Soba / Udon Spots in Fukui Area

  • Kenzo Soba
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Matsuokakasuga 3-26
    A soba noodle restaurant operated by a man who has won the All Japan Famous Amateur Soba Chef Competition two years in a row. The restaurant operates out of an old private home with a charming exterior. Kenzo Soba’s juwari soba noodles, made with 100% domestic buckwheat flour, are appealingly firm and slippery. The restaurant’s specialty Kenzo soba noodles, eaten with a broth prepared with spicy daikon radish juice, create an exquisite balance between the natural flavor of the noodles and the spiciness of the daikon. The oroshi soba, topped with a mountain of grated daikon radish, is also popular. The nearest station is Matsuoka Station.

    Apparently, this is one of the best places for soba - buckwheat noodles in Fukui Prefecture. Many TV personalities seem to think so, too - as their autographs are plastered on the walls...

  • Echizen Soba Village
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Makarachou 7-37
    Founded over 90 years ago, Echizen Soba Village is a place where you can see and experience the different aspects of soba-making. Of course, you can enjoy fresh, meticulously-made soba, and perhaps purchase the Echizen soba and Fukui products they sell. For soba-making workshop, please make reservations several days in advance.

    どんなに大雪が降っていても寒くても福井の人は冷たいそばを食べるんだそうです。契約農家が栽培したそば粉を使用した越前そば。おろしにネギ、鰹節をたっぷりかけて頂きます。この日はソースカツ丼もセットで頂きました。こちらは甘辛のたれに、程よい厚さのお肉。美味しゅうございました。

  • Sobadokoro Bairin
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Onoshi Tsukimichou 2-6
    Bairin is a soba noodle restaurant located a five-minute walk from Echizen-Ono Station on the JR Etsumi-Hoku Line (Kuzuryu Line) in the city of Ono, Fukui Prefecture. Its noodles are made from locally grown buckwheat and the nationally famous water of Oshozu spring. One of its most popular menu items is the kind of Oroshi Soba common in Fukui: soba topped with sliced scallions, dried bonito flakes, a generous amount of grated daikon radish, and a soy-sauce based sauce. The Omotenashi-zen set meal contains two servings of Oroshi Soba and the locally famous taro. Also popular are the Sansai Soba, with the crisp textures of wild plants, and the well-known Oden (seafood stew).

    私が行った時間帯は割と混んでいて人も多く、お店側も忙しそうにしていました。醤油カツ丼を注文しました。美味しかったです。 しかしどうしても気になるところが1点あって、厨房で喧嘩のような言い合い(?)が意外とこちらまで聞こえており、忙しかったのもあると思いますがとても気になりました。店員さんからもイライラしているのが伝わってきてせっかく美味しく頂いているのに不快な気分になりました。雰囲気台無しです。

  • Hachisuke Hand-made Soba Noodles
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Sakaemachi 1-1-8
    Housed in an elegant traditional townhouse, this hand-made soba noodle restaurant began as a flour mill after the war. You can still watch the flour being ground on the original stone. Soba noodles made from freshly-milled buckwheat flour are aromatic and have many fans. A recommended dish is the chilled soba noodles topped with dashi stock containing grated radish.

    i recommend this place, especially someone loves real soba. i had radish soba with fish flakes. the soup was light and perfect to taste soba...

  • Soba-dokoro Ippitsu Keijo Chaya
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Fukui Sakai-shi Marukacho Kasumicho 3-1-3
    A soba restaurant in Kasumigajo Park in Kasumi-cho, Maruoka-cho, Sakai City. They offer buckwheat soba noodles made from local Maruoka early harvested buckwheat that is freshly stone ground, made into noodles, boiled, and served. Their menu includes Echizen Oroshi-Soba made with local spicy daikon radish and you can also try making your own noodles (reservation required). They also have a souvenir shop, a cafe looking out at Maruoka Castle, and a shop serving soft-serve ice cream.

    丸岡城観光後に訪れました。 大根おろしのしぼり汁をつゆに加えるからみ蕎麦 (坂井市名物?)を注文しました。観光地によくあるお食事処兼お土産屋さんでしたが、蕎麦はとても美味しかったです (個人的には大根おろしのしぼり汁より大根おろしが欲しかったです。。。笑い)。

  • Teraguchi
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Shihi 5-17
    A soba noodle restaurant and souvenir shop located close to the Eihei-ji Temple in Eiheiji Town, Yoshida County, Fukui Prefecture. The restaurant’s ni-hachi soba noodles, handmade daily using Fukui buckwheat flour, are aromatic and pleasing in texture. The oroshi soba, soba noodles topped with a heaping pile of grated daikon radish and eaten with a broth made with added grated daikon juice, is a local Fukui dish. The restaurant’s souvenir shop sells famous Fukui sake brands and popular local sweets.

    It was a very crowded Saturday lunch time. We ordered Sesami-tofu and Tempura Soba. Tofu was fine but Tempura was cold and Soba was not particularly attractive. It was well over-priced.

