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Kanda Yabu Soba

Kanda Yabu Soba is an iconic restaurant that has become an institution in itself and are famed for their distinctive soba (buckwheat noodle), Yabu Soba.

Serving for over a century

There’s something special about dining at an establishment that’s been around since 1880. Sadly, the heritage building that the restaurant proudly occupied for nearly a century was destroyed in a fire in 2013. The owners have retained the old-worldly charm but have used modern materials instead of wood as earlier. However, the menu is untouched and continues to draw soba fans from all over.

A menu from another time

Kanda Yabu Soba prides itself on preserving the culinary heritage of a time gone by. Their speciality soba as well as tempura and sushi date back to the Edo Period.

You can choose from Ten-seiro Soba (Cold Soba served with tempura shrimp) or Kamo-nanban Soba served in a flavourful hot broth with slices of duck breast.

Visitors usually order a range of appetizers like the Kamo Rohsu (Grilled Duck Breat), Soba Sushi and Tentane (Tempura) so they can enjoy its unique ambience as well as savour the flavours that have garnered rave reviews for a hundred years.