Saturday, January 18, 2014

Shinjuku Nihon Ryouri

Coming from an appointment one morning, the wife and I decided to try out a restaurant that I spotted last year along Katipunan in the Blue Ridge area. Shinjuku Nihon Ryouri is located just before the tunnel leading to Eastwood and before the intersection with Boni Serrano Avenue (across from Banapple and McDonald's in the same area). The restaurant presented us with a pleasant surprise as they offer a lot of choices for ramen. They also have sashimi, sushi, maki, teppan, sukiyaki and other favorites so there's something for everyone. 

The service is good as their staff are attentive without being intrusive, so that's a plus. But what makes or breaks a restaurant is the quality of the food. For Shinjuku, I can say that on both occasions I have eaten there (I was back for lunch just last week with a good friend who also likes Japanese food.) the ramen tasted good and served just hot enough so you won't get scalded by the broth. The sashimi we ordered was also prepared well so you don't get the feeling that they just defrosted the fish recently. So that's definitely a "thumbs up" for the food and we'll definitely be back for more.

Pirikara pork ramen
Parking is okay when we ate there but I can imagine that it can be difficult during peak periods (i.e., lunch or dinner times). It is, however, a bit out of the way for lunches and is not directly accessible via public transportation so perhaps it's likely that you can get a slot. In any case, they do have staff who can help out with parking in the area. There's a cafe just beside the restaurant but they manage parking spaces well based on the couple of times  have been there.

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