Ramen Kagetsu Arashi in Paseo Center, Makati City

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi in Paseo Center, Makati

With the desire to explore more great restaurants in Makati, we decided to try out the ramen place in Paseo Center, and it goes by the name Ramen Kagetsu Arashi. Actually, we've heard about this place long before, but it was just recently when we got to finally try it.

About the Ramen Place
With a seating capacity of about 40 to 50, Ramen Kagetsu Arashi has this simple Japanese-inspired interior. Nothing much is awe-inspiring about it, but it was nice enough for a ramen place. However, I still like the interior of the so-called "mainstream" ramen places.

It was my great buddy's birthday during this day that we visited the place, so we had these appetizers care of the birthday boy.

Tonkatsu || P225
Tonkatsu of Ramen Kagetsu Arashi

Coming in with a not-so-great appeal, the tonkatsu was overly simple for the price, and considering how thin the meat was, it was definitely not sulit.

Tori Karaage || P170
Pale and disappointing Tori Karaage of Ramen Kagetsu Arashi

This Tori Karaage had this pale appearance that does not look so enticing. The taste was considerably regular, without much to look forward to.

Gyoza || P190
Japanese Gyoza by Ramen Kagetsu Arashi

Although the gyoza tasted well, we didn't find it memorable. Perhaps, this was attributable to the small serving.

Arashi Genkotsu Ramen Miso || P330 - Regular || P225 - Jr
Arashi Genkotsu Ramen Miso

This ramen featured a tasty broth that I found noteworthy (same goes for all the other ramen dishes we had). What I wasn't able to fully appreciate was the curly noodles used. I'm just not a big fan of those.

Arashi Genkotsu Barikara Ramen || P390
The spicy soup broth gets its fiery, flavorful heat from selected chili peppers from Japan
Arashi Genkotsu Barikara Ramen

This spicy ramen featured a different kind of spiciness. Unlike in other ramen places wherein the hotness is well-blended with the overall flavor (in such a way that the spiciness pertains more as a flavor than a sensation); however, this wasn't the case for this ramen. Still, I was able to appreciate it because of the sharp hotness that I found adventurous. Go for this one!

Arashi Genkotsu Ramen || P330 - Regular || P225 - Jr. 
Kagetsu's signature ramen and a top favorite in Japan. It is concocted with the signature Garlic Tonkotsu soup broth.
Arashi Genkotsu Ramen

To tell you the truth, this tasted almost exactly as the first ramen dish that we had with only small and subtle differences.

A Not-So-Popular Kid in Ramen Kagetsu Arashi

That's most of what transpired during our visit here in Ramen Kagetsu Arashi. Happy birthday again bespren!

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi  - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Service  ★☆
Value for Money ★★
Budget: At least P300 each for a group coming in at least 4 for some family-sharing of ramen and appetizers

Overall, I found the food here decent, but I personally believe they can still do more when it comes to innovating the dishes. The appetizers were a bit of a downer, and the ramen dishes was plainly fine. However, please don't get me wrong. I didn't find anything wrong about the food we had, it just didn't match our expectations (which were kept high after trying out other great ramen places).

Will you be checking this place out?

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi
Location: Second Floor, Paseo Center, Paseo de Roxas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City

Contact No.: (02) 886 3150
Service Charge: None
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