Ramen Yushoken - The Best Authentic Ramen in Cebu City

Saturday, March 7, 2020
At a young age, we've all been curious about ramen, why? Naruto, of course. Just the way ramen has been depicted in countless anime is enough reason to yearn a comforting delicious bowl of ramen for yourself. I've been to a lot of ramen shops in Cebu City, some are great, but most are meh. Lately, more than a few friends mentioned that the best ramen restaurant in Cebu is definitely Ramen Yushoken. Soooooo, I had to check it out!

Through a quick search, I found out that Ramen Yushoken is also a crowd favorite of ramen lovers in Manila. Ramen Yushoken, literally translates as "House of Ramen Champions", is a restaurant that focuses on serving ramen bowls. 

It was a Saturday night, we arrived just before dinner (5:30 pm) but the place was already packed. We still had to line up which I did not mind since we had to wait for some of our other friends anyway. And besides, if people are willing to line up, it must be truly be worth the wait, right?

Ramen Yushoken Menu 

Ramen Yushoken basically serves three types of main dishes : (1) Tonkotso Ramen - soup crafted from pork bones broth; (2) Hiyashi Ramen - better known as "chilled ramen"; and (3) Soba - noodles dressed with seasoning. They also serve side dishes such as gyoza and chicken karaage.

A bowl of ramen would cost 400 PHP - 500 PHP + 10% service charge, which is quiet hefty by my standards. I would not consider eating here for regular days. 

The Food

We asked the server what ramen was their best seller and she informed us that it was their Shoyu and the TanTanMen variants. Since there was four of us, we simply decided to order all variants of their Tonkotso Ramen namely - Shio, Shoyu, TanTanMen and Miso. 

Shio Ramen

Ramen Yushoken Cebu

Shio means 'salt' in Japanese. Thus, the tare used to make shio ramen is also salt-based. Out of all ramen types, the Shio ramen shows off the flavor of the broth the most.

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu refers to ramen served with a soy sauce base broth which gives it its brown color. This is easily the most popular dish in Ramen Yushoken and the most well known ramen type in Japan.

TanTanMen Ramen

The TanTanMen ramen is a balanced soup with a hint of spiciness from Japanese chili oil and a creamy nutty sweetness from soy milk and sesame paste. This is Ramen Yushoken's second best-seller. 

Miso Ramen

Ramen Yushoken's version of the Miso ramen is blended with seven different kinds of miso. The soup is rich and flavorful. It takes more effort to prepare so it is the most expensive Tonkotsu Ramen in the menu.


We also ordered a serving of their gyoza, the Japanese fried dumpling. It's crisp and tender. It's one of the best gyoza we've tried. We actually even had a to compete for the last piece, luckily, I won! The envious looks on my friends' faces. Hahaha!

Final Verdict

We ranked the 4 ramen variants we tried. We had different preferences but agreed that the Shoyu Ramen was the best. 

Ramen Yushoken's ramens are truly something. Wow! They are the best ramen I have ever tried. My friend even asked if he could marry his bowl of ramen, LOL! Kidding aside, if you're looking for a taste of authentic ramen in Cebu City, Ramen Yushoken is the place to try.  Don't forget to get there early to avoid long queues and be prepared to splurge a little. Do note that they only cater dine in order and do not offer take outs nor delivery. They also do not take reservations.

More Information

Location: G/F Oakridge Business Park, 880 A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue, 6014 Lalawigan ng Cebu
Contact Number: (032) 367 7017
Business Hours: 11am-11pm


  1. Wow the food looks so delicious :)

  2. This food looks amazing! I love some good ramen!

  3. This looks so delicious is making me so hungry and I craving Ramen this moment

  4. my husband loves ramen. He'd be in heaven at this place

  5. wow.. delicious... I thought this is in Japanese... This is making me so hungry... LOL

  6. These pictures!!! I need to try this!

  7. drooling! I could really eat some ramen right now!

  8. Ramen is always drool worthy, and your pics in the post are making crave for it.

  9. This looks delicious would love to hv a bowl right now

  10. This is so delicious. I could do with some Ramen now.

  11. I love Ramen soo much it look so delicious and I would love to visit this restaurant if we go again in Cebu :)

  12. This looks so amazing! Yum! I'm definitely going to have to try some if we get to visit. Thanks!

  13. woow!! love ramen too, am so so tempting to try the shio ramen, hungry craving :D
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  14. These noodle dishes look scrumptious. Can't wait to try them. Thanks!


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