Tsuta is a classic ramen restaurant and the first of its kind to be awarded a Michelin star. Their famous broth is made from aged shoyu (soy sauce) and clam dashi, a soup stock common in Japanese cooking that’s usually flavored with fish. This creates rich, umami flavors unrivaled by other ramen establishments. Cash only.
Nakiryu is famous for being one of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo. The distinctive noodles are ultra thin and flavored with sesame, while the broth uses flavor-packed oysters, dried seafood, and whole chicken to create its perfect medley of taste.
Your search for delicious vegan dishes is over at AIN SOPH. With a menu packed with everything from pasta and pancakes to wraps and healthy salads, even non-vegans will enjoy themselves – and feel good afterwards, too. Located in Ikebukuro.
Takemasa is a low-key, traditional Japanese restaurant. Their fresh sashimi and other seafood dishes are their specialty. Compliment your meal with an overflowing glass of sake. Only open in the evenings.
MUTEKIYA is another of Toshima’s famous ramen restaurants. Expect long lines during peak hours, but one taste of their rich, delicious broth and it’s all worth it. Very visitor-friendly with menus available in multiple languages, including English.