Gen is an acclaimed soba restaurant that is situated in a tranquil residential area. It serves Juwari soba which is made only from buckwheat flour ground with a stone mill. These thin noodles are very delicate and have a sophisticated flavor as well as a smooth texture. They offer only 40 servings at lunch time and serve only two groups at dinner time (reservations required). They also have side dishes and dessert using buckwheat flour like Special Soba Dango (dumpling). This famous restaurant draws many celebrities and customers from a distance.
Sophisticated Premium Soba
They use Juwari soba that is made only from fresh buckwheat flour ground with a stone mill. These shiny, thin noodles have a delicate flavor with a smooth, chewy texture. They have a sophisticated taste yet you can taste a wild soba flavor as well. After finishing the noodle, sobayu will be served. It is the hot water in which the soba has been boiled. It is also good and nutritious.
Savoring Ultimate Soba: Simple Seiro Soba
This simple Seiro Soba (1,000 yen) is a standard dish. The fresh soba is served with special salt, dipping sauce made with bonito stock and wasabi. The noodles have a exquisite chewy and smooth texture. You can enjoy the rich flavor of the soba itself in this dish.
Dessert Made with Buckwheat Flour: Special Soba Dumplings
Enjoy their Tokusei Soba Dango (soba dumplings – 400 yen) for dessert. Buckwheat flour is kneaded into the dough, and it has a coarse sweet red bean paste inside. This confection also has a delicate and sophisticated flavor. This is a dessert unique to this soba restaurant.