5 Best Ramen in Metro Manila Under P199!
It is rainy season once again. The best way to combat the cold weather blues is to indulge in the best ramen in town – without even breaking a bank. To make this blog simpler and straightforward, we have decided to use two-point method: value for money and taste. We narrowed down the five Best Ramen in Metro Manila under PHP 199.
1. ERRA’S RAMEN (Price starts at PHP 80 per bowl)
You have probably heard of Erra’s Ramen as one of Malate’s unique dining experiences. We personally think that the unassuming place of Erra’s Ramen adds a bit charm to it. The ramen bowls that being served here are a steal given the cheap price range and generous servings.
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Addresses: 1755 Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila
Operating hours: 24 hours
Insider tip: Pair up your hot bowl with their best-selling Kuchay pork dumplings!
Why it is one of the best ramen: For the give price, you can already get a decent bowl of ramen that will surely warm you up on a cold rainy evening or cure your hangover.
Recommended food: Miso ramen (PHP 90), Shoyu (PHP 70), Tantanmen (PHP 100)
If we may suggest: Upgrade the egg to a real ajitsuke tamago (soft-boiled egg)
Journey Freaks’ note: You can opt to drink beer while slurping a hot good bowl of ramen.
Value for money: 3.5/5 Taste: 3/5
2. SHACHIHOKO RAMEN (Price starts at PHP 175 per bowl)
Shachihoko Ramen is a Filipino-owned ramen spot in the heart of the city of Marikina. The owner took her love for ramen to open this restaurant. Eventually, she curated flavors that will surprise the taste buds of the Filipinos. Therefore, if you are just living nearby you may treat yourself with their milky rich ramen.
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Addresses: Ground Floor, C & B Circle Mall, Liwasang Kalayaan Avenue, Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Operating hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11:00AM to 2:00PM, 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Insider tip: Their version of tempura is one of the best tasting tempuras in the metro.
Why it is one of the best ramen: You can get good food at a very low-cost! Plus, it is a Filipino-owned ramen hub.
Recommended food: Miso ramen (PHP 198), Shiroi ramen (PHP 238), Okonomi gyoza (PHP 158), Green tea match ice cream (PHP 75)
If we may suggest: A bit larger serving would be better.
Journey Freaks’ note: The place is worth checking out because of the quality of the food you get considering the price.
Value for money: 4/5 Taste: 4/5
3. CAUTION HOT! (Price starts at PHP 175 per bowl)
Caution Hot! is a perfect noodle spot for those looking for a unique burn. Well this is not your ordinary ramen hub because this one serves Chinese noodles. Nevertheless, you can level up your hot bowl to a ramen-style one by choosing wheat noodle. Here in Caution Hot! you can warm your heart and belly with their signature level of spiciness and unique flavors.
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Addresses: 87 Magiting Corner Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
17 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Operating hours: (Maginhawa branch) Mondays to Sundays, 11AM-11PM
(Kapitolyo branch) Mondays to Sundays, 11:30AM-3:00AM
Insider tip: Pair up your hot bowl with their best-selling Kuchay pork dumplings! No regrets.
Why it is one of the best ramen: They have curated hot combinations for you. However, you can fully customize your order starting from the toppings, broth, up to what type of noodles and level of spiciness.
Recommended food: Pork-Classic-Wheat noodles (PHP 185), Kuchay pork dumplings (5pcs – PHP 80, 10pcs – PHP 120), Oolong milk tea (PHP 75), Bao Bing (PHP 95)
If we may suggest: A hotter version of chili sauce for dumplings would be better.
Journey Freaks’ note: Their servings are pretty big and good for sharing!
Value for money: 4/5 Taste: 4/5
4. RAMEN KURODA (Price starts at PHP 180 per bowl)
Ramen Kuroda is a place where you can indulge in with ramen, rice bowls, side dish and even few plates of sushi. This ramen place is not as popular as other ramen spots but talking about the value for money, we cannot overlook this one. Their milky pork broth is special considering the price points.
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Addresses: 96 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
Second Floor, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City
Third Floor, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Third Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
Third Floor, Eastwood Cyber & Fashion Mall, Libis, Quezon City
Mezza Residences, Aurora Boulevard Corner Araneta Avenue, Santa Mesa, Quezon City
Second Floor, SM City Manila, Ermita, Manila
Upper Ground Floor, Annex Building, SM City Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City
Bradco Avenue, Aseana One, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
TV5 Media Center, Sheridan Corner Reliance Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
Operating hours: (Aguirre Avenue branch) Mondays to Sundays, 10AM-9PM
(McKinley branch) Mondays to Sundays, 11AM-11PM
(RCBC Plaza branch) Mondays to Fridays, 10:30AM-9:30PM
(Lucky Chinatown branch) Mondays to Sundays, 10AM-10PM
(Eastwood Libis branch) Mondays to Sundays, 10AM-10PM
(Sta. Mesa branch) Mondays to Sundays, 9AM-10PM
(SM Manila branch) Mondays to Sundays, 10AM-9PM
(SM Fairview branch) Mondays to Sundays, 10AM-9PM
(Aseana branch) Mondays to Fridays, 10AM-10PM
(Mandaluyong branch) Mondays to Sundays, 11AM-9:30PM
Insider tip: You can pass on their gyoza and just choose other sides.
Why it is one of the best ramen: Their garlicky ramen (Kuro Ramen) is innovative when it comes to taste and flavor.
Recommended food: Kuro Ramen (PHP 180), Aka Ramen (PHP 180), Chicken Karaage (PHP 240)
If we may suggest: A softer boiled egg would be perfect.
Journey Freaks’ note: Try their set menu if you like having heavy meals (major branch only)
Value for money: 3.5/5 Taste: 3.5/5
5. RAMEN COOL (Price starts at PHP 195 per bowl)
Ramen Cool is a dainty-looking ramen spot that can surely transport you to Japan instantly. The look and ambiance of the restaurant is really on-point so that is a plus. If you’re looking for something quick and affordable ramen fix, then Ramen Cool is perfect for you!
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Addresses: Fourth Floor, SM City Manila, Ermita, Manila
25 West Capitol Corner East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Ground Floor, West Life Building, West Avenue, Project 7, Quezon City
Operating hours: (SM Manila branch) Mondays to Sundays, 10AM-9PM
(Kapitolyo branch) Mondays to Sundays, 11AM-10:30PM
(West Avenue branch) Mondays to Sundays, 11AM-10:30PM
Insider tip: For a different twist, pair up your ramen with their best-selling California love!
Why it is one of the best ramen: Liempo in ramen? No need explanation.
Recommended food: Pork Shioramen (PHP 195), California love (PHP 215), Iced Matcha (PHP 165)
If we may suggest: A tad bit thicker broth, please?
Journey Freaks’ note: Their servings are hefty!
Value for money: 3.5/5 Taste: 4/5
Honestly, we think that you don’t really have to shell out tons of money to experience good bowl of hot noodles. We see ramen is like a warm hug that we all longing for during cold rainy nights. Try these 5 BEST RAMEN IN METRO MANILA UNDER PHP 199, we promise you won’t regret it! Did we miss something on this list? Comment down below.
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