From a special dish to an ordinary one, soba has proven to be a staple dish for busy people in Japan. This is easily available nationwide. There are also some standing soba restaurants offering delicious quick meals in Tokyo too. So, if you’re in a hurry, you can still enjoy first-class soba noodles there.
Sobadokoro Minatoya can be a tricky restaurant to notice. It is located in Minato-ku Tokyo. Though there’s no indication it’s a soba restaurant, you will notice a long line of people waiting outside. Don’t worry, though, the lines move quickly. You will have your soba in no time! Though the restaurant is quite small, it is elegantly designed. There is only a small space between the customers and the wall. You have to maneuver yourself to your seat without hitting off any trays.
Upon entering the restaurant, you have to order your food then receive your ticket. After a while, your food will be ready. This is how the fast-paced soba restaurant works. An epitome of Japanese efficiency.
For a standing-style soba experience, head to Futaba. It is located in Kanda Izumicho Chiyoda of Tokyo. It operates from 7:30 am to 5 pm. The average spend here is about 999 yen which is very affordable, and yet satisfying. The place doesn’t only offer soba but ramen and other popular Japanese dishes as well.
Another Japanese-standing soba restaurant is Yomoda-soba. It is located at Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku in Tokyo, a place perfect for world-class cuisines! It is open all throughout the week.
Yomoda Soba doesn’t only offer soba but udon and sushi too, which are all very affordable. If you would also like to have a quick drink as well, there are various sake and spirits available on weekday evenings from 5 pm to 9 pm.
So, don’t forget to visit these savory places on your next visit to Japan!