Are your taste buds tingling for some fresh, delicious soba? Or maybe you’re in the mood for some other exotic Japanese delicacies? Soba Factory restaurant in the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 22 is here to fulfill your desires.
The elegant eatery has recruited celebrated Japanese noodle expert, Mizuho Nagao, as its newest chef. Brought up working in his family’s Soba Sei Restaurant in 1994, with his father receiving Japan’s Best Soba Chef award from the Japanese government in 2005, Chef Mizuho opened his own restaurant in 2007 and now is bringing his exquisite and unparalleled talents to the Marriott Marquis, ensuring an excellent and authentic meal at the hotel’s Soba Factory noodle house.
It recreates a classic ‘izakaya’ (informal Japanese gastropub) vibe and combines contemporary Japanese-style decor with an open kitchen, showing a full view of Chef Mizuho Nagao at work using traditional recipes and tantalising ingredients, adding a sense of culinary theatre to your dining experience. Soba noodles are made in-house and in front of you with time-honoured techniques and high-quality buckwheat flour, sourced directly from Hokkaido. Indulge in 100% buckwheat noodles exclusive to Soba Factory, which are THB100, more than the standard 80%. Not only does it have a distinctive and delectable taste, the buckwheat used to make the soba is full of nutrients, low in calories and packed with protein, making these dishes the perfect choice for health-conscious foodies.
You can enjoy the noodles served either hot or cold. Popular menu items include “Tempura Seiro Soba” (THB455) noodles served with golden lightly battered crisp prawns and vegetables, “Kamo Namban Soba” (THB445) soba in a mouth-watering broth and sliced duck, and the classic “Seiro Soba” (THB 290). On top of all these, there is more to the menu at Soba Factory than just noodles!
Enjoy a scrumptious “Yakitori Mori” skewer platter served with raw organic egg yolk (THB610) or “Burikama”, a salt grilled Yellowtail fish collar with crispy skin and buttery flesh (THB390). Sip premium sake, green tea, whiskies or beers from Japan, which complement any meal, with vegetarian options provided, such as soft and silky homemade tofu that you will fall in love with, “Jikasei Tofu” (THB300), and a variety of salads.
After you think you are done with your dish, it’s actually time for Sobayu! This is one of the only places where this after-meal extra can be tasted, as the soba is made fresh and from starch, so make sure to stick around and try it! Sobayu is the water used to boil the noodles, which is also full of nutrients, so mix it with your sauce and drink it like tea to have the perfect wrap-up of the meal. To satisfy your sweet tooth too, matcha lovers can savour creamy and rich ice cream (THB160) or the “Matcha Shiratama Shiruko” (THB180), sticky soft mochi in a matcha sauce.
Observe and immerse yourself in the artistic ever-changing scenery on the wall and skilled chefs in action as you dine at the Soba Factory; its relaxing atmosphere is ideal for everyday dining and small gatherings, as it can cater for up to 70+ guests at a time. Appease your appetite with outstanding food by Chef Mizuho Nagao either for lunch from 12pm to 2.30pm, or for dinner from 5.30pm to 10.00pm.
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
A: 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Klong Ton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
T: +66 (0) 2 059 5555