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Tonchin

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2-26-2 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3987-8556
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tokyo style Tonkotsu ramen

Tonchin is known for their Tokyo-style tonkotsu ramen, which is different from the classic Hakata-style tonkotsu in that it is a mix of pork broth and shoyu (plus a few other things). As a result the soup is less rich and doesn't have the creaminess of Hakata-style tonkotsu, which I enjoy. For this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tonchin is known for their Tokyo-style tonkotsu ramen, which is different from the classic Hakata-style tonkotsu in that it is a mix of pork broth and shoyu (plus a few other things). As a result the soup is less rich and doesn't have the creaminess of Hakata-style tonkotsu, which I enjoy. For this reason it didn't really suit my preferences,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Tonchin is a tonkotsu ramen joint; the best kind of ramen, if you ask me. Tonkotsu ramen is a pork-bone-broth ramen from Kyushuu (the best is in Kumamoto). There is a more famous place at Ikebukuro, Mutekiya. However, being that it has been labeled by some as the best in Tokyo, you can expect to wait around dinner time. However,... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This ranks right up there with Mutekiya, my other favorite ramen place in Ikebukuro. I think the noodles here might be better than Mutekiya but the pork slices at Mutekiya are better. Both places deserve the highest rating. You don't need to order extra noodles unless you are very hungry as the portions are sufficiently large.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Consistently good noodles and service. This place is a must see for a tourist that wants to taste what a real ramen tastes like. Might be a bit of a challenge if the japanese language is not your forte but thats the reason why you are here. Local favorite for many and the price is reasonable. Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

This place is just a few minutes from hotel Metropolitan where we recently stayed. Food was awesome and the people who run it are extremely nice and polite. The chef ran after us into the street to try and return a small tip we left. We will have to eat there again next time we're in Tokyo. Great food!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-26-2 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Toshima>  > Ikebukuro
  • Neighborhood: Ikebukuro
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3987-8556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Cuisine: Noodle

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  • 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.