Oakland Magazine | Take Your Taste Buds on a Tour of Tokyo in the East Bay
The East Bay’s long-held penchant for Japanese food has recently reached new heights, with a wave of specialty culinary treasures from the country sprouting up in Oakland over the past year. Newcomers are serving up everything from fresh soba to authentic ramen and locally crafted sake.
One of the most highly praised restaurants is Soba Ichi in West Oakland, the first restaurant to serve handmade soba noodles in the area and one of the few in the entire country to do so. It opened in mid-2018 by the people behind Ippuku in Berkeley.