To understand the depth of the remarkable flavor of the buckwheat noodles, the only way is to taste it directly as closer to raw as possible. Once they put the soba in the boiled water, the
hardness and the chewiness will be destroyed by the high temperature and soba itself will be much different from the one without the warm soup. Here is the Michelin starred restaurant
called Edo Soba Hosokawa that is absolutely worth visiting in Ryogoku. If you are not really a big fan of Soba, we strongly recommend you try the standard Seiro soba (1080 yen) in this
restaurant which is not in a bowl of warm noodles just like the one called Kake Soba on the menu. Try the exceptional Seiro soba in Hosokawa that has a magnificent chewiness called "koshi"
by dipping 2 or 3 strand of noodles into the special sauce. Once you have tried their top quality soba, you will never see noodles the same way again.
Restaurant: Edo Soba Hosokawa (江戸蕎麦ほそ川)
Address: 1-6-5, Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: JR Ryogoku Station
Open Hour: 11:45 - 15:00 (L.O.14:30), 17:30 - 20:45
Close: Monday, Third week of Tuesday
Price Range: [Lunch]￥2,000～￥2,999, [Dinner]￥5,000～￥5,999
Credit Card: N.A
Seats: 30 seats
・Total distance: 550m, 7 mins （on foot）
・Starting Point : JR Ryogoku Station, East Exit
・Steps to follow : 1 - 13
1. Facing Ryogoku Station East Exit ticket gate, turn to right to start your way.
2. Walk straight for about 100m and make a right turn.
3. Make a right turn.
4. After making a right turn, immediately turn to left.
5. Walk straight for about 200m until the end of this street.
6. When you reach the end of the street, make a right turn and you will find a footbridge.
7. Take this footbridge.
8. After you come downstairs, keep walking straight for about 100m until you reach the intersection.
9. Make a right turn at the intersection.
10. Walk straight for about 30m and make a right turn at the 1st street.
11. Make a right turn.
12. Walk straight for about 15m and you will find your destination to your left.
13. Enjoy your meal at Edo Soba Hosokawa (江戸蕎麦ほそ川)!