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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

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the wait!

Best ramen! Most likely you will find a queue to get in, you can't avoid it so just be patient and wait in line. It is that good: there is always a queue and people are willing to wait. You won't regret it, prices are reasonable and the noodles are cooked to perfection! If you are in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Vincent C
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best ramen! Most likely you will find a queue to get in, you can't avoid it so just be patient and wait in line. It is that good: there is always a queue and people are willing to wait. You won't regret it, prices are reasonable and the noodles are cooked to perfection! If you are in the neighborhood, make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Good Ramen and good service. As usual very long queue to get in. Local people and tourists. I think is a very good place to visit if you pass by.

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scotland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So after a month in Japan and always on the ramen trail we came to Mutekiya and was definitely not disappointed . As others have said there's always a line but for the four of us on that day it was only 20 minutes and while waiting you get a menu to decide what you want to order. What can... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Arrived at 12.15pm and had to join the back of the queue around the block. Waited close to 45mins to get a seat at the counter. They only have 17 seats inside, which explains the extremely long wait time. Tried the homarumen. Was it worth the long queue, yes, to those of us who are fixated with having the best... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I arrived there with my boyfriend and it was raining pretty hard. We almost didn't wait because the line was so long but we decided to stick it out. Even though we waited about 45 minutes, as soon as we were seated, our ramen was served. Incredibly rich broth and the pork literally melts in your mouth. Honestly the best... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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 6 - 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 6 - 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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