Soba / Udon Spots in Nagano Area

  • Uzuraya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Nagano-shi Togakushi 3229
    A veteran soba noodle restaurant that's revisiting the roots of Japanese food culture and continues to refine its ambition of being the best in the business. It's in an old-fashioned Japanese-style house near Togakushi Shrine Chusha's large torii gate. The shop recommends their chilled zaru soba noodles. Simple and unadorned, they embody the restaurant's values. Made with carefully selected ingredients by skilled craftsmen, the noodles are firm, fine, and have a full-bodied flavor. Their tempura has a light texture with the fragrant scent of sesame oil and people say it's worth eating there just to get some.
  • Onihira Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Shimoinagunachimura Chisato 4405-1
    A soba restaurant located in Achi Village, Shimoina County. Here you can enjoy vaunted, flavorful soba noodles made from buckwheat flour ground from unhulled kernels using a stone mill. The unique, silky texture of the noodles and the flavor of the restaurant's original tsuyu dipping sauce has won it much popularity. The restaurant is also adjoined by a farm-fresh shop. The shop sells local vegetables, fruits, and processed foods and is a great place to find a souvenir.

    平日12時に到着。 平日限定海老と山菜のそば1,540円を注文。 待っている間にメニューを見ているとどれも美味しそう、とても鴨そばが気になりました。 なんて思っている間にそばが到着。 友人に連れてこられましたが風情もあり美味しいそばをいただく事ができました。 お支払いはキャッシュレスできました。 その後外の売店でお土産を買って帰りました。

  • Sobanomi
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    4.5
    88 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Nagano-shi Togakushi 3510-25
    A soba noodle restaurant located close to Kotorigaike Pond along Prefectural Route 36. The restaurant crafts its noodles by hand with the utmost care, adjusting the recipe based on the current temperature and humidity and using flour home ground with a stone mill to maximize aroma. The restaurant also uses underground spring water from Mt. Togakushi and a variety of other ingredients from Togakushi. The restaurant's juwari soba noodles, made with 100% buckwheat flour, are limited to just a few customers each day. Other menu selections include cold zaru soba noodles, kake soba hot noodles in broth, and soba-gaki dumplings, as well as sweets like soba cheesecake.

    This soba restaurant uses local soba and changes the way to grind soba depending on air temperature and humidity. The owners commitment to making soba is excellent. The best part of this restaurant...

  • Shigenoya
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Tougemachi 2
    "This tea house is in Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. They are famous for producing ""Ganso Chikaramochi"" rice cakes in a range of flavors like walnut, anko bean jam, and grated radish soy sauce. They also serve buckwheat soba noodles and sweets. Kumanokoutai-jinja Shrine is nearby, and lots of worshipers stop by while visiting."

    昨年10月に行きました。ここは群馬県との境でしたが、長野に行ったので信州そばの昼食を食べました。眺めも良くトイレもおもしろかったです。

  • Saku no Kusabue
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Sakushi Sakudairaekihigashi 21-3
    "This soba buckwheat noodle restaurant is located in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture. You can taste Shinshu soba using buckwheat flour made by the restaurant, and their popular Kurumi (walnut) Soba. It is possible to tour and see how the noodles are made by peering through glass inside the restaurant, and the store has even been chosen by ""Shinshu Sobakiri no Mise,"" a recognition of its use of local soba and authentic methods. There are usually long lines during lunchtime."

    相変わらず美味しい蕎麦がたっぷり食べれます。 コロナ禍になって営業時間が絞られており、なかなかタイミングが会いませんでしたがお昼の早い時間にタイミングが合い行ってきました。 12時にはかなり大勢の待ちが出ていました。 早めに行かれることをおすすめします。

  • Kawakamian
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Karuizawa 6-10
    This stylish and airy soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant is located at the entrance to Karuizawa's Ginza shopping district. In addition to carefully prepared, homemade soba, the restaurant is also popular thanks to its tasteful selection of food and beverages as well as an abundant list of renown sake, and has fans throughout the country. Kawakamian's duck cuisine, with just the right amount of fat on the meat, is exquisite and brings many a repeat customer. Dining in the terrace seating in summer is recommended.
  • Kusabue Komoro Honten
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    4.0
    100 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Komoroshi Kojou 1-1-10
    Since its founding, this home-grower of soba in Asama foothills has been dedicated to local production-local consumption, as well as safety. It has been featured in a variety of media due to its efforts and delicious results. The soba is a 70% soba blend handed down since Hidehisa Sengoku, the first Lord of Shinshu Komoro clan. This percentage is said to be the best for health. The most highly rated dish would be the “walnut soba” eaten with a sauce meticulously ground from carefully-selected walnuts.

    I am a soba snob, and this was some of the best soba Ive had in a long, long time.

