Yuusui is probably the most popular soba restaurant in town and can be hard to get a seat on weekends. Located just a few minutes walk from the temple its perfect place to stop for a soba and tempura lunch.
The noodles here are delicately made and quite thinly cut, though they hold their shape really well. Get the soba and tempura for a delicious lunch. Prices start from around 1000 yen.
5-9-1 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
Tamon is another great spot within a few minutes walk of the temple. Slurp your noodles in a traditional setting with both tables and Japanese-style raised seating. Prices range from 500-1000 yen per person for lunch.
My favourite thing about Tamon is that they have "Mountain Soba", literally a huge pile of soba nooodles - enough to feed a small family. Expect volume! Of course you don't need to order the extra size soba plate... but why not?! Will you step up to the challenge?
2-37-4 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
From the moment you walk up Yaoki you are presented with a lovely Japanese garden setting with a pond full of Koi. It's a very cool spot and you can even grab a seat in the garden (if you're lucky!). The fare here is all about beautifully hand-made soba and tempura though. Prices are super reasonable too with average price being up to 1000 yen.
Located just a short walk from Jindaiji temple, definitely a great place for lunch. Their "tanuki soba" (served warm) is popular in the cooler months. If its a warm day stick with the cold soba noodles and wash it down with a Jindaiji beer!
5-13-6 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
Soba Gochiso Monmae
Monmae serves up hand-made soba, tempura, Japanese sweets, and senbei (Japanese rice crackers). Prices here a little more expensive than the rest, however still worth every yen! Located 3 mins from the temple it's open all day so is easy to get a little food later in the afternoon.
If you're after a well-rounded meal order couple of set meals and share with a friend so you can try more things! No matter what you get it will be delicious!
5-13-5 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
Tamanoya is just a short walk and serves up 100% soba noodles. Definitely a great place to grab some soba in between seeing the sights or just grabbing lunch. Prices range from 1000-2000 yen per person.
You can also choose between wide-cut and thin-cut noodles, adding to the mix of your soba experience. If you've never had soba before get the thin-cut soba, but if you're feeling curious definitely try the wide-cut variety.
5-11-3 Motomachi Jindaiji, Chofu-shi, Tokyo