Restaurants, Soba Shinbashi
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

This slickly decorated stand-up soba joint is always packed with diners, and you can expect a wait if you're going at lunchtime. With good reason, too: the portions here are enough to satisfy even the heartiest eaters, while the flavours will tantalise more curious palates. The warm chicken soba is a popular option, though during the summer you'll want to opt for the cold niku (meat) soba, topped with nori, spring onions and sesame seeds and given added punch by a generous dousing of rayu (chilli oil). Once you've polished off the noodles, grab an egg from the bowl on the counter and crack it into the broth to produce a mellower taste that'll keep you slurping until the last drop.


Venue name: Minatoya
Address: 3-1-10 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku

Opening hours: 11.30am-5pm, 5.30pm-8pm / closed Sat, Sun & hols
Transport: Kamiyacho Station (Hibiya line), exit 1; Toranomon Station (Ginza line)
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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The noodles are really good but the space is also very limited. After waiting in line, you'll have to fight your way to find a place to sit and likely be really close to the people sitting next to you :(

I think this place is ideal to go in pairs or if you're okay go just as one person. You won't be guaranteed to have a seat together! I went at night so there weren't as many people.

As far as the food (that's what you want to know about most right??) it's really good. It ends up being a bit oily but the taste is excellent especially when you mix an egg into the dish. The noodles are also very unique to the restaurant and will likely end up being some of the best you've ever had!