There is an old saying that ramen restaurants in Japan are kitanai, which means dirty; kusai, which means smelly; and kowaii, which means scary. When Ippudo founder Shigemi Kawahara heard that, he took it upon himself to change the way people saw ramen restaurants and focused on building an establishment that was kirei, which means beautiful; kusakunai, which means not smelly; and kakkoii, which means cool.

“Our philosophy at Ippudo is always to innovate and so everything is based on that philosophy,” explains Yota Shiiba, operations manager of Ippudo Philippines. So if you and your friends are looking for a different ramen experience, go no further than this establishment. Known for their famous Hakata-style ramen, Ippudo is sure to grow into a barkada favorite. Scroll down to see some of our favorites!

You can try the Shiromaru, original tonkotsu broth served with ultra-thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage and spring onions.

The Akamaru is made of special blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil with pork belly, bean sprouts, kikurage and spring onions.

There is also the Karaka-men which features thin, curly noodles, spicy miso paste, fragrant garlic oil and ground pork, with cashew nuts and pork belly.

Goma Q

Curry Cheese Harumaki

Oroshi Ponzu Gyoza

Chicken Bun

Check out Ippudo at the 3/F SM Mega Fashion Hall!

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