Yamasemi / Yoyogi Uehara “Authentic soba restaurant located in a back alley in a residential area

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Yamasemi (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

Here you can enjoy “handmade soba” made by soba craftsmen with great care, seasonal delicacies from the mountains and the sea, and carefully selected Japanese sake.
Lunch:¥1,000~¥1,999 Dinner:¥3,000~¥3,999

Known as a fashionable and quiet residential area, Yoyogi Uehara is a comfortable place to live with a good balance of new commercial facilities and traditional atmosphere.
In Yoyogi Uehara, there is a soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant loved by the locals.
In this issue, we will introduce a popular soba restaurant “Yamasemi” in Yoyogi Uehara, a town for adults.
Please check the official website and the Google map at the bottom of this page for business hours, regular closing days, reviews, etc.

A secluded restaurant in a back alley in a residential area

Yoyogi Uehara is on my way to work, and because it is a transfer station to the Chiyoda subway line, I sometimes get off the train and have a meal there.
One of my favorite restaurants in Yoyogi Uehara is a soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant called “Yamasemi.
I found this restaurant by chance while walking along a back alley near the station, but there was something about the atmosphere that I felt, so I entered the restaurant as if I was being sucked in.

Enjoy authentic soba noodles!

When I visited this restaurant for the first time, I ordered a menu item called “Rakuzen” (1,900 yen).
I ordered it because it was listed as a “masterpiece” on the menu.
It is a set meal in which you can enjoy two flavors, yam and spicy radish (menu as of April, 2023).

The soba noodles are rather thin, but they are firm and smooth.
The tempura was crispy and fried with a thin batter, and very tasty.

After finishing the first serving, I thought, “Maybe it’s not quite big enough… Then, the second serving of Kamo-Seiro Soba was brought to the table.

I was already very full.
The “Rakuzen,” Yamasemi’s signature dish, was so tasty and filling that the 1,900 yen price tag didn’t seem excessive.

About Yamasemi

Yamasemi is located at the end of a narrow alley about a two-minute walk from Yoyogi Uehara Station, in a quiet area that does not feel like the Shibuya district.

The owner, who quit his job and trained at a soba restaurant in Asakusa, opened this soba restaurant in 2000, and in 2005, it was featured in the popular TV program “Admatic Tengoku”.
It is an elegant soba restaurant that also serves tempura and sashimi course meals, and is one of our administrator’s favorite soba restaurants.
We recommend this restaurant especially for those who prefer firm buckwheat noodles.

Access, Review

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

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