Ramen Nagi: a delicious indulgence

May 07, 2018

Ramen Nagi is one of our most favorite ramen restaurants because of its flavorful noodle dishes as well as other delicious food items.

Ramen Nagi, as with its other branch openings, created quite a stir when it inaugurated its outlet in Salcedo Village, Makati City. Fans who have seen or who have been to Ramen Nagi’s previous restaurant openings must have gotten a sense of déjà vu with the familiar long lines.

Red king at Ramen Nagi
Red King

Ramen Nagi: a delicious indulgence

    Our experience at Ramen Nagi

    Naturally, Khris and I were intrigued by Ramen Nagi. However, we did not dare to tackle the long lines. We had to wait until the queue became more reasonable.

    We became even more curious because, apparently, you cannot order to go. I can think of several reasons why they do not allow it but perhaps the most logical one was that ramen is best enjoyed steaming hot, its broth straight out of the pot. One cannot fully enjoy ramen, its flavors, and all when it is already cold.

    Anyway, we were eventually able to try the food at Ramen Nagi when it looked less chaotic to eat here. There were no more long lines and there were already enough seats inside.

    The food

    At Ramen Nagi, you are allowed to customize your bowl of ramen – from its level of spiciness to add-ons, up to the firmness of its noodles. We have tried the Original King (Butao), the Black King (Kuroo), and the Red King (Akao). So far, our favorites have been the Original King and the Red King.

    Condiments at Ramen Nagi

    Here is some information about the different flavors being offered by Ramen Nagi:

    Original King

    The Original Butao King is made of tonkatsu pork-broth. It had just the right level of flavor, not too overwhelming and pleasing to the palate.

    Red King

    The Red King, meanwhile, was the last flavor that we tried at Ramen Nagi. If you love spicy food, then go ahead and treat yourself to a filling bowl of Red King. This is a really savory noodle bowl, I felt like I wanted to have bread while I slurp spoonfuls of the rich broth. 

    Black King

    If you love squid ink, then Ramen Nagi’s Black King is for you. The squid ink lends an aromatic and deep seafood flavor to this bowl of goodness. This is also delicious but the black color of the soup may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

    Green King

    The Green King is made of tonkatsu broth, olive oil, basil, and parmesan cheese. The green color might be off-putting for some people but it does taste good according to those who have tried it.  

    Chicken karaage at Ramen Nagi
    Chicken Karaage

    Meanwhile, the Chicken Karaage is one dish that we keep coming back to Ramen Nagi. Its perfectly crunchy chicken skin is flavored with your choice of curry, matcha, and seven-spice flavors. We have tried all three flavors but seven-spice is our favorite.

    Pork katsu roll at Ramen Nagi
    Pork Katsu Roll

    We would also always order the Pork Katsu Roll at Ramen Nagi, another one of our favorite dishes. These are thinly sliced pork belly that is rolled with cheese and drizzled with a tangy sauce. These bite-size rolls pack the perfect crunch to keep you reaching for more.

    Our verdict

    The food is good and the service at Ramen Nagi is consistently fast and efficient. The price is a bit high but what’s the point of indulging if you would not treat yourself from time to time. 

    Overall, it’s always a satisfying dining experience at Ramen Nagi. 

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    1. Saktong sakto anh Ramen lalo na ngayong tag-ulan at masarap humigop ng sabaw. Nakakatuwa kasi dito sa Ramen Nagi pwedeng ikaw ang mag-customize depende panlasa mo, kung maanghang o kaya medyo maalat. Ang dami pang flavors na pwedeng pamilian kaya sulit na sulit. 😍🤤

    2. Ramen is a delicious food and it is perfect especially during rainy season. It's amazing that you can also customize your own ramen that will fit on your own taste. Its amazing that the service is good. I wanted to try this Rmaen Nagi too.

    3. Thanks for sharing this Great Recommendation Dad, Sobrang Gstong gsto ko na po talaga mkatikim ng Ramen .. pero Tska nalang pag uwi ko jan.. All this food was so Nice and absolutely Delicious... Ramen sabaw palang panalo na and this is so Cool, because in this kind of Resto ikaw na mismo ang gagawa ng Tamang timpla na gsto Mo, kaya really must visit po talaga this place

    4. Japanese ramen is becoming popular in our country and Ramen Nagi is one of the famous restaurant to offer this. Their ramen is quite expensive but it will surely satisfy your ramen cravings. Yes, sometimes it is good go indulge and treat yourself with sumptous meal

    5. This is a must visit place. I want to try also their ramen. It is so perfect nowadays during rainy season.