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1-17-1 Minami Ikebukuro | 1F, Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Typical Ramen place, but the taste is one step above the rest. Long lines out the door most of the time. Highly recommended!

Thank Håvard N
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Noodles are nice, we've tried the most popular one (it's rated as No.1 on the menu). The meat is soft and tasty, noodles are just in good texture. Soup is tasty as well! But you probably have to wait for at least 1.5 hours for a bowl of noodles. So make sure you're not too hungry when you go there.

Thank Tak C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

had to wait for a loooonngggg que at 11 p.m.. worth d wait.. it tastes super good. The ramen is very chewy n soft n tasty. The broth is incredible and d size is super bowl.... best ramen ever.

1 Thank Arianie K
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't been a massive ramen devotee in the past, not seeing what was that special in my couple of experiences. This ramen changed all that. SO GOOD. You know how people say Kobe Beef ruins other beef? I think this might have done it for ramen for us tonight. So delicious! And each seat (bar stool at counter set... More 

1 Thank Lizzler
Vancouver, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is my 3rd time in the mutekiya. First and second time was 3 years ago. It was delicious and I found it was the best pork I have so far. Third times was last month...I am sure if I had tried many difference things or the quality has gone down. It wasn't the same feeling I had and the... More 

1 Thank Miu2000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is quite small, only can fit 15 people, and you have to prepare to line up. I was stay in line up for one hour, but it is really good. The staff will let you order in the lineup, and when you go in, the food will be ready in mins.

1 Thank Tiffany Z
Sydney, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Oh my lord - thank the gods of ramen! This was the most insanely, ridiculously rich ramen I've ever had in my life! I was never a big ramen fan in Sydney because I'd never had anything even close to this Ramen! Mutekiya is worth waiting in line for - I'd recommend going alone or just as a couple -... More 

2 Thank MarcMenz
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We ventured into Ikebukuro to shop at the Kit Kat store and wanted to look for a good restaurant while in town - Mutekiya came up as the #1 restaurant in Minami on TripAdvisor. We took advice from previous diners and arrived early to avoid a lineup - we there there on a Friday around 11 AM and was able... More 

1 Thank j_daise
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Waited for an hour under the rain. Very authentic and I like all the condiments provided. Very unique flavor! Worth the wait I'd say!

Thank behsue
St. Catharine's
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Came highly recommended in my guide book, and said I would be able to identify it because of the line. This was my last meal in Japan and probably one of my favourites over the time of my entire trip! Amazing quality and quantity for the price. They have an English menu if you need one, located just south of... More 

Thank Normand D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $9
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, 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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ikebukuro

Neighborhood Profile
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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