Muromachi-Sunaba Nihonbashi Nihombashi Honten / Kanda, Shin-Nihonbashi “The birthplace of tenzaru and tenmori

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Muromachi Sunaba Nihombashi Honten (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Kanda, Shin-Nihonbashi, Mitsukoshimae / Soba

Founded in 1869, this long-established restaurant is known as the originator of tenzaru and tenmori.
Lunch:¥1,000~¥1,999 Dinner:-

Muromachi-Sunaba” in Nihonbashi is so famous that there is no one who does not know it if you are a soba lover.
This time, we will report on Muromachi-Sunaba, which is also known as the birthplace of “Tenzaru” and “Tenmori”.
For business hours, holidays, and reviews, please refer to the official website and the Google map at the bottom of this page.

Origin of the trade name “Sunaba

The history of “Sunaba Muromachi” dates back to 1869, when the first generation moved the restaurant from Uoranizaka to the current Nihonbashi area.
Sunaba” is said to be one of the three major soba restaurants in Edo, and the origin of the trade name “Sunaba” dates back to the reign of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who was the founder of the “Sunaba” family of soba restaurants.
Izumiya” and “Tsunokuniya” (both of which no longer exist), which provided food for laborers around the sand pit used to build Osaka Castle, were called “Sunaba,” and one of them, “Izumiya,” is believed to be the root of the later “Sunaba” (various theories exist).

The tempura served in a unique style was a surprise!

I first visited Muromachi Sunaba in May 2012.
I ordered a large portion of “Tenzaru” on the menu, which is a style of cold soba with hot soba sauce, and from the beginning, the “tempura = kakiage” was soaked in the soba sauce.

It was totally unexpected and very surprising since there was still very little information on the Internet.
Although there were some pros and cons, the soba-tsuyu and kakiage flavors blended well together and were very tasty.
The kakiage of shiba shrimps and scallops were soaked in a thick broth, and the tempura, fried in 100% sesame oil, was crispy and savory.
Also, the soba water was light and tasty.

In addition to the taste, the restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere with a high level of prestige, but the price of 2,150 yen (as of 2012) made us feel that it was too expensive for businessmen.

Recommended menu for “Muromachi Sunaba

Since its establishment in 1869, “Muromachi Sunaba” has been a famous soba restaurant that has been devising tasty dishes with a commitment to the idea that soba is part of Japanese culture.
A la carte dishes are also available on the menu, and you can enjoy a traditional soba restaurant experience with soba and sake snacks.
The recommended menu items are “Tenzaru” and “Tenmori,” while the recommended a la carte dishes include fried eggs, yakitori, sesame tofu, soba miso, etc. (menu as of 2012).

Access, Reviews

For access, hours of operation, holidays, and reviews of Muromachi Sunaba, please see the Google map below.

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