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Mutekiya

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Ikebukuro
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1-17-1 Minami Ikebukuro | 1F, Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3982-7656
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10:30 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 04:00
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Berlin, Germany
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Exquisite ramen. I recommend arriving around 10:30am, their opening time, to avoid a long queue - you can consider it a hearty breakfast and spend the rest of the day walking it off. The Mutekiya-ramen is delicious, the tyasyu-men is an orgy of roasted pork, and the umakara-men has just the right amount of spiciness.

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Thank RMTA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried many other ramen in Osaka, Kyoto & lastly in Tokyo. This one is the best. I ordered the most spicy one. Menu no. 10. And this is probably the best ramen I have ever tasted. Add some garlic crush will level up the taste too. Waited for 30 minutes. My husband order the normal soup. Very delicious too... More 

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KL M'sia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reached there at 5pm and there was already quite a long Q outside the restaurant. We stood in line battling the cold weather for about 45 mins. It was all worth it because it is the best ramen we have eaten so far. I like the texture of the ramen itself and the pork slices are thick cut and... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our order was taken while waiting in queue, so once we sat on the counter, food was served almost immediately. Took their recommendation for first time visitors and ordered the Mutekiya ramen. And it definitely did not disappoint. The pork bone broth, while being rich, was not too oily unlike some others I've eaten. They provide lighter soup to make... More 

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Thank Johnathan T
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting in the rain for more then 30 minutes, we finally have our Mutekiya ramen for dinner /supper /early breakfast after out exhausting day to Disney Sea. It was worth the wait. The soup was hot, thick and flavourful. Scoop some bonito powder in and the oomph factor shot through the roof. Bigger serving of noodles comes at no... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went there because of the reviews, seems like it might be a little overblown. However it was worth the wait outside which was the better part of 45 minutes. Amongst some of the best Ramen that I've had for a fair price. Enjoyable, and easy with the English menu portion. I like the atmosphere of the very small restaurant as... More 

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Göteborg
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch at Mutekyia on a Monday at 11.00. The queue was already all the way to the breakpoint to the other sidewalk, and we waited one hour. This gives you a rough estimate of what to expect. The Ramen were delicious, the pork slowly melting in the soup and the eggs were amazing. All in all 1080¥... More 

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Cainta, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were not familiar with Mutekiya and saw the long line and concluded the place must be good...The noodles were great and the broth was rich and tasty...After we have eaten , we saw outside the seal of trip advisor posted near the entrance of their store...Indeed lucky to have experienced eating in this place.

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The egg and meat r perfect, ramen just average and soup can be better. However it is still worth the line up

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Petaling Jaya
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is seriously the tastiest ramen that I've ever had thus far. When we arrived at the restaurant at around 9pm, there was a queue of about 30 people ahead and we thought that it wouldn't take that long but boy were we wrong. Queued for 1.5 hours in the cold and in the end, it was totally worth it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 04:00
Monday
10:30 - 04:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 04:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 04:00
Thursday
10:30 - 04:00
Friday
10:30 - 04:00
Saturday
10:30 - 04:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Ikebukuro
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3982-7656

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Staying in Ikebukuro

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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 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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