Ebisu's Somen Sososo is going luxe with a new outpost inside the recently opened Hibiya Okuroji commercial complex, located underneath the train tracks between Yurakucho and Shinbashi stations. Somen Sososo Beyond is set to reinvent the otherwise humble somen (very thin wheat noodles) by serving its hand-rolled noodles from Shodoshima island with decadent ingredients such as black truffles and lobster.
There are cold and hot somen on the menu, but if you're looking for something unusual, try the pasta-style somen served in a metaiko cream sauce (¥1,250) or the refreshing tomato somen topped with soy tomato sorbet (¥1,100). You can also pair your noodles with natural wine as well as a selection of side dishes made from ingredients sourced from Kagawa prefecture. There's a carpaccio (¥1,150) made from fish caught off the Kagawa coast and a steak of Kagawa olive-fed beef (¥4,500).
Somen Sososo Beyond offers more than just full meals; every afternoon between 2.30pm and 5pm, it serves up a cafe menu featuring traditional Japanese sweets and a premium tea selection curated by tea expert Takashi Ito from Salon de Thé Luvond in Omotesando. Coffee, on the other hand, is an original blend courtesy of Hagan Organic Coffee. Don’t miss the seasonal wagashi (¥550), anmitsu (agar jelly topped with red beans and fruit) (¥950) and the ice cream cookie sandwiches made with gelato from Shodoshima's Minori Gelato (¥1,000).