- 2 Chome-40-18 Umesato, Suginamiku, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 7 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Minami-Asagaya Station, 14 minutes from JR Asagaya Station
- 03-6304-9985 (Japanese only)
- 11:30am - 2:00pm, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Closed on Mondays and national holidays
- Staff speak Japanese only.
Spreading a Love for Soba Noodles
Just before you go through the door of the Taguru, you can smell fragrant soup stock for their quality soba noodles. The best soba at Taguru could be the Shirodashi Soba (450 yen). Shirodashi Soba is also be called Kake Soba, with hot soup that looks golden, and noodles that are very simple but very rich.
The owner worked for a company for 25 years, but he loved soba so much that he wanted to make the soba that he himself wanted to eat, so he quit his company job and opened Taguru in Minami-Asagaya. He found that the soup was the most important factor. After a long and hard study, he finally succeeded in making his ideal soup stock. Outside the restaurant there hangs a poster which says, “The soup is so good that you can’t help drinking it all!” (since many Japanese leave soup behind after they finish the noodles). Other than Kake Soba, Kamo Soba (duck soba, 950 yen), the more voluminous Beef Soba (800 yen), as well as Curry Tsuke Soba (900 yen) are also good choices. In addition to this varied soba menu, great sake from all over Japan is available (one glass from 550 yen).
[published August 2018]
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