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Minamiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3982-7656
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Ranked #1 of 2,306 Restaurants in Toshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $9
Cuisines: Noodle
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This has been one of my best experience in Japan with ramen. I have tried it in several places, some unknown, some that can be found just by googling "best ramen in Tokyo", and this is by far the best one. Prices are slightly above the average for Japanese standard but still way below the average for the rest of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Waited for 20 mins to get it, took just 10 mins to slurp it down, really good, tasty broth, chewy noodles, chashu melt in your mouth as soon as you start chewing on it, what more do you need..!? Must try!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The word muteki in Japanese means invincible, unrivalled or unchallenged. Mutekiya (無敵家) literally means the unbeatable store. A little bold compared to the humble way in which the rest of Japan operates? Well there’s a reason for it: quite simply it is – unbeatable. Mutekiya Ramen in Ikebukuro is by far and away the best Ramen in Tokyo (if not... More

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Los Angeles, California
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61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The price is not high, this is the standard price for the creamy ramen made from cooking the bones for an extremely long time, but this is creamy because they mixed in meat/fat, giving it almost a chicken and noodles type of taste. I have been to much better ramen places. I went to one for the same price in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you are looking for ramen in Ikebukuro, I would recommend giving the hontoro tokumaru men a try! We were pretty skeptical about this before we tried. I mean, it is JPY200 more expensive than the most popular ramen, and if it is really good, why isn't it the top selling item in the shop? Boy, I was really wrong.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Was snowing in March in Tokyo.... Unexpected and amazing!! We queued for about 40 mins under extremely cold weather (bec wind was strong) before we get a seat.... But once we see the bowl of ramen, the wait was worth it! Really yummy!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have lived off and on in Japan for over 48 years and believe this without question to be one of the best ramen places in all of Tokyo. Indeed, for the past 5 years one of my priorities when I arrive in Tokyo is to head straight for Mutekiya. My favorite ramen is the "chashyu" ramen which has extra... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Rich broth with favourful pork. Even the soft boiled egg is perfect. Well worth the long line up. In case you don't know, the name mean unbeatable and they deserve it. The best ramen we has so far.

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Tainan, Taiwan
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I have been looking for fantastic ramen for years. It was my first time visiting Toshima-ku and had ramen here. Although there was a long line outside, it didn't take too long. I ordered spicy flavor ramen. The soup was so intense but not too salty. The pork was soft and juicy! I will definitely come here again!!!!

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Tokyo, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I've been here numerous times and the broth and noodles are very good. What sets it apart are the pork slices that melt in your mouth. The specialty he is Tonkotsu (pork broth). As many have said, expect to wait in line unless you go on a weekday afternoon or after the trains have stopped. It's on the east side... More

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