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1. Mimatsu

Mimatsu is only about an 8 minute walk away from the west exit of Ikebukuro Station. It’s a well-established restaurant with a history of more than 20 years, and many people go for the home-style, gentle flavors they offer. This restaurant is recommended if you want to have a Japanese lunch in Ikebukuro.

Business hours: 11:15-14:00 17:30-20:45

Address: Taimura Daiichi Building 1F, Ikebukuro 2-18-1, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

2. Tendonbushi 

Tendonbushi is a tendon (tempura on rice) specialty restaurant with about 10 seats. They have 6 dishes, all of which are tendon, and the tempura includes shrimp, sillago, squid, chrysanthemum, shishito peppers, nori, and more. All of them are served with their fresh secret sauce, and the tempura itself is crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. This tendon is so delicious you’ll grow addicted to it after trying it once.

Business hours: 11:00-23:00

Closed every second and fourth Sunday of the month

Address: Daiwa Sangyou Building 1F, Nishi-Ikebukuro 1-28-6, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

3. Sushi Mamire 

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This sushi restaurant offers fresh yet reasonable sushi made with ingredients brought from Tsukiji Market every morning. It’s a sushi restaurant that’s open 24 hours a day. The fresh nigirizushi starts at 100 yen, and you can eat a great lunch for 980 yen. It’s a restaurant that’s popular because it’s cheap and delicious. The nigiri lunch set is filling and satisfying.

Open 24 hours a day

HP: www.shop-act.com/sushi.html (Japanese Only)

Address: Nanban Building 1F, Nishi-Ikebukuro 1-21-13, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

4. Watatsumi

At this restaurant, you can have a fresh, high-quality lunch for less than 1,000 such as their Wadatsumi Teishoku which includes sashimi, grilled fish, and side dishes, or kaisendon (seafood rice bowl). You can enjoy a relaxing time in the comfortable interior.

Business hours: 11:30-13:30 18:00-22:30

Closed on Sundays and holidays 

HP: wadatsumi.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Ikebukuro 2-12-5, Toshima-ku, Toky o (Google Map)

5. iL-CHIANTI OVEST

 

This Italian restaurant opened in 1972. They have daily and weekly pasta and gratin specials, as well as a lunch menu full of main dishes including salads. Lunch comes with a mini appetizer, soup, drink, and bread, so it’s a great deal. You can have genuine Italian food here for a reasonable price in a casual atmosphere, so it’s very popular with women.

Business hours: 11:30-15:00 17:30-23:30

HP: www.chianti.co.jp/ikebukuro/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Yuko Building 2F, Nishi-Ikebukuro 3-31-13, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

6. Osteria Sante

This restaurant also offers authentic, reasonably priced Italian food. You can enjoy the food made with carefully selected ingredients inside a fashionable atmosphere. The lunches, which mostly offer pasta as main dishes, come with salad, homemade bread, dessert, and coffee or tea. It’s a popular restaurant where you can enjoy genuine Italian food for lunch.

Business hours: 11:30-15:00 17:30-23:00

Closed on Mondays

HP: www.osteria-sante.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Ikebukuro 2-39-8, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

7. Kitchen ABC 

Kitchen ABC is a yoshoku (Japanese-style western food) restaurant aimed towards men that offers huge portions of all of their meals. It’s been in business for more than 30 years since 1969, and it’s a set meal restaurant that has been loved by many for years. It’s known for offering voluminous meals, so this is great for when you want to eat a huge lunch.

Business hours: 11:00-22:00

Address: Minami-Ikebukuro 2-16-2, Toshima-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)

8. Manmaru

This well-established eel restaurant in Ikebukuro offers delicious kabayaki grilled patiently over charcoal. A popular meal is their Manmaru-don, a rice bowl topped with a small whole eel. You can also ask for a large serving of rice for free. Why not luxuriously fill your stomach with eel for lunch?

Business hours: 11:00-15:00 17:00-22:30

Closed on Sundays and holidays 

Address: Koyo Building 1F, Ikebukuro 2-13-8, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

9. Steakhouse Bon 

You can have a reasonably priced steak lunch in an at-home atmosphere here. You can eat the steak piping hot, fresh off the grill. You’ll want to take some time to savor the thick steak. It also comes with rice for a very filling meal.

Business hours: 11:30-14:30 18:00-22:00

Cloesd on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays 

Address: Ebihara Building 1F, Ikebukuro 3-59-12, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

10. Eiri

You can have genuine Dongbei-style food from northeastern China here. It’s an all-you-can-eat restaurant so you can share with your group. You can enjoy authentically flavored dishes like mapo tofu, tantanmen, pork bone boiled in soy sauce, and more. The restaurant is fairly big so you can eat while taking your time.

Business hours: 11:00-24:00

Address: Bel Maison Ikebukuro, Ikebukuro 1-2-6, Toshima-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)

11. Mouyan Curry 

 

The curry sauce at Mouyan Curry is made with over 30 types of carefully selected ingredients and 23-26 spices. It’s also gluten-free. Lunch is an all-you-can-eat buffet. This curry restaurant offers dishes that are delicious, healthy, and said to be good for skin, so it’s popular with women.

Business hours: 11:30-15:00 18:00-23:30

HP: www.moyan.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Ishikawa Building B1F, Higashi-Ikebukuro 1-28-3, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

12. Bar cerez

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This restaurant opened in 2007 offering paella made with seafood broth, pastas, and other delicious Spanish meals. The lunches are one plate meals that come with salad or bread, Spanish omelet, ham serrano, salchichon, and more, for a filling meal. This is a popular restaurant with people looking for reasonably priced Spanish meals.

Business hours: 12:00-14:30 16:00-23:00

Closed on Mondays

HP: www.cerez.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: MK Building 3F, Ikebukuro 2-14-3, Toshima-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)

13. Kailaku

This restaurant opened in 1954 and is a Chinese restaurant where you can enjoy their famous giant, juicy gyoza. The thick wrappers tightly hold the juicy meat and other ingredients inside. They also have ramen, tantanmen, shrimp soba, mapo tofu, chuuka-don, and more.

Business hours: 11:00-23:00

HP: kailaku.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Minami-Ikebukuro 1-27-2, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

14. Ushi no Ya 

Ushi no Ya is a a popular restaurant filled with filling, voluminous dishes. They offer high-quality meat in different cuts, including loin, Salisbury steak, rib roast, and skirt steak. This is a great restaurant for if you’re just craving meat! They also have meals like pork on rice and shogayaki lunches.

Business hours: 11:00-23:00

HP: ushinoya.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Honma Building 1F, Ikebukuro 2-14-3, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

15. Sakura Cafe and Restaurant

This cafe and restaurant is open 24 hours a day and it’s a place where you can enjoy flavors from all over the world. You can enjoy all sorts of lunches from healthy meals to regional Swiss cuisine and popular dishes from Tunisia. This is a popular restaurant featuring the flavors of the world. It’s often visited by foreigners.

Open 24 hours a day

HP: www.sakura-cafe.asia/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1F Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro Bekkan 1F, Ikebukuro 2-39-10, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

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