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Japanese, Asian, Soups
Cash Only, Table Service
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All reviews ramen pork soup noodles chashu char siu long queue worth the wait tasty broth melt in the mouth wait in line english menu japan bowl tender egg ikebukuro
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Reviewed June 3, 2020

This ramen is one of if not the best meal I've ever had. On my trip to Japan 3 years ago we went out of our way specifically to visit this restaurant based on the reviews. When we went the line was long, it was...raining, and my feet hurt from walking around Tokyo all day. We considered leaving before we got in but I'm so glad we didn't. This is the best ramen I've ever had and probably will ever have. Its 3 years later and I still think about it. The pork was so tender it was easily and gently broken apart by my chopsticks. There is no comparison! I'd go back to Japan just to eat here again! (if I didn't already want to go back for so many other great reasons too).More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. Best ramen I’ve had in Tokyo, and probably anywhere at all. Short wait outside, and they take your order while you wait. Your food arrives promptly after you’re seated.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

いつも行列がたえないラーメン屋です。最近は海外旅行者にも人気なようですが、個人的にはもっと空いてておいしいラーメン屋が池袋には、あるので時間があれば1度行ってもいいかもという感じです。 Many peoples are queueing here always. In recently popular for forginer visitors I believe more good ramen store has in Ikebukuro that not crowded that's why if you have an free time go to here once.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

My best restaurant in my recent trip to Tokyo, ramen is nice, but the pork meat is another thing, this is pork meat with ramen. Highly recommend this restaurant 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 20, 2019

Before coming to Ikebukuro, I have done homework to look for the best ramen places in town. Mutekiya is among the first 2. Went there at around 5:30pm and found the line up was about 15 people. During line up, the staff will present you...the menu to decide what to order. Finally got enter in about 25 mins. The restaurant is just a small place with long bench on one side and few tables on the other. So, no wonder we need to wait outside. Upon sitting down, the ordered food would be present to you. Just eat n go. Delicious? Yes, worth to wait. Will definitely come back. Apart from the famous pork with thick soup, the other one with fish broth ramen is also good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Its sooo good!! No kidding... try the black soup one. I never tried fish broth ramen before but this one sooo goodd!!! But i have to queue for 45mins to get inside, so back at you to decide

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

We first tried Mutekiya in 2018, but just had to have my mother try it so when we came back in 2019, we made sure to eat there at least twice! Ramen is amazing, staff although in a rush due to the line, are patient...with foreign visitors. If you come at the right times, the lines aren’t so bad either! The very first time we came was around dinner time at 7~8 so we ended up waiting about 1 hour and 30 minutes (totally worth it though), but after that we aimed towards the early lunch time and waited about 20~30 minutes or so.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019

Best ramen with the most affordable price. I have never seen char siu so huge before.i went in when their stall first open. When i came out their queue was crasy.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 4, 2019

Went during dinner time, waited around 40 minutes (definitely worth it as usual). They provide handheld fans if you're ever feeling warm. The staff also comes out to give you the menu in advance for you to decide on your order.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Wow. Thick juicy and tasty broth ! Must come early to queue !! Friendly and orderly. Come early as queue will begin to snake at opening time. Menu is few languages and orders taken while in queue.

Date of visit: September 2019
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November 18, 2019|
Response from chrysoberylz | Reviewed this property |
the price is actually pretty standard for a ramen shop in tokyo (around JPY 1000+ per bowl). you can also see the menu and price list on their website from the link in their tripadvisor page
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
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