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  • Yamagoe Udon
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    4.5
    233 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.

  • 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.
  • Dankazura Kosuzu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Kamakurashi Komachi 2-13-4
    Located along the approach to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Dankazura Kosuzu is a charming soba and warabi mochi shop with a swaying willow and looks like it could appear in a historic drama. The shop’s soba is springy and smooth. The warabi mochi starch dumplings are made with rare domestically grown bracken starch, and their chewy yet melt-in-your-mouth texture has delighted many tourists. The shop’s warabi mochi can also be brought home as a souvenir.
  • Gonbe (udon and soba noodles)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Akitakatashi Midorichouhongou 4627 Kagura Monmen Yuji Murauchi
    An udon noodle restaurant in Akitakata City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Come taste their special Yasha Udon Soup with its special spicy broth seasoned with shichimi chili peppers and topped with pork and local green onions. This restaurant is said to be the originator of Yasha Udon, which draws its name from a scary female demon and Akitakata’s Shinto history.
  • Izumo Soba Kizuki
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 387-1
    Enjoy Izumo soba dishes in the relaxed atmosphere of the refurbished Japanese-style room of a private house which opened in 2014 on the shrine path to the west of Izumo Taisha Shrine. The high quality domestically grown stone milled buckwheat flour is made into soba noodles carefully by hand every morning. The soba is rich in flavor and very popular. Recommended dishes include the tororo grated yam soba and soba with duck and seasonal vegetables.

    Not a fancy restaurant, therefore a great atmosphere and good soba. 賑やかな道よりすこし離れています、とても落ち着いた店内で、シンプルなメニューでゆっくり食事のできる良いお店です。

  • Tsuruga Hazumiya
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hikawachouokinosu 1630
    "This restaurant serves Okayama style udon noodles which are soft on the inside and slippery on the outside, and Izumo soba noodles made from buckwheat ground in a stone mill. The restaurant has been providing ""Kioke Soy Sauce"", ""Izumo Local Sake"" and handmade additive-free udon and soba for generations. The menu also offers rice bowls with various toppings and a meal set. The rice cooked with vegetables that comes with the set is also popular."

    This is traditional well known restaurant which specialises in local buckwheat noodles. It is an old house made form old beams taken from local noble houses. It has quite a waiting list as it is...

  • Izumo Sunaya Soba Restaurant
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 772 Izumo Kikiya 2F
    This is a buckwheat soba restaurant that specializes in making noodles with 100 percent milled buckwheat without any binding agent. At this specialty restaurant, you can enjoy the flavor of the Izumo soba. Although the restaurant does have set opening hours, it closes as soon as the soba is sold out, so it is recommended to visit earlier in the day.

    I dislike Soba. But Izuno Soba is famous so I tried it. It was so delicious that I was surprised. I would like to eat Soba here again. Because it was crowded, the waiting time was over 30 minutes...

  • Mizusawatei
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachimizusawa 233-8
    This Mizusawa Udon restaurant is at the foot of the mountain entrance to Mizusawa Kannon, Bando No. 16 station, located approximately 20 minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Shibukawa Ikaho Interchange. The udon, made with carefully selected flour, delicious water and no additives apart from salt, is characteristic for its thickness and strength. Most Recommended menu is Sanshu Mori Udon which you can taste three different kinds of Udon including this restaurant’s original Collagen Udon (Kinu no Sasayaki), Mizusawa Udon, and Maitake Mushrooms Udon at once. Souvenir set for home use is also very popular. The inside of the shop is completely barrier-free for easy-access, and guide dogs are also permitted.

    店員さんにお聞きしたおすすめの、谷川御膳1470円をいただきました。 水沢うどんは、冷たくして食べるのがおすすめだと。 さらに、谷川御膳には舞茸の天婦羅がついていて、とてもカリッとして美味しい。 うどんサラダもついており、ニンジンドレッシングが爽やかです。 梅ジュースも甘酸っぱくてお代りしたかった。 ざるうどん、こしがすごい! とってーも、美味しかったです。 2種類のおつゆ。すりごまのめんつ...

  • Okutone Udon Honpo
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Numatashi Kuyaharamachi 1486-1
    This udon restaurant is located near the K's Denki Numata-ten store, approximately eight minutes' drive from Numata Interchange on the Kan-etsu Expressway. This Japanese-style restaurant has a calm atmosphere and customers can look out its large windows to view the scenery of the river terrace. On its regular menu is the superbly tender Joshu beef, a brand of Gunma beef with a rich flavor in its sukiyaki udon, along with shrimp and maitake mushroom tempura, which comes as a set with Akagi Gozen and duck soup udon, made with duck meat from Poland. There is also a seasonal menu, which includes chilled himokawa udon and okkirikomi noodles which are often made at home. There are also classes available for groups who would like to experience making their own udon.

    Heading past on a long road trip we decided to drop in for a quick lunch. Great view, quick service. Ok food. Tempura is ok, a bit oily but good and crunchy. Soba was nice. Ok for a road trip...

