10 Best Soba Restaurants in Tokyo!
Soba (蕎麦/そば) is a Japanese noodle dish made from buckwheat. It is such a common dish in Japan and can be served at home or in both casual and fancy restaurants. Here is the ultimate list of best soba restaurants in Tokyo you need to try! It includes from nice restaurants to cheap fast food chain, so check all places to decide where to go!
Kanda Matsuya (Akihabara)
You can have the traditional handmade soba noodles priced reasonably (650 yen~). You can watch the whole process of making soba by chef too which is impressive and exciting.
You can try two kinds of soba noodles made in the different ways all in one plate (1050 yen). Get the freshly fried tempura too and experience the best combination of flavorful soba and crispy tempura.
Soba Sasuga (Ginza)
Their menu is simple so you can enjoy the natural flavor and fine texture of their soba. Regular hot soba and cold soba (with dipping sauce) are 1000 yen and both taste amazing, totally worth a star.
Tamawarai (Harajuku / Omotesando / Shibuya)
The owner has made a great effort to serve a perfect handmade soba. He even owns a buckwheat farm. Since the noodles have a rich flavor and fine texture, one bite will amaze you. They have a variety of soba served cold or hot (around 1000-2500 yen). An English menu is available.
10 minutes walk from either Harajuku, Omotesando, or Shibuya station.
Honmura An (Roppongi)
One of their popular menu is "uni (sea urchin) soba" (3000 yen~). As the menu says, it has plenty of fresh and rich sea urchin over the noodles. You can have the most luxurious soba experience ever.
They offer a variety of toppings for the handmade soba such as vegetables, mushrooms, fish, and meat. You can get your choice of soba served with a small side dish at around 1000 yen. If you go for dinner, you can order Japanese style appetizers and sake as well as noodles.
The regular soba (in hot soup or with cold dipping sauce) is 650 yen, which is cheap for handmade soba. One of the recommended menu is "bukkake natto" which has natto, granted daikon, chopped green onions, seaweed over the chilled soba noodles.
Narutomi (Tsukiji / Higashi Ginza)
Many of their customers like the tempura as well as handmade juwari soba. They offer many kinds of tempura which are perfectly light and crispy on the outside. Popular menu is "gobo tem seiro" (1100 yen), it means burdock (gobo) tempura (tem) cold soba (seiro).
5 minutes walk from Higashi Ginza station
Their noodles are firm and chewy which go well with the sweet, savory, and a bit spicy soup. Regular soba without any topping is 600 yen.
Fuji Soba (near stations)
All menu items are reasonably priced from around 300 yen to 500 yen. You can choose from a variety of soba such as beef soba and tempura soba.
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