When it comes to Ikebukuro food, you can enjoy a great variety of it without even leaving the station! However, to get the best out of your trip, its best to go through the department stores and the streets to find the best Ikebukuro restaurant.
Finding the Best Restaurants Ikebukuro has to Offer
Dishes of sushi for only 100 yen? Yep, you heard right! Just take a small walk from Ikebukuro station to Muten Kura Sushi where you can enjoy an abundance of sushi for super low prices.
They open shop from 11:00am until 11:00pm in the evening Monday through Friday and are open from 10:00am until 11:00pm on weekends. It’s also located on the basement floor, so make sure to walk down the steps to find it!
- Spot name: Muten Kura Sushi Ikebukuro East Branch
- Street address: G Building Minami Ikebukuro B1F, 1-19-5, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022
- Access: 6 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station, East Exit
As Ikebukuro is a popular spot to find delicious eats at low prices, it comes to no surprise that the izakaya chain Torikizoku set up a few shops all around the station to meet the needs of locals and tourists who pass by. Here, everything on the menu is only 298 yen!
They have a great selection of Yakitori and drinks, and you can get all you can eat cabbage as well. They are open from 5:00pm until 5:00am every day except for Sundays, when they close at midnight. So, it’s a great spot to enjoy cheap eats if you have to wait for the first train.
- Spot name: Torikizoku Metropolitan Entrance Shop
- Street address: 3F, 1-10-8 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021
- Access: 1 minute on foot from Ikebukuro Station South Exit on JR line, or Exit 3 on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
Ikebukuro Ramen Restaurant
Although you can find pork-based ramen just about everywhere in Tokyo, Ikebukuro has a small yet popular ramen restaurant that uses chicken as their main feature. Tori no Ana has a few ramen dishes to choose from and if you are adventurous, you can also try the Tsukemen too.
With a rich and creamy broth and with slices of roast chicken available, the taste is exquisite and will leave you wanting more. They are open from 11:00am until 10:00pm every day but can get quite crowded during the lunch rush, so it’s usually better to visit mid-afternoon.
- Spot name: Tori no Ana
- Street address:Keita Building 1F, 1-39-20 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0013
- Access: 7 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station, East Exit
Ikebukuro Indian Restaurant
When it comes to Indian restaurants in Ikebukuro, it’s hard to beat Saffron Ikebukuro, located near the Sunshine Street shopping area. They have a variety of set lunches available to choose from, as well as courses for dinner that are sure to satisfy any hunger.
Price start at 680 yen for their Egg Curry Lunch and can go up to 4,500 yen for their special Course B set for dinner. They are open every day for lunch starting at 11:30am until 3:00pm and from 5:30pm until 10:00pm for dinner.
- Spot name: Saffron Ikebukuro
- Street address: Takuto T.O. Building 201, 1-28-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0013
- Access: 10 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station, East Exit
Ikebukuro Station Food
The best thing about dining in Ikebukuro is that you will remain very close to the station. With many shopping complexes like the Tobu, Seibu, and Lumine department stores, there are many restaurants around to choose from.
Tobu Ikebukuro Food Hall
At the top floors of the Tobu Department Store, you will find a variety of options to dine on. Tobu Ikebukuro Restaurants vary from French cuisine at FAUCHON PARIS Le Café, Italian cuisine at Amico Bio ‘e Napule, to even conveyor belt sushi at Sushi Toriton.
Depending on your mood, you can even relax with a cup of tea at Afternoon Tea, or just grab a coffee at Starbucks. The choice is yours! The department stores opens from 10:00am until 8:00pm every day, while some restaurants may open later in the day and stay open later, so if you’re wanting to know what is staying open later, it is best to see your store guide for further details.
- Spot name: Tobu Department Store
- Street address: 1-1-25 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021
- Access: Located near the West side of Ikebukuro Station
Seibu Ikebukuro Food Hall
Located on the East side of Ikebukuro station, you will find many Seibu Ikebukuro restaurants, cafes, and more. To start, we recommend visiting the bottom floors of the Seibu department store to explore the world of Depachika, or department store basements in Japanese!
Here you will find a great variety of food as far as the eye can see. From local ingredients, souvenirs, and quick snacks that you can eat to go, the Depachika is a great place to see what Japan has to offer.
Moving up from the basement, we can visit the 8th and 9th floors which have a few restaurants that serve as the Seibu dining park. Depending on what you are in the mood for, you can try a selection of Western, Chinese, Japanese food and that is just to start!
The Seibu Department store opens at 10:00am until 9:00pm (8:00pm on Sundays) everyday, though many restaurants open from 11:00am until 11:00pm, so make sure to check out the store guide for further details.
- Spot name: Seibu Ikebukuro
- Street address: 1-28-1 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0022
- Access: Located near the East side of Ikebukuro Station
Lumine Ikebukuro Restaurants
Much like Seibu and Tobu department stores, you can find a great selection of food and cuisine over at Lumine’s restaurants. The majority of them are located on the 8th and 9th floors of the department store and offer a great selection of Japanese cuisine, with a mix of Thai and Chinese restaurants as well.
Lumine opens from 11:00am until 9:30pm (9:00pm on weekends) every day with many of the restaurants open from 11:00am until 10:30pm with last order at 10:00pm. It’s easy to get to and definitely one of our department store recommendations.
- Spot name: Lumine Ikebukuro
- Street address: 1-11-1 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021
- Access: Located near the West side of Ikebukuro Station
Where to find Halal Food in Ikebukuro
If you are looking for a great halal restaurant in Ikebukuro, then you definitely need to visit Marhaba where you can find authentic Pakistani cuisine that is popular with many Muslim and non-Muslim customers from all over the world.
Here you can find meats that are certified as Halal, with dishes going for an average price of 1,000 yen or more depending on what you order. Though a bit of a walk from Ikebukuro station, it’s definitely worth it!
They are open from 11:00am until 3:00pm for lunch and from 5:00pm until 10:30pm Monday to Saturday and open from 11:00am until 9:30pm on Sunday.
- Spot name: Marhaba
- Street address: 2-63-6 Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0014
- Access: 8 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station, exit 20a