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4-8-6 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874 , Nagano Prefecture
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+81 263-32-1298
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had our lunch there on 4th December after depositing our luggages at Matsumoto Station. It takes approximately 5 – 6 minutes to reach here from Matsumoto Station. Do note that the restaurant entrance is at the side street, please slide the door to enter the restaurant. Please request for English menu and they will be glad to serve. The... More 

Thank Murphy C
Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Heard a lot about this place and decided to give it a try. It was just in the next street beside our hotel which made it incredibly convenient. We all had hot soba and tried the grilled horse steaks.

Thank Thexder
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't have found a better dinner place. Best soba I've ever had! All dishes were perfect- we ordered a variety of cold and hot soba and tempura. Appreciated the tea, pickled vegies, and wasabi like no other (so fresh). The lady brought soba yu (water used in boiling the soba) at the end of our meal and asked to mix... More 

Thank EmilyO71
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The soba is made on site (next door) during the day from local buckwheat. Quaint setting with fine ambience. Notable diners include members of the royal family. Well known in the area and very reputable. Soba is really delicious and one can buy packed dried soba. Came to this restaurant in 2007 and still as delicious as back then. The... More 

Thank Chew2013
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious soba with Tempura (Tenzaru). Ending with Soba Yu (water which soba were cooked also good. Next time will try Yukimi soba (come with quail egg), if I've chance to revisit.

Thank Sopon S
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We wanted a quick hot meal before our train journey back to Hakuba. We were served hot tea immediately which was greatly appreciated. The soba & tempura was simply awesome, tempura was crispy not oily. Service was great. Would have loved to stay longer & enjoy the ambience in this little gem of a restaurant but had to rush off... More 

Thank eastsingapore
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The cold soba was fantastic! It was chewy and refreshing. Best eaten with freshly grated wasabi and dipped into their dipping sauce. Matsumoto is known for their soba and wasabi, so you've got to try soba if you visit Matsumoto. We order other side dishes. Their tempura prawn was overdone, although the other dishes were okay. We went to the... More 

Thank seraphinafyc
Coupeville, Washington
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261 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is such a wonderful restaurant in so many ways. We were warmly greater even though we were obviously not local. Hot tea and English menus were presented as soon as we sat down. The owners offered to explain any item if we needed any help deciding but the menus was very clear. I had the special wheat cold soba... More 

Thank Peter W
San Mateo, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Mountain yam + raw quail egg + fresh wasabi + fresh soba = awesome. The nama beer and tempura moriwase was great too. Sort of a trek from the station but worth it.

Thank SamuraiK
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The soba was just ok, and prices were pretty high. When we dined there, the only people coming in and out were turists. The service was great though, but I would recommend you to skip this one and just walk into a place which is packed with locals around the city, we saw many of those in the area.

Thank Hemdat D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?