Friday, I met up with a friend that I hadn't seen for quite some time, Mari.
She took me to her neighborhood soba shop...Sobakiri Masa.
This shop seats about 20 and fills up fast during the lunch hour.
After ordering you need to wait awhile for your food, so if you're in a rush, it is probably not the place for you.
This shop makes their noodles by hand and cooks them after you order them.
While you wait, they give you some futomaki (a type of sushi), hand rolled by the owner.
I ordered the Tenzaru Kuro, this was soba (buckwheat noodles) was made not only from the ground buckwheat grains, but also the hulls, which gives it a darker color and nuttier flavor.
This came with assorted tempura, light and crispy eaten with sea salt.
Mari ordered the Tenzaru Shiro, this soba was made solely from the ground buckwheat grains, so her noodles were much lighter. Her noodles also came with an assortment of tempura.
Everything was delicious and it was nice to catch up with her.
Thank you for a great day and for lunch, Mari!
Closed on Mondays
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30-14:00, 17:30-21:00