Savor Soba While Looking Out at Shinjuku’s Cityscape at Tsudurao Honten
Aug 16, 2018
Soba is a Japanese dish with noodles made from buckwheat, so it is very popular with those who are health-conscious. When you’re in Japan, forget about trying soba salad or whatever Japanese-inspired food is trendy with Hollywood celebrities - you should try traditional soba! While there are tons of soba stalls where you can stand and eat your noodles quickly, we recommend that you go to Tsudurao, a Japanese restaurant located on the 12th floor of the Odakyu Department Store, so you can sit down and savor authentic Japanese soba. It’s accessible directly from the station, so the location is very convenient!
Outside of the restaurant is a showcase filled with food samples that you’re sure to enjoy looking at. The restaurant is a comfortable space for you to take your time and relax. There is a row of seats in front of the window where you can take in the sights of Shinjuku from the 12th floor.
Tsudurao’s menu is multilingual and has big pictures, so it’s very easy to place your order. This time, we ordered the Lunch Soba Gosen Meal (1,650 yen) and the Summer Tempura Seiro Meal (1,440 yen).
*The dishes included with the Tempura Seiro Meal change with the season.
The Summer Tempura Seiro Meal (the meal further back in the picture) came with cold soba and a tempura shrimp, okra, corn and more vegetables that are in season in the summer. Even in the hot summer when people don’t have much have an appetite, these cool noodles are easy to slurp down!
The Lunch Soba Gosen Meal (the meal closer in the picture) came with a bowl of rice topped with salmon flakes and cod roe, as well as tempura and sashimi – a great value for the price! The soba noodles in the warm soup went well with the deep-fried tempura, and the fresh sashimi and rice with salmon flakes and cod roe were very filling.
After the meal we had some soba-yu, which is slightly cloudy water that the soba was boiled in. The water in contains a lot of minerals and vitamins leftover from the noodles, so Japanese people often drink the leftover broth. As to avoid any waste, we recommend having a cup after your meal!
You are sure to enjoy traditional Japanese soba to the fullest at this high-class restaurant.
Soba Gosen Tsudurao Honten
Address: Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku 12F, 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation: 11:00AM-10:00PM (Last Order 9:15PM)
Odakyu Department Store Shinjuku
This department store is conveniently linked directly to the Shinjuku Station West Exit, which boasts the highest number of passengers in Japan. From a wide lineup of popular cosmetics and luxury bran…
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