Visit Kyorakutei for the most affordable handmade soba noodles
Tokyo is home to eight Michelin-star soba restaurants, so competition is tight. Using grain-like seeds found in Aizu in Fukushima prefecture, the distinct handmade soba noodles served at Kyorakutei are milled fresh on the day they’re served. The restaurant has counter seats, so freshly cooked noodles and tempura are delivered from the pot right to your plate. All ingredients, from the soba, dashi broth and soy sauce to the wasabi, are sourced from Japan. Try the Juwari soba, which are made from buckwheat flour, so they are darker in colour and firmer than your average soba. Reservations are only available in the evenings, for up to three people.