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Rokuboutantammen Description

Rokuboutantammen is a hidden gem located in the bustling neighborhood of Ikebukuro, Tokyo. This cozy restaurant specializes in a unique dish called 'jiru nashi tantanmen,' which translates to 'soupless tantan noodles.' Unlike traditional tantanmen, Rokuboutantammen's version is served without soup, allowing the flavors of the ingredients to shine through.

The star of the menu is their signature dish, the Rokuboutantammen. It features perfectly cooked noodles tossed in a rich and spicy sesame-based sauce, topped with ground pork, green onions, and a sprinkle of Sichuan pepper for an extra kick. The combination of flavors and textures is simply divine, making it a must-try for any noodle lover.

What sets Rokuboutantammen apart from other dining establishments is not only their unique take on tantanmen but also their attention to detail in every aspect of the dining experience. The restaurant's decor is minimalist yet inviting, with warm wooden accents and soft lighting creating a cozy atmosphere. The friendly and attentive staff are always ready to assist with any questions or recommendations, ensuring that every visit is a memorable one.

If you're in the mood for a truly exceptional dining experience, head to Rokuboutantammen in Ikebukuro. Prepare to indulge in their mouthwatering jiru nashi tantanmen and discover a whole new level of noodle enjoyment.

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Rokuboutantammen Overview


1-chōme-24-5 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 171-0022


+81 (0) 3-3590-7055


3 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station East Exit.
1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ikebukuro Station Exit 40.
4 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-9:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Home Delivery


Rokuboutantammen Reviews

Rokuboutantammen Google Average Rating



I happened upon this by chance and ordered the picture I pointed to size small with a spice of 3 (out of 5). This was REALLY spicy! The flavor was exciting and the textures were good at first, but as soon as my mouth started uncontrollably tingling and I started sweating, the flavor disappeared. It was just noodles and ground beef with chili oil. If I came again, I'd add some of the vinegar they had sitting by the table to add some acidity. It needed more flavor to accompany the spice. The iced tea they served for free with it was helpful. I couldn't finish my bowl it was so spicy. Maybe a 2 next time on spice.




A restaurant where you can choose between dan dan noodles with sesame seeds, which you often see in Japan, and Sichuan/Chengdu style without sesame seeds and without soup.

Chengdu style numbness: 4 spiciness: 4.
Spiciness: 4 but not super spicy.
However, even though it tastes delicious mixed with numbing pepper, I can't stop sweating or using my chopsticks.

If you add rotten milk from the counter, it will give it a richer flavor, making it similar to tandan noodles with sesame seeds. !

Black vinegar and garlic go really well together, so it might not be enough if it's average.
I mixed the leftover meat, oil, and small rice to complete the dish.

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