We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Mentioned in

Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Reviews (253)
Filter reviews
127 results
Traveler rating
72
30
15
5
5
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
72
30
15
5
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wontons truffle ramen pork time slot michelin star arrive early stand in line i've heard waited minutes per person per ticket deposit bowl egg broth seat
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed November 9, 2019

Before visiting Tsuta, I read 3-4 articles on the internet about how to line up, only to discover yesterday when I got there (at 7:40am) that the process had changed. Most of the stuff you read on the internet about lining up is from 2018...or earlier. This is for November 2019 on (until they change it again) There are now only two time slots if you go early before the shop opens to claim tickets, 11am and 12pm. I got in line just before 7am and it was about 25-30 people deep. The shop opened around 7:05 to hand out tickets. You deposit ¥1000 per ticket (they return it when you return, and only one member of a group needs to show up to get tickets so someone can take one for the team) and choose a time slot, white card for 11am, blue card for noon. I'm assuming now that there's only 2 time slots, and not 6 like there used to be, they run out quicker (at least by 7:40am on a sunny Saturday). He'll tell you to show up 15 minutes before your time slot to queue. This does not guarantee that you'll be seated at your time since there'll be other people in the one hour time slot as well, but you should be served within the hour or so. If you don't score a ticket or if you don't want to wake up early to claim one, you can come back at 1pm to stand in line. This would be a normal queue like most other ramen shops. Hope this helps anyone looking for info! Ignore all the old blog posts out there, showing up at 8am or 9am does not get you a ticket.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?6  
Reviewed November 8, 2019

Nothing I can say can accurately depict the amazing experience of eating here. Make sure you arrive early in the morning to get your lunch slot, you have to pay a booking fee that will later be reimbursed when you show up for lunch. Enjoy!

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Tried the truffle ramen, Truffle serving was more than expected. It is good but I am not crazy over it. You need to go to the shop early in the morning to get a ticket and time slot. Return to the shop at the given...time, queue again, order through the machine. No tickets needed if you come after 1pm. Walk in only after 1pm onwards.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed September 28, 2019

No need to mention the fame and international rating of this place. I question the sliced truffles, less tasty than the amazing truffle sauce. This is a gorgeous ramen, with a wonderful soup, and much more than the truffles, you will be taken to heaven;y...heights by the bits of sweet preserved figs. Yes, do get your morning ticket and try to arrive at the end of your time slot, in order to avoid that 1-hour waiting time in line. And by all means it's worthwhile the wait.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

First you need to arrive early (7 A.M) the day of in order to get a ticket. It is 1000¥ deposit per person ( they refund you when you order your ramen ). Second you get in line 30-40 min before your timing (recommended) in...order to actually get inside at for your timing. For example, even if your timing is 11 A.M it's doesn't mean you will get in at 11 A.M because there is like 20 person with 11 A.M as a timing. So get there early. There is only 10 place inside which is great to enjoy your ramen intimately. I don't have to review the Ramen because it is a 1 Michelin Star Ramen and in just a tourist so it's doesn't matter hahah. Yes !!! It's was amazingly good. Worth the 3000¥ for my truffle ramen. It's a a life time experience. Do it !!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed August 14, 2019

The ticketing system is frustrating, but worth it! I used to work 5 mins from the shop, and it was my greatest pleasure to pop in for a lunch ticket at 8am on my way to work - though kind of crazy that it was...necessary, haha!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed July 5, 2019

I came to Tsuta for their famous shoyu ramen. I had ajitama shoyu - this is the same as their basic bowl of shoyu, with an egg added. My favourite part was the broth, probably the best broth I've ever had. The noodles, pork and...other toppings were all good, nothing amazing. The egg was cooked a bit too firm for my preference. The amazing broth still makes it a 5-star meal! It does take a bit of effort to eat at Tsuta, so make sure you set aside enough time. I arrived at 8am to buy a ticket, waited half an hour & was able to buy a ticket at 8:30am. I came back at 11:50am with my 12pm ticket, and I was seated at 12:50pm. An hour and a half of waiting total, but it was worth it for me to have a guaranteed seat.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed May 16, 2019

The wait wasn't too bad. I've heard horror stories about it, but I dropped by around 8:30 AM to pick up 2 tickets on a Monday -- no waits, got them immediately for an 11 AM time slot. Came back at 11:15 AM and probably...waited 30 minutes. The ramen at Tsuta was better than most other ramen joints. I wasn't mind blown, but I loved the ramen. I do think it was a little too hyped, and I also went when the wontons weren't available for their signature shoyu bowl. Either way, I enjoyed checking off the to-do list that I went to the first ever Michelin starred ramen restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

There's plenty of reviews out there, so if I were you do try it for yourself and decide for yourself it will be worth it. Got there at 8AM on a Saturday so end up with the last of the 12PM reservation slots. Went around...Sugamo to wait it out, came back just before 11:30AM and lined up to get our tickets. Was able to place an order at 12:30, then another 15 minutes wait for a table for three. Ordered number 1 on the menu plus extra egg and pork, worth the wait even when it is not my type of ramen. I prefer the thick sauce, this has a more delicate broth but it still hits the spot.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Helpful?1  
Reviewed March 16, 2019

If you like Ramen you have to go there. We were there really early to get our ticket but waited around 1,5 hours to finally taste the delicious Ramen. It´s definitely worth the long waiting hours, just stay in line and keep up. You won´t...regret it, I promise.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Ikebukuro
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
...More
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel Mentels Sugamo
19 reviews
.03 miles away
Hotel Gran Villa
2 reviews
.12 miles away
Smile Hotel Sugamo
101 reviews
.15 miles away
APA Hotel Sugamo Ekimae
282 reviews
.19 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Yayoiken Sugamominamiguchi
9 reviews
.03 miles away
Beck's Coffee Shop Sugamo
16 reviews
.06 miles away
Cafe Renoir Sugamo Ekimae
11 reviews
.04 miles away
Menya Imamura
9 reviews
.03 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street
596 reviews
.34 miles away
Togenukijizo Kogan Temple
246 reviews
.35 miles away
Tokyo Somei Spa Sakura
89 reviews
.36 miles away
Shinshoji
59 reviews
.24 miles away
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing