Food Review: Mendokoro Ramenba The Best Japanese Ramen Place

Are you a ramen fan like me?

On mother’s day the husband brought the kids and I at Mendokoro Ramenba in Makati.  He said the restaurant is inspired by the authentic ramen houses in Japan, just like what we see in travel shows and magazines and their ramen is outstanding!  Since we are a family of ramen-eating monsters we should all try it. 🙂


We went there for lunch, the restaurant opens at exactly 11:30am and we arrived there at around 11:45am on a Saturday.  They can only sit 21 customers at a time and when we arrived there were already 21 people seated and around 12 to 18 waiting for their turn.

We line up at the cashier station to place our order, we pay, and receive our order slip and guest number.  We waited around 45 minutes to be seated.  Well… good food takes a lot of time to make and if you are really serious to try it, you’ve gotta wait. 🙂

Did you know that there’s only 10 items in their menu?  I read that Japanese food culture encourages specialization. In Japan, the  less items in the menu the restaurant offers the better: it means the chef and his staff have dedicated themselves to making a small number of dishes really, really well. 🙂

Here are some of the food we tried:

Aji Tamago (P90) This is a Japanese Marinated Soft Boiled Egg. This Japanese egg will complete your ramen experience.

Mendokoro ramenba


Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen (P410) Its broth is thick and milky white from pork marrow bones that have been simmered for long hours.

Mendokoro ramenba


Tantanmen (P440) It is really nice with minced roast pork belly and chili.

Mendokoro ramenba

My daughter Lily loves its spicy kick! 🙂

Mendokoro ramenba

Gyoza (5 pieces P200) 
pork and cabbage stuffed in wonton wrapper. My husband will not eat ramen without his favorite gyoza.  
Mendokoro ramenba


Karai Tokusei Tsukemen is my favorite! It is a ramen dish in Japanese cuisine consisting of noodles which are eaten after being dipped in a separate bowl of soup or broth. The Tsukemen noodles are fat and chewy. It’s served cold and to be dipped in the flavorful sauce.  I will come back for more of this.

Mendokoro ramenba

Mendokoro ramenba

The husband went there again a couple of weeks ago with friends and never stopped talking about their cold Tantanmen with roast pork.  We plan of going back on Father’s Day and I wish to try it too!  Are you a ramen fan too? Visit them soon. Here’s their contact information:

Mendokoro Ramenba
Address: V Corporate Centre, Soliman Street, Salcedo Village Makati
Contact Number:  (02) 478 9625
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