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Kobayashi Soba

3-3-20 Ote | Next to Yohashira Shrine, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-1298
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (17 reviews)
“soba noodles” (21 reviews)
“tempura set” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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3-3-20 Ote | Next to Yohashira Shrine, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located next to Yohashira Shrine, in the same compound. It is Elegant and bright, with superb views of the red and orange maple trees in autumn. The serving team were professional, friendly and hospitable even when we had not booked a table...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Haebee
Kelton B, Guest Relations Manager at Kobayashi Soba, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review...Fall is a special time of year here in Matsumoto...and we are glad you not only enjoyed the settting and service but our food as well. Please come again for the tempura with cold noodles!!! The endless soba tea is fragrant, tasty...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Many locals dine here, perhaps a testament to the authenticity of the soba. Word has it that the imperial family has dined on this. Not much English spoken here, but service is prompt and polite. The soba portions are huge and have a good bite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Angela5656
Kelton B, Guest Relations Manager at Kobayashi Soba, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thanks so much for you review and kind words. We are happy to have served you as well as members of the Imperial Family! If you ever back in Matsumoto we will look forward to welcoming you again!!

Reviewed 1 November 2018

Excellent soba and even better tempura! The tempura is so crispy and not a lot of flour and not to mention not very oily. Its as perfect as tempura goes. They have a macha sprinkle on it that makes it even yummier! The restaurant is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tidus1203
Kelton B, Guest Relations Manager at Kobayashi Soba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks so much for the review and happy that you enjoyed it! If ever you are back in the area we hope to serve you again!!

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Many local people eat here. The staff is friendly, English menu at hand, price is moderate. The taste is not very impressive. A rather normal taste. Personally i prefer the more full grain like darker soba.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael T
Kelton B, Guest Relations Manager at Kobayashi Soba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Very good atmosphere, right next to the shrine (location on TripAdvisor is as of writing their old location!), not to forget really good food (had soba). For me personally an unforgettable experience, staff was super friendly, even had a nice talk and she gave me...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Levin G
Kelton B, Guest Relations Manager at Kobayashi Soba, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thanks so much for visiting us at our new location! We are trying to get everything updated so people are not in confusion. Enjoy the tea!!

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Had Chicken soba noodles here, which were excellent - as was the wheat tea. The meal was very reasonable including beer it came to equvalent of £13.30 each. Owner very friendly - gave us free wheat tea- teabags as a gift when we left. Good...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank 769John
Kelton B, Guest Relations Manager at Kobayashi Soba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

thank you very much... we look forward to serving you again

Reviewed 15 June 2018

It was a hot day so we thought soba would be good for lunch. We hadn't really had the cold soba experience before so had to watch what other people were doing. They do have the usual models in the window as well as an...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tess13
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The staff were so friendly and patiently taught us about the soba noodles of the area and how to eat them the Japanese way. The noodles were really tasty and so were the tempura shrimp and veggies. 1 box is a smaller amount of noodles...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank KirstyClabon
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Was very friendly and taught us all the different ways to enjoy soba! Was delicious and enjoyable. Has real wasabi to try for certain dishes if you're going for full authenticity

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

You get the local soba nudels here and the menu is great for a reasonable price. You are also served soba tea once you arrived and some milky-like soba thing in the end. We had the cold tempura soba and the chicken soup. Both where...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Annemette Ø
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DNLs_mum
14 September 2018|
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Response from William A | Reviewed this property |
We only ate at the restaurant for dinner.
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Margaret B
24 August 2018|
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Response from Kelton B | Property representative |
I am sorry but at this time online reservations are not accepted.
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Margaret B
24 August 2018|
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Response from Kelton B | Property representative |
I am sorry but at this time reservations cannot be made online. Please call +81 263-32-1298 from outside of Japan or 0263-32-1298 from within Japan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-3-20 Ote | Next to Yohashira Shrine, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Koshinetsu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto
  • Phone Number: +81 263-32-1298
Description
Long established family-run restaurant specializing in local cuisine, especially soba (buckwheat) noodles and tempura. A good selection of local Nagano sake is also on the menu. Come join us for some delicious local delicacies in a relaxed atmosphere... centrally located not far from the station and close to the castle. Please note that we moved from our previous location and are now located in the grounds of Yohashira Shrine next to Nawate Street (Frog Street). We have changed locations as of July 2018 but we still serve the same great food that locals and visitors have come to love. We are open from 11 to 9 seven days a week!!!
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