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Rakutarou Description

RAKUTAROU is a hidden gem located in the bustling neighborhood of Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Specializing in the unique and flavorful cuisine of Genghis Khan, this restaurant offers a dining experience like no other. Genghis Khan, also known as Jingisukan, is a traditional Japanese dish that features grilled lamb or mutton served with a variety of vegetables.

What sets RAKUTAROU apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients. The succulent cuts of meat are sourced from local farms, ensuring that each bite is tender and full of flavor. The skilled chefs at RAKUTAROU masterfully grill the meat to perfection, resulting in a smoky and charred exterior with a juicy and tender interior.

The restaurant's interior is warm and inviting, with a rustic charm that transports you to the Mongolian steppes. The wooden furnishings and traditional decor create a cozy atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a meal with friends and family. Whether you're a meat lover or looking to try something new, RAKUTAROU is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an authentic and unforgettable dining experience.

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Rakutarou Overview


1-chōme-25-7 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 171-0021


+81 (0) 3-3984-4778


1 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station North Exit, JR Line

Operating Hours

Sun: 1:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 1:00PM-11:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Rakutarou Reviews

Rakutarou Google Average Rating



成吉思汗 楽太郎 (JINGISUKAN RAKUTARO) is a BBQ restaurant providing delicious grilling lamb. The origin of it's name, Jingisukan, is very cool. Look my picture. Because the grilling apparatus looks like the hat of real JINGISUKAN, the leader of Mongolia, these type restaurants are called this a cool name.
The lamb is really good to taste after grilling. It is also tender while chewing. The fat of the lamb will flow out while grilled and will increase the flavor of the vegetable (on the grilling apparatus).
Because the restaurant is usually full and busy, I recommend early booking to have a dinner or midnight supper.


The inside of the store is quite small and there seems to be seating on the second floor, but this time I was guided to the first floor.
I think it's better to make a reservation than walk in due to the limited number of seats.

A system where you order thigh meat and assorted vegetables for each person instead of appetizers.
The price was reasonable and the meat was delicious.


The Ikebukuro main branch of the Genghis Khan specialty store "Rakutaro" opened in 2005. Currently, it is a popular store with branches in Ikebukuro's second store, Shinbashi, Nakano, Monzen-Nakacho, and Nerima.

The store is located in a shack-like store about a 1-minute walk from the JR Ikebukuro north exit. If you pass by when the restaurant is closed, you won't realize that it serves such delicious food. The inside of the store has a retro Showa atmosphere. There are 8 counter seats and 3 tables for 4 people on the 1st floor, and 4 tables for 4 people on the 2nd floor. Our customers come from a wide range of age groups, including solo customers and female customers.

It was an all-you-can-eat and drink course, and included two types of lamb, shoulder loin and shoulder, sausage, bean sprout vegetables, and rice. All-you-can-drink options are also available, including malt's draft beer, highballs, various sours, wine, and makgeolli. If you would like to try a variety of dishes, it may be best to choose the a la carte menu.

The meat here is not frozen and is shipped directly from Hokkaido and served fresh, so there is no smell. It's so soft that you can even eat it raw. Even compared to the meat quality of the famous Tokyo restaurant "○○ Daruma", it is not inferior at all.

By the way, at this restaurant you can enjoy Genghis Khan on an old-fashioned charcoal grill, but the smoke is quite thick, so you should be careful about what you wear.

This restaurant in the Rakutaro chain is the most delicious!

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