I love soba and Niigata being a region specializing in soba, you can bet that I stuffed myself full of soba while there. Kojimaya is a chain-style restaurant in Niigata that is known for their variety of soba dishes, including Niigata’s iconic “Hegi Soba“, which I tried in their famous station branch. I spent a few days in the Tsubame-Sanjo and was blessed to find a large Kojimaya branch just minutes from my hotel!
I went here both nights I stayed in Tsubame-sanjo and tried 2 different soba dishes (top and bottom). Regardless of whatever you order, you can be sure the soba will be delicious!
As you can see from my second trip, I really wanted to savour as much soba as possible and went with a 2-tier soba set! Yum! If you ever find yourself in Niigata, I’d highly recommend searching up a Kojimaya branch for some soba!