When I was still working, my colleagues and I would always find ourselves slurping some ramen dish here. We each had our favorites. Mine's Gomokumen, which I'd always share with my buddy, along with an order of those yummy gyozas.
Call it comfort food, if you like. When we trooped back to this old favorite -- we'd always go to the original near Makati Cinema Square -- we ordered the same : Gomokumen, Gyoza and Ebi and Vegetable Tempura.
The place doesn't look much from outside, as do many like Japanese restos here in Little Tokyo in Pasong Tamo (now Chino Roces St). But it is surprisingly spacious inside.
In my book, Shinjuku is STILL my go-to place for my ramen fix.