Restaurants & Cafés


With an eye-catching signboard that looks like something pulled off a festival stall, Kuwabara is easy to find. The shop serves nothing but shio-soba (salt ramen), available in varieties like shio-wonton, shio tsukemen and shio-abura-soba (ramen without soup), plus occasional daily specials. For the indecisive slurper, we recommend the regular shio-soba (¥700), which comes with a fine and fresh golden soup, powered by ample chicken fat. Fridays see Kuwabara opening from 5pm and serving a special menu until they run out of soup.


1-27-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Transport Ikebukuro Station, east exit

Telephone 03 5952 0788

Open 11am-until stock runs out (from 5pm on Fridays)


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

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