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Noodle, Asian
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
The broth is delicious

The broth lingers in your mouth, leaving a taste you will not forget. The queue is worth the wait(: The service is good and prompt!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The broth lingers in your mouth, leaving a taste you will not forget. The queue is worth the wait(: The service is good and prompt!

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Took almost 45 minutes for us to be seated down. While waiting, we were given a menu in English. The menu is simple and it was easy to choose since there were only a few items. Upon entering the place, you would know it is a serious ramen place. No one was really talking to each other, it was really... More 

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St. George's, Grenada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I've eaten quite a bit of ramen in Japan so I was quite happy to be able to try this place out. Waited 45 minutes to get in the door. Orders are efficiently taken outside while you wait. It's always lined up. It is very good ramen but I feel it just isn't up to the hype or the long... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I went there 15mins before the restaurants open. I am the first one who lined up there. 5mins before they open, the line up is long already. so pretty luck that I did not need to wait. Their menu has English so it is easy to understand and the server know a bit of English. So no problem in ordering.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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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, 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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