Restaurant round-up for the week

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“Authentic” is an important aspect of these two restaurant brands from Japan and Korea – Ramen Nagi and Kiwa Express.

“It is true-to-heart Korean food. Not fusion. Not localized. And we offer high-quality Korean cuisine at a very affordable price. The quality is identical to the food that they would sample from Kiwa in Solaire,” said  Dr. David Shim, CEO and owner of Kiwa Express.

Meanwhile, Ramen Nagi is giving us another unbelievable authentic Japanese experience in a bowl.

Visit them soon!


  •  A gift of authentic Japanese ramen

A heartfelt gift from Ramen Nagi’s Ramen Master Chef Satoshi Ikuta-san, the Nori Niboshi King is the sum of in-depth collaboration with Ramen Nagi’s chefs. The Niboshi King is filled with fresh, handcrafted noodles and small dried fish infused with Tonkotsu broth and topped with chashu, peanuts, seaweeds, and the signature Nagi spice blend.

For only Php 590, you can now experience a true Japanese culinary masterpiece.  However, like all good things, the Nori Niboshi King is only available for a limited time only!

For the whole month of February, get a taste of authentic Japanese Niboshi in a delightful bowl in all Ramen Nagi stores nationwide or have it delivered to your doorstep through Grab or Foodpanda.

For more details, check out Ramen Nagi PH (Facebook) or @ramennagimanila (IG).


  •  Premium and affordable Korean cuisine

Kiwa Express opened its doors at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, introducing to mall patrons exceptional Korean dining options at an affordable price point. The quick-service casual Korean restaurant is an offshoot of Kiwa Korean Grill at Solaire Resort, promising to bring premium Korean menu offerings not yet offered by other Korean restaurants.

Dr. David Shim, CEO and owner of Kiwa Express, explains his reasons for this new direction. “I’ve been operating Kiwa Restaurant in Solaire since 2015 and there has been this growing demand from Filipino regulars wanting easier access to my authentic Korean food.”

Kiwa Express menu features items hand-picked by Dr. Shim and classified as Kiwa signature dishes or chef’s special recommendations. He explains his personal recommendation for first-time diners, ”Kiwa Galbitang, the Korean version of bulalo. I will guarantee you that it will make you very happy.” The hearty, nourishing beef stew is a great gateway to the world of Korean food. Beef short ribs are stewed slowly in aromatics resulting in a clean, delicate broth that is a feast to the senses. Dr. Shim also highly recommends the must-try Kimchi Jjigae — a warming, spicy stew highlighting their signature kimchi, Doenjang Jjigae, Jap Chae, and Shrimp Tempura.

Kiwa Express offers authentic and value-for-money Korean dishes.

Kiwa Express in Ayala Malls Manila Bay is the first of many branches already in the works. “This restaurant is our launch pad, the model on which new branches will be based. When this clicks, we already have other upcoming outlets.”

Kiwa Express is located on the 3rd floor, Building B, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Macapagal Boulevard corner Aseana Avenue, Paranaque City. For inquiries, guests can call (02) 7004 7472 or send a message via Instagram ( and Facebook (


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