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Hidden on a back street on the west side of Ikebukuro Station, this discreet shop offers a homely atmosphere. Enter the semi-basement space and you'll be welcomed by the lady in charge, who specialises in lightly seasoned noodle mixtures. The Chuka Soba (from ¥700) is made of seafood and pork stock, offering a rich taste enhanced by fresh yuzu and chewy noodles – very easy to finish. Choose the Tokusei Soba ('special noodles') for the right to add toppings like soft-boiled egg, roast pork chashu, bamboo shoots and fine strips of leek, all delicately prepared. Other choices include tsukemen (¥700, rich flavour but smooth enough to finish off) and the dinner-only Koi-Soba (¥720, the heaviest of the bunch).


Kishino Bldg. 1F, 2-23-9 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Transport Ikebukuro Station

Telephone 03 5391 4448

Open Lunch 11am-3pm (until 4pm on Sat and holidays), dinner 5:30pm-10pm (or until stock runs out) / Closed Sun


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

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