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Dec 8, 2012 12:34 AM

WHERE DO I GO FOR SOBA? Sarashina-Horii or Minatoya?

WHERE DO I GO FOR SOBA? Sarashina-Horii or Minatoya?

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  1. I've never heard of either of them, and I recently researched soba shops in Tokyo. What city are they in?

    1. You mean the Minatoya near Toranomon, right? Then it depends whether you want to go new school or old school, I suppose. I've been to Minatoya and enjoyed it - not the best soba in town, but it's a stylish setup. I haven't been to Sarashina-Horii, but it looks more traditional and has a much broader menu.
      To be honest, there are much better soba shops around, so I'd suggest doing a search on the boards for ideas. Personally, I'm fond of Tamawarai (玉笑) near Meiji-jingumae station.

      1. Just to make sure you know, sarashina soba is nothing like regular soba. To make sarashina soba you need highly refined flour that has no buckwheat taste, aroma, or color. The question of whether or not sarashina soba is good aside - if you are only going to eat Japanese soba in one place it should not be sarashina soba because it's not really representative of "normal" Japanese soba.

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            1. re: lost squirrel

              Right now, more than Nigyou, I preferred the fresh soba of soba Hosokawa, and the original soba tomato soba of Kyakutei in Iidabashi