Hamakaze Dining and Bar offers not only authenticity, but affordability, good service and the atmosphere of being at an actual ramen bar in Japan. So if you think having authentic Japanese ramen in Cebu must cost an arm and a leg to enjoy, think again!
About Hamakaze Dining and Bar
A crowd favorite, Hamakaze Dining and Bar is nicely-tucked ramen haven known for its ambience and affordable meals. Plenty of customers praise the restaurant’s staff online for their friendliness and good customer service!
To get to this restaurant, you will have to head across Jollibee in Banilad Street, Mandaue City and beside Eastwest Bank. This restaurant is only a few blocks away (walking distance) from Oakridge Business Park.
In the past, it used to open until 4 A.M., which made it a regular stop for people craving meals past their bedtime, hungry employees working the night shift, and for anyone who wanted to sober up from a hangover.
As of December 2021, the restaurant operates from 12 noon until 9:30 PM (dine-in) and 10 PM (takeout). Currently, there is only one branch in operation.
Hamakaze Dining and Bar’s Menu
Hamakaze Dining and Bar’s Best Sellers
The restaurant’s bestsellers are the Shoyu Ramen and the Spicy Tantanmen.
Firstly, “Shoyu” means “soy sauce” in Japanese. People call the meal as such because the broth’s base is of soy sauce. In addition, this is a kind of ramen that you’d find just about anywhere in Japan.
Second, the Tantanmen is the Japanese modification of the original Chinese recipe of the dish, Dan Dan Noodles. “Tantanmen” means “noodles being carried”. Long ago, Tantanmen was sold on the streets, and to be able to do this, ingredients had to be carried on a shouldering pole with bags on each end.
You may have already noticed, but the menu also terms these ramen as “(spicy) chicken collagen soup.” Why? Chicken bones are one of the ingredients used to create the soup. To accomplish this, the bones are boiled for several hours until the collagen contained in the bones and in the tendons melt and are then added to the soup!
Interestingly, collagen is known for improving skin elasticity and slowing down signs of aging.
Kuro Ramen and Tsukemen are also popular. “Kuro” means black, referring to the black garlic added onto the ramen. On the other hand, Tsukemen is a form of ramen where the noodles are eaten after being dipped in a separate bowl of soup or broth.
As you can see in the photo, the bowl of the noodles contains no broth!
Edamame is edible young soybeans that are picked up before they ripen. They are usually boiled or steamed and may be served with salt.
How do I eat Edamame?
To begin with, make sure that the beans are not too hot when you put them in your mouth. The way to eat it is to remove the beans from the pod by putting the whole bean in your mouth. Next, bite the edge of the bean and then finally, slide out the edamame beans with your teeth. That way the beans will gather in your mouth and you eat them as much as you want.
Takeout and Delivery for Hamakaze Dining and Bar
How convenient– Hamakaze offers takeout and delivery. With that said, for takeout, they accept orders until 10 p.m.
Hamakaze is on Foodpanda!
They also have their very own website to receive orders for delivery. All you have to do is sign up.
Hamakaze Dining and Bar Food Reviews
This is a staff’s personal review and is in no way the organization’s collective opinion on the meals mentioned.
Khrizza: I tried their Kuro or Black Ramen. Their noodles are neither too thick nor too thin. This dish is definitely flavorful and worth every penny!
Its broth is okay and the toppings are not so generous.
Additionally, I also had a sip of their Tantanmen (Spicy ramen) and it was indeed very spicy. The broth of Tantanmen is thick with flavors, it’s definitely good.
I tried all the four ramen that we ordered and I guarantee that it really tastes savory!
Taste Comparison with a Japanese Native
Delicious food, good ambiance, and affordable authentic Japanese ramen! Go ahead and visit Hamakaze Ramen in AS Fortuna, Mandaue!
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Location of Hamakaze Dining and Bar
|Address: AYS Building, A. S. Fortuna St, Mandaue City, 6014 Cebu|
|Phone Number: (032) 505-4220|
|Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays. 12:00pm – 9:30pm (dine-in) / 10pm (takeout)|
|Credit Card: Accepted|
|Parking: In front of the store|
|Reservation: No reservation|