Ukokkei Ramen Ron

UG/F Tesoro Bldg., 822 Pasay Rd., San Lorenzo Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Ukokkei Ramen Ron
4.4
4.5 Stars

318 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 181
  • 4 stars 89
  • 3 stars 33
  • 2 stars 11
  • 1 star 4
  • 368 Reviews
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Category:
Ramen or Noodle
Business Hours
Open: 6:00p - 12:00a
Phone
+6328564588

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Anna D.
4.0 Stars

I have heard a lot of good things and have been wanting to try this place for so long because of their legendary Tantanmen. I finally have the opportunity to do so since my office is now located a few steps away from here, yay! But as an Ukkokei virgin, I wanted to try at least everything on their menu so I got their Lunch Set C. For only 380, you get a half serving of curry, gyoza, your choice of ramen (I got the Shoyu but one can choose from Miso and Shio as well), and a side salad. Affordability aside, I loved everything. The curry was delicious and tasty and pairs perfectly well with their Japanese rice, the gyoza was superb and dare I say on par with the one from another extremely well-known ramen place, and the shoyu ramen has a distinct broth - light but with a deep flavor profile - that I haven’t tasted anywhere else, which is attributable to the silky fowl ingredient that makes Ukkokei unique. It’s a nice comforting surprise, and I can imagine myself wanting a bowl of this on a day when I don’t want something too heavy but still filling.

I was also able to try the broth of the Cheese Tantanmen and it was good! The bowl was huge and can easily be shared by two people, but I think they don’t permit so. Spicy and creamy, this may bode well for cheese fans.

I can’t wait to go back here again to finally try their tantanmen!

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Adnad S.
5.0 Stars
4

Yummy ramen! Sayang bakit sa gabi lang inooffer dito yung Tantanmen!

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
3

Its been raining for the past few weeks. And last weekend, Its still raining and I have one request for dinner: Ramen please128512 127836

We’ve been trying to dine at Ukkokei for couple of times but we often failed since there’s no parking. At last! We got to park and dine. Its meant to be128512
Upon entering, I notice the place is quite old compared to the ramen resto that I’ve been into. I can tell that Ukkokei is one of the pioneer ramen places in Makati and that excites me!

This place got 3 types of Ramen: Shoyu (soy sauce based), Shio (Salt based) or Miso. Your choice, hot or cold, they got it.

I tried their Tantanmen. Perfect for the weather.. its spicy 🌶 reddish sauce with ground pork, onion leeks. Warning, it is served extra hot❌ broth is tasty and rich. I am just not into the noodles that they served compared to other commercialized ramen and i also prefer the sliced meat than ground pork. All in all, taste is good! And cravings satisfied.

My companion got his Shoyu Ramen or the soy sauce based. This is highly recommended by the server. I get to taste the broth, it has a sesame oily taste, its also good!

Verdict: reasonably priced. Broth is good127836 ramen is al dente plus, i love it extra hot.

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars

Hands down. The best TanTanMen in Manila 128525
Available only after 6pm onwards, this fiery bowl of noodles will warm your heart just enough to keep you sweating and wanting for more. The bouncy, curly noodles does a perfect job of carrying the broth to your lips.

Some will argue the noodles itself are like pancit canton and they don't like it, but then each ramen type calls for different type of noodles. This ain't tonkotsu, I can't imagine using straight noodles in this one. Thin straight noodles would get overpowered by this beast.

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Will C.
1.0 Stars

Went here on a rainy night coz were all craving for ramen. Since we dont want to wait for the queue at mendokoro nor park at mall for nagi or the likes we decided to dine here since its been years since i had my ramen here.

On a rainy night the place was quite warm. 128532 The service was quite poor as well as the ramen that night. The service was really POOR, i need to emphasize on that. Sumasagot sagot pa yun waiter for simple request like service water or question why theres no availavble credit card for payment and ive heard of the nazi-like attitude they had before, cant take picture of the ramen youve paid for? Come on. 128545

Im not sure if its their off night or we didnt order their tantanmien since its their shoyu and miso based that we ordered but all of us agree that ramen that we have was quite forgettable to the point that we wont be coming back anytime soon. I had their miso corn butter and their miso based soup taste weird, the noodles look and taste like a canton dark type. One of us didnt finished the bowl 128529. I was left too thirsty after my bowl.

