Soba is noodles made from buckwheat flour ,typcial Japanese noodle.
There are mainly two types, Zaru soba and Kake soba .
- Zaru soba,Seiro soba（COLD）
Zaru soba is a chilled noodle dish that is served with a dipping sauce and nori seaweed on a flat basket or a plate.
- Kake soba(HOT)
Kake soba is hot soba in broth topped with some Ingredient.
- 1.Ikebukuro Soba/Buckwheat noodles East【shops】
- 2.Ikebukuro Soba/Buckwheat noodles West【shops】
- 3.【MAP】Ikebukuro Soba/Buckwheat noodles
1.Ikebukuro Soba/Buckwheat noodles East【shops】
1-1.Kisoba AsanoYa / 生蕎麦 浅野屋 池袋本店
This soba shop has Zaru soba with three kinds of soup, soy sauce, sesame, and walnut.
You can enjoy three kinds of flavors with one soba.
This shop is located in the basement across the road in front of Ikebukuro East Exit Station.
You can eat original ”tukesoba” at Fukurokoji
You eat sobanoodle with warm, thick Soup at this sobaya.
I am happy that it is affordable.
1-3.Kisoba Tamagawa/生そば玉川 池袋東口店
You can eat Niku Tsuke Soba at Kisoba Tamagawa in Ikebukuro.
Meat, sesame seeds, green onions and seaweed are topped on the soba noodles .
Soak them in soup and eat.
OMATCYA SALON is not a soba shop.
A specialty store of Uji Matcha, one of the Japanese traditions.
You can enjoy matcha drink, matcha sweets and matcha food.
One of the menus is matcha soba.
There was no English menu.
Point and order a menu with photos.
1-5.Minoya Bunemon/美濃屋 文右衛門
Photo is near Ikebukuro Station Higashiguchi
Minoya Bunemon recommends “stacked soba”, which is a stack of zaru soba.
There are two stores in Ikebukuro, near Ikebukuro Station Higashiguchi and Sunshine City Alpa.
2.Ikebukuro Soba/Buckwheat noodles West【shops】
2-1.Soba Dokoro Nakamura / そば処 中村
It is a shop that offers “Soba Inari”.
Soba Inari is a dish in which the contents of Inari zushi are served instead of rice.
Inari-zushi is a fried bean card stuffed with vinegared rice.
The fried bean card is simmered with a salty sweet sauce before stuffing.
At lunchtime, there is a menu you can eat soba and Soba Inari together
They offer Soba with the taste of a specialty store at reasonable price.
In addition to soba, there are tempura and tempura bowl.
As there is good set menu, I recommend to person who wants to eat soba and tempura or tempura.
Ticket machines are available in English
2-3.Nadai Fuji Soba/名代富士そば
※The photo is the West Exit shops
Fuji soba has a wide variety of soba toppings.
Fuji Soba also offers katsudon, oyakodon(Chicken and egg bowl), and curry.
Ikebukuro has three stores, Fuji Soba.
The “Ikebukuro store (not the Ikebukuro east exit store)” at the Ikebukuro east exit seems to be the most used for foreigners.
On the official website of Fuji Soba, videos explain how to order.
We recommend going to Fuji Soba after watching.
It is a soba restaurant known for its “ultimate salt soup stock” that does not use even a single drop of soy sauce.
You can enjoy a plate of soba topped with seaweed and chili oil too.