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Mutekiya

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Ikebukuro
Noodle
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Minamiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3982-7656
Today
10:30 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Thick & Tasty Ramen Broth

A very famous ramen bar among both tourists & locals.. definitely one of the best ramen I had... Be prepared for 30 minutes queue though...

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very famous ramen bar among both tourists & locals.. definitely one of the best ramen I had... Be prepared for 30 minutes queue though...

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

It was the best ramen that I’ve ever had. It’s seriously yummy, the soup, the ramen and meat. It’s a heaven for ramen lovers. I wish that they have more locations close to where I live, so I can eat it often. It was THAT good! It is about 7 mins walk from the Metropolitan Ikebukuro hotel, but there is... More 

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東京
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the Ikefukuro cafe right next door, my friend and I lined up to eat at this ramen restaurant. While we were waiting in line the waitress passed out the menu to the people in line and started taking orders. I love ramen but I don't eat a lot of meat (pork soup, pork meat etc.) so I had... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great ramen! One of the best ramen restaurants in Tokyo. Pork slices big and meaty. Worth the 20 minute queuing time. Try it!

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The ramen was chwey and the broth was thick and rich. It was so delicious that I finished all the broth and would like to have more! The portion was enough for a person with thick slices of pork belly, which melted in your mouth. Worth trying!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was my favourite ramen spot while in Tokyo, mainly because of the amazing pork. The noodles were good and pork flavoured broth was great (although very rich but I like that). Definitely a must if your in the Ikebukuro area and definitely order extra pork. Also, they have a menu in English and do expect a line formed outside.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Best ramen. The broth is amazing, EXTREMELY rich pork taste and smell. The meat was extremely tender, it literally melts in your mouth after a bite. Must try if in ikebukuro. We went at 11pm and there was a huge line up. We waited anyway and found it was absolutely worth the 1 hour wait at midnight. I would do... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have eaten excellent ramen in Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore - but this is the best we've ever had. A friend of ours who lives in Japan took us there at lunchtime on a weekday, saying that this place was worth a visit. The queue was about 30 minutes long, but we later admitted it was definitely worth the wait.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Discovered this ramen place by chance and saw that there was at least a 15 person long queue even at 3pm. Made a mental note and came back early the next day for it. Lucky me... rainy day = no queue... Cant remember what I ordered but It was the #1 option... Charsiew - thick and had charred bits... texture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Of all the top ramen places that we have visited in japan, Mutekiya offers the best pork slices we have ever tasted - thick, soft and flavourful. Literally melted in our mouth n left us feeling amazed by how the taste of the pork can linger ard. Ramen was good too. Other than the usual flavours, its also one of... More 

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Additional Information about Mutekiya

Address: Minamiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3982-7656
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Toshima>  > Ikebukuro
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Monday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Thursday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Friday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
Cuisine: Noodle

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Minamiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Toshima>  > Ikebukuro
  • Neighborhood: Ikebukuro
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3982-7656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Noodle
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:00 am

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Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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