Hulu-lu - Best Ramen in Ikebukuro

Hulu-lu is a popular ramen shop in Ikebukuro and it has been widely accepted as one of the best spots for salt and soy sauce based ramen. The high quality of the food is very well furnished and sophisticated with so much thoughts put into every detail. The thin noodles that come with the good chewy texture perfectly match with the lightly flavored chicken based soup while enjoying the nice relaxing Hawaiian music inside. The salt based ramen here is marvelous and a "must order", while the soy sauce based ramen are very decent.  It is our "must go" place in Ikebukuro for a reasonable and fine local food. A shop is a nice cozy place but it might be a little bit too small for such popular place.


Restaurant: Hulu-lu (フルル)

Recommendation: Shio Soba (Salt Based Ramen) - 750 Yen

Phone: 050-5872-4667

Address: 2-60-7, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Nearest Station: 10 minute walk from the Ikebukuro Station west exit

Open Hour: [Mon, Wed - Sat] from 11:30 - 15:00

Close: Tuesday

Price Range: [Lunch] ~¥999, [Dinner] ~¥999

Credit Card: N.A

Seats: 11 seats (5 counter seats + tables of 2 seats and 4 seats)

Pictures of food

Picture Guide to the Restaurant

・Total distance: 700m, 8 mins (on foot)

・Starting Point : JR Ikebukuro Station, Central Gate 1

・Steps to follow : 1 - 15


1. Facing Central Gate 1 at JR Ikebukuro Station, turn to right to start your way.  

2. Walk straight for about 60m until you find TOBU signboard to your right.  

3. When you find TOBU signboard to your right, make a right turn and you will find an escalator ahead of you.  

4. Take the escalator to go upstairs.  

5. Go outside and make a right turn.  

6. Walk straight for about 40m until you reach the crossing.  

7. When you reach the crossing, make a left along the street.  

8. Cross the street and make a left turn.  

9. Walk straight for about 200m until you reach the big intersection.  

10. When you reach the intersection, cross the street and make a right turn.  

11. Walk straight for about 350m.  

12. Keep walking straight.  

13. When you find the Convenient Store to your left, make a left turn.  

14. Walk straight for about 30m and you will find your destination to your left.  

15. Enjoy your meal at Hulu-lu (フルル)!

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