This 300-year-old noodle shop is worth visiting for its atmosphere alone—it's located in a former merchant's home with a central courtyard and small rooms. But it's also famous for its handmade soba, served in its own homemade broth. It offers various hot and cold buckwheat noodles topped with items like tempura-fried shimp, but its specialty is a one-pot dish for two people called hokoro. It's prepared at your table, starting with chicken, yuba (thin sheets of soybean curd), vegetables, and other ingredients simmered together, with noodles added to the broth as the meal is consumed. The English-language menu also offers a few side dishes, like grilled chicken and shrimp tempura.
Fuyacho Dori, Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku
Our Rating Neighborhood Nakagyo-ku, north of Sanjo Dori Hours Fri–Wed 11am–8pm (last order) Transportation Bus: 5 to Shijo-Fuyacho (2 min.) Phone 075/221-2525 Prices Noodles ¥650–¥1,580, hokoro ¥8,000 for 2 Cuisine Type Soba Web site Misoka-An Kawamichiya
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