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The ramen shop of choice for Ikebukuro's late-night partiers, Muteki sizzles with a soy sauce-flavoured, fatty tonkotsu soup that goes down very smoothly and makes for a nice match with the medium-thick, pleasantly firm noodles. Make sure to add some garlic to the mix, and ordering some extra chashu pork also merits consideration. Their most popular dish is the honmaru-men, while the milder and less greasy genkotsu-men is completely adequate as well. Queues tend to form even at night, but customer turnover is rapid and everything functions remarkably efficiently all the way up to closing time (4am).


1-17-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Transport Ikebukuro Station (Yamanote, Yurakucho, Tobu Tojo lines), east exit; (Seibu Ikebukuro line), south exit

Telephone 03 3982 7656

Open 10.30am-4am


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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