Soba / Udon Spots in Japan

  • TsuruTonTan-Noodle Craftsman's Hospitality Roppongi Branch (Kinshoro)
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    4.0
    383 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 3-14-12 Roppongi 3-chome Building 1,2F
    This is a restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Kansai-style udon made with pride by noodle craftsmen. The restaurant has a complete menu that includes 50 types of udon prepared in large bowls, seasonal items, and an udon nabe course recommended for special occasions. TsuruTonTan is well known for advancing into Roppongi in Tokyo at the request of celebrity Mari Natsuki, who often frequented their Osaka stores. With a relaxed modern Japanese decor, the restaurant has table seats as well as private dining rooms.

    The atmosphere is great, although the food does not have the best quality, and once they bring them to you they lacked the follow up to see if you were cooking it correctly

  • Udon Bakaichidai
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Tagachou 1-6-7
    This famous udon noodle restaurant is located in Taga-cho, Takamatsu City in Kagawa Prefecture and has been featured in several TV programs and magazines. The noodles, of which the restaurant is proud, are carefully made by hand from special flour and they are not only firm but also have perfect bite and texture. The most popular dish is Kama Butter Udon, noodles taken straight from the pot and coated in butter and black pepper. The classic Bukkake Udon (hot or chilled noodles in a soy broth) and Ontama Niku Udon (noodles with soft-boiled eggs and meat) are also popular.
  • Arashiyama Yoshimura
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    4.0
    216 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Arashiyama Togetobashi Kita-nishi West second elephant
    A handmade soba noodle restaurant standing near the Togetsukyo Bridge, a popular spot in Kyoto City’s Arashiyama area. The shop’s handsome sign, decorated with characters that read “Busho” written by the great artist Rosanjin, welcomes diners. Inside, you can look out over the Togetsukyo Bridge and enjoy the beauty of the season while savoring the flavor of buckwheat noodles crafted by a culinary artisan. The shop’s Kyoto vegetable soba is particularly popular with women customers.

    Felt like a nice home cooked meal by my grandma (it’s a compliment). In the cool weather, enjoying the warm soba, with perfectly salted herring. I’m not a fan of tofu but the tofu is so light and...

  • Kanda Yabu Soba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kanda Awajicho 2-10
  • Tenka Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 2739
    Located in one of the Fujimi Sankei (three best viewpoints of Mt. Fuji), this teahouse established in 1934 has long been popular as a spot to enjoy a landscape of Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi. Due to the teahouse's association with Dazai Osamu, its second floor serves as the Dazai Osamu Literary Memorial Room. Their hoto noodle hotpot featuring copious amounts of stewed vegetables and homemade noodles finished with locally-made miso paste was beloved by both Dazai Osamu and Ibuse Masuji.
  • Yamadaya Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Murechoumure 3186
    Yamadaya is a popular udon restaurant in Mure Town, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, famous for the queues often found at the restaurant. The specially prepared udon noodles made with traditional techniques and using their special flour and local water have a fine reputation for being smooth in texture and high in taste. Popular dishes include their kama-bukake with hot noodles and chewy texture, and their tempura udon topped with a large shrimp. The restaurant is housed within a stately looking Japanese house designated as a National Tangible Cultural Property and the immaculately maintained garden is also very beautiful.
  • Yamamoto Menzou
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    4.5
    202 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakiminamigoshochou 34
    This udon restaurant is in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. It makes use of the features of the old merchant shop it's in and prides itself on udon with an appealing texture that goes down smooth. Their crispy Tsuchi Gobo-Ten tempura with curry powder and udon broth is also popular. They offer a wide variety of items including tenzaru udon and tsukemen dipping noodles, making it one of Kyoto's leading udon restaurants.

    Massive wait during lunch hours and would have to say it’s not worth it. The food was still really nice, highlight was the prawn tempura for me, but not worth the wait. Ramen again was nice but have...

  • Mimiu Shin-Osaka Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Yodogawa-ku Nishinakajima 5-16-1 Shin-Osaka Station Building 1F/2F
    Mimiu is a Japanese cuisine restaurant that has inherited the traditions of restaurants in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture with a history going back 200 years. Mimiu's signature dish is udon suki (seafood and vegetable hotpot served with udon noodles) made using a special Kansai-style broth. To ensure that diners can enjoy the scent of freshly-sliced Sodabushi (dried Bullet Mackerel), every day just the amount of Sodabushi needed for that day is sliced up and delivered to each branch of the restaurant. Besides luxurious banquet-style dishes, Mimiu also offers a reasonably-priced lunch menu, including a Hina Suki set meal that combines Udon Suki with snacks. Mimiu (Shin-Osaka Branch) has a Draft Beer Set Meal not available at any other branch, which combines food options with draft beer.
  • Kanda Matsuya
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    4.5
    239 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandasudacho 1-13

    A must do if you want to experience soba in an authentic atmosphere. Everything was so good and not too expensive. The waitress are so nice and ready to tell you how to proceed with the different...

  • Sobadokoro Mizunashi Yusuian
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Mizunashi 309
    This soba restaurant located in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture offers soba noodles made with local buckwheat flour and Nikko's famous spring water. Its interior has nostalgic atmosphere and is equipped with table and tatami seating. Lines sometimes form around lunchtime at this popular restaurant, which is visited not just by locals but also by people from great distances away.

    安価でボリュームもあり、蕎麦の風味もそこそこある乱切りの田舎そば。天ぷらも揚げたてサクサクで美味しい。

  • Yamagoe Udon
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    4.5
    270 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Ayautagunayagawachou Hayukakami 602-2
    Yamagoe Udon is an udon noodle restaurant founded in 1941 in Ayagawa Town, Ayauta County, Kagawa Prefecture, famous as the home of kamatama udon. Even during the week people are often waiting to get a table at this sought after restaurant. Kamatama udon was conceived when a regular customer came into the restaurant with an egg and ate it after mixing it with some hot udon noodles straight from the pot. Many people come for this great tasting dish of udon noodles made with the famous local waters, egg and specially made stock and soy sauce mixture all brought together in perfect harmony. The kamatamayama which is the kamatama udon topped with yam, is also popular. They also have a wide variety of toppings including tempura.

    I went there by udon bus tour. It was around 10am in the morning but already lots of people were eating udon. Kamata udon was really taste. Fried mashed potato was also great.

  • Nagata in Kanoka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Zentsujishi Konzoujichou 1180
    Nagata in Kanoka is a well-known kamaage udon (noodles straight from the pot) restaurant located about 10 minutes on foot from JR Konzoji Station. The restaurant also shows films reflecting udon noodles of Kagawa Prefecture. The kamaage udon noodles with their smooth, chewy texture made with a strong broth go together perfectly with the dipping sauce flavored with dried young sardine. The restaurant also offers a wide variety of side dishes such as takikomi-gohan (boiled rice seasoned with soy sauce and mixed with meat or seafood and savory vegetables) and ohagi (rice balls coated with sweetened red beans, soybean flour or sesame). The spacious restaurant also has seating at the counter making it easy for people by themselves to stop by for something to eat.
  • Gamo Udon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Sakaide-shi Kamocho 420-1
    "Located about a 20-minute walk from JR Kamogawa Station, this udon shop opens at 8:30 a.m., attracting both local residents and tourists, and it is not unusual to see a long line of customers waiting for their turn to eat udon outside the store during lunchtime. The ""Kake Udon"" menu item, with its simple taste of firm noodles topped with dashi broth, has won the hearts of many fans."
  • Osawaya First Store
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    4.0
    180 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachimizusawa 125-1
    Osawaya is an udon noodle restaurant founded in 1970 that serves Mizusawa udon, which is one of the three major udon noodle dishes in Japan. The udon at Osawaya which is said to take two days and 27 processes to make is delicious with the chewy, transparent, and smooth character of Mizusawa udon noodles. The best way to enjoy this udon is chilled noodles served on a bamboo draining basket and this is offered on the menu all year around. It is an irresistible dish for udon lovers. The set menus such as the maitake mushroom tempura and boiled wild herbs with noodles are recommended. It is approximately 20 minutes by car from the Shibukawa-Ikaho Interchange on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.

    ざるうどんと舞茸天ぷらのセット(楓)を食べました。 細めの麺ですが、コシが強くとても美味しいです。タレは出汁の効いたつゆですが、有料でゴマだれも頼めます。 舞茸の天ぷらも香りが強くとても美味しいです。

  • Namikiyabu Soba
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    4.5
    151 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Kaminarimon 2-11-9
    Namikiyabu Soba is a traditional Japanese soba restaurant established in 1913 in Kaminari-mon 2-chome near Asakusa Station. This restaurant is the Asakusa location of the famous three Yabu-family soba restaurants. It really feels like a traditional Japanese home with the tatami mat floors and wooden tables that stand the tests of time. Try their special slightly sour soy sauce. People come to this store just for their limited winter menu with Kamonanban soba, which is so popular.

