A small traditional place not far from Funaoka Onsen, Kanei is for soba connoisseurs – the noodles are made by hand and are delicious. The owners don’t speak much English, so here’s what to order: zaru soba (cold soba; ¥950) or kake soba (soba in a broth; ¥1000). Prepare to queue and note that noodles often sell out early.
Note that handmade soba quickly loses its taste and texture, so it's recommend that you eat it quickly. The servings are small and the dishes are only likely to please real soba fans. Kanei is on the corner, a few metres west of Sarasa Nishijin.