zenDine Logo
/ Price Range

Japanese: Soba



Restaurant WebsiteDirections

Honoka Description

Honoka is a charming restaurant located in the Ryogoku neighborhood of Tokyo, specializing in soba cuisine. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, Honoka offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area.

The menu at Honoka features a variety of delicious soba dishes, made with freshly ground buckwheat flour and served in both hot and cold preparations. From classic zaru soba, served with a flavorful dipping sauce, to the indulgent tempura soba, topped with crispy tempura pieces, there is something to satisfy every palate. The noodles are expertly cooked to perfection, with a firm yet tender texture that pairs beautifully with the accompanying ingredients.

What truly distinguishes Honoka is their commitment to using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant takes pride in supporting local farmers and producers, ensuring that each dish is made with the freshest and most flavorful ingredients available. This dedication to quality shines through in every bite, making Honoka a must-visit for soba enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

Whether you're looking for a satisfying lunch or a memorable dinner experience, Honoka is the perfect destination. With its warm ambiance, attentive service, and delectable soba dishes, this restaurant is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. So, why not embark on a culinary journey and indulge in the flavors of traditional Japanese soba at Honoka?

Get Inspired By This Cuisine


Honoka Overview


1-chōme-25-7 Midori, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0021


+81 (0) 3-3634-2918


3 minute walk from Ryogoku Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Honoka Reviews

Honoka Google Average Rating



Amazing food and atmosphere. The service was attentive and the staff speaks english. We tried the Hokusai soba and it was the nicest meal we have had so far in Tokyo! We definitely recommend adding this to your places to visit 💫💥💢


The soba noodle with shrimp is super yummy. However, you should prepare cash and wait for the food to come


It is located in a quiet residential area a little far from Ryogoku Station.
A signboard is a small thing embedded in the wall. It's a little confusing.
This is a soba restaurant that creates a hideaway atmosphere just by displaying the day's menu in front of the store.

The noren curtains don't have any big writing on them, such as the store name, and I've seen ocher and light green noren curtains.
Does it mean something? That's it. .

However, when I entered the store, it was always full.

When entering the store, we always ask for a counter seat in front of the soba mortar.

Even if I change the queue, I still like that counter.

After explaining today's soba flour, I made sure to order seasonal tempura or kakiage separately, and waited for the soba noodles to arrive with sake.

I order the tempura first.

The batter is light and crispy, so it's not heavy.
You can enjoy the texture and aroma of seasonal ingredients.

Nihachi soba is chewy and thick. It's chewy.
The dipping sauce has a gentle taste with a strong aroma and a slight sweetness.

It's a rare space where relaxing jazz music flows. You can enjoy soba in a very relaxed manner.

I had a different type of soba once, but I was able to enjoy a different kind of soba with the yuzu scent.

It's delicious here! ️

It is a restaurant where you can enjoy the taste of seasonal ingredients in each season, so in my opinion, it is a famous soba restaurant that you cannot miss.

I believe it was a cash only transaction.

I look forward to hearing from you again.

Honoka Map

A map is loading...

Learn More About Soba

What is the Difference Between Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Noodles?
Japan Dining 101: Questions and Answers
19 Sep 2023

Read More
Discovering Japanese Soba Noodle: Buckwheat Noodles and the Art of Soba

More Dining Inspiration