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紋兵衛 Monbei

Mon 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
Tue 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
Wed 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
Thu 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
Fri 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
Sat 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
Sun 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
200 yuan
Takes Reservations
Accepts Credit Cards

Monbei operates nine soba noodle restaurants in China, mainly situated in Shanghai. Monbei’s main selling point is the fine soba noodles made by hand at every step of the way, starting from grinding the buckwheat grain, but they also have a full menu of other dishes as well, including sashimi, grilled items, fried items, and stewed items. The vegetables used in the dishes can also be eaten with the confidence of knowing that they have been grown organically, without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

周一 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
周二 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
周三 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
周四 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
周五 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
周六 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00
周日 11:00 ~ 14:00, 17:30 ~ 00:00


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Owner Dohi is a man of considerable achievement, having started the company from scratch in Shanghai at the age of 61, and he says he still wants to have an active role even when he is 80. After early retirement, he began teaching how to make soba noodles as a hobby, gaining around 600 students in one year. The origins of Monbei can be traced back to Dohi accepting those students’ collective desire for him to open a soba noodle restaurant.

The distinction in Monbei’s soba noodles lies in the fact that they carefully mill the buckwheat flour themselves. The flour is milled using a millstone at a special mill, but once every two months it is necessary to disassemble, polish and reset it, and so craftsmen are called from Japan to carry out this work.

The skilled chefs firmly knead the noodles using the fine quality buckwheat flour carefully ground from the grain using the millstone. In order to serve noodles that are as fresh as possible, noodles are kneaded many times throughout the day. These freshly milled, freshly made noodles that are cooked to order have a wonderful bite to them that far surpasses the level of other noodle restaurants. The original dipping sauce that is packed full of umami also complements the taste of the soba noodles.

The alcoholic beverages served at Monbei are tasted and chosen by owner Dohi’s daughter herself, importing the carefully selected items direct from Japan. The recommended way of drinking the shochu is mixed with the water used to boil the noodles, as it is full of nutrition.

Inside the restaurants, there are photos on displaying buckwheat grain and the noodles being made, so one can appreciate how they are made.

提前退休后, 他开始自己兴趣之一的做手打荞麦面教给别人, 仅1年时间就招收了600名左右的学生。这些学生们希望他开一家荞麦面馆,他同意了,然后就开了“纹兵卫”。





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