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1-17-1 Minami Ikebukuro | 1F Sakimoto Bldg., Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3982-7656
10:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 am
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 9 days in Japan in Osaka, kyoto and Tokyo and ate a lot of ramen in that time! I can honestly say this is without doubt the best there is. The wait was fairly long, about 45 mins, but trust me it's worth it! The pork is to die for!

Thank Rhiannon D
San Jose
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, I'm not that into ramen. I was hoping to be swayed by real ramen in Japan. We got the house special ramen. It was good, probably better than any ramen I've had. But I'd still rate it at like an 8 out of 10. I guess I just prefer the Chinese and Vietnamese noodle dishes more. It's solid... More 

Thank chowbang
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here at 09:30 (it open at 10:30). Famous ramen shop with tiny space. Reasonable price with tasty soup.

Thank Kris Y
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard a lot of good comments before..so we decided to wait even the queue is Super Long..we waited for one hand the half hour in the Super cold weather..but it's worth for the wait. They will pass the menu and place order when you are queueing..so you can get your ramen less than 5 minutes once you get seated. Very... More 

Thank leygint
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here at 9pm and queueing for almost 2 hours. Not worth if the wait is that long, but if only que for half an hour is ok. They are really popular because of the word of mouth, many ramen store that have the same taste even better. I prefer the Fuunji at Shinjuku, really special taste.

Thank Jo H
Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tender pieces of pork, egg, soft noodles and wonderful broth are certainly worth the wait. This, however, is not the place to linger. It's run as a well oiled machine. Your order is taken even as you're standing in line and is served as soon as you sit down. Even though the space is limited and pace is fast... More 

Thank Mari M
Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! Tiny place that is extremely popular and packed. Be prepared to wait in line and to sit shoulder to shoulder with other diners once you're in. But it was totally worth it! Rich broth, delicious, tender pork slices (their specialty made in-house), and springy noodles. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it lol!

Thank juliemoo88
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great Ramen and a nice Giora that was ordered separately. About 1,000 per a very large bowl. Worth the 20 minutes wait.

Thank irisalon
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited it at midnight when the queue was not that long, is good ramen indeed but can find same standard in anywhere of Japan or worldwide

Thank Elnino_1892
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the ramen were so delicious! Never had anything like it :) You have to wait quite a while, because seating space is very limited. Probably one of the few places around that have an English menu and understand you.

Thank Dea_yay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $9
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Cash Only
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-17-1 Minami Ikebukuro | 1F Sakimoto Bldg., Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Toshima>  > Ikebukuro
  • Neighborhood: Ikebukuro
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3982-7656

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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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