    My brothers and I had a fantastic meal here during our time in Japan. The restaurant only seats about 20-30 people, so theres was a bit of a line when we got there. It moves fast though, so we...

  • Sofuan Main Branch
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Fujimimachiakagisan 1195
    This soba noodle shop is located on Prefectural Route 4 at Akagisan in Gunma Prefecture. It has a relaxed, Japanese-style atmosphere with a structure that gives it the feel of an elegant Japanese restaurant. They make their own noodles, mill their own flour, and even grow the buckwheat themselves. They use spring water for the soba, pumped up from 100 meters below ground. The noodles come in 180, 360, and 1,800-gram portions heaped on a large noodle tray so you can share with a number of people.

    休日の13時前に到着、店の前に列が。着座まで約1時間。でも、その価値はありました。 2人前で1,900円。天ぷら付きだと3,500円。 注文から10分程度で到着。 薬味は、わさび、ねぎ、大根おろし 傍らに塩と七味。 コシのある太めの蕎麦。中には蕎麦の粒が見えるほど。つけ汁は、力強い出汁の味がして、太めの蕎麦とよく合います。 待っている間は、ちょっと不機嫌だった主人も帰りには、お土産蕎麦を買っていま...

  • Shinbashi
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumagunyuzawamachi Yuzawa 488-1
    Shinbashi located near Sanroku Station on the Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway in Oazayuzawa, Yuzawa Town, Minamiuonuma County is a soba noodle restaurant. It offers handmade soba noodles using handmade buckwheat soba flour and water from Uonuma. It also has a range of dishes using seasonal local ingredients such as kagura nanban, a local vegetable, and local sake in Uonuma.

    Shinbashi served the best soba I ever had. We chanced upon it while trying to find somewhere to have dinner before it got too late. Had no expectation at all so imagine our happiness when we realised...

  • Hinode Seimenjo
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    4.5
    133 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Sakaideshi Fujimichou 1-8-5
    This noodle shop is located about 10 minutes on foot from JR Sakaide Station. It is only open for one hour from 11:30 to 12:30 when visitors will be able to try their delicious udon (it is possible to get served if queuing at 12:30). The udon noodles, made by skilled noodle makers using the finest flour and seawater salt from the Seto Inland Sea has won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Prize and the Kagawa Prefecture Governor Prize many times. Hot, warm, cold or kamatama udon (kama-age udon with egg) can be ordered as can the size but the broth and condiments, which you can find at the table, are all self service. Souvenirs are sold from 9:00 to 17 :00.

    1日1時間しか営業していない製麺所が運営しているうどん屋さん。11時過ぎに行くとすでに行列がありました。先に並んでいると注文を取られ、2巡目で入店することができました。 先着100食分は「さぬきの夢」という小麦を使った麺が提供され、それ以降はブレンドされた麺になるとのことです。 かけと釜玉を注文。私もさぬきの夢の麺を食べることができました。 麺は本当にもちもち!お餅ぐらいもちもち。ふわふわさ...

  • Okasen
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Ayautagunutaduchou Hamahachibanchou 129-10
    This famous hand-made udon noodle restaurant located in Utazu-cho, Ayauta County in Kagawa Prefecture has been featured in many TV programs and travel magazines. It has many fans who come from in and outside the prefecture and it is known for having long queues. Based on the belief that udon must be made by treading with the feet over and over, the noodles, of which the restaurant is proud and created with just the right amount of treading, are superb with their gloss, flexibility and strong firmness. The flagship dish is Hiyaten Oroshi, a generously-portioned chilled udon bowl topped with two giant tempura prawns. It also sells udon to take home with you.
  • Sato Yosuke Main Shop
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Akita Pref. Yuzawashi Inaniwachou Inaniwa 80
    The Sato Yosuke Flagship shop was founded in 1860, controls every step of the process meticulously, from ingredient selection to shipping, and manages everything in-house for their Inaniwa Dried Udon. At the Flagship Store, not only can you try the shop's products on-site off their full menu, you can also watch the master makers at work on a tour of the factory. There is also an attached tourist information center and shop selling Akita specialties.

    佐藤養助さんは、都心に3店ある以外は、全て秋田県内に店舗があり(海外店舗は除く)、なかなか行けなかったんですが、今回は3連休を利用して秋田へ遠征! 稲庭うどんは絶品!二味、3玉、天ぷら付きも、アッという間の完食!特にゴマだれツユが、ホント旨かった!紅葉にはまだ早かったけど、ドライブがてら来て正解でした。帰りにお土産も買いました。さて、今夜は温泉でゆっくりします。 ごちそうさまでした。

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