Lovely reasonably priced, upmarket buckwheat noodle specialist on Ebisugawa, the ‘furniture street’. It’s a short walk from Teramachi-dori. Delicately aromatic, handmade juwari soba noodles are their forté. Try the kamo seiro, cold noodles dipped into a duck-filled hot sauce, or if you are particularly hungry, the teishoku lunch set.
To begin with, it is respectful to eat a mouthful of noodles dipped only into salt – to acknowledge the maker’s skill – before you eat them with the dipping sauce. Unusually, you can request a stronger ‘Kanto-style’ tsuyu dipping sauce, if that’s your preference. Both Kansai and Kanto versions are excellent. In the evening Roujina becomes bistro-style and serve dishes such as tempura, anago no nikogori conger and roast duck.