15 Best Restaurants to Go in Ikebukuro

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Ikebukuro is a lively district in Tokyo packed with entertainment and shopping possibilities. But after spending a long day looking around shops, you need to relax. And eating a delicious meal is the best way to do so. This is why we introduce you 15 best restaurants to go in Ikebukuro!

1. Ichiran Ikebukuro East Entrance

Ichiran is a restaurant with a unique design. Instead of tables, there are booths separated by walls where you can enjoy your meal without much interaction with others. This kind of setting is perfect for those who go eat alone. This restaurant chain focuses on – and not to add that the ramen is also incredibly delicious!


  • Address: 1 Chome-39-11 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0013
  • Opening hour: open 24 hours
  • Phone: 03-3989-0871
  • Website: ichiran.co.jp

2. Mutekiya

Mutekiya is another restaurant centered around ramen. The lines are long, but worth the wait! It is said to be the best ramen restaurant in Tokyo. As you wait to go in, you will get a ramen menu with a large variety of toppings, like egg, fried garlic, onions and much more. Then you can order as soon as there is an empty seat. No matter what you choose, we guarantee you will fall in love with the dish!


  • Address: 7-1, 1 Chome-17 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 171-0022
  • Opening hour: 10:30
  • Closing hour:  04:00
  • Phone: 03-3982-7656
  • Website: mutekiya.com

3. Umegaokazushi Midori Echika

Umegaokazushi Midori Echika served all kinds of fresh sushi: shrimp, tuna, salmon, tamagoyaki, baby sardines, salmon roe, sea urchin, saltwater eel and others. There are also other dishes that go well with sushi such as oyster or miso soup. The store is well known in Japan as a place to enjoy delicious sushi with reasonable prices.  As it is a very popular restaurant the lines can get quite long, but the wait it totally worth it!


  • Address: Toshima, Nishiikebukuro, 3−28−14
  • Opening hour: 23:00
  • Closing hour: 11:00
  • Phone: 03-3984-0075
  • Website: sushinomidori.co.jp

4. Tokiwa Shokudo

Tokiwa Shokudo is a delicious and cheap restaurant. They buy their ingredients directly from the food market, so the freshness is guaranteed. Popular dishes are sushi sets, gyoza, miso soup with pork and vegetables, green onions rice, stir-fried eggplants and Japanese-style omelet. If you want to hold a party with 20 or more people, the restaurant has some cheap offers for you.


  • Address:  3-14-20 Sugamo, Toshima
  • Opening hour: 22:00
  • Closing hour: 11:00
  • Phone:  3-3917-7617
  • Website:  http://kousinnduka.co.jp/

5. Tsuta

Tsuta is the first ramen restaurant that was awarded five stars by the Michelin dining guide. The secret of the deliciousness is the ramen broth. The broth is made from three different types of soy sauce brought from Shodoshima, Ibaraki and Wakayama. The resulted broth has a rich, slightly sweet taste. They have all kinds of ramen dishes, so choose your favorite topping and enjoy!


  • Address: 1 Chome-14 Sugamo,  Toshima-ku,  170-0002
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 16:00
  • Phone: 03-3943-1007

6. Kairaku

Kairaku has become increasingly popular for their huge gyoza dumplings, which measure almost 10 centimeters. You will not find somewhere else such big gyoza, which is also delicious. Filled to the brim with meat and vegetables, you will find your mouth watering just by looking. Besides gyoza, Kairaku serves a large variety of Chinese food like stir fries, salads and noodles.


  • Address: 1-27-2 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima 171-0022
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 22:00
  • Phone: 3-3985-6729
  • Website: kailaku.jp

7. Takase Ikebukuro Honten

Takase Ikebukuro Honten has a menu packed with tasty Japanese food. Recommended dishes are hamburg steak, crab cream croquettes, shrimp gratin, beef curry, omelette rice, crab pilaf and fried shrimp. The store also sells a lot of bread types and pastries, both salty and sweet. Prices are affordable as well. You will surely find something to suit your taste!


