"Handmade Soba Furaikyo" is located in a residential area, about 20 minutes by express train from Shibuya and 4 minutes on foot from Tama Plaza Station. With the aim of making soba that is home-ground at the restaurant, it has gained popularity mainly among local customers, and has received one star in the gourmet guide.
The owner is Takanobu Yoshida. After working at a French restaurant, he trained for 3 years at the famous Teuchi Soba Kurumaya near Hachioji, Tokyo, and became independent in July 2006. Based on the concept of "a soba restaurant where the proprietress of a kimono serves customers", the customers are mainly wives in kimono. The restaurant is designed to have a feminine image by arranging flowers throughout the restaurant.
The buckwheat used in "Soba Furaikyo" is harvested in Niigata without agricultural chemicals and used in "Kurumaya" where they are trained, as well as from Gunma, Hokkaido and Aizu. The soba flour is a blend of two types and is made at 90%, taking into account the delicious taste of the warm soba.
The course consists of Western style appetizers such as prosciutto and liver paste, but like a soba restaurant, it is a mixture of Japanese and Western styles such as sobagaki, a seasonal dish, tempura and soba at the end. Also, on Saturdays and Sundays, only the 10,000 yen premium course is available for the pocket concierge, and you can enjoy soba made by hand from Gen soba. For sake, 10 types of Japanese sake that goes well with soba and 2 types of French and Spanish wine in red and white are prepared.
Since Yoshida is from Yamaguchi Prefecture, the interior is designed with a modern Japanese design based on the theme of the "mud walls of the castle town" in Hagi where he spent his high school days. There are 7 counter seats and 31 table seats for 2 or 4 people. By placing partitions between the tables, you can enjoy meals like a semi-private room. It can be used for girl's parties, class reunions, anniversaries, celebrations and for a wide range of guests from children to the elderly. Why don't you spend a blissful time at a place where generations can interact?
■ 4-minute walk from the south exit of Tama Plaza Station on Tokyu Denentoshi Line