Even if San Juan is an ideal city for foodies, I’ve never found a good ramen house until Oyasumi Ramen came along.

Located along P. Guevarra, Oyasumi Ramen camouflage with the establishments and buildings, not being noticeable as a restaurant or ramen house rather. O, who often visits Speedy Fix (car repair center) in San Juan, surprisingly noticed it, just because it’s meters away from Speedy Fix. He mentioned to me a couple of times about that new restaurant that opened along P. Guevarra. Since we were intrigued and on the lookout for what’s new in our neighborhood, we gave Oyasumi Ramen a shot one Saturday night.
The consecutive openings of ramen joints in Manila, like a domino effect, saturated the ramen fad in a way. For Oyasumi, it’s not just about the ramen craze. Martin Ledesma, one of the owners, shared his passion for ramen, which led him to studying from the land that started it all, Japan. Through extensive research, study and eating ramen, he’s proud to say their ramen makes a total difference from what’s out in the malls now.
 What makes Oyasumi Ramen different?
Everything has to be homemade. Starting from the noodles down to their ice cream, Oyasumi keeps the kitchen busy all day to mix all their recipes from scratch. Like how Japanese are meticulous with quality, Oyasumi sticks to being strict with using the best ingredients for the freshest food daily.
Merging authentic with fusion. Yokohama-style ramen, a mixture of tonkotsu and shoyu broth and 3 sheets of nori, is what to be expected. From that, Oyasumi plays with various flavors, both pinoy and international.
The Food:
Iekei Ramen (Php 350)
Rate: 4/5
The traditional Iekei Ramen is the simplest and most basic, which originated form the streets of Yokohama. Its very thick tonkotsu-shoyu tare broth, semi-salty chasu slices and chubby noodles creates an impact from my first bite. Also inside are three sheets of nori, spinach, leeks and an onsen egg definitely. For O, the chasu slices were too salty while I found it just right.
For an extra P20, you can take charge of your noodles. Freshly made everyday, choose from squid, spicy, curry or garlic noodles to blend with your ramen bowl. Impressive? Yes it is!
Kara Miso (Php 370)
Rate: 5/5
The spicy Kara Miso has to be taken seriously. With a spoonful of chili powder accidentally mixed to your tonkotsu-miso soup, you might fail to appreciate the beauty of my favorite Kara Miso. You’ll be asked for the spice level, 1-4, on how hot you can handle. This is a great choice with great price tag!
Truffle Ramen (Php 430)
Rate: 5/5
Labeled as premium, costing P430 for a bowl, Truffle Ramen has to be another favorite for the refined harmony among tonkotsu, shoyu and truffle. It is the tastiest and most unconventional ramen that won my heart. I cannot stop sipping through the rich truffle broth. Really, a winner!
La Paz Ramen (Php 370)
Rate: 2/5
Oyasumi tried to infuse local flavors, a Bacolod-inspired La Paz Ramen to name one. Influenced by la paz batchoy, it is a mix of traditional ramen with flavors from smooth pork blood, crunchy chicharon bits and garlic – lots of them! Oyasumi may have thought about the flavors well, but it didn’t appeal to me and O. I guess it played too hard on flavors that it lost its balance. Still, very innovative for thinking of local flavors.
Gyoza (Php 150)
Rate: 2/5
Yes it was a flat and crispy Gyoza from the outside, but it just lacked flavor inside.
Homemade Ice Cream
Rate: 4/5
Flavors of Homemade Ice Cream change daily. This is a surprise we can look forward to each time we visit. I would always recommend to end a meal with ice cream. And Oyasumi got that right!
The Ambiance:
Like a dark hidden bar in San Juan. Not exactly hidden since it’s along P. Guevarra St., the lane going to Wilson.

The first floor is where you can watch as you wait for your freshly cooked ramen. If you don’t mind sitting by the counter, it’s similar to waiting for your cocktails to be served at the bar table.

On the 2nd floor, more seats are provided. For a second, I thought I was inside Wrong Ramen, BGC. Haha! One side of the wall, be entertained by fun Japanese shows playing.

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Location: 308 P. Guevarra St. cor. Sea View St., Little Baguio, San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00AM-10:30PM
Contact: (+632) 275-0309
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OyasumiRamen/
Budget: PHP450++

Food 8/10
Ambiance 8/10
Service 8/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8/10