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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

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  • 34
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Indeed one of the best ramen in Tokyo

In my recent trip to Tokyo, I stayed at a hotel in Ikebukuro - a suburb known for being one of the ramen capitals within Tokyo. Of the few ramen restaurants I tried this round, Mutekiya was the best. The standard broth was rich and tasty. If you want an even richer broth ask for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
jchong
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In my recent trip to Tokyo, I stayed at a hotel in Ikebukuro - a suburb known for being one of the ramen capitals within Tokyo. Of the few ramen restaurants I tried this round, Mutekiya was the best. The standard broth was rich and tasty. If you want an even richer broth ask for the Hontorotokumarumen. The noodles have... More 

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Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My standard of Ramen is going up to the next level. I love the broth, the thick noodle, the pork. i only hate the queue. must come earlier for dinner time. Read more at : https://jenitadarmento.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/best-ramen-in-ikebukuro-tokyo-day-7/

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Treviglio, Italy
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the Best ramen that I've tried in my 2 week journey in Japan! The pork and the soup were delicious, I had a large size ramen (same price as regular) and then I asked for extra noodles too...I couldn't stop!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The waiting line you will be met with outside Mutekiya on any given night is truly worth the wait. My girlfriend and I waited roughly 30 minutes (luckily it was a warm summer night) to be presented with a table. Having chosen our pork ramen dish before we got into the restaurant it wasn't long before we were served our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

During a 1 month travel in Japan (not only tokyo), Mutekiya was the best restaurant we tested. Cheap and delicious the only flaw was the huge waiting time (1 hour in the street) due to the fame of the restaurant.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Long queue but worth the wait. We already ordered while waiting in the queue outside to get our ramen as soon as we were seated. The broth is incredibly rich and the meat melts in your mouth. The best ramen?I don't know but definitely a ramen place I will return to.

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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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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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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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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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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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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.