Today, I visited a long standing soba restaurant, “Owariya Honten” which had been established in 1870. It is located about 5 minute walk from Asakusa station. It has a branch near Kaminarimon. This time, for the purpose to avoid crowdedness, I chose Honten which was a little bit far away from relevant station. I arrived there at 11:33, 3 minutes after its opening and was urged to go up on the 2nd floor. Here came a dish in 5 minutes.
I became happy only by looking at such big shrimp tempuras. Then, I would start with a shrimp tempura. The batter was rather firm and was not at all oily. You would not feel heavy even if you ate a lot. Shrimps were very fresh and had comfortable texture. Tasty batter with soup and sweet taste of shrimps made me happy.
Noodles were firm and delicious as well.
I finished them all at once and went to a counter to pay a bill, a landlady said to me, “It is really hot today, isn’t it. Did you have enough water? I’ve heard two people came down with heatstroke yesterday in Asakusa. Please keep in mind to take enough water in such hot days.”
It seemed I could encounter warm hospitality in traditional areas in Tokyo.
Restaurant’s name: Owariya Honten
Address: 1-7-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Operating hours: 11:30~20:30
Payment method: Pay later