Pasta Kitchen
Nakano: Yoshoku
Pasta Kitchen (Nakano: Yoshoku)
Pasta Kitchen
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Open since 1999, this pleasantly decorated basement shop serves several dozen variations of Japanese-style spaghetti - permutations of ingredients like tarako (cod roe), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), sea urchin, squid, natto, shiso, kimchee, shimeji and other mushrooms, eggplant and bacon.

Among these are a dozen Japanese-style "soup spagetti" items (noodles served in a bowl of soupy sauce), as well as more standard Italian-style tomato, cream, meat and garlic-based sauces. Pasta bowls come in four different sizes, with between 100 and 200 grams of spaghetti.

The dimly lit dining room is nicer than average for this type of cuisine, with paintings on the walls and soft jazz playing in the background. Budget around Y1000-1500 for pasta; there are also salads and other side dishes if you want a more balanced meal.

Nakano
Nakano-ku, Nakano 2-25-6, Noi Bldg B1F.
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