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Soba / Udon Spots in Tokyo Area

  • TsuruTonTan-Noodle Craftsman's Hospitality Roppongi Branch (Kinshoro)
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    4.0
    369 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 3-14-12 Roppongi 3-chome Building 1,2F
    This is a restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Kansai-style udon made with pride by noodle craftsmen. The restaurant has a complete menu that includes 50 types of udon prepared in large bowls, seasonal items, and an udon nabe course recommended for special occasions. TsuruTonTan is well known for advancing into Roppongi in Tokyo at the request of celebrity Mari Natsuki, who often frequented their Osaka stores. With a relaxed modern Japanese decor, the restaurant has table seats as well as private dining rooms.

    Iced waster promptly served. Salad came fast while we waited for the udon. The shrimp and mushroom udon in shrimp bisque was delicious. The pork and spinach udon was good too. Heaps of vegetables...

  • Sarashina Horii
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    4.5
    83 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Motoazabu 3-11-4
    This venerable restaurant in Motoazabu serving traditional sarashina soba noodles inherited since its foundation of 1789. The elegant flavor has caused even an empresses and imperial households to order delivery from here. The shop's most popular item is of course its sarashina soba. Distinguished by its white color and excellent texture, this soba is made with ichibanko, the highest quality, which is ground only from the material at the very center of the buckwheat seed. In addition to the sarashina soba, the restaurant's seasonal sobas, mixed with ingredients such as Japanese mugwort, perilla, kabocha squash, and yuzu are quickly gaining prominence.

    With a multi-course, modern Kaiseki early dinner planned at one of the hottest table in town - the Michelin 2* DEN. A lighter lunch just to tie us over was in order. Once again, for this frugal...

  • Yusui
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Choufushi Jindaijimotomachi 5-9-1
    A popular handmade soba noodle restaurant which only uses domestic, stone milled buckwheat flour. Due its popularity, the restaurant frequently sells out its stock before the day is done, and it also doesn't accept reservations, so it's best to come early. The menu includes an abundant variety of a la carte choices.

    I patiently queued for a table and was led to the second floor of the restaurant. You have to take off your shoes before you go up the staircase. While waiting my order, I was served a refreshing...

  • Namikiyabu Soba
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    4.5
    143 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-11-9
    Namikiyabu Soba is a traditional Japanese soba restaurant established in 1913 in Kaminari-mon 2-chome near Asakusa Station. This restaurant is the Asakusa location of the famous three Yabu-family soba restaurants. It really feels like a traditional Japanese home with the tatami mat floors and wooden tables that stand the tests of time. Try their special slightly sour soy sauce. People come to this store just for their limited winter menu with Kamonanban soba, which is so popular.

    Super tasty food, intimate authentic atmosphere (during our lunch we were the only tourists), nice service, not expensive. Great for lunch!

  • Tsuru Ton tan Udon Noodle Brasserie (Tokyu Plaza Ginza Branch)
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    4.0
    120 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Ginza 5-2-1 Tokyu Plaza Ginza 10F
    The Ginza location of this udon noodle restaurant with 12 locations primarily in Tokyo and Osaka. The elegant interior is complete with a bar counter. Here you can enjoy dishes like the Tsuruton-zanmai, smooth and firm udon noodles served in a broth with deep-fried tofu and tempura; mentai udon made with walleye pollack roe shipped direct from Hakata, and three flavor curry udon with beef tendon and breaded beef cutlet. Besides udon, the restaurant also serves fresh and colorful sushi rolls, udon dumplings, and other a la carte dishes.

    Had a few bowls of delicious U don when we were desperate for a a feed! First trip to Gina and we were overwhelmed by the size of the place! Perfect view onto Ginza below. Staff gave us an extra...

  • Tsukiji Itadori Uramise
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 4-9-6 Diamond Residence Tsuji 1F
    A seafood restaurant reminiscent of a secret hideaway located in the Tsukiji Market. Uramise offers an extensive and renowned menu; in addition to fresh seafood like the torotoro nakaochi (leftover spinal meat with grated yam) and the kaisen yamakake (seafood with grated yam), there's also the restaurant's signature curry udon noodles. Recommendations include the tenkomori-don (a rice bowl which comes with an abundance of seafood), popular with women; and the rich, domestic sea urchin rice bowl and old-fashioned hitsumabushi (chopped grilled eel over rice), frequently featured in various media. After 17:00, the restaurant operates as a Japanese izakaya bar, and you can enjoy sake and shochu along with your seafood.

