5 Popular Restaurants with Extra Large Meals around Ikebukuro Station

Extra large dishes are getting a lot of attention from the media these days in Japan. There is a lot of restaurants that offer big meals at a cheap price in Ikebukuro. If you are hungry, why not have a big meal at these recommended restaurants?


Food & Drinks

1. Uchitateya [Ikebukuro]

Just look at the thick noodles! The kind of noodles they offer at this place is called Musashino udon, which is known for its thickness and chewiness. Unlike Sanuki udon, which is appreciated by people for how it feels when slurped, Musashino udon is appreciated for its chewiness and the taste of the wheat flour. The more you chew on the noodles, the more you taste the flavor of wheat. This one is for those of you who want to fully appreciate the taste of udon.

The most popular dish at Uchitateya is Nikujiru Udon which comes with the noodles and the dipping sauce in separate bowls. The fish broth-based sauce that comes with pork matches really well with the thick noodles.

The regular sized udon comes with 400g of noodles, but you can have noodles up to 1kg. 1kg of noodles will be served in three trays. The price for a regular Nikujiru Udon is 830 yen, but the price for 1kg is 1,230 yen, so you could say it is a pretty good deal. As you can probably guess, 1kg of noodles is a lot, so be sure to consult with your stomach before trying this!


[About Uchitateya]

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM~9:00 PM

Closed: Open every day

Access: 5 min walk from JR Ikebukuro Station's east exit

Address: 3-13-17 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP: www.uchitateya.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

2. Miura no Hamburg [Ikebukuro]

Miura no Hamburg is a restaurant that offers juicy and delicious handmade Salisbury steak. Their signature dish Miura Special (2,080 yen) is a triple-stacked Salisbury steak and weights in astonishing 1kg in total. The look of it alone will amaze you but the deliciousness and juiciness of the steak will also amaze you. You may also choose the sauce from 7 different sauces such as demi-glace, teriyaki mayonnaise, and more.

The popular dish at the place is Double Topping Hamburg (700 yen). You can choose from a pair of 100g steaks or 150g steaks. The steaks topped with cheese and eggs look really good.

You can choose the size of the steak from 150g, 200g, 300g, and 400g. The picture above is the 300g one. The combination of avocado and Salisbury steak is pretty popular.


[About Miura no Hamburg]

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday - 11:00 AM~11:00 PM (last order 10:30 PM)

Weekends/holidays - 11:00 AM~10:30 PM (last order 10:00 PM)

Closed: Open any day except for New Year's day

Access: 6-min walk from JR Ikebukuro Station's east exit 

Address: Daigo Nakamura Bldg. 2F, 1-22-13 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

facebook: www.facebook.com/ (Japanese only)

3. Unatatsu [Ikebukuro]

Unagi (eel) is recently becoming more and more expensive, but at Unatatsu, you can have it at a reasonable price. The Unadon (eel on rice) during lunch is a surprisingly cheap 800 yen and comes with miso soup, small dishes, and pickled vegetables. The unagi grilled with light, sweet sauce on top of rice is absolutely delightful.

The pork curry and rice (430 yen), only available during lunch on Fridays, is a popular meal. You can choose the size from regular, medium, large, and extra large. Since it is a popular meal, it gets sold out pretty fast, so be sure to get there early if you want to try it!

Other than that, they also have a variety of dishes such as sashimi and kushiyaki (grilled skewers). Kushiyaki can be ordered from a single stick and each of them is pretty cheap, so it is recommended to order a variety of them and try them out!


[About Unatatsu]

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM~last order at 1:30 PM, 5:00 PM~last order at 10:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and holidays

Access: 5 min walk from JR Ikebukuro Station's east exit

Address: 1-31-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

facebook: ja-jp.facebook.com/ (Japanese only)

4. Menya Musashi Niten [Ikebukuro]

Located only 2 min away from Ikebukuro Station East Exit is a popular ramen place, Menya Musashi Niten. The signature dish, Niten Ramen (1,100 yen) is a big ramen with fried pork and chicken on top. The noodles are of a medium thickness and chewy.

Their ramen is popular but what's more popular is their tsukemen (880 yen), dipping noodles. The fish and pork broth based dipping sauce is really nice and goes very well with its thick and curly noodles. The thick noodles are chewy and very fresh. Both ramen and tsukemen are highly recommended, so if you are a really big eater, maybe you can try them both at the same time.


[About Menya Musahi Niten]

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM~10:30 PM

Closed: Open every day (closes at 8:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every even numbered month)

Access: 2-min walk from JR Ikebukuro Station's east exit

Address: 1-2-4 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP: menya634.co.jp/?lang=en (English)

HP: menya634.co.jp/?lang=zh1 (中文)

HP: menya634.co.jp/ (Japanese)

5. Tom Thai [Ikebukuro]

This is a restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Thai food. The place is full of a Thai atmosphere and you can have healthy Thai food cooked with a variety of spices and potherbs. The picture above is Gaprao Gai, which is rice with minced chicken stir-fried with basil sauce. During lunch, it comes with a salad, dessert, and jasmine tea, and only costs 880 yen plus tax.

The picture above is the famous Thai soup dish, Tom Yum Goong (908 yen plus tax). It tastes sour, spicy, and sweet. A lot of coriander is used, so that's very nice if you are a fan!

The signature dish of this place is none other than this BIG Parfait (2,800 yen plus tax). It's great for easing your tongue after eating some spicy food by sharing this huge dessert with friends!


[About Tom Thai]

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM~12:00 AM (last order 11:30 PM)

Closed: Open every day

Access: 3-min walk from JR Ikebukuro Station's east exit

Address: 2-14-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP: www.tomboy106.com/tomthai/ (Japanese only)


There is a wide variety of restaurants with extra large dishes to choose from in Ikebukuro. Have you decided which one you will try first? There are a lot of restaurant around the station, so try them out over several days!

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

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