  • Tachibana-Genji-An
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Tomiokashi Shimokuroiwa 595
    "This restaurant's famous silk udon is near to the World Heritage Tomioka Silk Mill. It uses a blend of wheat from Gunma Prefecture's Norin No. 61 and Hokkaido-produced wheat paired with silk protein solution from Tomioka Ainota's 100% natural cocoons to create silky smooth yet firm ""Cocoon Udon"" noodles, which go outstandingly well with tempura. These flat ""Okkirikomi"" noodles, made by mixing wheat with silk protein are a seasonal limited product, and are excellent with green onions, which are softer and sweeter in the colder seasons, and French duck in the restaurant's extremely popular autumn and winter-only Duck Kirikomi menu item."
  • Sova Tea Koshiji
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    4.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Inagichou 1395-4
    "A soba noodle restaurant located on the west side of Yamabuki Sports Park notable for the elegant atmosphere of its building, which incorporates classy hinoki cypress wood. The restaurant is also situated in a scenic area; the ""Yamaderabansho"" one of the traditional Eight Views of Mito scenic sights, is located on the mountain behind the restaurant; and the Seizanso, said to have once been the home of Tokugawa Mitsukuni of ""Mito Komon"" fame, is located nearby. The restaurant makes its vaunted noodles with flour stone milled on the premises using primarily Hitachi Aki buckwheat. The ""Gentei Seiro"" noodles are particularly popular. Made by hand using manually harvested, sun dried heirloom Hitachi Aki buckwheat from Kanasago, only 20 servings are made a day. The restaurant's cafe space is particularly popular with women; here you can enjoy a cup of Japanese tea and a sweet like soba zenzai sweet azuki bean soup with buckwheat."

    はじめに、頼んだそばについて。 これは、とても美味しい! 限定そばは、水そばでも、麺つゆでもどちらも美味しい! ただ、店内に通されて、オーダーをとってから、実際に食事が出されるまで約一時間半。極めて長い待ち時間。厨房が小さいのか、メニューが多すぎるのか、段取りがわるいのか、追加注文した人のオーダーを先に処理するのかわからないが兎に角時間がかかる。 時間を気にする方は、このお店の開店と同時に入れ...

  • Sobaen Satake
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Tenjimbayashichou 5-207
    A soba noodle restaurant standing along Prefectural Route 61 near the Mazaka Castle Ruins. The restaurant's simple menu consists of just soba topped with various types of tempura or tororo (grated yam). In the winter, the restaurant also offers kenchin soba noodles. The vegetables used for the restaurant's tempura are all either home-grown or gather in the wild among the mountains. The restaurant's noodles are made with fragrant Hitachi Aki soba buckwheat. The restaurant also serves Japanese vegetable pickles as appetizers, ensuring patrons can savor the bounties of the local land. The delicious taste of the restaurant's wares keep customers coming back again and again, and this popular establishment bustles with patrons right from the moment it opens.

    常陸秋そばで有名なそばの街、常陸太田市ですが、その中でも特にお勧めできるお店です。県道沿いの郊外の一軒家で、20台ほど駐車できる敷地があります。木製の飯台が並んだ清潔感がある広々とした店内で、お店の切り盛りも良く、並んだお客も確りと捌いています。唯一、個室が良い人には不向きです。 肝心の蕎麦ですが、常陸秋そばの特徴である 少し滑りがあり、星がはっきりとした香りが良い美味しい蕎麦です。大盛り(+2...

  • Tarai Udon Momijiya
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Arigachou 1021
    "A handmade udon noodle restaurant situated across the river west of the Ushibushi burial mounds. The restaurant operates out of a remodeled kominka (old Japanese-style house), giving it an elegant atmosphere. The owner, originally from Kagawa Prefecture, makes renowned, chewy udon noodles served piping hot fresh from the pot. The noodles are made with flour from a specially contracted farm in the nearby city of Hitachiomiya. The ""Momijiya Set"" meal, which includes an assortment of tempura and piping hot tofu, is particularly popular. The restaurant also offers tofu blancmange and sweet potato yokan jelly for dessert. The drink menu includes local sakes and shochues as well as seasonal beverages. This lively restaurant is so popular usually all seats are occupied during meal times."

    お昼なので、前から気になっていたたらいうどん椛や(もみじや)へ 木へんに花と書いてもみじと読むのですね。(^^; 中は広いのですが、お客さんが一杯で待ちが出ていました。 聞いたらそんなには待たないのと、外で良ければ早いと言う事でした。 シューズカバーを付けている人もいるので、外の方が良いと言う事になりました。 タレの瓶もお洒落です。 日本酒で入っていそうな器ですね。(^^; 足が寒いので、ブラ...

  • Tsukamoto Sobaten
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Itakoshi Itako 189
    A long-standing Hitachi Aki soba noodle restaurant which has been in operation since the end of the Edo period. The restaurant is situated along Prefectural Route 5 between JR Itako Station and Inariyama Park. The restaurant's vaunted juwari soba noodles are made with only 100% buckwheat flour. The restaurant's soba is also notable for its strongly seasoned broth. Plus, the restaurant makes use of ultra-soft water specially ordered from Portugal to make its soba. Together, these measures maximize the unique flavor of the noodles. In addition to soba, the restaurant also offers curry, sashimi, and tempura specials. The menu also includes an abundant selection of local liquors and a la carte dishes, and this establishment is popular with locals, as well.