  • Eiheiji Soba-tei Ikkyu Atelier Kashu
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Shihi 28-9-2
    Offering soba, sweetness, and even souvenirs, the Eiheiji Soba-tei Ikkyu features a relaxing atmosphere you can stretch out in, as well as a full selection of set meals, from oroshi soba, Eiheiji Temple soba, zenzai, soba dango dumplings, and more. The sweets and powdered green tea are also popular. The shop never takes a day off.

    Restaurant is on 2nd floor. Souvenirs and snacks on the 1st floor. I dropped in for a beer while waiting for the bus back to Fukui City. Small, clean, modern toilet avaiable. You can purchase...

  • Soba Yasutake
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Fukui-shi Bunkyo 7-9-35
    A soba noodle shop that focusses carefully on their ingredients. They serve a 100% buckwheat soba made with local native grown Fukui gensoba buckwheat that is stone ground and only mixed with water. The tempura is not pre-made and is fresh-fried after you place an order. They offer a variety of local sake and shochu liquors to pair with the soba. They offer several private rooms which are used for important family ceremonies including memorial services. In addition to their soba noodle course meals they also offer affordable lunch options and service a la carte.

    越前そばと天ぷらが美味しいと聞いて注文。お店オリジナルの玉子とじソースカツ丼もなかなか美味しかったです。 I ordered Echizen buck weed noodles and Tempura, because local people recommended me them. Sauce cutlet with egg on the rice which is originally...

  • Kosekikan Riuzen
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Aratani 37-10
    Kosekikan Riuzen is a soba restaurant located along the Eiheiji Highway in Yoshida County, Fukui Prefecture. The restaurant carries on the soba making techniques, from throwing to cutting, that has become familiar in Eiheiji, to produce fragrant soba. The restaurants Riuzen Soba, with nameko mushrooms, grated daikon radish, grated yam with mixed with watershield, with a sesame-flavor sauce, is its flagship dish. A Shojin Ryori (Buddhist vegan) meal, featuring such dishes as Sesame Tofu, is available by reservation only. The restaurant also sells sweets, such as Soba Dango (sweet dumplings) made with pure buckwheat flour and smeared with honey and soy flour, and Riuzen Dango, made using walnut paste or sesame paste.

    We stopped for lunch on the way back from Eiheiji temple. The restaurant is pleasant and the service is good. The food is excellent with reasonable price.

  • Echizen Soba-Dokoro Katsushoku
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Katsuyama-shi Kori Machi 1-264
    A soba noodle restaurant in Kori-machi 1 Chome, Katsuyama. They offer Fresh Ground, Fresh Stretched, Fresh Boiled soba noodles made with buckwheat flour that's ground with a millstone every day. In addition to the popular Oroshi Soba they are also known for their Soy Sauce Cutlet Rice Bowl made with their homemade sauce.

    恐竜博物館へ行く前の13時頃に入店すると、店内は混んでいたが運よく4人用のテーブルが空いていたが、かなり小さめのテーブルだった。 丼ものセットが充実していて、カツはしょうゆかソースか選べたが、ソースのミニカツ丼セットを注文。 おろし蕎麦は、薄口でほんのり甘いつゆが太めの蕎麦に合っていて、ネギとかつお節が掛かってあっさり風味で美味かった。ソースカツ丼は、薄くて硬めのカツに濃いソースが掛かっていて、普...

  • Soba Restaurant Obachan no Mise Hotto Imajo
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Fukui Nanjo-gun Minamiechizencho Imajo 9-13
    A soba noodle shop located along National Route 476 in Imajo, Minamiechizen Town, Nanjo County. They serve handmade Echizen Imajo Soba using traditional methods inherited over 400 years. Enjoy the Fukui specialty Echizen Oroshi Soba, or Wasabi Soba made with local wasabi, or perhaps the Soba Set Meal served with traditional countryside cuisine. With prior reservation and at least four people you can also try the Soba Kaiseki traditional multi course meal.

    再訪ですが前回はざるそばの普通盛りで量が少なかったので大盛りにしましたが、上田市の普通盛りの量でした、よほどそば粉が高級なんでしょうか?味は文句ないので少々残念ですし、提供時間はゆでたてなので時間がかかります。

  • Shakudani Soba Honten
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Asuwa 4-5-10
    A long-established soba shop located in Asuwa, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture. They offer many menu items, such as “oroshi soba” which uses prefecture-grown soba for its flat noodles with spicy daikon on top, or the “inari oroshi soba” or the “takikomi set” which combines soba with flavored rice. From the calming interior, you can look out over a Japanese garden with all its lush green nature, while you partake of some quality Echizen soba.

    日曜のランチで利用。並んではいませんでしたが店内はいっぱいでした。おろしそばの大盛りを頼みました。量が多いのでお腹がいっぱいになりました。駐車スペースは10台くらい入ります。

  • Yamako
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Shihi 5-10-1
    A cafeteria and souvenir shop located in front of the gate to the Eihei-ji Temple in Eiheiji Town, Yoshida County, Fukui Prefecture. Yamako is famous for its lucky gorieki dango sweet dumplings, which are toasted over a fire on-site. Slathered in a special miso soy sauce made with wild sesame grilled over a charcoal fire, these little treats make popular snacks to enjoy while exploring the area. They are also considered lucky talismans which ward away evil and harm. The shop area sells Buddhist rosaries and other souvenirs, while you can enjoy meals such as soba noodles in the restaurant area.

