We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


4-8-6 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-1298
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (13 reviews)
“soba noodles” (13 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-8-6 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (172)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Sought out this restaurant while in Matsumoto. Warm welcome. Best soba we had in Japan and the tempura was up there too. Get one of the sets, and decide if you want your soba hot or cold. A Must Eat.

2  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Very famous in this town for it’s homemade buckwheat soba noodles. For me it’s a lunchtime experience well worth having. Check the opening hours as they don’t match with those advertised. I had the tempura set with hot noodles. The tempura wasn’t hot enough and...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Our hotel was around the corner and we chanced upon this jewel. Matsumoto’s must dish is horse sashimi and soba. This place had both and did it well! The hosts gave us 110% service and suggestion. A must

Thank HKChing
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Nice surroundings, friendly staff who explain what to do with the various dishes. Soba noodles and soup were very tasty. Duck slides with spicy sauce were expensive but tasty. Tried two kinds of sake, our favourite was the first on the menu which went very...More

Thank David4758
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This place is wonderful. Great old ambiance, very helpful staff for a non-Japanese speaker, and very, very delicious food. We had hot soba noodles and soba dumplings. The dumplings were a first for me and were amazing.

Thank clapperrail
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The soba was delicious and since it was my first time eating sobe they explained how. The duck was soft and delicious. Had a chance to eat many more soba dishes later but this one defenatly stands out. Don't miss this place if visiting matsumoto

Thank Elad E
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We first visited some 18 months ago, which was a first class experience in Japanese culture, food and sake. Once again a truly great experience sitting down with the owner and one of his friends to learn more about the area and difference in the...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Very traditional 4th generation restaurant with nice food and sympathic service - we took soba with homegrown young wasabi root For the first time we had a light sparkling sake - which is only available for a limited time per year - we certainly can...More

Thank Fam-Fransen
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We were waiting a bit to get inside. Nice staff and friendly. They explained us how to eat the food. Nice food and good price. They only thing to complain they do not get credit card payments!

Thank RebecaJV
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This place looks like it was made just for tourists, which is why it is number 2 on trip adviser. Just up the road is Kippo a superior Soba place, and on the same street an interesting cheap eats tavern the lucky keg. This place...More

1  Thank Kelly M
Nearby HotelsSee all 198 hotels in Matsumoto
Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu
241 reviews
.04 km away
Southern Cross Inn Matsumoto
71 reviews
.07 km away
Marumo Ryokan
39 reviews
.20 km away
Hotel Ikedaya
18 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pizza Verde Matsumoto
23 reviews
.07 km away
Katsugen Main Store
20 reviews
.06 km away
Soba Club Sasaki
29 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Matsumoto Castle
2,724 reviews
.40 km away
Yohashira Shrine
218 reviews
.21 km away
Nakamachi Street
304 reviews
.25 km away
Nawate Shopping District
325 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kobayashi-Soba staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-8-6 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto
  • Phone Number: +81 263-32-1298
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing