In a back alley off the Hongo-Sanchome intersection is a black wooden building housing a noodle shop with a reputation for some seriously tasty soba. The owner got into the noodle business after once being served 'the best basket of soba I had ever tasted'; determined to conjure up even finer fare, he now oversees every single dish served here, all made with Tanabe's signature noodles, ground on a stone mill and cut in-house for certified freshness. With a modern Japanese interior and a low-key atmosphere, Tanabe is a good place to spend some quiet time over a quality meal.
Oishi Green Bldg 1F, 3-35-6 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-9pm / closed Sun|
|Transport:||Hongo-Sanchome Station (Marunouchi, Oedo lines)|