Itasoba Kaoriya is a soba shop that I often passed by on the way home from Ebisu station. It has a traditional look to it that I find appealing and the couple times I tried to eat there it was full. I finally had a chance to sample the soba and I was impressed by the value.
I order thin soba noodles with a broth with chicken for a very reasonable ¥980 and no table charge. I realize now that it has more of an izakaya feel to it with a variety of food options aside from soba and a good nihonshu list, so I want to come back with friends sometime.