|Review:||Light As Air: Five Tempura Treasures in Tokyo|
|Japanese script:||麻布 川上庵|
|Address:||Japan, 〒106-0045 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Azabujūban, 3 Chome−3−5-7 カジタビル [map]|
299 m from Azabujūban Station
0.7 km from Akabanebashi Station
|Hours:||11.30 am - 4.30am|
Offering high quality soba straight from Nagano (where they have another two branches) this place is a treasure trove. Soba, tempura and duck are reliable highlights and the lunch-sets are great value. The lowest costs just ¥1,800 and comes with four appetisers, soba, vegetable tempura and dessert. Follow the steps down to the basement and prepare for a most affordable feast.
There is a second restaurant in Aoyama too, if you’re closer to that side of town. Menus are available in English but there is no list available (it is a flight of stairs below street level).