Soba / Udon Spots in Tokyo Area

  • TsuruTonTan-Noodle Craftsman's Hospitality Roppongi Branch (Kinshoro)
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    4.0
    381 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.

    Very memorable experience and hospitable staff, not forgetting delicious food too at reasonable prices. Thank you very much. Will definitely visit again.

  • Namikiyabu Soba
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    4.0
    149 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.

    My brothers and I had a fantastic meal here during our time in Japan. The restaurant only seats about 20-30 people, so theres was a bit of a line when we got there. It moves fast though, so we...

  • Sarashina Horii
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    4.5
    85 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...

  • Aoyama Kawakami-an
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    4.0
    48 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.

  • Mt. Takao Takahashiya
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Hachioji-shi Takaomachi 2209
    "This restaurant is located in front of Takaosan Cable Car Station. A historical shop founded during the Tenpo era (1830-1842) in the late Edo period, you can enjoy specialty soba buckwheat noodles made with 60% buckwheat flour kneaded with grated yam and high-quality flour. The grated yam is a combination of ""yamatoimo"" yam and ""nagaimo"" yam, and is characterized by its rich taste. In addition to soba noodles, you can also enjoy dishes with ingredients and tastes unique to Mt. Takao, such as ""mugitoro-han"" (rice and barley dish served with yam), ""yuba konnyaku kamaage"" (yam cake jelly made with soy milk) and grilled miso. Group travelers can also reserve a kaiseki-style lunch in a rustic ""zenza"" room, surrounded by the four seasons of Takao."

    A cute and cozy little authentic soba restaurant with traditional seating available. The noodles were of good quality and well cooked. The tempura was crisp ant delicious, and the Sansai was...

  • Tanzaburo Soba and Udon
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    4.5
    23 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.

  • Meidai Ikkyuan
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Hachijomachi Okago 2473
    "This udon shop is located next to the Tokyo Metropolitan Governmento Hachijo Branch. This shop has a cozy atmosphere and sells handmade udon noodles that have ""ashitaba"" (herb in the parsley family) kneaded into them. These slender noodles with a strong texture and delicate aroma are also popular with the islanders. In the summer, the popular cold noodle dish ""hiyashi tanuki soba"" is served with so many bonito flakes that you cannot see the noodles. The hiyashi tanuki soba topped with ashitaba tempura and the spicy curry udon served with a large breaded pork cutlet are so big that even men cannot finish them."

    Meidai Ikkyuuan is a restaurant in Hachijo Island specialized in ashitaba soba and ashitaba udon. Ashitaba means Tomorrows Leaf and is a plant typically found in Hachijo Island, very rich in...

  • Juan Chuzaemon
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    4.0
    16 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.

    歴史感じる母屋で頂きました。 前回は通り沿いの売店から抜けて、赴きの有る中庭のある、良い雰囲気の店内(かなり広かった)の方で頂きましたが、 今回は駐車場に「寿庵 母屋にて営業中→」と有り、向かうと、前回の通り沿いの店舗の裏手に、これ又歴史感じる母屋の建物現る! 靴を脱いで、下足札を付けて、「どうぞ〜」の店員さんの声に促されて奥へ進むと、改装されて居るけれど、天井が高く抜けて、古い日本家屋の勇壮...

  • Konaya Sugamo Main Store
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Sugamo 3-37-1
    This udon noodle shop is located on a back alley of the Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street. This restaurant sits along the back end of Koganji Temple and features a modern, eye-catching exterior, and inside guests can enjoy their specially prepared original udon dishes. Their refined, yet mild curry roux is based on their own original recipe that's specifically made for udon. They also have a meticulously prepared bonito dashi stock to pair with their recipes, which comes by way of a unique blend of well-cooked veggies and fruits that's practically impossible to imitate. Since their founding in 1983, they have continued to carry on their much-loved flavors to each new generation of diners.

    マツコの知らない世界のカレーうどんのコーナーのしょっぱなで紹介されていたお店です。入店をためらっていると、店員さんが出てきて、優しく声掛けしてくださる。とても店員さんは丁寧です。小麦粉がたっぷりのクリーミーなカレーうどんです。おいしいです。お値段高めです。一度行ったら十分です。おいしかったけど、そもそもカレーうどんってまずくできる食べ物なのか、、、、

  • Shibadaimon, Sarashina Nunoya
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    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.

    We enjoyed lunch here. The tempura was a highlight. The service is friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

  • Tokyo Dosanjin
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Aobadai 3-19-8
    "This well-known soba shop has a showcase menu item called ""Sudachi Soba,"" which features a refreshingly acidic taste that keeps customers coming back for more. Buckwheat starts to go stale the instant it is ground up, so they make sure to get their soba noodles shipped in directly from farmers and grind it fresh each day. They use three different types of grind settings for this: finely ground, coarsely ground, and thick cut. This tucked away soba restaurant has a modern, stylish interior that stands out from most places of its kind. They also feature a large selection of a la carte dishes based on traditional Japanese-style cooking, as well as an assortment of Japanese sake to choose from since many guests love to come in to dine over a relaxing drink."

