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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Soba Ichi

  • 2311A Magnolia St., Oakland, 94601, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Japanese
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Soba Ichi

  • 2311A Magnolia St., Oakland, 94601, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It takes effort to visit this remarkable little noodle bar, as it’s located in deep industrial West Oakland, open only at lunchtime and waits can run upwards of 45 minutes—if the designated 100 daily orders of soba don’t sell out first. But rest easy as this delay is happily passed with a drink in the sunny garden, and the warm hospitality rewards the hassle. Handmade Japanese noodles come in two varieties: 100% or 80% buckwheat, served hot or cold in dishes like tenseiro, chewy cold soba with feather-light tempura shrimp and vegetables alongside a flavorful dipping sauce. For something warmer, kamo nanban, a rich broth with tender slices of duck breast, hits the spot. Be sure to sample the sake, served here in the traditional "overflowing" style.

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  • = Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value
  • ò Comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • r Outdoor dining
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Information

+1 510-465-1969
Opening hours
Lunch Sat - Sun Dinner Wed - Sun

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