Updated: November 22, 2018
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Best Soba Restaurants You Can't Miss in Shinjuku, Tokyo


Soba is a kind of Japanese traditional buckwheat noodle. You should try the authentic, delicious soba noodles when you come to Tokyo! Here is the list of the most popular soba restaurants in Shinjuku which includes fancy restaurants, as well as casual restaurants so you can choose a place that suits you.

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Daian is one of the most famous soba restaurants. Just a minute walk from the south-east exit of JR Shinjuku station.

You can enjoy a soba set meal during the lunchtime and various appetizers and sake besides soba during the dinner time. The soba is handmade and they offer a variety of toppings such as vegetables, mushrooms, fish, and meat, and all of them are around 1000 yen.


Komatsuan has a long history of making and serving authentic soba noodles. The main location is located on the 13F of the big shopping mall "Shinjuku Takashimaya" which is just a 2-minute walk away from the south exit of JR Shinjuku station.

If you are seeking a special soba dining experience, Komatsuan is the place to go. A popular menu item is a soba set meal which comes with handmade soda noodles and beef steak. You can also enjoy a stunning view of Tokyo, so it would be nice for a date night too. Meals are around 2000 yen.

Niku Soba Fukuro

Niku Soba Fukuro, located in the middle of Tokyo, serves the regional soba of Yamagata Prefecture called "niku soba". 3-minutes walk from Nishi-Shinjuku 5 chome station.

"Niku soba" literally means "meat soba" which consists of a soup made from chicken broth. Normal soba noodles usually come in a seafood-broth-based soup. The combination of the flavor of buckwheat and chicken is amazingly good. All their soba is under 1000 yen.


Kameya is located in the alley called "Omoide Yokocho" where there are many small open-air restaurants. 2-minutes walk from the west exit of JR Shinjuku station.

They offer reasonably priced tempura soba noodles. They are especially famous for being the birthplace of "Tentama soba" which is a soba dish topped with vegetable tempura and a soft-boiled egg. It is just 380 yen!


Kanoya is a "Tachigui (standing) soba" chain where you can enjoy quick and cheap soba noodles. They have two locations near Shinjuku station, one is near the west exit and the other is near the south-east exit.

You can choose from a variety of soba dishes. The simplest soba dish is just 290 yen, and the noodles and soup are of good quality. You can also try curry soba is you want. It has been popular with people in Japan for a while now.


Shinjuku has such great selection of soba restaurants that you shouldn't miss! There are also various kinds of soba restaurants that range from casual to high-end ones. Just try the ones listed above and you won't regret!

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