    潮来駅からは車で5分ちょっと、駐車場も結構停めれるそば屋さんです。 今回はオススメの天せいろをいただきました。打ちたての十割蕎麦が香りも良く美味しかった。 店内が吹き抜けなのも開放感があって良かったです。

  • Tsukimachi no Taki Momijien
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Kujigundaigomachi Kawayama Saga grass 1369-1
    A soba restaurant located a short walk from Shimonomiya Station in Kuji County, Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant's soba noodles are made with pure underground Tsukimachi Waterfall water and over an 80% percent ratio of stone milled buckwheat flour to wheat flour, resulting in noodles that are aromatic and clean-tasting. The restaurant offers slippery thin-cut noodles and fragrant thick-cut noodles depending on the toppings. Plus, there's an all-you-can-eat nagashi-somen noodle slide course in summer. The restaurant's fragrant, home-roasted coffee is also popular. Located close to Tsukimachi Waterfall, diners can hear the pleasant sounds of the falls, and the surrounding forest is particularly gorgeous in autumn.

    We went there at 3pm and they could cook something for us. Their special dish. I don't know japanese but my husband and I asked for a osusume dish that means 'recommended'. We didnt know how to eat...

  • Jikyuan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Keganochou 2162
    A soba noodle restaurant located a 20-minute drive from Hitachi-Ota Station on the Suigun Line in Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant primarily serves Edomae (old Tokyo-style) soba noodles made by hand using stone milled buckwheat flour and masterful technique. The restaurant even grows its own buckwheat. In addition, the establishment serves dishes made with buckwheat like sobagaki buckwheat dumplings, and a potage made from buckwheat flour and black garlic. Visitors can also taste rural cuisine such as wasabi stalks boiled and eaten with soy sauce and dried bonito shavings, homemade sashimi kon'nyaku devil's tongue jelly, and uruka fermented char paste. The restaurant's drink menu includes select junmai ginjo sakes and Nanbu Bijin junmai cured sake.
  • Teuchi-soba Akatsuchi
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Kanaichou 1788-2
    "A soba noodle restaurant located close to city hall in Kujiragaoka shopping district in Hitachiota City. The restaurant serves soba noodles made with buckwheat grown by the owner, a particularly prized variety of the famous Hitachi Aki buckwheat in Akatsuchi area. Menu selections include homemade soba noodles topped with spicy grated daikon radish, zaru soba with tempura, and soba with grated Japanese yam. The restaurant's creative takes on soba are also recommended, like the soba pudding and the ""Tsukemotsu,"" soba noodles eaten with motsu nikomi stewed offal. Finally, the restaurant offers sides like seasonal avocado and oyster tempura, soba tofu, and stewed beef tendon."

    Japanese traditional food call soba Its similar like a pasta.if your around here should try once.

  • Sobadokoro Komachian
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Tsuchiurashi Ono 491
    A soba noodle restaurant adjoining Komachi no Yakata located a 30-minute drive from Tsuchiura Station on the JR Joban Line in Ibaraki Prefecture. The restaurant's aromatic, slippery noodles are made by hand using local Hitachi Aki buckwheat. In addition to standard mori soba chilled noodles, the restaurant also offers soba with seasonal vegetable tempura, hot kake soba noodles in broth, and soba with mushrooms. At the adjoining Komachi no Yakata, visitors can learn about the local legend concerning the famous ancient poet Ono no Komachi, try making soba noodles themselves, and purchase farm-fresh produce.
  • Nishikanasa Soba no Sato Soba Kobo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Akatsuchichou 2408
    A soba noodle factory and restaurant located a 40-minute drive from the Naka interchange on the Joban Expressway. Here visitors can enjoy Hitachi aki soba noodles, a Kanasago specialty, served by members of a local women's group. The restaurant's fresh-made, fresh-cooked noodles are created with buckwheat flour milled daily using a stone mortar. The facility also offers soba making classes in which participants start by mixing the flour and perform all the other steps involved in creating soba noodles; at the end, participants get to taste their very own, handmade noodles.
  • Suifu Soba Yamatoya
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Kasaharachou 978-35
    "A soba restaurant located a two-minute walk from the Ibaraki Prefectural Government Building a 20-minute ride on the shuttle bus bound for the building leaving from JR Mito Station. This long-standing establishment was founded 100 years ago and the Mito restaurant serves soba noodles backed by skill and traditions rooted in its 40 years in the area. The restaurant interior was remodeled in May 2018, and the number of tables was increased. This establishment is so popular, it quickly reaches full capacity during weekday lunchtimes. The lunchtime ""Higawari Set"" daily special set meal, which includes a daily special donburi rice bowl plus soba or udon noodles, is particularly recommended."

    昼の時間を外しましたので、空いていました。蕎麦屋さんには珍しく、ランチがあります。蕎麦だけではなく、ご飯ものがあるといいですね。勿論蕎麦は美味しかったです。

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