Shinjuku Ramen House

2277 Chino Roces Ave., Little Tokyo, Makati, Metro Manila

Shinjuku Ramen House
4.0
4.0 Stars

50 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 18
  • 4 stars 21
  • 3 stars 7
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 2
  • 57 Reviews
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Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 12:00a
Phone
+6328191242

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱225 - ₱490

Most Recent Reviews

Joshay S.
4.0 Stars

Suddenly craved for Ramen after our Tuesday meeting in Don Bosco Parish.
Had a super late dinner here last night. Almost their closing time but thankful they still accomodated us.

Only three groups were eating when we entered. It's not my first time to eat here.

We both ordered Pork Ribbs Ramen ( it's new in the house as what their menu tells us ) but unfortunately only one serving was available. Ofcourse, my friend needed to sacrifice.. Hahaha..128514 So she ordered chicken instead.

As usual, ramen here is good at quality price128077128514The crews still waited for us to finished eating and not giving us any pressures eventhough we were the only one left and they're already doing cash balances. We still managed to had chit chat128540

That was indeed a good dinner.

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Aaron C.
1.0 Stars

Used to be really good (years ago). Now it's just another has been...
Food is overpriced, resto facility needs sprucing up, service is just blah, flies communing with you while you eat...

Not coming back..

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Joan T.
3.0 Stars
2

They have okay ramen. We ordered Gekikara Ramen and California Maki which is good.

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
5

Before crossing over to BGC, was a late afternoon weekend lunch at Shinjuku... This is one of many Little Tokyo foodie stops you would surely wanna try, though all of 'em are actually good finds 12852210084128077🏻

First, was amused by their Kani Salad, not in long shreds, but more of bite-sized cube slices... Fresh and crispy, generously laid ingredients 128522128077🏻10084

Frozen Iced Tea, tasted refreshingly house-blend 128522128077🏻10084

Next, the Chirashi Sushi Set... With rice and delicious miso soup....Another omyomyomyom moment100841008410084

And the Ramen of all Ramens, the Butakakuni! Move over Char Siu! Hehehe the soft tender texture of the meat is extaordinary, dipped in its tasty soup base with a seemingly thick, asado-like sauce! I just went for it to the last scoop 128522128077🏻10084️ For me, it's a different level of ramen....uncomparable to the newbie ramen selections sprouting here and there 128522128077🏻10084

Kinda missed the Little Tokyo area, glad to have experienced it once again 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars
7

From what i can gather, this is one of the original ramen houses before ramen even became a fad. It was refreshing to be able to check out the old school ramen recipes that did well back in the day.

I must say this is a great break from the tonkotsu-mad rush thats getting quite common already. Same with the nearby Ohsama Ramen, these guys did a different take on ramen since the beginning. Suffice to say, you wouldnt find your typical bowl here. The menu reveals at least 30 ramen flavors from a breaded chicken ramen, to a ramen with stir fried pork and veggies, to another one with tofu.

Had the pleasure of trying their best sellers:
Gekikara ramen - thick spicy pork tonkotsu with bean sprouts and flavored with what i can imagine to be gochujang
Gomokumen - this is chopseuy on ramen flavored with a light salty broth
Shoyu butter ramen - their original shoyu ramen recipe + butter and corn. I'd pass on this.
Butakakuni ramen - my favorite! This one's pretty unique. Ramen with a thick, dark molo-like broth thats almost asado flavored with soft & tender pressure cooked pork slices and petchay(?). It had an almost Chinese twist to it and i loved that aspect of this bowl.

Surprisingly, the curry is good too as well as their sushi/sashimi items (tempura tuna sashimi FTW!)

Highly recommend you guys check this place out. Good old school and simple ramen that doesnt taste like everything else thats out there.

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Dexth L.
5.0 Stars

Marbotofu Ramen and Hot Tea 128076

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Ann Margret E.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Miggy T.
4.0 Stars

Not all ramen houses are created equal, and Shinjuku offers a plethora of choices compared to its counterparts. With DOZENS of variants to choose from, you'll feel spoiled and a little bit overwhelmed at what to try. The servings are plentiful (see: highlighter for scale) and good for sharing, so bring someone along.

