Shinjuku Ramen House

Katipunan Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Shinjuku Ramen House
3.5
3.5 Stars

44 Reviewers

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  • 3 stars 15
  • 2 stars 6
  • 1 star 0
  • 48 Reviews
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  • 44 Reviewers
Category:
Ramen or Noodle

Payment Options

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Price Range

₱225 - ₱490

Most Recent Reviews

Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

So is this really a ramen house? I just thought that they should not limit themselves. They serve good japanese dishes too! They have sobas, udon and donburi dishes! Like the one i got is not ramen but really made a good impression to me.
128204Gyuudon
This gyuudon has japanese rice in it. The sauce is thick and abundant. The egg is partly cooked. The best is the gyuu niku or beef. The slices were considered quite thick and really tender! I thought the price could inprove more.

You can either order regular or large dishes. Sulit alert.
I think the ambiance is cool. Not so much diners. Pretty cool inside so best to order soup too. Parking is of no problem since there are a few in front of the store and a lot more at the back. See for yourselves? 128539

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Jacky J.
4.0 Stars

I can't find their branch at Q Plaza in Cainta. To be honest, I am not a fan of Japanese food. For tonight, we decided to have our dinner here. We ordered chahan (mixed rice), chicken teriyaki and gyudon. I like their rice because it was authentic Japanese rice. Chicken teriyaki was a little bit bland, like something is missing. Gyudon was good. I don't know why we didin't order california maki. Maybe because we were somehow full from merienda. Staffs were attentive. Place was nice too. But no wifi 128528

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Sandro V.
4.0 Stars

Try their Gekikara Ramen in mild spicy miso based soup!

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Butch G.
4.0 Stars

I like their kakiage.

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Eloi H.
4.0 Stars

Been missing Tamagoya's Gomoku ramen but didn't want to drive to LA (Lower Antipolo 128540) and line up for a long time. Ever since Tamagoya made it to the list of best ramen places in the Metro, it's been so hard to get a seat here. I miss those days when we'd just walk in and eat quickly. Oh, back to Shinjuku.

Had Butakakuni Ramen, my usual order here. Asked for the sweet sauce to be served separately, worked like a charm. Wasn't overwhelmed with the sweetness. Though the pork was a bit tough, it was tasty.

Pangga ordered the Kanton Ramen and it tasted much like Tamagoya's Gomoku but almost twice the price. Soup is tastier and serving size is bigger.

We'll settle for this the next time we don't want to line up for ramen.

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Carlos S.
2.0 Stars

Shinjuku added sushi/sashimi to their menu. We ordered among others:
•Salmon sashimi-it looked pale and had no taste. It was badly freezer burned;
•Unagi maki-I couldn't taste the unagi;
•Chirashi-it came with miso soup which was not bad but chirashi itself (photo) was not good. Fish was not fresh.
I used to eat at this place since it was near my house and it was usually full. But lately , we noticed it has been quiet possibly due to the marked deterioration of the taste and quality of the food. Hope this will be a wake up call.

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Jhenn Y.
3.0 Stars

Ramen was ok and quite pricey... 128530128530128530

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Roxela C.
3.0 Stars

We were on our way to makati when we got hungry we decided to stop by this place since it looks so fancy from outside and it was not so packed. We ordered the kani kama and karatzuke maki, ebishitake noodle soup, and lastly ebi tempura.

I was stunned that the menu layout did not fit with the ambiance of the restaurant. The menu was rather poorly designed in my opinion, there was too much going on in one page. Im sorry but im really particular with these kind of stuff since i'm a designer myself. Anyway the food was good, except the ebishitake because we found it really bland and boring. The service was good, they were fast and friendly. I guess i would visit again to try other offerings. Hopefully, they will redesign their menu soon.

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Joy D.
3.0 Stars

Food was okay although I think quite pricey.

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Andro U.
4.0 Stars

Didn't eat ramen here. Instead I got the hirekatsu curry. Reminded me of the curry I had in Miyajima, Japan that I loved. Close enough.

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Charlie F.
4.0 Stars

This has been my gold standard for ramen. For the 1st timers, order butakakuni ramen. Ask that the sauce get separated so that the soup won't be too sweet. Also try the curry ramen. Great gyoza too.

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Andrew C.
4.0 Stars

Chasu ramen for tonight. Going Japanese...

