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.

Kawakamian

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6-10 Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103 , Nagano Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 267-42-0009
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 19: English reviews
Singapore
Level Contributor
455 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Shinkansen out to Karuizawa for a short visit and to check out the town for future visits. As dusk draws near and it was chilly cold, we check our TA for the best restaurants in the area. Kawakamian surfaced out as #1. It was 6pm. We GPS the location and found it. When we walked in, the... More 

Helpful?
Thank MouMou
Karuizawa-machi, Japan
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A kind of "chic" soba restaurant in Kyu-Karuizawa. Well established and popular. A good place to eat when the tourists are not in town. However, I prefer their other restaurant in Harunire Terrace in Naka-Karuizawa. The setting and the menu are better.

Helpful?
Thank krbraden2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level Contributor
32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice soba restaurant in the middle of Karuizawa. Today I try hot tempura soba in cold and windy day. Very nice place

Helpful?
Thank Sirianong_sirine
KL
Level Contributor
232 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Kawakamian is in the Hoshino resorts area of Karuizawa. The restaurant specializes in soba. The specialty meal was soba (hot or cold) served with Tempura, which was what I had (hot noodles is served in soup). Portion is decent and food is delicious. Pricing is not as cheap, perhaps due to location.

Helpful?
1 Thank SipsTea
Bangkok
Level Contributor
58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Both my husband and I love soba. So when google recommends this place, we go to try lunch there. The restaurant is well decorated. It looks very cozy. I order seasonal menu - oyster tempura with cold soba - and my husband goes for cold soba with duck dipping. We are both very happy with our food and plan to... More 

Helpful?
Thank syuvej
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stop over at Harunie Terrace for a break and have a fabulous lunch at Kawakamien. We have the tempura soba and the two big prawns together with other tempura offerrings were really fresh and it is certainly value for money. I like the cold soba though my partner were struggling to finish the meal due to the large portion.... More 

Helpful?
Thank hcj_13
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We had to queue for about 15 minutes to get in on a weekday at lunch time. I had the duck soba and hubby had the tempura soba. Both were good which for me means a good bite and not too soft. Mine was a little salty with 3 pieces of thinly sliced duck breast; hubby thinks they did a... More 

Helpful?
Thank The_Savvy_Glutton
Japan
Level Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch and ordered the tempura soba. The noodle portion isn't huge so one can manage the noodles and the tempura...which is crunchy and perfect..no soggy or greasy tempura from the kitchen here. The two big prawns are presented beautifully..along with several vegetables. You also get a parking validation so you can browse the shops... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank readytogoJapan
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Very good location but limited parking at this Harunire terrace . Good service. Good portion and very fresh .

Helpful?
Thank Miki Y
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lunch menu is mostly cold or hot soba with a good selection of appetisers. Friendly staff and they understand enough English to make it quite easy for tourists.

Helpful?
Thank HomelessSu

Travellers who viewed Kawakamian also viewed

Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun
 
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun
 

Been to Kawakamian? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-10 Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitasaku-gun  >  Karuizawa-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 267-42-0009

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kawakamian staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?