Kamakura Issaan - Best Soba Restaurant in Tokyo Station


Restaurant: Kamakura Issa Ann
TEL: 03-3201-0755
Address: Tokyo Marunouchi Building 6F, 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Transportation: 2 minutes from JR Tokyo Station South Marunouchi Exxit
Opening hours: 11:00 ~ 15:30 (LO 15: 00), 17:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O.22: 00)
Sundays and holidays 17:00 to 22:00 (L.O.21: 00)
Price: [lunch] ¥ 1,000 ~ ¥ 1,999
Card: (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)
Recommend: Ebiten Soba

Kamakura Issaan is one of the best places to have soba (buckwheat noodles) around Tokyo station. We have been to this place many times as soba here is spectacular.  It's always nice to have a favorite place where you are quite sure of the taste.  
 
If you are really into Soba, you should know that it is best to have it by "Zaru" and not in a hot broth like how we had it today. You dip the soba noodle into the sause (or rather soup) and try if it is chewy enough. You can't actually feel 100% how it is like if it's in a hot broth as hardness of the noodle will vary depending on the temperature.
 
But today, we wanted to try the hot one since we already knew "zaru soba" here was excellent although we were not expecting the hot one to be this good.  The deep fried shrimp on top of soba was also excellent.  Perhaps this restaurant may also be able to open a Tempura restaurant. That is how well they prepare the deep fried for the soba. The soup was very tender and noodles matched perfectly with the soup. The hot broth in Issa Ann was favorably balanced and we even thought this could be one type of different soba cuisine that can stand out individually other than "zaru". 

Picture Guide to the Restaurant

・Total distance: 300m, 4mins (on foot)

・Starting Point : JR Tokyo Station, Marunouchi South Entrance

・Steps to follow : 1 - 15



1. We guide you from Marunouchi Minamiguchi (South Entrance) today. 


2. This is the ticket gate of Marunouchi South Entrance.  Now, turn around and follow the arrow. 



3. Go straight ahead to go outside.  



4. When you go outside, you will see the intersection on your LEFT.  



5. Go cross the street and make a RIGHT turn.  



6. You will see a bus stop on your LEFT.  Go straight ahead for about 15 meters and you will see the stairs on your RIGHT hand side to go underground.  



7. Go downstairs from here.  



8. Downstairs to the LEFT.  



9. After turning left, you will see a vending machine on your LEFT.  Pass this vending machine and follow the arrow for about 30 meters.  



10. You will eventually find an entrance to Marunouchi Building ahead of you.  Go inside.   



11. When you go inside Marunouchi Building, you will be able to find a screen ahead of you.  Make a Left turn and walk along the hallway.  



12. You will find the elevator on your left in 30 meters.  



13. Make a left turn and you will be able to find the elevator.  Now, Press 6F.  



14. After you get off at 6F, take the path next to the escalator.  

 

You will find your destination at the end of this hallway.  



15. Enjoy your meal in Kamarkura Issaan (鎌倉一茶庵) !


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