Tsubaki is smack-dab in the middle of Ikebukuro's shady western district. Shady? Let's just say that a hearty bowl of tsukemen might be the perfect food after a visit to one of the many soaplands in the area. And by area I mean within a stone's throw.
Tsubaki is a camelia, by the way.
The noodles here have been called タピオカ麺 - Tapioca noodles. Chewy as it gets.
If the soup's taste feels like a repeat of a dozen other tonkotsu gyokai shops, you can spice it up with the shop's own olive flavored vinegar. Never seen that before!
This could be Tokyo's only dirty martini bowl of tsukemen!
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Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Ikebukuro 2-48-4
Closest station: Ikebukuro
Open 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:00