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Japanese: Soba


Okawaya Description

Located in Tokyo, Okawaya is a charming restaurant that specializes in handcrafted soba noodles. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this establishment offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other restaurants in the area. The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and welcoming ambiance for guests.

The menu at Okawaya features a variety of delicious soba dishes, all made with the finest ingredients and expertly prepared by skilled chefs. From traditional cold soba noodles served with a flavorful dipping sauce to hot soba noodles in a rich and savory broth, there is something to satisfy every palate. The noodles are made in-house, ensuring a fresh and authentic taste that is truly exceptional.

One of the standout dishes at Okawaya is their signature soba set, which includes a generous portion of soba noodles, a side of tempura, and a refreshing green tea. The tempura is perfectly crispy and complements the soba noodles beautifully. For those looking for a lighter option, the restaurant also offers a selection of fresh salads and appetizers.

Whether you're a soba aficionado or simply looking to try something new, Okawaya is a must-visit destination for lovers of Japanese cuisine. With its dedication to quality and attention to detail, this restaurant promises a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving more.

Okawaya Overview


1st Floor Heights Kudanzaka 3-chōme-4-2 Kudanminami, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-0074


+81 (0) 3-3234-8887


5 minute walk from Ichigaya Station on Toei Shinjuku Line.
8 minute walk from Ichigaya Station on JR Chuo Line.
9 minute walk from Ichigaya Station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and Namboku Line.
4 minute walk from Ichigaya Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 6:00PM-8:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Okawaya Reviews

Okawaya Google Average Rating



I ordered shrimp and vegetable tempura and zaru soba. The tempura had a nice aroma and was delicious. The store is small, but it feels well-maintained. Is it a long-established store? Probably.


I was looking forward to this restaurant because it is run by a disciple of Okawaya in Kagurazaka.
I looked at the menu and ordered a large bowl of soba (conger eel and vegetable tempura) (+300 yen). (There was no soba gaki.)

First, tempura was served. The conger eel is cut in half and served on a plate. It's a very beautiful arrangement. I also had conger eel tempura at Kagurazaka, but I thought the tempura here was more delicious.

Next, soba was served, but even though it was a large serving, the amount was "small". (lol) I immediately asked Mr. Hanaban to add a ``soup-free bamboo steamer.''
The soba noodles are mainly made from whitish, round, finely ground flour, but it also seems to contain coarsely ground flour, giving it a translucent feel. Hitachi Aki Soba is produced in Ibaraki Prefecture, and it has a good flavor and is delicious even when eaten as is, but it has a weak texture and gives the impression of being soft.
However, the soba noodles I ordered without soup were my favorite, with a sharper impression, flavor, and texture. I thought this was the store's original soba.


A very fragrant and delicious authentic soba restaurant.
All items are made with dashi stock and have an elegant and gentle flavor.
You can tell that all the dishes are carefully prepared. You can always enjoy seasonal ingredients.
It's always full, and the attentiveness of the serving women and their ability to ``reach out to your itchy areas'' is wonderful. He also has a strong memory and remembers the preferences and requests of customers who have visited the store once. Although it is a small soba restaurant, the customer service is as polite and wonderful as that of a high-end inn.
It takes a lot of time to serve food. The fact that no one complains even after long wait times is probably due to the high quality of the courteous customer service, which is impressive to the female servers. Good level of customer service for the service charge.
Most nights are reserved for private use.

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