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Japanese, 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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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
One of the Good Ramen in TOkyo!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank FoodieNYer
Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my 3weeks stay in Japan, i ate here twice. i'm not a fan of Ramen. i ate few during my stay to try but i never like the taste. When i tried it here, i finally found the ramen for me. price is around JPY800-JPY1,600 i think.

Thank Armeneloise
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would probably be 4 stars if there wasn't a wait. I think it's insane that some other reviewers waited an hour or more for this ramen. I went at 215am in the middle of the night and waited around 10 minutes and I was disappointed. But this was probably because I had heard this was one of the best... More 

Thank worldtraveller008
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have tried ten different types of ramen between Osaka and Tokyo and also went to the Tokyo Ramen Show 2015, and already chatted with my japanese friends so I know what I should expect when going to Mutekiya. Waited for only 30 minutes and ordered a tsukemen ( dipping ramen into small bowl of broth type) and a ramen.... More 

Thank Jef C
Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I've read you have to stay around one hour to get there, I wasn't sure if I want. But decided to. And it was worth to try. Ramen is great - rich, full of delicious taste. Definitely the best in the area.

Thank Dorota S
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst I cannot profess to be an expert in ramen, after spending 30 days in Japan and eating ramen whenever a good recommendation comes up, must say they have a good balance of thick pork slices and tasty broth. I've had the bad experience of having an enormous pork steak ramen that overwhelmed the whole ramen eating experience. Someone wrote... More 

Thank Yves22
Hong Kong
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone is talking about how delicious Mutekiya Ramen is and is a MUST try. The shop is small (only 17 seats) therefore, do expect for long queue. We try to bet the queue we went there at 5pm. Waited 30mins and ordered set 2 & 3, Japanese dumpling and stir fired veggie. The staff will pass you the menu while... More 

Thank Lunasolhk
Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We were waiting for around 60 minutes, but the ramen were great. It makes sense to wait! They have English menu. I'll go there again.

Thank Dom N

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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: Japanese, 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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