  • Sobadokoro Jiyuan Asakawa
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotakariake 8053-4
    This soba restaurant in Nagano Prefecture’s Azumino City is so popular that the reservation book inside the store fills up before the restaurant opens. The interior shows their attention to detail such as tables using old wood and items handmade by artists, all within a dignified environment comprised of an old storehouse with thick earthen walls and wooden beams. The zaru soba which uses the flower buds of wasabi as a condiment is an exquisite item that will make you want to eat more of thanks to its gentle rich-tasting tsuyu sauce and fragrance of the wasabi. The Yukibana Zaru Soba that is topped with plenty of tororo (grated yam) as well as gold dust is also popular. They have an extensive field, soba field, and garden in which hydrangea and cherry trees bloom, which make for nice places to enjoy a stroll either while waiting or after the meal.

    3回目の訪問です。11月15日(日)のお昼にお邪魔しました。大きな窓から見える秋の風情が素敵。案山子、野菊、ハラハラと舞い落ちる紅葉。ざるそばの盛りつけには、娘には野菊、主人のは笹、私のは紅葉が添えられていました。

  • Sobakiri Miyota Matsumoto Branch
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    4.0
    119 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Chuou 2-1-24 Go Fun Honcho Building 1F
    “Sobakiri Miyota Matsumoto Branch” is a soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant with classical music playing during the day and jazz at night. It boasts handmade nihachi soba. The soba is from Kiso Village in Shinshu Kiso, and also popular is “toji soba”, a local food of the former Nagawa Village (now Matsumoto City) famous for Nomugi Pass. It is a five-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Station.

    My husband and I were keen to try the soba of Nagano. We chose the Tōji soba meal with mushrooms and mountain vegetables (and karaage chicken). How delicious! The soba was so good - the broth amazing...

  • Furusato no Kusabue
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Toumishi Kazawa 435-1
    "A soba noodle restaurant standing along Prefectural Route 166 in Kazawa, Tomi City. The restaurant's noodles are homemade using select buckwheat in order to draw out maximum flavor. The restaurant's signature dish is its hearty ""Tame'emon Soba"" piled high with sliced ribs of pork meat, tempura, and other toppings. Customers can choose between three sizes-the small ""komusubi;"" the large ""ozeki;"" and the extra-large ""yokozuna,"" which is only available to those who intend to try and finish it all."

    長野にチェーン展開している草笛さんと同じと勘違いしていましたが、東御市の草笛はチェーンではなかったのですね。 初めての来店だったので為右衛門そばの大関にするか小結か迷って小結を注文。 注文から20分くらいで、とにかく色々乗ってるそばが目の前に。思ったよりそばの器は小さい。たっぷりのつけ汁が提供されるのはうれしい。 取り皿に角煮とか、かき揚げを避けないとそばにたどり着けない。 そばは細目で美味しかっ...

  • Yamaguchiya
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Togakushi Chunichi 3423
    A soba restaurant where you can enjoy handmade noodles created with water and flour home milled using Nagano buckwheat. In addition to soba noodles, the restaurant's traditional dishes made with edible wild plants and highland vegetables are also popular. The restaurant also sells souvenirs and tools for making soba noodles and offers soba making classes. The restaurant's banquet hall is able to accommodate large groups.

    We decided to try here the famous Togakushi soba and we were glad we did. The soba was very good. We ordered the Ninja soba, soba with a walnut sauce, highly recommended, the sauce went really well...

  • Kikori
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Oiwake 119-7
    A soba noodle restaurant situated along National Route 18 in Oiwake, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. Using choice flour stone milled from buckwheat grown at the foot of Nagano's Mt. Asama, the restaurant serves ni-hachi soba noodles made with 80% completely de-hulled buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour, Sarashina soba noodles, inaka soba country-style noodles, and other soba noodles made by hand. In addition to the Aimori combo, which comes with two different varieties of noodles; and the Ebi Oroshi Soba noodles served with shrimp tempura and grated daikon radish, customers can also enjoy hoto noodle soup, a la carte dishes, and a soba kaiseki course meal (advance reservation required).

    匠の手打ち感が出てるお店。お弟子さんも沢山取られてるらしく、久しぶりに美味い店見つけました。飲めたのでオススメのツマミはと聞くと、牛すじとか。こちらも絶品です

  • Rikyuan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Chiisagata-gun Nagawa Machi Himekidaira 3518
    This is a soba noodle restaurant on National Route 152 stands out with its thatched roof. They aren't limited by their relationship with other shops, so they pursue classic soba goodness their own way. Their Dattan Soba comes recommended; it contains about 120 times more rutin than ordinary soba. The town's specialty product, Shinano Kiriyama Dantan Soba, is a fabulous dish that overturns the conventional wisdom that bitterness has no place in food. For dessert, try their popular Datan Soba Cheese Tart made with special buckwheat flour and lots of cream cheese.
  • Takato Soba Masuya
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Inashi Takatomachihigashitakato 1071
    A small soba noodle restaurant located Takato-machi, Ina City, Nagano Prefecture, which primarily serves Takato soba, a type of soba which has been enjoyed in the mountain region of Takato since the Edo period. Masuya uses Shinsu gen-soba buckwheat to make three different noodle types: “gen,” made with flour ground with the husks still on to create a firm, slippery noodle; “nuki,” made with coarse flour ground without the husk to produce a highly flavorful noodle; and “inaka,” which is made with 100% buckwheat flour that results in a flavorful, chewy noodle. At Masuya, all soba noodles are served in a simple zaru-soba style on woven baskets. Masuya’s popular Takato soba is eaten with a sauce made of miso, spicy grated daikon radish, and shredded spring onions; you can also order a combo plate and enjoy all three of Masuya’s soba varieties.

