ABCT Kitchen & Store – Trying authentic Japanese Ramen in Rizal!

If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine and find yourself in Binangonan, Rizal, there’s a hidden gem you should try – ABCT Kitchen & Store. Located in the serene vicinity of the Eastridge Golf Course, this charming restaurant is a must-visit for food enthusiasts seeking an authentic Japanese dining experience. They started the business in 2020 and made quite a noise since then. Although it was somehow rough for them since it was during the pandemic, they still made it work even up to this day. For those yearning for a serene dining experience, ABCT Kitchen & Store proves to be the ideal retreat. Operating daily from 11 AM to 8 PM, except on Mondays. The restaurant boasts a peaceful and welcoming ambiance to relish your meal. Whether you’re a visitor, a golf enthusiast from Eastridge Golf Course, or a local resident, ABCT Kitchen & Store welcomes all.

When you step into ABCT Kitchen & Store, you’ll be greeted with a choice of al fresco and indoor dining. With a seating capacity of approximately 70 people, this restaurant is ideal for both intimate gatherings and larger parties. Furthermore, reservations are strictly advised. It’s also important to note that without a reservation, you will encounter difficulties at the entrance. As it’s located within a residential golf course premises. We almost had a hiccup finding the place because it was somehow secluded. It was worth it, nevertheless! The restaurant sets the stage for an authentic Japanese dining experience with its Japanese-style interior. Moreover, its decor and ambiance transport you to a fancier Japanese Izakaya, creating a perfect backdrop for savoring the cuisine. They have a lot of wooden accents and some Daruma doll figurines. The attention to detail in the interior design enhances your overall dining experience.

My Experience

Now, let’s dive into the heart of the matter – the food. One of the remarkable things about ABCT Kitchen & Store is their portion sizes. Each order of ramen is generously served and can easily be shared by two people. This let us get great value for our money and allowed us to sample more dishes during our visit. ABCT Kitchen & Store takes pride in serving authentic Japanese dishes that tantalize your taste buds. During our visit, we had the opportunity to try a variety of dishes, and here’s what we tried:

Tofu Wakame Soup (Php 120): This appetizer, though a tad bitter, is an excellent choice to start your meal. The bitterness adds a unique depth of flavor, making it an intriguing beginning to your culinary adventure.

Seafood Ramen (Php 540): A delightful bowl of noodles filled with an array of seafood. The broth is rich and flavorful, making each slurp a memorable experience.

Furaido Poteto (Php 270): As the name suggests, it’s just Fried Potatoes in Japanese Accent/Pronunciation. Like a Mojo or Fries.

ABCT Special Ramen (Php 540): As the name suggests, this is the restaurant’s special ramen. You’ll find two slices of tender, melt-in-your-mouth pork, a perfectly soft-boiled egg with a creamy yolk, two charming quail eggs, sweet corn for a touch of sweetness, and Nori seaweed that infuses an authentic umami essence into the broth. It’s a combination of various ingredients that come together to create a harmonious and satisfying dish.

Ebi Tempura (Php 360): The Ebi Tempura is a highlight at ABCT Kitchen & Store. The outer layer is delightfully crunchy, while the inside boasts fresh and generous pieces of shrimp. It’s a must-try for tempura lovers.

Soft Shell Crabs: Similar to tempura but with a twist, the soft shell crabs feature crab meat. The outer layer is equally crispy, while the inside is succulent and generously portioned.

Mini Japanese Grocery

Adding a unique twist to your visit, ABCT Kitchen & Store boasts a mini Japanese grocery store right inside the restaurant. This hidden gem offers a diverse selection of Japanese ingredients, snacks, and even kitchenware. It’s a fantastic opportunity to stock up on Japanese essentials and explore new flavors in your own kitchen. This mini grocery store is particularly renowned for its collection of famous Japanese “pasalubong” items, including instant cup noodles that you can enjoy at home, and delightful matcha-flavored KitKats, a treat for your taste buds. The store’s kitchenware section also provides a chance to bring a piece of Japan into your Filipino home kitchen.

Tips and Guidelines

  • ABCT Kitchen & Store is located in a somewhat secluded area within the Eastridge Golf Course. To ensure you find it without any hassle, it’s a good idea to use GPS for accurate directions to the restaurant.
  • Reservations are needed otherwise, they won’t let you in the area. Be sure to book your table in advance to secure your visit.
  • ABCT Kitchen & Store offers multiple payment methods. You can settle your bill with cash, debit/credit cards, or even use Gcash for added convenience.
  • Don’t forget to check out the mini Japanese grocery store within the restaurant. It’s a treasure trove of Japanese ingredients, snacks, and kitchenware. Take the opportunity to stock up on Japanese essentials and explore new flavors in your own kitchen.
  • At area looks romantic at night. So if you’re going on a date, this would be a perfect time.
  • Keep in mind that the portion sizes at ABCT Kitchen & Store are generous. Many items can be shared, so consider dining with a friend or family member to sample a variety of dishes.


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How to get there?

Via Public Transportation

  • You can take a bus or UV Express van from various points in Manila (e.g., EDSA Crossing, Starmall EDSA Shaw, or Robinsons Galleria) to Binangonan. Once you arrive in Binangonan, you can take a tricycle or a local jeepney to Eastridge Golf Course.
  • Alternatively, you can use a ride-hailing app like Grab or Angkas to book a ride to ABCT Kitchen and Store. Just input the restaurant’s address as your destination, and the driver will take you there.

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