If you want to eat soba at a place where locals flock to, get ready to wait a couple of hours in line. Introducing Yabu Soba in Kanda! Yabu Soba, the oldest soba restaurant in Tokyo, burned down a few years ago, but they rebuilt it – lucky for the tummies of those who are looking for soba!
If you go during New Year, the line is going to be insane – expect at least a three to four hour wait. I went on a weekend at 2pm, and found myself in a line for forty minutes.
Luckily for tourists, this soba restaurant has an English menu. They serve an array of soba, from hot to cold, side dishes like yakinori (toasted seaweed), kamo rohsu (thinly sliced duck cooked in wine) and also tamagoyaki (rolled omelette).
I definitely recommend this, as long as you’re fine with waiting in line. Delicious, slurpy hot noodles are always so comforting!