    仙丈ケ岳、甲斐駒ケ岳登山を控えているのに悪天候で伊那市で停滞です。この店は夜の営業がないので、登山後には食事ができないので、天候回復待ちの時間を利用することができました。城下町高遠を通り過ぎて、茅野方面に少し行くとあります。砂利敷きの駐車場に車を停めて入店します。人気店ですので、たくさんのお客さんがいます。空いている席に座ってからメニューを確認します。そばの種類は玄、ぬき、田舎の通常メニューに7月...

  • Okusha No Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Naganoshi Togakushi Megumine 3688 - 6
    This soba restaurant located at the entrance to the Okusha Shrine of Togakushi Shrine was designed by architect Kengo Kuma. From the wall to ceiling glass window you can look out to the nature beyond while enjoying a bowl of soba or some sweet delights. The restaurant serves a variety of handmade and characteristically soft, smooth textured soba noodles. Their soba soft ice-cream is a popular dessert. They also have Shinshu apple soft ice-cream as well as limitedly available ice-cream flavors.
  • Sobakura Chojian
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Komoroshi Honmachi 2-1-3
    Sobakura Chojian has regularly featured on TV programs. It’s a handmade soba noodle restaurant in Komoro City, Shinshu. The charming Japanese-style restaurant with a 120 year long history is made entirely out of cypress wood. There is also an annex where groups of up to 60 people can sit. The soba noodles made with homemade buckwheat flour taste delicious with a rich and sweet flavor. The restaurant prides itself on using local ingredients and visitors can taste seasonal Shinshu produce such as wild edible plants and spicy white radish.

    A top rate small buckwheat soba shop. Apparently frequented and made famous by Tora-san (late actor Kiyoshi Atsumi) while shooting the movie on location. My wife and I have stopped by for lunch on...

  • Sekizawa
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaigunobusemachi Nakamatsu 872-9
    This soba buckwheat noodle shop is on the Kitashinano Kudamono Highway in Nakamatsu, Obuse Town, Kamitakai County. Their soba is made from chemical-free, vegetable compost-grown buckwheat they raise themselves. Their Sanmai Soba set features three kinds of noodles that are served one after the other, including Namako-uchi Soba made with only buckwheat flour and water, Kawari Soba with a blend of seasonal ingredients, and Arahiki Soba. They also have a Soba Kaiseki course with a variety of soba dishes (reservations required).

    評判のお店だけあり開店時間の30分前から並んでいました。 開店と同時に満席。 お蕎麦はピカピカのお蕎麦がお上品な量運ばれてきます。二口で一枚食べてしまいます。 好みもありますがお上品なせいか蕎麦の香りや麺つゆのダシの香りがする物足りなく感じました。

  • Homemade Soba Kurumaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotakariake 7023
    "This soba buckwheat noodle shop is in Hotaka Ariake Miyagi, Azumino City. They serve dishes like cool zarusoba, warm bowls of soba noodles, shrimp tempura, and their popular ""Kichigai-zaru,"" an extravagant mound of soba noodles for up to five people. Their stewed uma-no-motsu (horse intestines) is also a hit."
  • Kobayashi Soba Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    290 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Ote 3-3-20 Four Pillar Shrine Shrine Precision
    A long-standing soba noodle restaurant established at the end of the Meiji period. Here you can enjoy ni-hachi soba noodles made with 80% domestic buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour. The restaurant also serves other local Nagano cuisine like soba kaiseki course cuisine, basashi horse meat sashimi, and wasabi-zuke pickles. This famous establishment has been popular with locals for ages and is also visited by many tourists.

    We had the sweetest most lovely experience from the second we walked in the door. Massive portions for beautiful food. By far the best soba and tempura we have had.

  • Kurumaya
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Kisogunkisomachi Fukushima 5367-2
    The history of this soba (buckwheat noodle) restaurant dates back to the Edo period. Distinguished by its glossy, thick noodles, in winter, raw noodles are also available for takeaway to cook at home. The restaurant's traditional cuisine and soba set meal require reservation in advance. In addition to non-smoking seats on the first floor and smoking seats on the second, the restaurant also offers a reservable detached room which seats two to six people. The restaurant's charming appearance remains unchanged from the early Showa period.

    Spending some days in this area, where Soba noodles were born, we had a good chance to sample many hand-made ones. These ones were our absolute favourites! They are darker in colour and have a...

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Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country’s most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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