For the service water it has this weird taste of a deep well tap water. 🤔🤨 Definitely a bad experience for this visit.

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Aira A.
4.0 Stars

Along the same road as Nihon is this another famed Japanese restaurant in the metro. I love their tantanmen it is soooo goood! Heard they only serve limited bowls of this every night so I was so happy to be able to try this. We went around lunch time but they don't have this so we went back early for dinner around 5pm.

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Jayne Marie W.
5.0 Stars
2

This is one of the ramen restaurants for years now, even before the ramen craze hit Manila, I immediately added Ukokkei to my list of must-try places.

You won’t find cheese ramen, pesto ramen or ramen with spam and egg here. When dining here, be prepared to embrace ramen in it’s truest form.

Tantamen
Strangely not on their menu but highly recommended by the chef. The noodles and the broth makes this perfect bowl of ramen an outstanding piece of food. There weren’t many ingredients in this dish but every bite you take will have a good amount of ground pork in it giving you that burst of flavor. Once you get a whiff of this dish, you will be 10x hungrier than when you first walked into the restaurant!

We tried the curry and it was yummy but you need to eat it quickly while it’s hot. It turned too greasy when cold.

For the quality, their prices are very reasonable. Every bowl that is served is immensely flavorful and satisfying up until the last drop. And the servers are all attentive. Now I can truly say that this still certainly is one of the best Tantanmen I've ever had.

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Herve A.
2.0 Stars

The food is as good as the service is bad.

Try to get there around 01-01:30PM, and you will be either kicked out or some lame pretexts will be thrown at you in order not to serve you ("no more rice": In a Japanese restaurant, really?). Even being a regular will not help!

Go there for the food (affordable lunch sets) but avoid if you appreciate being treated considerately... The waitresses there have obviously forgotten that it is the customers who are paying their salaries.

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars
2

If I had to eat here for the rest of my life, is not a matter of "if". In fact I have been doing so ever since my lips first experienced the exhilarating fire a bowl of Ukokkei Ramen Ron's TanTanMen brings.

Forget warm hugs. Warm hugs are for babies. This TanTanMen will romance you through your cold dark days. It's almost impossible not to close your eyes on first contact.

#arawarawramen
#loolooweeklychallenge

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Denise J.
5.0 Stars

If you're a hopeless ramen-tic like me, you have to try this Cheesy Tatanmen! I was scared my acidity would act up because not only was it spicy but it was also super rich from all the cheese. But thankfully, Ukkokei naman tiyan ko. 128514

I was soup-posed to order the original Tantanmen but I'm so glad I went with the cheesy version instead. It was soooo    bomb! The saltiness of the cheese cut through the spiciness of the broth, giving the dish a more balanced flavor. Also, they really didn't scrimp on the cheese. As in may cheese pull pa talaga everytime I would lift the noodles up with my chopsticks! 🧀 127858

I think I like this one even more than Yushoken's Tantanmen. It's sodium good!

#loolooweeklychallenge
#itainteasybeingcheesy

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars

Oo na Ramen na naman. 9996128514

Gusto ko lang sabihin na Cheese TanTanMen is available all day. 128513

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Kim T.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars

Yep! Ukokkei still makes one MEAN tantanmen in my book! So rich in flavor, spicy, and even a bit nutty! Noodles were firm and absorbed the flavor and aroma really well. Nothing quite like slurping a bowl of this goodness on a rainy day.

This was THE tantanmen before the ramen explosion. I wonder if they still only serve only up to 30 bowls a day? And was the bald japanese dude manning the kitchen THE infamous ramen nazi?

Ramen was... Uk-Okay! 128077128076 (i just had to put that in)

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Dennis O.
3.0 Stars

We were looking for some other ramen option in Makati while walking along pasay road. We frequently pass by this area and knows that there are lot of japanese resto around this area. As we walk along we randomly choose ukokkei since the review in |ooloo are good and there were lots of customer. Positive sign of a good place.128513

I tried out their Tantanmen as suggested by the waiter. Their tantanmen was spicy delicious. The soup was very rich in flavor to a point that it can get a little umay if you are not that of a fan of tantanmen ramen. I also tried out the soup of my friend the Shiyo ramen. For me I liked it better. The light delicious soup was much more of my taste. 128512

