Travel Yamaguchi

Takase Kawara Soba Noodles (Kawatana Main Store)

Try eating your kawara soba in three different ways as you go! Have a taste of these crispy noodles traditionally grilled on a tile.

"Kawara soba" noodles are a staple of Yamaguchi cuisine. This dish is made by placing boiled tea-infused noodles atop of a hot tile (or "kawara"), adding beef or strips of fried egg, and dried seaweed toppings before grilling.
Takase Kawara uses noodles that have a noticeable flavor of famous Uji tea. Even locals come by to have a taste of this refined flavor.
We especially recommend tile-grilled kawara soba for its crispiness. Take the first bite as is, the second with a condiment, and finally with dipping sauce made from bonito and kelp.
One other thing for which this shop is famous is eel rice. You'll want to come back again for another dish of "una-cha" (eel tea), made by pouring soup stock over flavorful Japanese eel, grilled until fluffy.
The main building, approximately 100 years old, has been remolded on the inside, making for a particularly atmospheric dining experience.
Access from Otani Sanso Approx. 60 minutes by car
Recommended by locals

Original Kawara Soba Noodles for One: 1,100 yen (Tax not incl.)
Eel Rice for One: 2,200 yen (Tax not incl.)

Address 5437 Oaza Kawatana, Toroura-cho, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Business/Opening Hours 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Last entry at 7:30 p.m.
Holidays/Closed Days Every Thursday & Friday (Open when these days are national holidays)
Notes

Capacity: 1st Floor: 34 ground seatas, 18 table seats; 2nd Floor: 16 table seats

Website Takase Original Kawara Soba Noodles Website (Kawatana Main Store)別ウィンドウ