Asakusa: Soba
Namiki (Asakusa: Soba)
Open 11:30am-7:30pm. Closed Thursdays.
Sun: Open Sundays

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 gets crowded. The tenzaru (Y1700) includes a tray of noodles and a hefty portion of plump, nicely fried shrimp tempura. When 5pm rolls around the restaurant starts to fill up with long-time local residents, plus the occasional tourist. English-language menus available.

Taito-ku, Kaminarimon 2-11-9.
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