15 Great Ramen Places in Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is a place blessed with dozens of delicious ramen restaurants. Each place has a lot of regular customers. Here are some great ramen places in Ikebukuro that are especially recommended. If you see any place you're interested in, definitely go check them out!

Ikebukuro

Food & Drink

1. Mutekiya

Wei-Te Wong/Flickr

Span X/Flickr

You'll see a long line of people outside the doors of this popular ramen restaurant. The ramen here is not as thick and oily as it looks. Made using tonkotsu (pork bones), it is well-known for combining the good points of both Kyushu's tonkotsu ramen and Yokohama's iekei ramen, which is a type of ramen with a pork bone and soy sauce-based soup. The noodles are a bit tough, but they go well with the soup, and the simple ingredients make the soup taste even better.

Opening Hours: 10:30 AM - 4:00 AM

Closed: Beginning and end of the year (December 31 - January 3)

HP: www.mutekiya.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Sakimoto Bldg., 1-17-1, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区南池袋1-17-1 崎本ビル

2. Muteppo Nishi Ikebukuro Branch

This ramen place is known for its seafood-based soup. What's rare about them is that they actually put soybeans in their soup! The rich soup goes really well with the handmade medium-thick noodles and has a deep flavor. It's highly recommended for seafood ramen lovers! Choose from three levels of spiciness: slightly spicy, fire, and bomber.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Closed: None

HP: muteppou.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-13-8, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区西池袋1-13-8

3. Keika Ikebukuro Sunshine 60-dori Branch

 

Established in 1955, this is a long-established restaurant where you can savor delicious and thick Kumamoto ramen that packs a punch! The rich soup, made from pork and chicken, and fragrant ma-yu (fried garlic and sesame oil) match perfectly, creating this delightful taste.

Opening Hours: (Monday - Saturday) 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
(Sunday) 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed: None

HP: keika-raumen.co.jp/shop_tokyo.html (Japanese Only)

Address: 1F, No. 5 Nakamura Bldg., 1-22-13, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)
東京都豊島区東池袋1-22-13 第5中村ビル1F

4. Uchi

The ramen sold at this restaurant is seafood and pork bone-based. Despite being lightly flavored, it has a deep taste. The female owner specifically developed this ramen so that it would suit most palates, making it not particularly strong in taste. It also leaves a refreshing aftertaste, making it easy to eat up.

Opening Hours: (Weekdays) 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
(Saturday, National HOlidays) 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Sunday

Address: 1F, Kishino Bldg., 2-23-9, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区池袋2-23-9 岸野ビル 1F

5. Hanada Ikebukuro Branch

Regardless of whether it's a weekday or weekend, you'll see a long line of people waiting outside of this popular ramen shop that specializes in miso ramen. There are only 4 dishes on the menu: miso ramen, spicy miso ramen, miso tsukemen (dipping noodles), and spicy miso tsukemen. They are all thick and filling. If you want, you can add condiments like vinegar, red pepper, or sansho (a type of strong Japanese pepper). The miso soup is very rich, yet the aftertaste is pretty light.

Opening Hours: (Monday - Saturday) 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
(Sunday, National Holidays) 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed: Beginning and end of the year

HP: www.eternal-company.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1F, Higashi Ikebukuro ISK Bldg., 1-23-8, Higashi Ikegukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区東池袋1-23-8 東池袋ISKビル 1F

6. Hulu-lu

As the name suggests, this is a popular ramen place with a Hawaiian cafe vibe. The chicken-based soup is rich yet refreshing, stimulating the appetite, and the homemade noodles go with it extremely well. There is a set meal that comes with a spam rice ball (onigiri). Though it is not a typical ramen place, it is still a popular restaurant that a lot of people wait in line for.

Opening Hours: (Monday, Wednesday - Saturday) 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Sunday, National Holidays) 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Closed: Tuesday

HP: www.hulu-lu.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2-60-7, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区池袋2-60-7

7. Kissui Ikebukuro Main Branch

This unique ramen place is popular enough to always have people waiting outside its doors during lunchtime! Fans of seafood should definitely come here. One original dish on their menu is the Shoyu Soba (soy sauce buckwheat noodles), which uses salt-grilled Pacific saury. Here, you'll get to savor interesting and delicious ramen that you'll barely see elsewhere!

