Udon, soba
Filter by time/day
On this page
On this page:

Udon

Konaya - Udon: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
The thick udon noodles here are served in a rich, very tasty curry-flavored broth, and served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi (rice cakes).
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Sangokuichi Island Tower - Udon: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sat -10, Sun -9:30) daily.
Houtou is a hearty winter udon-noodle dish from the mountainous Kofu area of Yamanashi Prefecture, and this is one of the few places in Tokyo where you can find it. The houtou served here is quite...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sat -10, Sun -9:30) daily.
Senkichi - Udon: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Numerous variations on the them of curry udon can be found at this popular budget chain, including coconut-based southeast Asian-inspired curries, cheese curries, and udon with tsukemen-style curry...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Senkichi - Udon: Omotesando
Open 11am-3am daily.
A popular all-day budget chain, Senkichi offers dozens of varieties of curry udon, with dozens more optional toppings. The "creative" curry here is golden yellow in color and seems to be at least...
Open 11am-3am daily.
Anpuku - Udon: Toranomon
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Novel, fusion-style udon is the specialty here, but what first attracted our attention was the inviting little sake bar standing at the front of the shop. A couple dozen well-chosen craft sakes from...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Nanakura - Udon: Shimbashi
Open 11:20am-2:10, 5-9pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Originally just a small counter shop serving udon noodles, Nanakura has since grown into a full-sized, very lively after-work izakaya with a focus on fresh seafood. The excellent, rather unique udon...
Open 11:20am-2:10, 5-9pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Tsurutontan - Udon: Ginza
Open 11am-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
Late-night dining options are rather limited in this part of town, especially combined with affordable prices, so this flashy gourmet noodle shop is a welcome addition to Ginza's nighttime landscape....
Open 11am-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
Konaya - Udon: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This Tokyo-based chain serves a relatively spicy curry-flavored bowl of udon noodles with a small but appealing selection of toppings. Plump tempura-fried prawn is probably the most popular of...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Norabutaya - Udon: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The roux at this curry-udon shop is dark brown in color and spicy, with a typical flavor profile that approaches the Platonic ideal of Japanese curry. There's a bowl of thick, syrupy spicy sauce on...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Atsumaru - Udon: Ogawamachi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
While the relatively unspicy curry udon noodles are the main seller here, the kitchen also turns out several other hot and cold varieties such as spicy natto, Chinese-style tantanmen, and ume-kitsune...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Konaya - Udon: Ueno
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Oddly compelling udon noodles in curry-flavored broth, served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi (rice cakes).
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Konaya - Udon: Sugamo
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
The thick udon noodles here are served in a rich, very tasty curry-flavored broth, and served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi (rice cakes).
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Buzenbo - Udon: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:45am-2:30, 7pm-2am daily.
At first glance this elegant space looks like a typical cafe - artful ikebana arrangements on the eight small white tables, a small counter, and Bossa Nova music playing softly in the background. So...
Open 11:45am-2:30, 7pm-2am daily.
Konaya - Udon: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-10pm daily.
The thick udon noodles here are served in a rich, very tasty curry-flavored broth, and served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi (rice cakes).
Open 11am-10pm daily.

Soba

Kamachi - Soba: Ebisu
Open 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Gourmet noodles and izakaya fare, with shochu and wine to drink.
Open 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Honmura An - Soba: Roppongi
Open noon-3, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mon, 1st, 3rd Tue.
No ordinary soba shop, this is the Tokyo venture of restaurateur Koichi Kobari, who ran the highly acclaimed, celebrity-patronized Honmura-An restaurant in New York's SoHo district before returning...
Open noon-3, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Mon, 1st, 3rd Tue.
Nagasaka Sarashina - Soba: Azabu-Juban
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Sarashina soba noodles, the specialty here, are made only from the refined core of the buckwheat kernel. Noodles here are served with two dipping sauces - sweet and spicy - which you can combine as...
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Kuro Mugi - Soba: Aoyama 1-chome
Open 11:30am-4, 5-8:30pm (LO; Sat -7pm). Closed Sundays.
Good handmade soba noodles. One of the most popular dishes is sanshoku (three-color) soba, made up of green tea, poppy seed and regular seiro noodles. Other specialties include sarashina and...
Open 11:30am-4, 5-8:30pm (LO; Sat -7pm). Closed Sundays.
Kuraya - Soba: Yotsuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (Sat, Sun -10:30) daily.
A sake and soba restaurant, Kuraya serves soba made from 90% buckwheat, supplemented by simple izakaya fare like grilled fish and chicken, and tofu and yuba dishes. The sake is from well-known...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (Sat, Sun -10:30) daily.
Yabu Soba - Soba: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Probably Tokyo's most famous soba shop, located in a beautiful antique Japanese house with woodblock prints on the wall.
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Matsuya - Soba: Awajicho
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.
This long-established shop serves yabu- (rough-) style soba noodles made from a 5-1 mix of buckwheat to wheat flour, plus egg yolks.
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Muromachi Sunaba - Soba: Kanda
Open 11:30am-8:30pm (LO; Sat -3:30pm). Closed Sundays.
The original Sunaba was one of the first famous soba shops in Japan, and this branch has been going strong since the late 1940s. Specialties include their tamago-yaki (rolled omelette) and chicken...
Open 11:30am-8:30pm (LO; Sat -3:30pm). Closed Sundays.
Namiki - Soba: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-7:30pm. Closed Thursdays.
Established in 1913, this well-known soba shop serves up noodles in a traditional setting, with cobblestoned floors and some tatami-mat seating, supplemented by big tables that are shared when it...
Open 11:30am-7:30pm. Closed Thursdays.
Hosokawa - Soba: Ryogoku
Open 11:45am-3, 5-8:45pm. Closed Mon, 3rd Tue.
First-rate noodles in a tastefully austere modern setting, with a tiny garden visible just out the front window. The soba is quite a bit firmer and chewier than average, with a thick and milky,...
Open 11:45am-3, 5-8:45pm. Closed Mon, 3rd Tue.
Honmura An - Soba: Ogikubo
Open 11am-8:30pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
First-class soba -- they also had a very popular branch in New York City's Soho neighborhood.
Open 11am-8:30pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
Share:
Follow:
Tokyo Beyond Sushi - the guidebook
Tokyo Beyond Sushi
Explore the hidden side of Tokyo dining
Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting food in Tokyo that food-loving visitors often miss out on.

This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.
 
Sister sites:
Craft Beer Bars Japan
Bars, retailers and festivals
Animal Cafes
Cat, rabbit and bird cafe guide
Where in Tokyo
Fun things to do in the big city
Shinkansen.com
Popcult, design and cool stuff to buy
Barking Inu
Sushi dictionary and Japan Android apps
 
 

Updated 2017-10-27