Shitamachi literally translate to downtown. But what we mean is the old downtown area that still has the culture of tradition and the people. Ueno, Nippori, Asakusa areas are called Shitamachi. I like this soba spot for many reasons. It’s a decent soba, hand made and can smell a great flavor from soba. Its hand made and sometimes you can actually see them making soba. There are so many fancy soba restaurants with big names and you gotta wait in line for soba. And at the end, why did I wait so long for this fancy and expensive soba (portion is tiny usually!! You get 20 noodles for God’s sake). Anyway, It’s close to my house and close from the Nippori station(1 min). It’s also not as busy usually unlike true fancy ones. It takes reservation online. It has the variety of Sake menus and appritizers to go with sake. Store is nice and clean. There is a course menu available. It’s just good experience all together! You get to relax and enjoy the meal with good drink unlike the fancy ones that you eat soba and you feel like you have to leave for next customers. I do have to say some fancy soba spots do have great soba noodles for sure but what’s the packaged experince you like to have!!
- address: 2 Chome-25-1 Nishinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 116-0013
- tel: +81-03-3806-6883
- hours: 11-2:30pm 5-10pm everyday (closed on Sunday)
- nearest station : Nippori station (JR)