Toshikoshi Soba

What is "Toshikoshi Soba"??

Why Japanese eat Soba on New Years Eve?


Meaning of "Toshikoshi Soba".

The time from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day, and the events during that period are called "Toshikoshi", and the custom of eating soba (buckwheat noodles) on New Year's Eve is common throughout Japan, so the soba you eat at that time is called "Toshikoshi Soba"

Why do you eat soba on this day?

There are various theories, but since buckwheat survives through severe weather during its growth, it symbolizes stamina and strength. The long noodles represent longevity and the easiness of cutting the noodles represent "cutting off of bad luck built up throughout the year".

The Japanese have put their wishes into each dish.

On New Year's Eve, we eat this "Toshikoshi Soba" with the wish of a long and healthy life, along with cutting off bad luck and calling in good luck. 

Enjoy a special time with the whole family eating "Toshikoshi Soba".


Let's enjoy Toshikoshi Soba and invite good luck and good year!!

You can pre-order through our website or directly from Okidoki Izakaya in Tustin 

and pick up on 12/30 or 12/31 after 1 pm to Store close.

When you do pre-order, you can choose hot or cold for Soba, Date & time to pick up.

Hot and Cold soba comes with different types of soup.

Toshikoshi Soba comes with 2 servings of uncooked Soba noodle with soup.