Lunch ¥800 – ¥1200, Dinner around ¥1,700
4 Chome-30-2. Nishiogi-kita, Suginami, Tokyo
Distance from Station:
11 minute walk from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station, North Exit
03-3390-2439 (Japanese only)
11:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Closed on Wednesdays
Website: (external link)
Staff speak Japanese only.
  • no-smoking
  • no-credit-card


Noodle Dishes Change Daily in a Restaurant from the Early Showa Era

Tanakaya is a soba (buckwheat noodles) restaurant that was founded in 1938 at its present location in Nishi-Ogikubo. For Japanese the interior is quite nostalgic, and for the foreign visitor it offers a glimpse into the early Showa era. The daily special healthy menu is very filling-soba with squid tempura, kelp rice, vegetables, clear soup, Japanese pickles and dessert. The daily special is always well-balanced in terms of nutrition and is quite popular, as the owner does his best to make a new creative menu every day. Another popular menu item is soba with ground meat and vegetables (880 yen).



[updated December 2018]