It is a stylish refuge for adults tucked away in the basement of a building 5-minute away from Ginza-itchome station of Tokyo Metro line. The owner-chef, Dairin Arai, began the path of a soba chef at age 18 and came to Tokyo at age 30. After training in Japanese cuisine at "Nihon-ryori Matsushita," he became head chef at the sister restaurant, "Sho-an". Afterward, he began work at the Michelin 1-star restaurant "Ginza Soba Sasuga," and in 2013, broke off from "Soba Sasuga" to establish the independent "Ginza sasuga Rin". The handmade 100% soba noodles and udon have received acclaim, repeatedly appearing in gourmet guides - the restaurant grows more famous by the day.
The soba at "Ginza Soba Sasuga" from the sister restaurant "Sasuga" has a wonderful texture and fragrance. The tsuyu broth used for the udon mainly uses katsuobushi yielding a strong umami flavor without additives and has just the right amount of saltiness that will make you want to drain the bowl. The original udon matched with the broth is thin and elastic with just the right amount of body and a deep umami flavor drawn out from a multi-day aging process. "Ginza Soba Sasuga" is a luxurious choice for when you can't decide between soba or udon and want to have them both. Chef Arai uses his knowledge of Japanese cooking to make course menus that include such things as Japanese-style appetizers and tempura. The udon sukinabe using udon and organic vegetables is a specialty and the "Rin's Pudding" dessert is a guest favorite. It is a rich, traditional-style pudding covered with buckwheat seeds, creating a fragrant aroma and a crunchy accent. The alcohol selection is full of recommendations by alcohol specialists who are familiar with the restaurant as guests - including Japanese sake, champagne, French wine, and more sourced directly from brewer friends.
The space between guests is generous, leading to a comfortable, loose feeling at the counter and tables. It was designed to be good for adults seeking the stylishness of a soba restaurant. Whether it is for casual single dining or dates or entertaining foreign guests, "Ginza Soba Sasuga" offers a modern soba-ya style that promises to entertain a wide variety of guests.
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A 3-minute walk from Muromachi Station, Exit A1(Toei Asakusa Line)
A 5-minute walk from Kyobashi Station, Exit 1.2(Toei Asakusa Line)
A 5-minute walk from Ginza 1-Chome Station, Exit 10(Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)