    We waited around 45 minutes for our turn during lunchtime, but there were half a dozen chairs at the bar table unoccupied. Perhaps the restaurant was short of staff or it was a deliberate policy to...

  • Negishiya
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    3.5
    34 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.

    僕はカレーうどん、妻は煮込みうどんを注文。 結論から言うとカレーうどんの方はイマイチだった。 対して煮込みは(交換して食べさせてもらったら) 絶品のうまさ。妻も同意見。 なぜこんなことに? この店のうどんは「極太」。 だから煮込みで食べるのが正解だったのだと思う。 食べてる間に、程よくしんなりしてくる。 かまぼこ、豚肉、ねぎ等とスープとのバランスも それが前提となってるようです。 会計時に...

  • 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...

  • Soba Gochiso Monzen
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chofu-shi Jindaijimotomachi 5-13-5
    "This soba restaurant is located along the approach to Jindaiji Temple. Here you can enjoy special dishes made with Japanese buckwheat flour, right in front of the temple gate with its remnants of old Musashino. Open-air terrace seats are available on the first floor of the shop, and you can enjoy your soba noodles in a pleasant breeze on days with good weather. Chair seating is available on the second floor, which can accommodate up to 80 people in the case of gatherings or group travel. The soba noodles in all dishes offered at the restaurant can be replaced with ""arabiki"" soba noodles (made of coarse buckwheat flour) for an extra charge. Arabiki soba, perfect for enjoying the true fragrance of the buckwheat noodles, is made with an original blend and limited to 30 dishes per day, so it is often sold out in the afternoon."

    This is by far the best soba restaurant Ive been to in Japan. Every time I visit Tokyo I make sure to save some time for a trip to Chofu to enjoy this place in these great surroundings. From what I...

  • Ganso Shimadaya
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chofu-shi Jindaijimotomachi 5-12-10
    "This long-established soba buckwheat noodle restaurant started in the Bunkyu period (1861-1864). You can have fragrant freshly-made soba noodles in a shop with a long history and tradition. Standing in front of Jindaiji Temple's Sanmon gate, this shop boasts not only soba but also its beautiful scenery. It is known as a place where you can enjoy seasonal expressions such as cherry blossoms in the spring, fresh greenery in the summer, autumn leaves, and the silver world of winter. One of its recommended dishes is ""Musashino,"" a set that comes with of sanmi soba (buckwheat noodles with grated daikon radish, laver and mitsuba parsley) and vegetable tempura. It is a popular menu item where you can enjoy firm soba noodles and wild herb tempura with plenty of crispness. In the autumn, maple leaf tempura is also offered with its vivid color."

    It may have the pedigree of being the oldest soba place (which I didn’t know) but the food is below par and frightfully over priced. Service was very slow and disorganised. I wouldn’t recommend it...

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • Zabo
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Hachioji-shi Sennincho 3-14-11
    This soba buckwheat noodle store is located a five-minute drive from Nishi-Hachioji Station. You can have highly fragrant soba buckwheat noodles in the stylish shop marked by its purely Japanese-style exterior. The soba buckwheat noodles are carefully made by hand and can be enjoyed with two different types of texture, namely coarse or smooth. Their refreshing aroma spreads within your mouth, and it goes perfectly with wasabi and Japanese sansho pepper. Since advance reservations are required for both lunch and dinner, please contact them in advance.

    西八王子駅から徒歩10分弱の住宅街にあります。足の便が良いとは言えませんが、多くのお客を集める有名な手打ち蕎麦屋です。評判通りの美味しい店です。

  • Yusui
    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.
  • Sunaba Sohonke
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Arakawa-ku Minami-senju 1-27-6
    "A three-minute walk from the Minowabashi stop on the Toden Arakawa Line. This long-standing soba noodle restaurant is the successor to Sunaba, counted amongst the three great Edo soba noodle restaurants alongside Yabu and Sarashina. ""Sunaba"" means ""sand pit,"" and according to legend this restaurant is one of two which split off from a flourishing soba noodle stand which was opened next to a sand pit used as a place for storing materials during the construction of Osaka Castle. The restaurant's Hanamaki Soba, a kakesoba noodles in hot broth dish covered with crumbled toasted nori resembling fallen cherry blossoms, is served with fresh-grated wasabi which brings out the flavor of the chewy noodles. The restaurant serves jumbo-sized shrimp tempura when you order Ten Zaru (soba noodles served on a draining basket with a side of tempura) or Tempura Soba (soba noodle soup served with tempura on top), but this service is only available in limited quantities on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays."

    ジョイフル三ノ輪の商店街を歩いているとひっそりと佇んでいるのがこのお店です。しかも総本店。中は小上がりとテーブル。いつもテーブルで、板わさと熱燗を頂いてから、もりそば大を楽しみ、最後は蕎麦湯で〆る。お蕎麦の味はもちろんですが、ゆっくりと時間が流れるような雰囲気に惹かれるお店だと思います。

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