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1-17-1 Minami Ikebukuro | 1F Sakimoto Bldg., Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3982-7656
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ramen” (157 reviews)
“pork” (45 reviews)
“noodles” (53 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 4:00 AM Hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups
$$ - $$$
1-17-1 Minami Ikebukuro | 1F Sakimoto Bldg., Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

I try my best to eat here every time I visit Tokyo. The restaurant is just walking distance from the Ikebukuro Station. It is not a big restaurant so prepare yourself for a long queue (make sure you warm enough during winter time). My last...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sbach2573
Reviewed 4 days ago

No idea what to eat at Ikebukuro, googled and this pop out. We were there around 1015am (shop open at 1030am), already a long queue formed outside. I ordered the black garlic broth and my husband had the original ones. Damn the pork.. is good,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gvvoice
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 5:45pm and waited only about 15mins to my surprise. There were good condiments and extras like garlic, vinegar and some spicy pickles. The ramen itself; the broth was superb, noodles were perfect, egg was perfect and the pork was my real highlight. Yes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vladb89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small outlet and there are always queues, though queues move at reasonable pace. The soup broth is rich, thick but could be slightly salty for some taste buds. Char siew was chunky and slightly fatty which gives it great taste. Overall for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MarcusF121212
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The place is easy to find. Just out of Ikebukuro East Exit, turn right and walk all the way (need to cross small roads) till you see their sign board. I reached there around 5pm on a week day and was surprised to see only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Guesswhat229
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

I arrived at the restaurant at about 6 and there was a Q. When food is good,b there is always a Q. I ordered the recommended #1 and it was delicious.. the soup was really thick and the taste was incredible. The pork slices were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robertng168
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Had my fill of ramen across my 3 weeks in Japan and this was definitely in the Top 3. A creamy silky delicious broth, super juicy pork and bouncy bite worthy noodles. The queue is long and split across 2 pavements but totally worth the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank fiontra
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Waited in the queue for 50minutes to trythis famous ramen. Shop was tiny so its a bit crowded, especially when there were another 30+ people waiting outside. Not a fan with their broth as way too salty. Once is enough.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank demcconnell1994
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I was recommended by alot of my frenz about this Mutekiya which is located near Ikebukuro station. When I reached there was already a queue even before they are open for business. As I was thinking that since I'm already here, might as well just...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AhChang83
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited Ikebukuro a number of times and always wondered about this place given the inevitable line. We finally braved the queue (about 45 minutes) but probably wouldn’t do so again. Staff are great, you order while queuing (menu in many languages) so food comes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Penfoldio
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
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November 6, 2018|
Response from Oscarsee | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vanessa, I don’t think bringing your luggage in is an issue. Most Japanese are friendly and hospitable people and I believe they’ll assist you with your luggage as long as it is not ridiculously huge. Enjoy your meal... More
Jim Z
November 26, 2017|
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Response from Miss_K_Ng | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it's added to the pork broth, but better to ask them before you order to play safe.
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Restaurant Details

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10:30 AM - 4:00 AM
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10:30 AM - 4:00 AM
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  • 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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