The Best Soba Noodle Places in Asakusa

Zaru soba | © K2-Kaji / Pixabay
Zaru soba | © K2-Kaji / Pixabay
Photo of Alicia Joy
Tokyo Writer20 September 2017

Tokyo’s historic Asakusa district is a great place to sample traditional Japanese fare such as soba, also known as buckwheat noodles. We’ve located the best soba noodle joints in the neighborhood.

Namiki Yabusoba

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
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Namiki Yabusoba
Namiki Yabusoba | © naixn / Flickr

Established over 100 years ago, Namiki Yabusoba is one of the more famous soba noodle restaurants in the area. They have a lot of unique combinations that keep customers coming back at all hours of the day, such as soba with scrambled eggs on top. An English menu is available. Closed Thursdays.

Towada Soba

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
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Towada Soba makes their fresh soba noodles using water from Lake Towada. While several celebrities have visited, the place still manages to keep a casual shitamachi (low city) atmosphere reminiscent of Old Edo. An English menu is available here as well. Closed Mondays.