! Will definitely come back to try other dishes 128512

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France T.
5.0 Stars

If you're up for a road trip going to Tagaytay, I suggest that you drop by Ryuma and try their chicken curry meal set. It's really tasty and filling. Their pink salmon and the other one on the picture (i forgot what it's called) is fresh and tasty as well 128523
Oh, I almost forgot the squid. Yummey! 128571

Aliw factor alert:
I saw this Japanese chef making the noodles with the help of a machine. I was taking pics of him then suddenly he smiled and pose with peace sign near his face (or known as the japan japan pose haha super cute oldie guy). Another thing, the waitstaff are wearing different wigs may it be boy or girl. They are also up for jokes if you kid them around. Fun!

They also serve house tea. Healthy and refreshing!! You may opt to drink it hot or cold, depending on your preference.

On our way out, we saw the lollipop tree. It serves as a design and free treat to the customers. Nice concept 128522128076

Overall, I loved my Ryuma experience 128156128156128156128156128156

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Manila S.
5.0 Stars

Me and my teammates decided to grab lunch here since our playing fields were just across the street. I love the kitschy cool interiors they have! They have smoking and non-smoking areas because they have a lot of Japanese customers when we arrived at lunchtime. The price of the ramen is not bad at P300 for a huge bowl definitely good for sharing and the bento meals for less than P350.

They had lunch specials at P200 which was a good deal because it came with miso soup, salad, pickled veggies, rice and even dessert! I got the end tempura-like meal that had three jumbo pieces of shrimp cooked in tempura batter and egg and floating in sweet sauce.

Always love getting the chance to go here whenever I am at Greenfields or Nuvali area!

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Ludette M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Howard G.
5.0 Stars

Some of the things we saw there. Kids got candy and toys and free ice cream. There are little games where they get prizes. Classic Japan street games. Top prize is a Furby.
Servings were all big and quality was good.

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Howard G.
5.0 Stars

I'd need 1000 photos to show how amazing this place. The most fun Japanese restaurant in the country.
And the food is more than good for a fair price, too. They some interesting dishes but their special chirashi meal is what I'm showing here. Will have a sad time going back to regular don after this. Tasty and filling. Good meal!
Come here with kids! Prizes galore!

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Chili G.
5.0 Stars

After going to the padre pio shrine, we decided to have dinner at ryuma in paseo sta rosa. Went around the outlets first and then went upstairs na for dinner.
I've always wanted to try their Ebi tempura meal (480 for 5pcs of tempura, rice, soup and dessert) but I always felt it was 'expensive' haha! But since my mom was with us, it was my chance to get it and use her senior citizen discount haha! Hubby got his staple curry katsu (best ever according to him), my sister got the Katsu meal and my mom got the fried rice with gyoza. I also ordered a side of salmon sashimi.
Everything arrived in about ten minutes. The ebi was terrific! No 'hilo' taste and the sauce was different, not the diluted kind we get at restos. Sashimi was fresh, all other orders were good too.
Total bill was pho1500 for 4pax. FTW! Can't wait to go back hehe

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Maria D.
5.0 Stars

My bet for the Best Takoyaki!!!

This one actually has octopus bits in it! And no shredded cabbage as extenders. It's topped with Bonito flakes, Japanese mayo and, is that katsu sauce?

The best part is, it sells for just P5/pc!!!!

Still just for take out though...

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Woodie E.
5.0 Stars

Good authentic Japanese food, reasonable prices and very generous in a lot of aspects! Dine here with your kids and your kids will definitely go home with a lot of gifts/prizes. They have simple games for kids where they can win toys, school bags, etc. We celebrated too the birthday of my daughter here only making reservations for a couple of tables but they upgrades us to a private room with all the birthday decors plus a Red Ribbon medium size cake (more expensive than the cake I brought, hahaha). They have free food for your drivers too like siopao!

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Deni P.
5.0 Stars

Before the tonkatsu and ramen craze started, there were kids who were brought to japanese restaurants --regardless of "surname" (teppan, izakaya etc) on a regular basis and ate sushi, maki and tempura no questions asked. I was one of those kids. At 5, if you ask me what my favorite cuisine was, I'd say japanese in a heartbeat. From being a city kid to moving to southern suburbia in Sta. Rosa, my trips to Saisaki and Kimpura became distant memories. Although there were legit japanese joints in Sta. Rosa, there were few who didnt make you feel like you didnt belong (maybe that was just my praning self). Until Ryuma.

Ryuma serves everything japanese. This is where i first had a tasted of Goma, the heavenly sesame dressing long before ya'll raved about Yabu. They serve teppanyaki, tendon, maki, sushi, ramen, even sake with gold (leaves). All of my childhood memories, the smell, the hustle and bustle of a japanese kitchen, the fresh color palate, the fragrant glutinous rice and the melt-in-your-mouth slices of salmon and tuna in soy sauce and wasabi that wasnt only green, it was also spicy. 128568 Ryuma also had great service, making sure that their first time patrons become regulars. There came a point that we felt we ought to be stockholders. We were there almost every weekend and japanese goodness cravings in between

I never really felt i had to know the differences between a yakitori, teppanyaki and an izakaya (before this post). Because the great japanese restaurants i came to know only had one name, one of them was Ryuma. :)

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Marissa R.
4.0 Stars

Quirky, tacky, confusing & overwhelming to the senses! But I love it! Menu is so extensive you will find whatever craving you have - sushi, tempura, ramen, teppan, etc. Very affordable. What else can I say?

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