  • Address: 1-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima 170-0013
  • Opening hour: 09:00
  • Closing hour: 22:00
  • Phone:  3-3971-021
  • Website: http://www.takase-yogashi.com/honten.html

8. Kura Sushi

Kura Sushi is a kaitenzushi restaurant. This is a very interesting type of restaurant where the food comes on a conveyor belt. Then based on the plates you have left, which are of different colors depending on the sushi type, your bill is calculated. You can find every type of sushi you can dream of: squid, tuna, salmon, shrimp, scallop, crab, fish roe, and much more!


  • Address:  1 Chome-19-5 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, 171-8569
  • Opening hour: 10:20
  • Closing hour: 23:00
  • Phone: 03-5960-1810
  • Website: kura-corpo.co.jp

9. Moko Tanmen Nakamoto

Moko Tanmen Nakamoto is a restaurant centered around a kind of spicy tonkotsu ramen that is of Mongolian origin. The noodles are topped with stir-fried vegetables and tofu. Though this is their signature dish, the store served other ramen types as well. At the table, you get the usual condiments plus a big pot of red pepper flakes to put over your ramen if the spiciness is not enough.


10. Kitchen ABC Ikebukuro East Exit

Kitchen ABC Ikebukuro East Exit serves a large variety of affordable Japanese and international food. Their most delicious dish is said to be the raw egg topped chicken oriental rice (chicken meat and vegetables with garlic and Japanese style sauce). Other recommended dishes are: crab cream croquettes, deep fried meat cutlet, chicken cutlet, Indian rice and omelet rice.


  • Address: 71-0022 Tōkyō-to, Toshima-ku, Minamiikebukuro, 2 Chome−16
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 22:00
  • Phone: 03-5396-5399

11. Tenkasushi

Tenkasushi is another kaitenzushi restaurant where the dishes come on a conveyor belt. Every sushi plate is conveniently priced at 140 yen. For this price you can try all kinds of different sushi types. The restaurant has menus in different languages including English. For some sushi types, two pieces come on a plate. For others there is only one piece per plate, but the portions are pretty big.


  • Address: 71-0021 Tokyo, Toshima, Nishiikebukuro, 1−40−5
  • Opening hour: 11:0
  • Closing hour: 22:00
  • Phone: 03-3590-3552
  • Website: tenkazushi.co.jp

12. Maisen

Maisen is one of the most famous tonkatsu restaurants in Tokyo. Tonkatsu refers to pork cutlet dipped in eggs and bread crumbs then deep fried. The cutlets are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, the perfect combination for an amazing meal. They also have quite a few other Japanese dishes and affordable sets. The restaurant is bit crowded, but totally worth visiting it.


  • Address: 171-8569 Tokyo, Toshima 1-28-1
  • Opening hour: 10:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00
  • Phone: 03-5949-2581
  • Website: meissen-jp.com

13. Uokin

Uokin serves a variety of delicious Japanese food. You should definitely try the ell topped with shiso leaves and plums, the sashimi plate that is packed with different types of sushi, the kinmedai cooked fish head and the tempura dishes (battered and deep fried seafood or vegetables). Beforehand reservations are recommended since the store is quite popular and it can get full.


  • Address: 1 Chome-1-35-8 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku 171-002
  • Opening hour: 03:00
  • Closing hour: 23:00
  • Phone: 03-3986-2738
  • Website: uokingroup.jp

14. Hanada

Hanada is another ramen store that is extremely appreciated. They serve miso based ramen, which is a bit different than the usual ramen. Miso is a seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and other ingredients. The miso broth can be served with the noodles inside or as a dipping sauce next to the ramen. A spicy version is also available.


  • Address: 170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima, Higashiikebukuro, 1 Chome−23−8
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 23:00
  • Phone: 03-3988-5188
  • Website: eternal-company.com

15. Tsukemenya Yasubee

Tsukemenya Yasubee is yet another store that specializes on ramen, but not on the usual ramen, but on tsukemen. Tsukemen means eating dipping the noodles in the soup that is served next to them. The soup has a deep and rich flavor and there are several toppings you can choose from. This is another popular restaurant that tends to have a long line in front of the door.


  • Address: 170-0013 Tōkyō-to, Toshima-ku, Higashiikebukuro, 1 Chome−1−12−14
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour:  23:30
  • Phone: 03-5951-4911
  • Website: yasubee.com

Enjoy your delicious meal!

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