At the snug soba noodle restaurant Yoshiki, located close to Karasuma Oike Station, you can taste the dedication of the master to the art of soba making
There is a soba noodle restaurant frequented by locals a 10-minute walk to east from Karasuma Oike Station. That restaurant is Yoshiki. You will recognize the snug restaurant from the red noren curtains on the door and the bamboo fence on the window. From outside it looks almost like an a la carte restaurant so you might not want to enter at first, but worry not: the chef’s love for soba knows no limits, and the restaurant is friendly and has a warm atmosphere.
Yoshida is a small soba restaurant run by a married couple. The husband makes soba noodles by hand, while the wife takes good care of the customers. The restaurant Yoshiki is built on teamwork.
The chef of Yoshiki learned soba making in Tokyo, so the soba he makes is Kanto-style. All the soba dishes are great, and you can taste the flavor and fragrance of soba in all of them. Because of this it is really hard for me to choose my favorite, but if I have to choose I would choose the kikouchi soba, soba noodles made out of 100% soba flour. These soba noodles are the thickest and most al dente of the noodles of Yoshiki, and when you eat them your mouth is filled with the taste of soba. This dish is strongly recommended to those who love soba.
On the walls inside the restaurant there are pictures and posters drawn by the children of the couple, making the atmosphere of the place feel welcoming and warm. While the restaurant is welcoming, the outpouring enthusiasm they have toward soba can also be strongly felt here. If you love soba, this love will be able to pass the language barriers and I’m sure you will find something in common among soba enthusiasts.