Restaurants & Cafés


The famed Nakano eatery Jiraigen was renovated in 2011, with the second floor eventually converted into a noodle factory that also hosts this plucky shop. The highlight here is the ‘Nikuniboshi chuka soba’ (¥730), swimming in a soup made with seafood including dried mackerel, bonito and large quantities of sardines, as well as loads of pork bones. The homemade noodles are crafted from domestic wheat and have a slippery and deliciously chewy texture that reminds us of udon. Topping off the delicious soup and noodles are a generous serving of chashu pork and many other carefully prepared ingredients. The 29th day of every month is ‘Meat Day’, meaning that Saikoro’s signature dish is available for a paltry ¥500.


1-2F, 2-28-8 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Transport Nakano Station (Chuo, Sobu, Tozai lines)

Telephone 03 6304 8902

Open 11am-2pm (Sun & holidays until 11pm). [29th of every month: 11am-2am]


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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