For nearly a hundred years, this Roppongi restaurant has been considered the go-to place for soba. Each day, buckwheat is ground on the premises and mixed to create chewy, flavorful noodles that are hand-cut by the chef and owner, Koichi Kobari, who took over the restaurant after his father died in 2007. You don’t have to spend a lot here to experience great soba—the most basic menu option, Seiro Soba (plain noodles with cold dipping soup), is one of the most popular and will cost you less than $10. Toward the end of your meal, you’ll be presented with a yu-toh, a red lacquered pot containing the water your noodles were boiled in. Drink some straight up, or add some to your dipping sauce to complete the full soba experience.

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