Anyway this place is a good ramen option and they pride themselves of incorporating ukokkei (silky fowl) on their soup. Its a chinese black chicken that got a unique flavorful distinct taste that really bring that ump to the soup.9786

Overall I love their ramen but the services and cleanliness of the place needs a lot of improvement. And I hate it when there is an power outlet available beside the table and they wouldn't allow you to use it. Even after begging that I have only 5% battery left. They still gave me a big NO. 128544 would have given 4 star but minus 1 star for that. 1285219996

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Elaine O.
3.0 Stars

After a day’s work, me and my friend are looking for a place to eat along Arnaiz Avenue and since we were already tired, we chose what was close to where we were standing and that’s how we chance upon Ukkokei Ramen Ron. Upon entering, we were surprised when we were greeted by a full seating restaurant.

I tried the basic Shiyo Ramen; the broth was creamy, meaty and packed with flavor! 128522127836

P.S
Our dining experience will be much better if the restaurant is more neat and clean and the staff are more welcoming and attentive.

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Adrian L.
5.0 Stars

Seriously, this is the best Tantanmen ramen in Manila. I've tried so many others (I'm looking at you Ryu and Go-en) but they all pale in comparison with the original, even better than the one I tried in Tokyo. Ukokkei's version has the perfect blend of nutty and miso flavors that I just can't get enough of. But I must warn you though - it's not for everyone. Some people find it too oily or spicy for their taste. But you'll never know until you give it a try...

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Will C.
2.0 Stars

This ramen place has been here for quite a while, long before the ramen craze started in the metro, while other ramen places has come and gone, this place has been the long time number 1 ramen resto before the waves of international ramen chains begin invading manila. 

So here i am, just made it in time, i was the last customer and the last order! Whew. Closing at 8:30pm on a saturday night??? Anyway, since its been months or almost a year since i had their tantanmien, i ordered it for tonight with marinated half boiled egg, i like their miso ramen btw. 

Tantanmien tonight was quite disappointing 128529 the soup was too salty, kinda oily and spicyness was bit higher than usual.  And the noodle is a bit dark that resemble much like pancit canton. 128529 the egg was very small, the yolk was a bit hard, i would appreciate if it was served seperately but was clump together within the soup. And i can feel that Msg was really high on the soup tonight, loads of Msg i should say, ive been munching fruits and gulping juices even as of this writing. 128547

Felt bad giving this low review. But it is what it is.  Anyway it was my first time wearing a |ooloo shirt to a resto, 128521 though i should had chosen the other ramen place at salcedo. 9786

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Denise A.
4.0 Stars

What's not to love about Ukokkei?
This authentic Japanese Ramen place is on top of my list to try ever since the ramen hype started in Ph. I must say so far it's still the nest as compared to Ramen Nagi for example and others that I've tried.

Hindi nakakaumay yung pagkalasa niya. I mean compared to Ramen Nagi, sobrang malasa siya to the point na upon finishing the bowl, you're going to crave for something sweet or opposing the taste masyadong matapang. Unlike this one, it's obviouslh seasoned perfectly plus the meat has been cooked well. No need for extra sauce or whatever topping. Eat it as is, and your tummy is solved!

Btw: This specific branch in Makati is very strict. Ramen Nazi as they call it. Strictly no sharing of Order plus if marami kayo, tapos paisa isa kayo dadating sa location, beware they'll give your seats to others first.

Regardless, no wonder people keep coming back cause of the good food. One order ranges around P250 up.

Special order: Fried Dumpling (THE BEST!)

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

The Tantanmen in Ukokkei is limited to dinner only, so we decided to drop by one Friday night! 128077🏼 They open at 5PM but we got there around 6PM and the place was still quite empty. Good for us!

The serving is pretty big and the ratio between the noodles and soup is spot on. If you love to sip ramen broth in between slurps of noodles, then Ukokkei serving might fill you right up!

Not sure if it's because we're one of the first to order their Tantanmen for the night but the soup does seem a bit oily, but nonetheless, it was still pretty good. I'm good with salty food but I'm not sure why the broth tasted a bit too salty for me as I kept eating. The spiciness of the Tantanmen isn't killer spicy but since I love to eat spicy food, it would have been better with more chili. 128586

Overall, I still liked the Tantanmen here and would recommend people who are looking for their favorite ramen to try the Tantanmen here.

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