Where to Eat: Ramen Yushoken

If you’re looking for the best tasting ramen here in Cebu, Ramen Yushoken it is.

I have tried quite a few ramens from different restaurants here, yet Ramen Yushoken has undeniably the most authentic and best so far. This ramen house was recommended by a friend of mine because I was dying to try out an authentic Japanese ramen.

Getting there

Ramen Yushoken is located at Oakridge Business Park, Mandaue City, Cebu. To get there, the easiest and most convenient way is to ride a taxi cab. Fare is around PHP80 – PHP100 from Ayala Center Cebu, depending on the traffic condition.

Ramen Yushoken

Ramen Yushoken’s ramen is derived from “Ramen God” Kazuo Yamagishi. The chefs who have worked under him have opened their own restaurants across Japan. His main successor, hailed as “son of the ramen god”, Kaji Tashiro visited Ramen Yushoken and trained their staffs to ensure the quality level of their food.

The place was always full during my past two visits, with that we would always end up in the waiting list. That’s why it is best to be there before peak lunch and dinner hours.

Upon entering, the Japanese ambiance comes in as you will be greeted by the staffs with “Irasshaimase”, meaning “welcome” in Japanese.

Ramen Yushoken
You could lively watch how their ramen is being processed.

Before ordering, it is best to read the paper mat as it contains details of their menu including a guide on which ramen to choose. Also, try asking the staff what are their bestsellers.

Ramen Yushoken's Menu
Ramen Yushoken’s Menu
Tantanmen – sesame paste with chili oil and ground pork ramen
Shoyu – soy-sauce based ramen
Karaage – a Japanese style fried chicken

Shoyu and Tantanmen are the bestselling ramens. I have tried both and I could not choose which of the two is really the best. If you’re into spicy flavors, go for Tantanmen, if not, go for Shoyu.

If budget still permits you, also try out some of their side dishes. Gyoza and Karaage are must try’s!

Japanese Food Feast
Japanese Food Feast

Things to Take Note Before Going

  • Ramen Yushoken is just one of the many fancy restaurants here in Cebu. Because of its authentic JapaneseΒ food, the prices in the menu are not budget-friendly. Expect to spend around PHP600 – PHP700 per head. Best to visit during payday. πŸ˜‰
  • The place is not that big and is always full. Be there before lunch/dinner peak hours to avoid being in the waiting list.
  • There are no spoons and forks available, only chopsticks. To those who doesn’t know how to use chopsticks, don’t worry because you could ask from their staffs for an improvised one for beginners.
  • Sharing is not allowed for ramen orders because it is said to be a disrespectful act towards the “ramen gods“.
  • Takeouts are not allowed as they value freshness of their food.


Ramen Yushoken might disappoint your wallet, but your tummy won’t. πŸ˜‰

Ramen Yushoken
G/F Oakridge Business Park,
880 A. S. Fortuna St,
Mandaue City, Cebu
Opens from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM


  1. Xeph Hipolito

    Hi, Bia! Can you think of an equivalent (or at least, closest) place here in Manila? At some point, I do crave for authentic Japanese ramen but my research skills for an authentic Japanese food is not competitive. *wink* Thanks in advance!


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      Bia S.

      Hi Xeph!

      I haven’t tried much restos in Manila since I rarely go there. But I think there’s a branch of Ramen Yushoken in Alabang. Hope that helps. Hehe πŸ™‚

    2. Teesh

      Hi Xeph! I’m not the one you asked but if you’re nowhere near Alabang (their original branch is in Molito), you can also try Mendokoro Ramenba in Makati. It’s another ramen place by the same owners (different name because they only serve a number of bowls per day?) with the exact same menu. πŸ™‚

  2. ladymyx | myxilog.blogspot.com

    Haha, it sure is that you need to go there when its pay day, it hurts wallet a little. XD

    There’s a lot of place to go to Cebu now. I hope soon enough I will be able to pay a visit. Thanks for sharing! Such a perfect time to read your post on a gloomy and typhoony weather. πŸ˜€

  3. Mei

    Hindi ata ako pwede dito kasi di ako marunong magchopsticks! Haha baka masayang lang food ko ang mahal pa naman haha pero infairness, kahit mahal ang menu, lagi silang puno! Their food must really be good!

  4. Rania

    Suddenly craving for japanese food with your photos! omg
    but I don’t know how to use the chopsticks too, so maybe I should a little first hehe
    anyway, my first here πŸ™‚

  5. Rania

    Suddenly craving for japanese food with your photos! omg
    but I don’t know how to use the chopsticks too, so maybe I should learn a little first hehe
    anyway, my first here

  6. Mimi

    I’ve always wanted to try it here! My friend suggested it but had to forego the idea for now since the place isn’t exactly budget-friendly. I’m hopeful that I get to try it one of these days! Nicely detailed post btw, Bia! πŸ™‚

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