    Walking around the very popular Tsukiji fish market area which is always an experience we decided to have lunch here. Down one of the little laneways it was very busy but they soon get you seated...

  • Shibadaimon, Sarashina Nunoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibadaimon 1-15-8
    Sarashina Nunoya is a true Edo soba noodle restaurant in Shibadaimon that was established in 1791 where guests can try traditional cooking techniques that have been refined for over 220-years. The soba noodle taste and color are prominent due to the hand-crafted stone grounded flour used to make them. The soup stock uses only four ingredients giving it a deep, rich, sweet flavor. Their seasonal soba are also incredibly popular.
  • Soba-ya, Tsuki Gocoro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Nakachou 2-44-15
    Soba-ya Tsuki Gocoro is a soba noodle restaurant with hand crafted noodles made from carefully selected hand-ground Japanese soba flour. Try their specialty Genbiki-inaka soba noodles. Their gen-soba (soba made with black-shelled buckwheat) is made with hand-ground flour which overflows with flavor and fragrance, but these are limited. Both their cold and hot soba are delicious but the Genbiki-inaka soba is highly recommended.
  • Tsukiji Sarashina no Sato
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    4.5
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 3-3-9
    Tsukiji Sarashina no Sato is a traditional restaurant established in 1899 where you can enjoy hand-made soba noodles and Japanese sake. Of course their soba is popular, but also try their A La Carte menu, kamo-nabe (duck hot-pot), and shamo-nabe (gamecock hot-pot). Take home some soba noodles (which include cooking instructions) as a souvenir.

    We came here on our first night out in Tokyo - and it didnt disappoint! Very friendly staff, who were very accommodating to the fact that we didnt speak much Japanese - they had English menus, and...

  • Miraku
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Bunkyou-ku Kouraku 2-3-161F
    An udon noodle restaurant where you can taste Japan's three most popular udon varieties and the country's three most popular wagyu beef varieties. Since it opened in 2012, this establishment has been stocking and serving delicious ingredients from around the country not normally available in Tokyo. The Goto udon is made with a traditional flying fish broth and is notable for the use of highest quality camellia oil from Goto to coat the noodles before serving. The restaurant also offers an abundant selection of course meals and dinner options.

    飯田橋に五島うどんのお店があると聞いて、平日のランチで伺いました。 店内は周辺のサラリーマンで混雑しており ましたが、可もなく不可もなくという感じで特に印象に残るような味ではありませんでした。

  • Tsukumo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Oumeshi Shinmachi 5-45-2
    A soba noodle restaurant standing along Prefectural Route 181 in 5-chome, Shin-machi, Ome City. In addition to chewy pure white nihachi soba noodles made with flour ground from the heart of the buckwheat seed, the restaurant also serves udon noodles. Other items on the restaurant’s full menu include rice bowls, oju multi-tier bento boxes, and the Tokyo X Nanban and Tokyo X Curry Nanban, made with Tokyo X brand pork.
  • Tamagawaya
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Oumeshi Mitakehonchou 360
    A soba restaurant standing along the Ome Highway in Mitakehoncho, Ome City. The restaurant serves handmade soba noodles created with high quality, 100% domestic buckwheat flour and mountain water, in addition to mountain vegetable dishes. You can also enjoy fresh water fish grilled to order over a charcoal fire straight from the on-site tank, including masu salmon, brook trout, and, in summer, sweetfish.

    Apparently soba is one of the famous delicacies from this area - must be from the very clean waters of the river nearby. In any case, the restaurant is located in a traditional Japanese hut-like...

  • Negishiya
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Oumeshi Katsunuma 1-40-4
    An udon noodles restaurant a two minute walk from the south exit of Higashi-Ome Station. This long-standing restaurant was originally opened over 60 years ago as a noodle factory. The restaurant’s popular and hearty Tokyo X curry nanban udon, made with Tokyo X brand pork, is served practically overflowing from the bowl.

    最近はテレビでもよく紹介されていますね。 クリーミーでガッツリ食べたい時に最高です。 タイミングが良かったのか、ほとんど待たずに入れました。

  • Tanzaburo Soba and Udon
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Nishitamagunokutamamachi Tanzaburou 260
    The attractive looking building of Tanzaburo was the main building of the Tanzaburo Residence built some 300 years ago, characteristic for its thatched roof. The main building is now home to a restaurant where guests can enjoy soba and udon noodles. Advanced booking is highly recommended as the noodles sell out very quickly due to popular demand.

