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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

I visited this place with 2 freinds for lunch, i ordered their #1 recommended ramen meal with some gyoza and the food was very tasty, the pork just melted in my mouth amd the large serving was massive, meal came out very quickly and the atmosphere was very traditional, would recommend this place to anyone

Thank Terry F
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We searched for ramen restaurants in Ikebukuro where we were staying and decided to have dinner here. We got to the restaurant and were surprised to see a rather short line. Each time customers came out the door, the reception person called in another group to be seated. Been to many ramen places, but this was the best! Outstanding broth,... More 

Thank RussHonolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to find an traditional Japanese ramen noodle shop, lt's one of your best choice! But maybe it will take 40minute to wait. I like the thick slice of char Sui! It's really good! And the noodle can also choose plateful if you want more.I like this shop and maybe I will also get here in my next... More 

1 Thank 仁正 楊
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is great ramen, the noodles are perfect and are cooked to the perfect Al dente, and while more expensive than other ramen joints, you can see why when it comes out. The chasu slices are thick and tender, amd the nori sign is a nice touch. I queued for about 45mins for it, because I was waiting for friends... More 

1 Thank Orla H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Ramen meal of my life. Long lines so be prepared to wait but they are efficient and serve the food as soon as you sit down (you can order in line). Soup base is unique and so tasty.

1 Thank jargonspeaker11
Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is normally a really long line during the day. I went there with a local after bar closing for a bowl of ramen and it is just delicious. So if you want to avoid a long line just go after 1 AM.

1 Thank clashofcnana
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

1 Thank Håvard N
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 July 11, 2016 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 July 10, 2016 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

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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 - $10
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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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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