Updated: March 18, 2019
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Must-Visit Restaurants in Ikebukuro!

Ikebukuro

These are some must-visit restaurants while in Ikebukuro where you'll not only get a really tasty meal, but also quite a bang for your buck! Ramen, sushi, huge gyozas, and even vegan cuisine!

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Mutekiya (無敵家)

Mutekiya is a ramen shop in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Among the thousands of ramen shops in Tokyo, it is one of the most famous. You can be sure to find a long line of people from all over the world. Honmarumen is their #1 menu item (850 yen), the soup is made from pork bone broth and soy sauce, which makes for a rich and creamy soup.

Tachiguimidori (立喰美登利)

This restaurant always has a line-up; it is highly popular especially with locals. Why?
Because their formula is effective: they serve great quality fish for a cheap price. "Tachigui" means standing while eating in Japanese.
There's also a take-out option if you don't want to wait.
A sushi set is between ¥1,050- ¥2,800.
Definitely worth trying!

AIN SOPH. Soar

"Ain Soph" means eternal in Hebrew, and their emphasis is on health and well-being. The weekday lunch plates are affordable and are between 1,100-1,500 yen. The vegan pancake course is heavenly with incredibly soft pancakes, seasonal fruits, coffee, etc. For dinner, the "karaage" (deep fried chicken) is so delicious and is great for sharing.

Kailaku Honten (開楽 本店)

Kairaku, located just a minute walk from the east exit of Ikebukuro station, has over 60 years of history. Most of the customers come for their signature menu "Jumbo Gyoza".
Teishoku is a Japanese style set meal. The "gyoza teishoku" (餃子定食), 640 yen, comes with 3 Jumbo Gyoza, rice, soup, and Chinese pickled vegetable. They might not look so big, but they're huge!

Takase Ikebukuro Honten (タカセ 池袋本店)

This very traditional Japanese cafe is a must-try while in Ikebukuro, you can try all the classic Japanese modern classics, such as omurice, carepan (curry bread), hamburg steak, fruit parfaits, etc. The atmosphere will transport you to another era, it's very interesting.

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    I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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