Soba Noodles and Tempura at a Restaurant YUDETARO ゆで太郎 in Japan 蕎麦 そば 天ぷら

ワンコインセット ミニ明太高菜ごはん - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎Food

Yudetaro is a chain restaurant and specializes in soba そば (buckwheat noodles). It is one of the Japanese traditional noodles.

A good point of this restaurant is that they make soba noodles from buckwheat flour in every restaurant, every day.

Immediately after you order soba, they start boiling soba, so that you can always have good tasting soba.

Kake Soba Noodles かけそば

Hot Soba 340 yen
かけ Kake

Kake かけ - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

It is hot noodles with soup in a bowl.

Kake かけ - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

Mori Soba Noodles もりそば

Chilled Soba
Single 340 yen (as pictured below)
Double 490 yen
Triple 620 yen
もり Mori

Mori もり - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎
Mori もり - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

It is chilled noodles. You dip soba into thick feeling sauce.

Mori もり - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

Yudetaro's website says that their soba soup and dipping sauce are made from consciously selected ingredients such as soy sauce, Dashi and Mirin.
I agree! It tastes very good!

Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

テーブル拭き Disposable wiping cloth
Please clean up your table yourself after finishing your meal, because this is a self-service restaurant.

唐辛子・七味 Chili pepper, Mixed chili pepper

そば湯 Soba hot water
There are some kettles on the tables at the restaurant.
It is hot water in which the soba noodles has been boiled called "sobayu そば湯". It tastes good and has many nutrients from the buckwheat.

Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

Even Japanese people sometimes mistake this kettle for water or tea.

Pour the sobayu into the dipping sauce to make hot soup.
The dipping sauce has a thick feel but after you mix the sobayu together with it, it becomes a mild and tasty soup.

I always finish the dipping sauce mixed with sobayu because Yudetaro's dipping sauce is high quality and delicious.

500 Yen Set Meals

They offer 3 kinds of 500 yen set meals.

ワンコインセット ミニ明太高菜ごはん - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

ミニ明太高菜ごはんセット Mini Menta Takana Gohan Set
It includes soba noodles (hot or chilled), cod roe and Takana pickles on a mini cup of rice, and croquette.

When you hand the ticket to the chef you should order hot or chilled soba.

You can say "Hot" or "Cold" in English. The chef probably understands what you want to order. (You shouldn't say "Chilled" because some Japanese chefs don't know this word.)

Hot: Atatakai soba 温かいそば
Cold: Tsumetai soba 冷たいそば

ワンコインセット ミニ明太高菜ごはん - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

I put some pickles on the rice and got 2 packs of wasabi わさび.
I usually put a lot of wasabi in the dipping sauce.

ワンコインセット ミニ明太高菜ごはん - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎
ワンコインセット ミニ明太高菜ごはん - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

Cod roe and Takana pickles on rice
Takana is really popular Japanese pickles. It is also used rolled sushi below.

Recommended Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司、さば
I will rank the different kinds of mackerel sushi you can inexpensively get in Japan. This mackerel is usually marinated in vinegar.
ワンコインセット ミニ明太高菜ごはん - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

This cod roe is domestically produced in Kojohama 虎杖浜 Hokkaido 北海道, Japan.

Information of fish egg food

Fish Egg and Soft Roe (Milt) of Japanese Food - Cod, Salmon, Herring
In Japan, fish eggs (roes) and milt of salmon, cod and other fish are popular. Of course, different people have different tastes, though.
ワンコインセット ミニ明太高菜ごはん - Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

I put sauce on croquette.

【ゆで太郎58】ワンコインセットは、消費税値上げもしない 感謝 #632

This YouTuber had the set meal with a raw egg, but the egg is an option for 50 yen (or if you have a free coupon).

Japanese Raw Egg is Safe to Eat. 生卵(生玉子)、温泉玉子(温泉卵)
In Japan, we often eat raw eggs, typically those of chicken or quail. Many types of dishes are served with raw egg or a half boiled egg.

2 other 500 yen set meals are soba (hot or chilled) and

  • Mini Curry Rice Set
    ミニカレー セット
  • Mini Vegetable Tempura Bowl Set
    ミニかきあげ丼セット Mini Kakiage-don set
ゆで太郎 毎日500円で食べれる 特メニュー!まさかのこのボリュームで500円

This YouTuber had the set meal with a croquette, but the croquette is an option for 80 yen (or if you have a free coupon).