128518 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:
The BUTAKAKUNI RAMEN is the star of the show with its thick though buttery pork slices and thick sauce. It's broth tastes like asado or Pares. This is now in my top five ramen dishes in Metro Manila.

The CRISPY CHICKEN KARAAGE is a plate of fried chicken and vegetables. Also a must-try.

128553 ON THE FENCE/BEST AVOIDED:
The GOMOKUMEN is considered a bestseller but failed to win me over. It's chopsuey with broth. Not anything.

The SPICY TEMPURA MAKI was deep fried tuna rolls which were not at all spicy as advertised. There was only a sliver of fish and too much rice.

All in all, I'd come back here to try the other ramen dishes and maybe the chirashi set. 128518

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Will C.
3.0 Stars

Okay so heres a ramen house just in the middle of several japanese restos. Its okay for a ramen craving quick fix but is not in my top 5 fav ramen house.

Their miso and kara miso are good. But their shoyu and some other overpriced ramen just taste like chinese style nooodles.

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Jenn N.
3.0 Stars

I remember being under the weather and wanted something hot. They have so much on their ramen menu that I couldn't really decide which one to get.

I settled on their Wantan Men, which is shoyu-based, had wanton, egg, nori, and vegetables.

Nothing special here. I felt like the ramen was confused if it's gonna be a ramen or a Chinese noodle soup. 128529

My brother got Shoyu, and he didn't like it as well.

Ugh. Sorry Chichi T! I know you like this place. 128514

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars

It was a quiet Sunday when husband took us out for dinner. I didn't ask him nor paid attention to where he was taking us but as we turned to Pasong Tamo, I knew we were headed to Little Tokyo. I still can't believe that we haven't tried a single restaurant here. Shinjuku was the destination.

So, Shinjuku. Loved the vibe of the resto. They have an open counter where you'll see the staff prepare your sushi and sashimi, simple interiors, overall clean place.

We tried their Shoyu Ramen which was okay. The broth kinda lacked in flavor and wasn't as rich as Yushoken's. The Chasu were too thin and had some seasoning which I didn't like a lot. Nothing wow.

Then we also got their Gyudon. This one I really liked! Tender sukiyaki beef with this thick and flavorful sauce that was sweet and salty at the same time. Loved the generous portion of meat on top of warm rice.

We also got their Tempura Tuna Sashimi and was my favorite of all! IT WAS SO GOOD! Almost melt in your mouth tuna sashimi goodness, no fishy smell or taste. Top it off with mayo x special spicy sauce x crispy tanuki! Really good stuff.

Service was fast and servers were friendly. They've got a lot in their menu. I don't know but I have this thing about Japanese restaurants selling Ramen and a whole lot more of other dishes. I just know that their Ramen would be so so. Or maybe I'm wrong and I just have to try another kind of ramen next time 128530

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Lia B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

The tantanmen is my classic order here. I love how thick the soup gets with the seafood mix that they put in.

I'm allergic to shrimps so I just have it replaced or put on the side.

The regular order is actually big enough by itself so no need to get the large bowl unless you're really that hungry. They serve good gyoza too!

This place has already been renovated compared to the branch in Little Tokyo. Business is good for them that they actually have 2 branches in Makati.

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Marie H.
3.0 Stars

Gekikara (spicy miso based soup with chashu) plus a side of Aji Tamago (seasoned soft boiled egg). Loved the egg. The soup was decent, but really couldn't hold a candle to Ukokkei's Tantanmen.

Place looks a bit rundown, but service was brisk.

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Madeleine A.
3.0 Stars

Over the weekend, my older brother took the family to lunch to celebrate his first paycheck. We chose Shinjuku as it was nearby to where we were at the time, and because it has always been a family favorite. We've been regular customers for nearly a decade, and the waitress who attended to us already knew who we were from the moment we entered. She's been working there for 18 years now.

We ordered the Sashimi Tamago (Php 110), and the Salmon Sashimi (Php 390) to share. My dad had the Butakakunidon (Regular, Php 335), while my mom (Susan A) got the Chicken Curry (Regular, Php 355). My brothers and I each ordered the Chirashi Set (Php 490/order), otherwise known as "the only meal I ever order at Shinjuku".

