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Tonchin 屯ちん Ramen / Ikebukuro

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A ramen shop located near Ikebukuro Station, this place always has a line outside. At its longest, there can be more that 20 people waiting in line, but because of the restaurant’s fast service, even then there's not much of a wait. The soup is a simple pork-based broth. The basic soy sauce soup is cooked with 10 different ingredients. The noodles used are thick, but shrink a bit when they are cooked. The simple taste isn't just for the men; it's become popular among the ladies as well. One point to note: the large, medium, and small sized portions are all the same price.

Categories Ramen
Nearest Station Ikebukuro
Address Root Minami Ikebukuro Bldg. 1F, 2-26-2Minami-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-3987-8556
Home Page (In Japanese)
Business Hours 11:00am-4:00am
Price Lunch: 0-999yen Dinner: 0-999yen
Occasion Good for Solo, Group

2 Reviews for Tonchin

  • Tonchin
  • (2007-08-02)
  • The home branch of Tonchin in Ikebukuro has almost always a lineup of customers waiting for a seat, but this ramen store looks so inviting that it makes you want to wait for an opportunity to sample their offerings. The staff has great energy (I'm amazed at how they can keep up) and will perform theatrics like jumping high in the air to pick up more speed to drain the noodles in one swift motion. ... Read More

  • Tonchin
  • (2007-06-28)
  • Simply delicious. Tonchin Ramen is the best ramen I have had in Japan to date. I had to wait about 20 minutes before I was finally seated, but since I had already given my order, my food followed me quickly. It is definitely worth the wait. People of all sorts come here for lunch just to savor the taste. Like most ramen shops, you must buy order from a vending machine in the front of the store, bu... Read More
Minokichi: Ikebukuro
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