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Edo Soba Hosokawa
This restaurant was awarded one Michelin Star in the Japan Michelin Guide. According to its owner Takashi Hosokawa, "a perfect, good soba cannot be made by delegating the process to someone else," and therefore, he is a committed chef doing everything concerning soba-making by himself. He is praised as the "God of Soba" within the soba chef community. As he wants his guests to savor the greatest soba in the greatest environment, he requests that guests do not bring children under six years into the restaurant. Savor the "taste of real soba" in this modern and sophisticated atmosphere.
- 1-6-5 Kamezawa, Sumida, Tokyo
- Contact No.
- 1-min walk from Exit A3 of Ryogoku Station on the Toei Oedo Line 6-min walk from East Exit of Ryogoku Station on the JR Sobu Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:45-14:30 (L.O. 14:00)
17:30-20:30 (L.O. 20:00)
- Official Website
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The owner himself visits the buckwheat (seeds used for soba) farmers and selects the seeds. Then, he grinds, kneads and cuts the soba by himself in the restaurant. Soba restaurants where this process is done solely by the owner rarely exist in this day and age. The soba here is Juwari Soba, which is pure soba without any use of thickening ingredients such as flour.
Seiro and Soba-yu
Seiro (soba on a bamboo basket): 1,080 yen. The soba, which is cooked to order, is flavorful, consistent and smooth. Normally, the water in which the soba was cooked is served as Soba-yu; however, in this restaurant, it is made from scratch. It's a delicacy and is thick as a pottage.
Preferably ordered together with the soba is the snago (conger eel) tempura (1,500 yen). The anago, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, is served in an arch-shape as if it were still alive. The anago-bone tempura on its side also has an interesting texture.