590 Yen Set Meals

They also offer a 590 yen soba (hot or chilled) set meal as a today's special.
日替わり得セット 590円 Higawari Toku Set 590 yen

There are 4 kinds of 590 yen set meals, but only one kind is available from 11:00 am until closing time each day.

  • Soba and Mini Pork Cutlet Bowl Popular!
    ミニかつ丼セット Mini Katsudon Set
    on Tuesday and Sunday

  • Soba and Mini Chicken and Maitake Mashroom Tempura Bowl
    ミニとり舞茸丼セット Mini Tori Maitakedon Set
    on Monday and Thursday

  • Soba and Mini Prawn Tempura Bowl
    ミニ海老天丼セット Mini Ebitendon Set
    on Wednesday and Saturday

  • Soba and Mini Pork Cutlet Curry Rice
    ミニカツカレーセット Mini Katsu Curry Set
    on Friday

Are you interested in Japanese curry rice? Check it out.

A Curry Restaurant Chain CoCo ICHIBANYA - ココイチ CoCo壱番屋
I sometimes go to a curry restaurant CoCo ICHIBANYA. They offer testy curry rice and many kinds of toppings.
【気まグルメ】ゆで太郎「ミニかつ丼セット」ミニでも肉は厚くて柔らかです - No.449 Cutlet and buckwheat noodles.

This YouTuber had the set meal with a raw egg, but the raw egg is an option for 50 yen (or if you have a free coupon).

Would you like to eat low priced pork cutlet? Look over this.

KATSUDON: Pork Cutlet Bowl カツ丼 of KATSUYA かつや
TONKATU トンカツ is deep-fried breaded pork cutlet. KATSUDON is cooked TONKATSU with beaten egg on rice.

Information

Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

Restaurant name
YUDETARO ゆで太郎
(Yudetaro System ゆで太郎システム)


Website (in Japanese)

ゆで太郎 ゆで太郎システム
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  • No cover charge / No service fee
  • 10% tax is included in the price.
  • No smoking
  • Picture menu is available on the ticketing machine.
  • Self-service
  • Credit card is not accepted. Cash only
Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

Yudetaro restaurants use the meal ticket and self-service system. English menu is not available on the ticket machine. Many foods are displayed with pictures on the ticket machine.

First, you buy a ticket.
Next, you hand the ticket to the chef at the kitchen. When your food is prepared, the chef calls your ticket number in Japanese. You can wait for the food at your table, but if you are not good at listening to Japanese, it would be better for you to wait for your food in front of the kitchen.

Usually you wait for about 5 or 6 minutes for your food to be cooked.

Picture menu (in Japanese)

ゆで太郎 ゆで太郎システム | メニュー
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Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

Chopsticks, spoon and seasonings are self-service. These are prepared in front of the kitchen. Cold water is self-service, too.

  • Sesame powder
  • Chili oil
  • Black pepper
  • Chopped chili pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pickled ginger
  • Salt
  • Soy sauce
  • Wasabi
  • Sauce

When you finish your meal, please return your tray to the return shelves.

I introduce some restaurants around main stations in downtown Tokyo.
Check out Google Maps below!

Most restaurants open at 7:00 am, every day.

Ikebukuro 池袋
* There are 2 restaurants on the east and west side of the station.

Ginza 銀座

Shinagawa 品川

Akihabara 秋葉原 / Kanda 神田

Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎
Asakusa 浅草 / Honjoazumabashi 本所吾妻橋

Tsukiji 築地

Monzennakacho 門前仲町

Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎
Soba 蕎麦 そば - YUDETARO ゆで太郎

Making sounds like "Zu zu zu ..." when slurping noodles is the customary way that Japanese eat noodles. It is not bad manners in Japan.

One of the reasons is that when you mix a lot of soup with a lot of air in your mouth you can taste more of their flavors. However, it would be better to keep the sound to a minimum.

Prices and information are as of November 2019. Photos were taken in 2015 - 2019.


A tempura restaurant TENYA offer soba as well.

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TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや is a chain tempura restaurant, and offers a large variety of inexpensive tempura foods. Taste very good!Tendon is a bowl of rice topped with several pieces of tempura with a special sauce.

There are a lot of inexpensive foods in Japan for less than 599 yen including tax.

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I write about various topics on this blog. Now, I'll try another Satisfactory 500 Yen Meals in Japan in this blog.500 JPY =4.63 USD3.72 GBP4.19 EUR6.74 AUD7.26 NZD6.14 CAD(as of 16 September, 2019)

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