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Minamiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3982-7656
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10:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very tasty rahmen

we ordered two rahmen and had only to wait 20min to get a seat. They offered an english menu and Jasmin tea is for free. it was very tasty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we ordered two rahmen and had only to wait 20min to get a seat. They offered an english menu and Jasmin tea is for free. it was very tasty.

Thank S Z
New Jersey
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing in line for Mutekiya for an hour almost felt like a pilgrimage. I was told this is one of the best ramen in Tokyo, and it was. If you like ramen which is strong, rich, flavorful, and you don't mind a bit grease. this is an experience you must have. Most of ramen varieties of this restaurant follows the... More 

Thank Radiate2357
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very nice taste noodle but the queueing is a turn off unless you have time and in winter. I dont see myself queueing in summer! Good taste and price is reasonable.

Thank budtrav
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Mutekiya is without a doubt the best. The line on a Sunday night was about an hour but absolutely worth it for one of the most impressive synergies of flavour I've experienced: simple excellence between al dente thin noodles (they hold on to sauce remarkably well), a softboiled egg (super orange yolk and surprisingly savoury white), great onion and shrooms,... More 

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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

what can i say more? my title is showing how much i love this ramen shop. i've been waiting since 2 hour from 10pm to 12pm in midnight but still long queue in the cold weather,and people still want to eat this ramen. so what can i say? that's because the taste is very yummy and delicious ever. i can... More 

Thank Welly T
Makati City
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Our first meal in Tokyo was our dinner at this tiny ramen bar that can sit no more than 20 persons at any one time. So this explains the long queue outside the restaurant, which should only happen if the food was worth a try, right? Didn't expect that our wait was to last an hour long. But as soon... More 

Thank Hogan2008
Hong Kong
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112 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Prepare to queue up for at least 30 min though. But well worth it. The soup base is fantastic, making you savour every drop of it. Prices ranging fro around 700 to 1200 yen. If you arrive day 10:15 for the first batch, you may only need to queue for 15 min before it opens!

Thank Calvinta
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Was there for late lunch and the queue was longggggg. But we could understand cause the shop was really small. Orders were taken when queuing and once we sat in, the noodles were served. The pork was thick and delicious. Soup was thick and flavourful. The noodles were the thick type. Regular and Large portion of noodles are of the... More 

Thank caseylim1990
Hong Kong Region, China
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Every time when I travel to Tokyo, I will visit this restaurant and had a bowl of ramen. Their ramen is still good. But I am not sure whether I will go there next time. Just too many tourists. The line up was too long, almost 40 people were waiting for a seat at 11pm. Also, the seaweed that come... More 

Thank wongtaikwan
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Amazing!! We had this ramen on our first day in Japan, and although we read the reviews that this was possibly the best ramen in all of Tokyo, it was hard to compare since it was our first bowl. But after eating our way through Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, I can definitely say this was our best bowl of... More 

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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 - 9
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am

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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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