Get the latest info of what is hot in Japan from the local experts.

  • Recommendations from the specialists who know all about Japan.
  • Exclusively selected spots by the Pro's.

室町砂場 Muromachi Sunaba

  • Tempura Soba
  • Tokyo Station / Ginza Area
Travelko Rating?

Price?
  • Price Rangelunch1,000~2,000JPY、dinner2,000~3,000JPY
  • ClosedSunday, Public Holidays

Show Information and Map

Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.

District
Tokyo Station / Ginza Area
Address
4-1-13 Nihonbashimuro-machi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan
Category
  • Tempura
  • Soba
Opening Hours
[Mon-Fri]11:30-21:00, [Sat]11:30-16:00
Closed
Sunday, Public Holidays
Price Range
lunch1,000~2,000JPY、dinner2,000~3,000JPY
Website
http://www.kibati-kai.net/02kamei/kameiten/muromati_sunaba/
Tel.
+81-3-3241-4038
Date of post:2016/10/24

Try the original “Tempura soba”.

The Japanese name “soba” is becoming better known around the world, and this traditional dish of buckwheat noodles has been reportedly eaten for more than 700 years in Japan. During the Edo period in the early 17th century to the mid-19th century, it was originally served as fast food at stalls. If you see a standing soba stall (Tachigui-soba) at stations or in towns, those should be the origin of the old custom. However, there are some soba restaurants where you can eat in an elegant manner.
Muromachi-Sunaba has run the business for over 140 years, and it’s one of the time-honoured soba restaurants, which features a traditional Japanese style interior with a small garden by the window seats.
The recommended dish is “Ten-mori” (¥1,550) which you can enjoy Tempura of prawns and eyes of scallop, and cold soba noodles together. This dish is what we usually call “Tempura soba” and you can find it at any soba restaurant now, but it’s said that this restaurant is its origin of this style. The tempura soba served here has a rich tasting hot dashi (stock) soup, while the noodles are served separately, and you are supposed to dip the noodles in the soup and eat together with the tempura. The aroma of sesame oil used for the tempura matches the al dente soba noodles. Please note that the quantity of the soba per person is not big, probably not enough for people who usually eat a lot, or who are hungry. You can then order extra noodles, or you can try another side dish, such as Japanese rolled omelet, or goma-dofu (Tofu-like food made of kudzu powder with sesame).

One more thing I should say is, at soba restaurants, usually a red pot is served during or after your meal, in which soba-yu (soba cooking hot water) is inside. You could pour it into the remaining soup, or even drink it as it is. The taste itself is bland, and the texture might be different for you, but soba contains lots of nutrition, and when it’s boiled, the nutrition comes out into the boiling water, and we drink it as revitalizer. Just try to taste what it’s like for your experience!

This is a restaurant chain that has 27 restaurants in Tokyo and 28 restaurants in Japan.

Is the review useful to plan your trip??

  • 0
  • * The information above is from the date of the review. Please be aware that some of the content may vary from the most recent information.
Other restaurants in Tokyo

Do you need more information?

Your requests are highly appreciated. Please send your feedback by filling out this form.

  • e.g. I would like to know your recommendation for Seafood restaurants in Santorini.
  • e.g. I would like to have information about the highest bungy spot.
  • e.g. Would need information about a specific city
  • e.g. Information is not correct, not the latest one.

Send