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Reviewed December 9, 2023 via mobile

In cold and harsh 4C winter of Tokyo. Q-ing can be torturing, but can feel really rewarded once a hot bowl of ramen soup served. Moist and melt in your roasted pork and tastefully collagen rich soup rewards you and you realize the wait is...all worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed August 26, 2023 via mobile

The best ramen I have ever had! Ramen is not really a social experience, it’s more about the ease of getting good food. So talking is not always welcome, however, we were made to feel welcome and provided with wonderful tasting food for a reasonable...price. It was so good we went back another 2 times in the same holiday.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 11, 2023

This is a small eatery expect a queue if you're there at meal times. WI was there at dinner and had to wait about half an hour before my family of 4 persons were ushered in. The ramen was very good and very satisfying. However...there's no ambience; you eat then you leave to make way for the next patron. The dividers between seats that they put up due to the pandemic also detracted from the experience.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 23, 2022

Located within walking distance of JR Ikebukuro Station, this family owned ramen shop is a gem for ramen enthusiasts. I saw many reviews saying how it is mostly for foreigners but in my most recent visit there was a long line and I was the...only non-Japanese person there. You order while waiting in line and the food comes out quickly once you are seated. This is one of my favorite ramen shops in Japan and I go whenever I am in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2021 via mobile

I loved the ramen here! We went 3 years ago. My wife wasn’t as excited as me because she’s not a ramen lover but I love ramen! Their broth was delicious!! We had to wait in a queue to get in but it wasn’t too...long. The other thing I really enjoyed was their concentrated green tea where you squeeze a little of it in liquid form into your cup/glass then add hot or ice cold water. I went for cold. I would go back and queue again when I next get a chance to go back to Tokyo.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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