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Matsuya Honten

#16 of 6,250 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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1-13 Kandasudacho, Chiyoda 101-0041, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3251-1556
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Today
11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The waitress was really nice. She spoke English, gave us English menus and explained everything to us. She quickly brought food and a photograph of Tom Hanks with the locals in the restaurant. Apparently he visited two weeks ago because he had also found the restaurant's good reviews on the internet:))

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Thank Federika H
Pasco, Washington
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199 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We visited based on trip advisor ratings. It was a very cozy spot with fantastic udon. The servers were very patient and made great recommendations given our limited Japanese. Food was great and I would highly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

When I was 8 years-old, my parents took me to Kanda Matsuya for soba. It was one of my fondest memories of that trip. Yesterday, nearly fifty years later, we took our daughter to Matsuya. It was every bit as good as I remember it. The depth of flavor of the soba is exceptional. The staff is friendly. The atmosphere... More 

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1 Thank kreino
Surrey, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The appearances of this restaurant already demonstrates something different from ubiquitous competitors in Tokyo, it's very old and supposed to be one of the best. We ordered kamaboko (cold fishcake) and yakitori(grilled pieces of chicken) for starter to go along with beer and had a large zaru soba(cold soba on a bamboo mat - beware that "large" is not large... More 

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Thank Spiranian
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This was our first experience with soba, and we were quite surprised it was served cold (this is of course a matter of preference but it was not to our liking). The portions were rather small compared to the price (2000 yen for a smallish dish with noodles and 2 small pieces of shrimp), and there was definitely very little... More 

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Thank Olgerd R
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant looked closed when we first arrived but upon entering the sliding door we were greeted by a restaurant filled to the brim of Japanese diners. The staff were so friendly. We were seated and the soba and menu was perfectly explained in detail by the waitress, despite her being very busy. We were made to feel very welcome.... More 

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2 Thank Charlotte M
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

If you like soba noodle this one will be a must try in Tokyo, nice atmosphere and beautiful vintage Japanese style restaurant.

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Thank Melie C
Hanover, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Matsoya seems to on almost every block, and wow, what a treat! Fast, good, fresh, filling-- and ordering through a vending machine. Could anything be better?

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

We had an excellent meal here during our stay in Tokyo. We arrived just before closing and there was still a line outside. The wait was short though, maybe 5 or 10 minutes. The seating style is with communal tables. Next to the kitchen is a small space where you can see the noodles being made. There is an English... More 

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Paris, France
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Great place with great people! The food was excellente! The place combines tradition and friendlyness wich allow nice meeting!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-13 Kandasudacho, Chiyoda 101-0041, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Neighbourhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3251-1556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda

Neighbourhood Profile
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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