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The Best Soba Noodle Places in Asakusa

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Tokyo Writer
Updated: 20 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, none
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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.

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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.

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Tue - Fri:
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun:
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

Takada-ya

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
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Try something new at Takada-ya, where they make their soba noodles with black sesame for a unique flavor. Their Asakusa location specializes in these handmade buckwheat noodles, but they also serve other traditional Japanese dishes, sides, and drinks.
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Naritaya

Restaurant, Japanese, none
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At Naritaya, the specialty is halal noodle dishes, including ramen and soba. It’s a very simple, casual restaurant—not at all fancy. It’s an ideal spot if you’re looking for some certified halal options in the area.

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