Address: 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 2 Chome−13−6 東二ビル2F
Soba Sasuga is a Michelin star restaurant located close to the Ginza in Tokyo. They are known for their soba, and the way they make it is special because they don’t add anything (no eggs, seaweed, etc.) to their soba besides buckwheat and water. This makes their noodles “pure”, and it is different from most mass-produced soba restaurants in Japan.
After eating their soba, you can definitely tell the difference in quality. While there is no one standout detail about the soba, it is the subtle differences in flavor and texture from normal soba that make the difference. Also, their soba for lunch is 1000 yen (or 10 dollars), so it is pretty comparable to other soba restaurants.
I also had the dashimaki and their sakura shrimp kakiage. The dashimaki was definitely good, but I wouldn’t say its anything better than your typical dashimaki’s in Japan. However, their sakura shrimp kakiage was definitely a standout dish, although it was a bit pricey at 1900 yen. Still, it was a lot different from your normal kakiage, and I think that it is worth a try. Overall, this is definitely one of the best soba places in Japan, and if you are a fan of soba/noodles, it is definitely worth a try.
The restaurant is on the 2nd floor of a building that is a little hard to find, and the name of the restaurant is only written in Japanese. Therefore, if you are going to try and go, be sure to build in a little extra time to find the place. Also, once again, I would assume that during peak hours there will be a line, so be prepared to wait in that.
Soba Sasuga Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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