    Housemade soba, delicious ramen, tempura, and sakes served in unique ceramic bowls, set in a quite corner of Okutama.

  • Juan Chuzaemon
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Akirunoshi Itsukaichi 64
    Juan Chuzaemon is a noodle specialty store established more than 150 years ago that still attracts many fans to this day. Visitors can feel a sense of history in the refurbished annex building originally from the Taisho period. The heavy beam from an old farmhouse creates an historic and aesthetic atmosphere inside the store. Aside from the soba buckwheat, udon and somen noodles, customers can enjoy a lunch course or a traditional Japanese style kaiseki course meal.

    お昼はお蕎麦にしよう!と言うことで、評判の良いこちらのお店に伺いました。大きなテーブルの端に私達夫婦が向かい合わせで座りました。逆の端にも、同じようにご夫婦がいらっしゃいました。田舎そばを頂きました。ちょっと黒っぽいおそばは、そばの香りが強い歯応えのあるそばでした。美味しく頂きました。量はちょっと少なめかなと感じました。

  • Inariya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Oumeshi Wadamachi 2-419-7
    Inariya is a Soba noodle shop located along Prefectural Route 45 in WadaTown in the city of Ome. It serves Soba and Udon noodles accompanied by locally grown vegetables and Tokyo X-brand pork. Other popular menu items include Curry Udon made with Tokyo X pork and minced Tokyo X pork cutlets.
  • Jinya
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Nishitamagunokutamamachi Kawano 709
    Jinya on Okutama Lake is a handmade soba noodle restaurant where you can enjoy exclusive local countryside dishes such as edible wild plants and konjak jelly made from yams directly picked from the mountains. It opens only for lunch from 11 to 16:00 but it closes as soon as the soba noodles have run out so visiting as early as you can is recommended

    バイカーが多く行列ができていました。手打ちの美味しい冷しとろろ蕎麦を頂いましたが、混んでいると待ち時間は長いです。蕎麦はコシが強い麺ではありません。醤油の濃いめのつゆてわす。

  • Soba-Toto restaurant
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Takaomachi 2031
    Soba-Toto is a Soba noodles restaurant situated at the foot of Mt. Takao in Takao Town, Hachioji City. Besides hand-made Soba noodles made using buckwheat flour ground using a traditional stone mortar, Soba-Toto also serves other cuisine, the ingredients for which include organic seasonal vegetables and organic cereals. The restaurant’s “Tenseiro” Soba-noodles dish, which has tempura made using seasonal vegetables added to it, is especially popular.

    It is a 15-minute walk from Takaoyama station and Takao station. They offer traditional soba and delicious Japanese cuisine and creative dishes There are 15 seats in the store, terrace seats...

  • Kaiun Soba
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Hinoshi Takahata 149
    This soba buckwheat noodle shop is on the road running from the Keio Line's Takahata Fudo Station to Takahata Fudoson Temple. The popular shop is often full of temple visitors and tourists at lunchtime. Everything on their soba menu has kamaboko fish cakes with a mark of the characters that make up the shop's name. Their Fukuyose Soba with fried tofu and shrimp tempura is especially popular, as is the Kaiun Soba with nori seaweed, sesame, and bonito flakes. Table seating, tatami mat floor seating, and private rooms are all available. Their banquet menu has the Shinsengumi set featuring their Kaiun Soba along with soba sushi roll and tempura sushi roll. They also serve delicious Japanese sweets like soba dumplings and warabi mochi rice cakes.

    参拝客相手の普通の蕎麦屋。蕎麦の味は、普通。参拝したから、たまたま利用したが、わざわざ食べに来ようとは思わない。

  • Aoyama Kawakami-an
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minami-aoyama 3-14-1
    A soba noodle restaurant which a distinctive and creative interior incorporating art and interior decorations. A five-minute walk from Omotesando Station, the restaurant is a place where customers can enjoy the culture of “iki” (stylish sophistication) enjoyed by the masses in old Edo, right in the bustling heart of the city. The stylish, Japanese design-based establishment has a cool, bar-like atmosphere. Each day, the restaurant grinds its own, top-class soba flour, just enough for that day, using choice, fresh and flavorful buckwheat. The restaurant’s vaunted dipping sauce is made exclusively with domestically grown soybeans and without the use of any chemical additives or flavorings whatsoever. Also great is the fact that its open until late at night.

    The restaurant is small and cosy. I loved the walnut dipping sauce with soba noodles. The tempura was also nice. There is an English menu.

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