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3-4-8 Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 263-35-8502
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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We were recommended to find this place by someone the night before in another town, as she thought it best represented Matsumoto, as well as the local food culture. Lovely place. The interior is a beautiful in its simplicity, staff are super friendly, and, as a bonus, they have wonderful English leaflets on soba, how to enjoy their speciality, the... More 

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Hong Kong
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57 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

A soba restaurant by the river. Nice interior with both western and tatami seats. Soba is great. Tempura is good - fresh, crispy and not oily. They have a real grind to show you how the buck wheat flour is made. It also has an English menu. The creamy tofu is also interesting, and worths a try. Will go again... More 

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158 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

A great find. There were 3 of us and we all enjoyed our meals. One of us had the cold soba with duck, the rest of us had the hot soba. Highly recommend this restaurant, tourists and locals frequent the place.

Thank amg14
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Recently refurbished "Metoba soba" has been serving authentic "soba" in downtown Matsumoto for so many years. This traditional soba restaurant attracts not only tourists but also local people for its fascinating menus. Most popular menu is "Mikasane soba" which is three different toppings are sprinkled on cold soba. If you don't mind dried seaweed, I would recommend Mikasane soba for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

This restaurant specializes in zaru-suba, a Matsumoto delicacy. These are buckwheat noodles served cold. You can have them straight up or as a "triple decker" with three toppings: 1) seaweed, wasabi, pickled daikon & soy-dip, 2) grated yam, sesame seeds & soy-dop, 3) green tea powder. You then finish up the last of your soy-dip using hot water and soba... More 

3 Thank no_public_name
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We went for lunch and Metoba Soba simplicity gives deep character. The Soba and the Tsuyu (soy-dip) combination produces fragrant and pleasant culinary experience. Our favorite is Ten-Zaru-Soba. Direction: The restaurant along the Metoba-gawa River. 3-4-8 Chuo, Matsumoto-shi / +81-263-35-8502

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-4-8 Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto
  • Phone Number: +81 263-35-8502

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