A soba noodle restaurant in business since the beginning of the reign of Meiji the Great
It was the first year of the rule of Meiji the Great when this restaurant, Tagoto Sanjo, was founded. Japan was modernized during this period, but traditions were also not let go. This can be seen at Tagoto; soba noodles are served in traditional Japanese style, with small hints to modernity and change – though lately these hints seem to be getting stronger.
There is a garden in the back of the restaurant, and you can gaze at the garden if you choose to sit on the Japanese style seats. Especially worth a mention is their spicy ebi-taiko, seasoned pollock roe and shrimp in thick broth.
It is easy to get to Tagoto from subway Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae station; just enter the Sanjo shopping arcade and you are bound to find the restaurant.
It is also interesting to note that Tokyo is considered to be the “home ground” of soba, and that the fifth and sixth generation chefs both learned noodle making in Tokyo. Though I dare to say they may have already surpassed Tokyo with their spicy ebi-taiko.