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Enjoy handmade soba noodles by Japanese chefs at Soba & Cuisine Tokuzo in Kitayama

June 10, 2023 open

I learned about the deliciousness of soba when I became a chef. I want everyone in Kansai to know how delicious it is," says the owner, Hiroyuki Ishibashi. The chef, who has honed his skills at numerous famous restaurants over 35 years of Japanese cuisine, has opened a restaurant where you can enjoy soba and Japanese a la carte dishes. I first became aware of soba's appeal through my experience at a Japanese restaurant that served soba as part of its courses," says Ishibashi. I was so impressed by how delicious soba was that I decided to go to the Kanto region to train at a soba restaurant! I was so impressed that I went to the Kanto region for training." Before his excitement was over, he spent about five years training at a restaurant in Saitama and mastered the art of soba making. He now makes soba for seiro (buckwheat noodles) using buckwheat flour produced in Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture (flour changes from time to time) and rustic buckwheat noodles using whole wheat flour every morning in the store's workshop.


In fact, the location where the restaurant opened is the former site of Jinroku, a soba restaurant that was once loved mainly by locals. The owner of Jinroku passed away suddenly this year, and after meeting his younger brother, who managed the place, he decided to start his own business here.


[We have many customers who used to go to [Jinroku], so we would like to carry on the tradition and gradually add more delicacies so that they can enjoy themselves with sake, food, and soba to finish off the meal," he says.


Saba Sushi Set 1980 yen. Lunch menu includes soba noodles, an a la carte dish, and two pieces of mackerel sushi. The dish of the day is figs with sesame paste.


Assorted appetizers 950 yen. Assorted seasonal dishes of approximately 7 items, including dinner-only dishes such as tofu marinated in miso and octopus simmered in tenderloin.

Soba and Cuisine Tokuzo

  • special features of soba and rice dishes
  • June 10, 2023 open
  • 67 Kamigamosakurai-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from Kitayama Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-606-4118
  • 11:30~14:30
  • Closed on Thursdays
  • All seats non-smoking No private room No parking
  • PHOTO / Hideya Katsura, TEXT / Maho Nomura
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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