Is Kokoro Ramenya the new Shinjuku Ramen House?
|Kokoro Ramenya (Japanese Restaurant) along Roxas Boulevard|
Anyway, here in this blog post, I'm going to share with you how our dining experience went here in this somewhat "hidden" place along Roxas Boulevard. We'll also evaluate if this place would pass as the new "Shinjuku Ramen House", considering that chef behind Shinjuku left and opened his own restaurant.
Before we head on to that, let us briefly talk about the place.
|Spacious yet not-so-elegant interior of Kokoro Ramenya|
Now, let's start exploring some of the dishes here in Kokoro!
Salmon (Sake) Sashimi || P235
|Thick slices of Salmon Sashimi in Kokoro Japanese Restaurant|
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Since, I was craving for Green Tea Milk Shake that week, I felt so euphoric finding one here in Kokoro!
Matcha Green Tea Milk Shake || P95
|A sweet yet refreshing Matcha Green Tea Milk Shake|
Beef Shoyu Ramen || P285
|Beef Shoyu Ramen by Kokoro Ramenya|
Kokoro Wakame Salad || P195
|Wakame Salad - made out of Japanese seaweed!|
Tofu Steak || P185
|Non-photogenic but great-tasting Tofu steak of Kokoro|
Japanese Gyoza || P155
|The lovable Japanese Gyoza of Kokoro Ramenya|
Crunchy on one side, the Gyoza of Kokoro was very much tasty and not to mention juicy. It had an interesting blend of flavors coming from the meat, the spices and the herbs! In some way, it reminded me of the Shanghai Fried Siopao in Ongpin, Binondo.
Dynamite Roll || P195
|The Dynamite Rolls of Kokoro Ramenya in Roxas Boulevard|
Hakata Ramen || P325 - Classic Bowl || P575 - Sumo Bowl
|Wonderfully presented Hakata Ramen of Kokoro Ramenya|
Overall, the noodles were okay, but not memorable enough. In fact, it was Ramen Cool that I remembered.
Chahan (Fried Rice) || P95
|The Chahan - Japanese fried rice to pair with the tofu!|
Gyudon || P235
|The lackluster of the night - Gyudon|
It might be important to note that the rice used was not the sticky one, and instead of using raw egg for the gyudon, a cooked egg was used.
Beef Teppanyaki || P335
|Tenderly cooked Beef Teppanyaki by Kokoro Ramenya|
Before I conclude the post, permit me to share this memorable night of celebration! I want to thank my family for being so supportive for all the things I do!
|A Not-So-Popular Kid (me) with the family here in Kokoro Ramenya|
Kokoro Ramenya - Ratings
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Value for Money ★★★☆
Budget needed: at least P450 per person (coming in at least by pair) for some shared ramen and other dishes (depending on the size of your group)
Give your own rating to Kokoro Ramenya - Japanese Restaurant
After our dining experience here in Kokoro Ramenya, I saw a flicker of potential, but honesty compels me to say that it may take a while before the restaurant comes to par with the Shinjuku Ramen House.
Yes, I enjoyed some of the dish here in the resto, but there was something I was looking for that wasn't there (well, except for the Gyoza, which I really fell in love with!). In spite of this, I am still encouraging you to try it out, since I may be wrong with my assessment. :)
Location: Second Floor, Avenue of the Arts Building, Sta Monica Corner Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila
Reservation No.: (02) 254-9716 [retrieved from Zomato]
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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