Restaurants, Ramen Ikebukuro
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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).


Venue name: Mutekiya
Address: 1-17-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku

Opening hours: 10.30am-4am daily
Transport: Ikebukuro Station (Yamanote, Yurakucho, Tobu Tojo lines), east exit; (Seibu Ikebukuro line), south exit

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