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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 38
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
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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
Amazing ramen

Best ramen. The broth is amazing, EXTREMELY rich pork taste and smell. The meat was extremely tender, it literally melts in your mouth after a bite. Must try if in ikebukuro. We went at 11pm and there was a huge line up. We waited anyway and found it was absolutely worth the 1 hour wait at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
j02y
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Best ramen. The broth is amazing, EXTREMELY rich pork taste and smell. The meat was extremely tender, it literally melts in your mouth after a bite. Must try if in ikebukuro. We went at 11pm and there was a huge line up. We waited anyway and found it was absolutely worth the 1 hour wait at midnight. I would do... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have eaten excellent ramen in Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore - but this is the best we've ever had. A friend of ours who lives in Japan took us there at lunchtime on a weekday, saying that this place was worth a visit. The queue was about 30 minutes long, but we later admitted it was definitely worth the wait.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Discovered this ramen place by chance and saw that there was at least a 15 person long queue even at 3pm. Made a mental note and came back early the next day for it. Lucky me... rainy day = no queue... Cant remember what I ordered but It was the #1 option... Charsiew - thick and had charred bits... texture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Of all the top ramen places that we have visited in japan, Mutekiya offers the best pork slices we have ever tasted - thick, soft and flavourful. Literally melted in our mouth n left us feeling amazed by how the taste of the pork can linger ard. Ramen was good too. Other than the usual flavours, its also one of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

When in Ikebukuru be sure to check this place.The best ramen I ever had. Just ask for the English menu and point what you want.Nikutama men is delicious.I will be having a hard time ordering Ramen back in NYC.Its nothing compared to Mutekiya ramen.Be prepared to wait in line but its so worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

One of the best ramen I've ever tasted, though we have to queue for almost 1hour due to its small seating area.

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Malaysia
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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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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 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ikebukuro

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.
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