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Aix M.
4.0 Stars

The first time I ate at Shinjuku with my family, I knew I had to come back to try what my mom ordered: Salmon Teppanyaki. It turned out nothing short of what I expected it to taste like. The sprouts, the salmon, and the sauce were outstandingly delicious! 128076

Service was good, too. Store staff were accommodating and friendly. Some don't have complete mastery of all the restaurant's offerings--something that's understandable as their menu is VERY extensive (Ramen, ramen, ramen!).

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Dan P.
3.0 Stars

Felt like Japanese so had to try Shinjuku. Portions were enormous for those dishes hood for sharing. This resto has one of the biggest tempuras (P490 large for Tempura monsters lime this critic and 2 year old) ever served. The breading was crunchy and shrimp just filling. If only the tempura sauce was better. Gyudon (P430) was fantastic as they had mixed some sauce and egg on top to have an enticing rice topping. It was innovative and yummy. Unagi Maki (P230 8pcs) and Gyoza (P185 4pc) were good, but this reviewer has tasted way better. Iced Tea Slush was refreshing to beat the heat outside.

One of the staffs were stating into the abyss as this LooLoo member tried calling him out to dish-out a plate. Service from the rest was excellent as they were attentive with the water refills. Sound system was not deafening but almost can't be heard either. Seats were comfy for the couches, not sure for the rest with no cushion. Parking is never a hassle as somebody assists you from the entrance.

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Beth V.
3.0 Stars

Super delicious & authentic Japanese noodles. Price just right!

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Erwin P.
3.0 Stars

Butakakuni ramen - I was forced to mix the sauce and the soup. If not, the soup tastes like pork nilaga. They had a very generous helping of meat though! :) my gf said the soup (mixed) tasted like normal sukiyaki soup from other shops.

Karakuchi ramen - this is what my gf ate. She said that it had the "malansa pork" smell, which disappointed her since it wasn't even tonkotsu based. The soup was so-so. It was rather an acquired taste than something one would like on the first 2 or more sips. And after you actually get to like it, it still doesn't give the "wow sarap" feeling... Just an, "ok... Pwede na" feelz. There was a generous helping of vegetables though! :)

The noodles - I don't think they're using any home/shop made ones... It pretty much felt and tasted like the noodles you can buy in the supermarket.

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KL C.
3.0 Stars

Dropped by this place on the way home on a Saturday night. The place wasn't extremely packed as it used to be, so we were seated immediately. We kept on switching tables though, since the airconditioning was so uneven. Argh.

Got the Sapporo ramen (pictured). Just the smaller bowl, since we had a late merienda anyway.

Looking around, the place is really big. Parking is both at the front and back of the complex where Shinjuku is in. No wonder people come here. Parking = people. :))

Service was spotty. We had to follow up for our water, and our server didn't inform us one of their ramen was out of stock until about 5 minutes after we ordered. Ansabe ng mabilis na service?

Our orders arrived not long after. Since my ramen had kernel corn and butter, I could still see the butter melting away into my soup as I poked the noodles for their firmness. I like firm noodles, so this one barely passed my test. It wasn't as chewy as I'd like it to be, but at least it didn't fall apart when I poked it.

As for the soup, I've drank/tasted/eaten more flavorful soup in other ramen houses. Meh. The chashu slices were disappointing as well. It was like 50% fat 50% meat. Not worth it, if I'd just be given pork fat instead of the meat. And for just two measly slices? The small ramen worth 265 pesos wasn't exactly bang for the buck.

But I have to say -- the vegetables were crisp and fresh, and their CR is really clean. HAHAHA. I still like Santouka better.

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Nikko D.
4.0 Stars

The food was enjoyable and would come back to try other dishes

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Howard G.
4.0 Stars

Had the Tenshin Men and the Wakame Salad. The ramen was so-so. The crab omelette that topped it wasn't flavorful and the noodles were limp. But the salad made it for me. It was tasty and was a good serving for the price. Plenty of wakame and nice tomatoes and excellent kani to add good texture and flavor. Nice.

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Richie S.
4.0 Stars

Before discovering Kikufuji in Little Tokyo, this was my go-to place for 'Authentic' Japanese Ramen. I was delighted to discover that the Shinjuku resto a few buildings away was the same as the Shinjuku restaurant we frequented in Makati Avenue and Little Tokyo.

The only bad thing I can say about this place is the price: expect to spend 250-400 per person on a regular sized (as opposed to small/lite sized) servings.

There's none of that Kintaro-level terribadness when it comes to taste and ingredients: it's worth the price and seems to be pretty authentic tasting.

I just wish it's cheaper so I can eat here more often :P

TL;DR: good but expensive. Authentic but I'm sure there are other alternatives these days.

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