Opening Hours: (Monday, Wednesday - Saturday) 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
(Sunday, National Holidays) 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Closed: Tuesday

Address: 1F, Daiko No. 2 Bldg., 2-12-1, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区池袋2-12-1 大晃第二ビル 1F

8. Takinogawa Tai-sho-ken

nabesei

 

mtktmyk

 

Takinogawa Tai-sho-ken is said to be the most famous ramen restaurant in Ikebukuro. They have a lot of regular customers. One popular dish is the filling Mori Soba, which has a seafood-based dipping sauce, resulting in its light and delicious flavor. Their dishes come with lots of vegetables, making them great for the health-conscious!

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
*Closes when the soup runs out

Closed: Monday

Address: 1F, Koizumi Bldg., 1-32-2, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区東池袋1-32-2 小泉ビル 1F

9. Chisomen Mamiana

 

Here, you can eat Nikumori Tsukesoba, which is tsukemen containing noodles made with buckwheat flour. On top, you'll find not just plenty of meat and vegetables, but also a soft-boiled egg and tenkasu (deep-fried dough bits). You'll be able to eat the ramen as though it were soba! Even those not too into ramen can take a liking to this dish. It's just too delicious!

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed: None

Address: 1F, Ogawa Bldg., 1-32-2, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区東池袋1-32-2 小川ビル 1F

10. Rockando Noodles

The signature dish at this restaurant is their Salty Green Noodles, which as the name implies, makes use of green noodles. The secret behind the color is that their noodles are made with euglena, which is rich in vitamins and minerals. The look is a bit surprising, but it'll make you feel as though you're eating something healthy and refreshing.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Closed: Tuesday

Address: Cosmo Higashi Ikebukuro 101, 2-57-2, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区東池袋2-57-2 コスモ東池袋 101

11. Tori no Ana

Here, you can have delicious chicken paitan ramen (ramen with a clear soup based on chicken bones). The deliciousness of the rich soup can't be found anywhere else. This is a well-balanced meal, from the noodles to the juicy char siu (roast pork). It's so good that people line up for it during lunchtime! They sometimes sell meals for a limited period of time, which are also highly recommended.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed: None

HP: torinoana.favy.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1F, Keta Bldg., 1-39-20, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区東池袋1-39-20 慶太ビル1F

12. Basso Drill-Man

 

The line at this ramen shop never ends! Their tsukemen, consisting of homemade, chewy, thick noodles and juicy char siu, is especially popular. Chuka Soba (Chinese Soba) - another dish of theirs - has a really addictive seafood and pork bone-based soup that matches the thin noodles superbly! Pick any of the meals here - they're all really good!

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Closed: Monday
*Closed the following day if it falls on a national holiday

HP: www.drill-man.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 2-9-7, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区西池袋2-9-7

13. Shinagawa

 

Shinagawa is the second branch of the previously introduced Basso Drill-Man. While Basso Drill-Man is famous for their thick soup, Shinagawa offers a simple soy sauce-based soup. The ingredients are simple, which emphasizes the great taste of the soup and noodles. You'll definitely keep coming back for this refreshing dish! If you're looking for simple ramen, this is the place to visit.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Closed: None

Address: 4-19-14, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区西池袋4-19-14

14. Enji

This ramen place is popular for their thick and rich tsukemen. Their popular Vege Pota Tsukemen has a soup called "Vege Potato Soup", which consists of vegetables melted into the seafood and pork bone-based soup. The soup clings to the noodles, so you can really enjoy the rich flavor. It looks really thick, but since it uses a lot of vegetables, it feels light on the stomach and diet.

Opening Hours: (Weekdays) 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
(Weekends, National Holidays) 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed: None
*However, closes when soup runs out

Address: 1F, Lestage Ikebukuro, 2-48-2, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区池袋2-48-2 レスタージュ池袋 1F

15. Shinohara

 

Though this place opened recently, it has already joined the list of popular restaurants. There are only 3 meals you can order here: shoyu (soy sauce) noodles, white niboshi (dried fish) noodles, and snapper broth noodles. To match the beautiful soup, they use flat and straight noodles, as well as simple ingredients. You'll really be able to enjoy the depth of the flavors in this dish! If you're looking for ramen that's high-quality in every aspect, come here.

Opening Hours: (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday) 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
(Sunday, National Holidays) 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
*Closes when all dishes sell out

Closed: Wednesday

Address: 3-1-4, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
東京都豊島区池袋3-1-4

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

Things to Do

Hotels & Ryokan

Shopping

Restaurant Search