    団子は美味しかったです。 しかし・・・ 団子を売ってるおばちゃん2人、最悪。 まず仏頂面で「何本?」 「5本下さい」 「パックいる?」 「ください」 そのあと代金払ってもありがとうでもなく、 すぐにみんなで食べて 「パック捨ててもらってもいいですか?」と言ったら 「要らんかったんやが。もったいない。」と言われました。 せっかくのご利益団子、嫌な気分で帰りました。

  • Echizen Noodles Edoya
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Echizen-shi Takase 2-6-15
    A restaurant located along Prefectural Route 19 in Takase 2-Chome, Echizen City. Their menu includes Oroshi Soba with noodles made from domestic Japanese buckwheat and Chinese Soba with noodles made from local Fukukomugi flour. Another popular menu item is Volga Rice, a Fukui specialty, which includes a fried breaded pork cutlet served over an omelet covering a sizable portion of rice.

    福井県の名物料理で検索したところ「ソースかつ丼」がヒットしました。 江戸屋さんのチャレンジメニューが目に留まり、入店しました。 お蕎麦・うどんのメニューに混じってご飯物のメニューがあります。 ソースかつ丼・ぼるがらいす が出て来ます。 中でも「ひっで丼」なるメニューが気になって注文しました。 「ひっで」福井弁で凄い と言う意味だそうです。 ひっで丼は...

  • Kometa
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Obama-shi Obama Sumiyoshi 9
    A soba restaurant in Obamasumiyoshi, Obama City. They're well known for their Karami-Soba where chilled Echizen-soba noodles are served with a broth made from their homegrown spicy daikon radishes. You can enjoy the perfect harmony of the feel of the soba, the spiciness of the daikon, and the scent of the dried skipjack. Their menu also includes udon noodles and rice bowl options.

    自宅のそばにこんなお店が在れば毎日食べに行くだろうなぁ〜と思います。良心的な価格に美味しそうな献立あれこれ。辛味そばが爽やかに食を進める。旅の途中の昼ご飯はとても良き思い出になりました。前日蕎麦通が行きたがる篠山の田舎の十割そばと比べて、食べる側の客が主体とする店こそ明日も訪ねたいお店と思いました。

  • Imajo Soba Dojo
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukui Nanjo-gun Minamiechizencho Daimon 10-3-1
    A hands-on soba noodle making shop location along Prefectural Route 231 in Daimon, Minamiechizen Town, Nanjo County. Learn to make soba noodles starting by stone grinding local Imajo grown buckwheat into pure buckwheat flour and then mixing that with local Japanese yams and spring water to make noodles. Then taste the fresh soba noodles that you made with your own two hands. In the winter you can try making low sodium additive free miso. Reservations required for all courses.

    今庄のはずれ、町の公民館のようなただ住まいの建物です。事前予約でそば打ち体験が楽しめますが、休日はおろしそばの食事もできます。

  • Yuubuan Soba noodles restaurant
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-9-1 (inside the galleria arcade)
    Located near the Galleria Motomachi shopping arcade in Fukui City, Yuubuan is a well-known restaurant where diners can enjoy Fukui Prefecture’s famous Oroshi Soba noodles. Yuubuan offers a range of simple yet delicious dishes, featuring Soba noodles made with 100-percent buckwheat flour (with no added wheat flour) that are prepared with great attention to noodle size and to boiling them properly, served in a broth that contains a generous helping of grated Daikon radish. The restaurant particularly recommends the “Oroshi Soba Three-fold Indulgence” meal, which allows diners to enjoy two plates of Soba noodles each with three types of broth: Oroshi (grated Daikon radish), Wasabi, and Tororo (grated yam). Yuubuan’s sister restaurant Amida Soba Fukui-no-i is located in the Happiring mall at the West Exit of Fukui Station.
  • Yuki An Kameya
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    Fukui Echizen-shi Higashisenpukucho 27-37
    A soba shop in Higashisenpuku-cho, Echizen. This longstanding popular shop is known for their specialty Oroshi Soba served with grated spicy radish. Their most popular menu item is Ten-Oroshi-Soba with soba noodles and tempura served in broth mixed with the grated daikon radish.
  • Fuku-soba Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Ono-shi Motomachi 11-4
    A soba noodle shop located along Goban-dori Street in Motomachi, Ono City. They focus on carefully made handmade soba with an emphasis on freshly ground, freshly pulled, freshly boiled. Try a soba made with local Ono buckwheat and Ono's famous waters, and dip it in Ono's well-known soy sauce base tsuyu dipping sauce.
  • Shichiken Honjin Soba
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    Fukui Ono-shi Motomachi 3-20
    A soba noodle shop in Motomachi, Ono City. It's located along Shichiken-dori Street, which is also known as the Shichiken Morning Market and boasts a 400-year history. They serve a 100% buckwheat soba noodle made entirely with local Fukui buckwheat flour and you can try the Fukui specialty Oroshi-Soba seasoned with spicy daikon radish.

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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