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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (17 reviews)
“soba noodles” (18 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3-3-20 Ote | Next to Yohashira Shrine, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Michael T
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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank Annemette Ø
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was in proximity to our hotel plus we love soba without even knowing that Kobayashi Soba is rated so high on TripAdvisor, which we did not consult before eating there. Wonderful family-run establishment with very cordial owner. Delicious noodles...More

Thank Tristan T
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed hot soba, tempura, duck & raw horsemeat(dont bother-bit chewy). Meal was delicious-esp duck & tempura, both served as side dishes. Soba soup was also light and not too salty. Fantastic main table!

1  Thank robsta444
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner of soba noodles (hot and also cold styles) with tempura seafood and vegetables. We were provided with English menus and the owner gave us good advice on our options. She also spent time explaining the different condiments for each dish....More

Thank William A
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14 September 2018|
Response from William A | Reviewed this property |
We only ate at the restaurant for dinner.
Margaret B
24 August 2018|
Response from Kelton B | Property representative |
I am sorry but at this time online reservations are not accepted.
Margaret B
24 August 2018|
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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