Akira Restaurant: Good Authentic Ramen Place Along Roxas Boulevard (Closed)

Once upon a time there was a very popular authentic Japanese ramen place along Gil Puyat Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City called Akira Restaurant

akira restaurant
Every time we would pass by (I used to live in the area), we can't help but notice how crowded it was.  In every visit, we would always be in the waiting line.  Then one day, it closed down.  Like many of its loyal customers, we thought it closed down for good.  Only recently did we realize that it only it moved its current location to Antipolo St. corner Gil Puyat Roxas Boulevard.  It's sign was mostly faded making it difficult to distinguish. 

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We were told that they closed down 1 month to construct their new place.  It was noticeably huge!  It had a big open kitchen.  It has a sushi bar.  It had a wide dining area and more than 10 spacious private functions. 

akira restaurant
I'm guessing their big expansion was brought about by their success in their old location.  Sadly, as the staff shared, they lost most of their former clients during their relocation so the place is not utilized to its fullest extent. 



negi miso ramen
Negi Miso Ramen (280 php)
The Negi Miso Ramen is a rich bowl of miso ramen topped with leeks, onion rings, bean sprouts and cabbage.  This is not the typical miso ramen as it was bold in flavor. 

seafood ramen
Seafood Ramen (290 php)
The Seafood Ramen is filled with generous serving of mussels, clams, shrimp, crab sticks, green peas, cabbage, onion rings and seaweeds.  The broth delivered the abundant flavors of the sea. 

ebi chili ramen
Ebi Chili Ramen (290 php)
The Ebi Chili Ramen is my personal favorite!  It had a thick sweet and spicy broth with generous portions of prawns, carrot strips, onions rings and a slice of egg (which was overcooked).  This is the first time I've tried a ramen like this and I loved it! 

gomoku ramen
Gomoku Ramen (290 php)
Gomoku literally means "five types" so the Gomoku Ramen has five main ingredients which I really can't make of since it has so many toppings really.   Despite its affluent taste, we all found this to be soothing to the taste buds.  Everyone voted for this as the best among their ramen selection. The only let down is the egg which could have been more runny.

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Update (November 2014): Sadly, this establishment is now closed.  Unfortunately, it never recovered from the consequences of its relocation. 

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Akira Restaurant is a good choice for authentic yet affordable Japanese cuisine.   I've tried a lot of ramen but none is like those that they offer.  Although the ramen noodles may not be special, their X factor is definitely their broth and bountiful ingredients.  I sincerely hope they regain their fame back because they deserve it.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Akira Restaurant Menu
Ambiance Sashimi | Sushi | Makimono | Agemono | Menrui |
Yakimono | Donburi | Yakemeshi | Set Meals |
=Favorites or Recommended 
Akira Restaurant
Business Address 2102 Antipolo St. corner Gil Puyat Roxas Blvd.,
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Business Hours Lunch: 10 am - 2pm
Dinner: 6 pm - 12 am
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 100-400
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 846-7046 / (0918) 451-5612
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