The sashimi tasted okay. Definitely not the best-tasting ones, but they sufficed. I hoped my Chirashi would taste better.

My dad's Butakakunidon was pretty good. Soft pork, under a blanket of sweet sauce, and over a pillow of japanese rice. I only had one spoonful, but I will go as far as saying that this was the best dish of the day.

My mom's curry was a little watered down, in my opinion. It lacked flavor, and the bits of chicken were hardly (or not at all, even) seen under all the sauce, and it made me wonder if the serving was enough for the price. This was a little disappointing considering that my family used to love the curry here.

Our Chirashi Set included a serving of agedashi tofu to whet our appetites, followed by our bowl of chirashi (which is no longer a round, deep bowl, btw), and our choice of hot or cold zaru soba set. We all chose cold zaru soba. I loved the agedashi tofu. It was a mix of textures given the light, deep-fried breading and the soft quality of tofu. The Dashi-based sauce was good, too. My Kuya loved it so much that he would dip his sashimi in it from time to time. As for the supposed star of our lunch, it fell flat. Having tasted the salmon, tuna, and eel, I knew that the fish they had were certainly not the freshest. In fact, one of my only two pieces of salmon was so hard to tear and to chew, that I ended up spitting it out. I have NEVER had a tough-to-chew salmon. N e v e r, and at an old favorite restaurant, too! What a disappointment. The eel is also the worst I've ever had, and that says quite a lot as I don't always try it. At least the zaru soba sort of made up for it. I especially loved the mentsuyu sauce (mixed with fine slices of green onion and a dollop of wasabi) where you dip the noodles. The sauce itself is supposed be cold in traditional Japanese culture, but in my experience, they usually serve the noodles on top of a bowl of ice and serve a lukewarm dipping sauce. Also, the price jump Php 490 from Php 380 (and even when it was less than that) is not at all appealing given the quality that I had, and even if I hadn't been here in close to three years now.

My dad ended his meal with his usual order of Coffee Jelly. I am a non-coffee drinker, so I didn't taste it anymore, but they must like it if they order it every time we're here. They also like the green tea ice cream, but it was unavailable (as it has been for my last few visits which was years apart, come to think of it) at the time. I noticed that neither item are on the menu, and we probably only found out about it because of my dad's tendency to ask the waitstaff about dessert directly.

Given my Chirashi experience, I was actually going to rate this place a 2. But because it was a special occasion, and my brother paid for it with his own hard-earned money, I thought of being a little considerate (not too much though). We came here to celebrate my brother's hard work, and that is what I'm keeping in mind. It's just so sad that Shinjuku seems to only be a shadow of what it used to be. I spent many of my after school early dinners/weekend dinners/after errands meals here because of my family's love for Japanese food, and also because we used to live near here. We remained loyal customers even if they there was a time when they temporarily closed down for renovations. It's that type of memorable that I used to joke around with my boyfriend about not wanting to take him here because "we weren't at that level in our relationship yet." (Eventually we dined at their Katipunan branch during their soft opening, but that was equally disappointing as well.) Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be coming back soon. And Ramon L, I'm still not bringing you here, but for different reasons now.

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Dell C.
4.0 Stars

Shoyu ramen is my default ramen whenever I visit Shinjuku I find the taste subtle and mild and not too salty unlike other ramens I've tried. But it is my first time to try this crispy tofu and I am glad I did. This is just so good. Tofu is fresh and soft and the coating is thin yet still crispy and flavorful. This is something I would order again and again without getting fed up.

P.s. They also have delicious gyozas 128513

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Jeffrey S.
1.0 Stars

I hated it.

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Imelda L.
2.0 Stars

Small serving for such a price. I'm talking about their sashimi tho, the ramen was okay.

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Reese B.
5.0 Stars

SAPPORO BUTTER CORN RAMEN and their gyozaaaa... 100841008410084

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Ralph C.
4.0 Stars

Found this matcha (green tea) ice cream at the back of Shinjuku ramen house in a japanese grocery store. Great job Meiji! 128540127808

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