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Tonchin

2-26-2 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture 171-0022, Japan
+81 3-3987-8556
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Ranked #4 of 2,303 Restaurants in Toshima
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: Noodle
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  • English first
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English first
Tokyo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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