The east exit side of Ikebukuro Station is the hot spot for ramen. Here are the ramen restaurants all ramen lovers have been to at least once. From well-established restaurants and ones that have shown true strength to chain stores, all of these are very popular. A total of 11 restaurants made the cut out of a total of nearly 200 ramen joints in Ikebukuro. You may actually have trouble deciding which one to go.