While this is ostensibly a soba shop, most evening visitors are here for the deep-fried kushiage skewers, served with sake, shochu or beer. Skewers come in a nice range of both seafood and vegetable ingredients, and with prices starting at just Y120 they can be hard to resist.
Around a dozen different sake brands are ready to enjoy, and it's worth checking out the specials menu (which can be easy to overlook) for interesting seasonal specials and more deluxe choices than the regular sake list. Three-part tasting flights are a good place to start if you want to compare a few different styles.
There's a cozy sake counter at one end of the shop if you're just here for a quick drink, and the restaurant is open all day. Budget around Y2000-3000 for a full meal with drinks in the evening, or under Y1000 if you just want soba, any time of day.
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