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5054 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 261-72-2295
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Good portions but thought the food was just alright. Perhaps we weren't used to having just big portion of carbs. The cold soba tastes better but it's winter, hot food is more comforting

Thank trax_80
Buddina, Australia
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Heard about this place from some friends on the trip. The horse sashimi made me curious! There was no-one in there when we got a seat, but that changed soon after and there was no room left within half an hour. The food was incredible, the service was excellent and the costs were very reasonable. If you want freshly prepared... More 

Thank Stephen E
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It seems you need to book to be guaranteed a table during the season - we travelled near the end of season and you still need to get in early 6pm or book. We waited a little until we were offered a table to share. The table could seat 8, and had only 1 small Aus lady eating at it.... More 

Thank Karin S
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Reasonably wide range of Japanese food choices, including noodles (soba, udon) and rice based meals too. Food was good but not something to write home about. Service was great as well, and staff were friendly. Came during off peak season without a booking, and was luck enough to get a table without too much waiting - the staff were nice... More 

Thank kahpuchin
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Popular noodle restaurant, soba made fresh on site. Beautiful clear broth with complex but pure taste. Most of our table had this or udon with pork and all enjoyed, whilst I really liked the soba with Japanese mushrooms which gave it a lovely earthy flavour. Tempura veges were tasty as entree after enjoying some complimentary nibble snacks. Warm sake went... More 

Thank Tim R
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165 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Really good light soba. Simple warm food that tastes great in heavy snow. You will need to book at least a day in advance as this place is packed each evening.

Thank CodyKow
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We ate at Maeda twice during our ski holiday in Hakuba. Great food, simple and authentic. Both times we had to wait about 20 minutes as there is no booking but that adds to the experience charring to others in the foyer. Dinner sets are fine, try the warm saki. Not so sure about the horse meat sashimi, must be... More 

Thank Novableu
Perth, Australia
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great food. Lovely atmosphere. Friendly service. Speciality is soba noodles - just delicious. Try the horsemeat sashimi.

Thank Michael H
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had an early booking and shared some of the lovely dishes on offer, capped off with hot sake. The service was fast and friendly, a great night overall.

Thank Hallysreview
Marburg, Queensland, Australia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this restaurant. The vegetable tempura was to die for, same for the soba noodles. I would recommend booking.

Thank Shivon L

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5054 Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitaazumi-gun  >  Hakuba-mura
  • Phone Number: +81 261-72-2295

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