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Soba / Udon Spots in Nagano Area

  • Soba-dokoro Onihira Hirukami Restaurant
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Shimoina-gun Achimura Chisato 331-1
    A soba noodle restaurant located in Achi Village, Nagano Prefecture which pays particular attention to its noodles, water, and dipping sauce. The restaurant's flavorful noodles, served country-style, are made with flour from unhusked buckwheat coarse-ground with a stone mill, and spring water drawn from 50 meters underground in the south of Nagano. The restaurant's special original dipping sauce, developed after much trial and error, is crafted by slowly fermenting bonito and konbu kelp. This strongly flavored sauce goes excellently with the restaurant's homemade noodles. Here customers can enjoy a variety of dishes, including juwari soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour limited to just a few customers each day, and summertime only summer vegetable tempura assortments.

    そばの美味しいところでは冷たいおそばを食べるのですが、お土産店と一緒のそば屋という事で期待ができなかったので寒かったということもあり、鴨南蛮そばを注文 出汁も効いてない、長ネギは焼いてない、 おまけにつゆがぬるくて美味しくない! こんなのでよくそば屋をやってるなというお店 二度と行くことはない。 車椅子で入れるお店が数少なく入ったお店なので しかたがないんだけど・・・

  • Choju Sarashina
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Chino-shi Yonezawa 7698
    30 minutes from the Suwa Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. This authentic Nagano soba noodle restaurant makes all of its soba and udon noodles by hand. Diners can enjoy the rich, innate flavor of the buckwheat used in the restaurant's juwari soba noodles, made with exclusively with flour ground from unhulled buckwheat grown at the western foot of Yatsugatake Mountains. The restaurant also serves a la carte dishes like its famous soba inari salty-sweet stewed fried tofu stuffed with handmade soba noodles. For a limited time each year, the restaurant also offers kanzarashi soba, a rare variety of soba which is said to have even been presented to the shogun.

    長野県茅野市に有る長寿庵更科は、茅野駅から蓼科、白樺湖に向かう道路沿いに有ります。お店はなかなかの人気店で、店は賑わっていました。日曜日の昼前に行きましたが運良く席が空いていて、注文して食べることが出来ました。食べたのは、、ミニ天丼と小盛りの蕎麦が乗ったランチでした。冷たいもり蕎麦を食べましたが、なかなか美味しかったです。

  • Migotoya Main Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Chino-shi Tateshina Pool Taira 4035
    A 30-minute drive from the Suwa Interchange or the Suwa-minami Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. This long-standing soba noodle restaurant, situated along the Venus Line, serves thick and chewy country-style inaka soba. The restaurant's wasabi green cold zaru soba noodles, made with wasabi greens from Azumino, are tasty, and the combo which includes mushroom mazegohan rice is particularly recommended. The restaurant's tempura soba is particularly popular and is served with local edible wild plant tempura from spring to early summer and homegrown vegetable tempura from summer to fall. The restaurant has a laid back tatami mat seating area as well as table and chair seating.
  • Komakusaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Komagane-shi Kitawari 14-190
    Three kilometers and five minutes from the Komagane Interchange on the Chuo Expressway via Prefectural Route 75. This handmade soba noodle restaurant is located in the Komagane Highland situated at the foot of the Central Japan Alps. The restaurant's cold zaru soba noodles are ultra-thin and are renowned for their firm, chewy texture. The restaurant's tsuyu dipping sauce has a mild, sweet flavor which goes perfectly with the thin noodles; diners are encouraged to added fresh wasabi directly to their tsuyu to enjoy with their noodles. The noodles used in the restaurant's hot kake soba soup are of normal thickness, and the establishment makes the two types of noodles it serves by hand each day. Also recommended are the restaurant's handmade goheimochi broiled rice cake skewers, which are served with a walnut and miso sauce. Note that the restaurant closes when its supply of soba noodles for the day runs out.
  • Yamashirokan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Komoro-shi
    A three-minute walk from Komoro Station. This soba noodle restaurant is located close to the inner citadel in the center of Komoro Castle Park. The standard cold zaru soba noodles, which reflect the innate flavors of the ingredients used to make them, are particularly recommended. The large sized soba noodles are enough to feed two people. Weather hot or cold, the restaurants noodles come with edible wild plants, mushrooms, deep fried tofu, and grated yam; the restaurant's Daimyo Soba comes topped with all of these plus an egg. Other toppings include tempura and eggs. The summertime only perilla and plum soba noodles have Japanese ginger in them, giving them a refreshing flavor. During the cherry bossom viewing season, customers can enjoy a banquet with an advance reservation. Note that the restaurant closes when its supply of noodles for the day runs out.
  • Soba-dokoro Somanoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Matsumoto-shi Azumi Sawando 4159-12
    A 50-minute drive from the Matsumoto Interchange. This restaurant adjoins a hotel situated a short distance east on National Route 158 after crossing the bridge from Yunosato Park. Notably, the restaurant's menu primarily consists of soba noodles handmade by the owner, and the establishment only uses buckwheat flour from Nagano. The restaurant also serves regional cuisine made with edible wild plants and mushrooms collected in the owner's own forest. Particularly popular selections include the Awaseju combo, which includes cold zaru soba noodles, a katsudon pork cutlet rice bowl, and unaju eel over rice box; the a la carte char grilled shioyaki style with salt and the goheimochi broiled rice cake skewers are also recommended. With an advance reservation, you can also purchase honey made by Japanese honeybees here.
  • Soba-dokoro Ogawa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kamiminochi-gun Shinanomachi Nojiri 3884-227
    A soba noodle restaurant located a five-minute drive from the Shinanomachi Interchange on the Joshin-etsu Expressway. Operated by the owner of the adjoining Ryuka bed and breakfast, the restaurant is renowned for its soba noodles made with flour stone milled from buckwheat grown on the Kurohime Plateau. The restaurant's juwari soba noodles, made with Indian pokeweed and 100% locally grown Kirishita buckwheat flour, are also popular; limited to just a few servings a day, many people make an advance reservation just to enjoy them. The establishment also offers a full array of sides, such as edible wild plant tempura eaten with just some salt; and spicy takuwan pickled daikon, perfect for cleansing the palate. Customers can savor the restaurant's tasty, old-fashioned noodles while enjoying the sounds of jazz played over the sound system.
  • Handmade Soba Tomiya
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Suwa-shi Kogan Dori 3-8-10
    A soba noodle restaurant located a five-minute walk from JR Kami-Suwa Station. The restaurant's soba is made exclusive with buckwheat flour from Nagano, and customers can enjoy juwari soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour as well as ni-hachi soba noodles made with 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour. Dedicated to providing customers with the heartfelt hospitality only a small establishment can offer, the restaurant serves dishes made with vegetables from the local area and the owner's own garden. The restaurant also serves local sakes. Particularly popular are the juwari soba and agedashi tofu combo, and the seasonal soba noodles. Also recommended are the secret Motsugara Kamaage Udon noodles, a dish based in the owner's past history as a chef consisting of chicken offal finished off with udon noodles.

    諏訪湖から10分程度の場所に立地する蕎麦屋さんです。駐車場は2台くらいしかないので車で行くのはあまりお勧めではありません。店員の男性がフレンドリーにいろいろ話しかけて世話を焼いてくれます。 天ぷらはカリっと揚がっていておいしいです。そばはもう少し香りがったほうが好みでした。

  • Iwatoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Nagano-shi Togakushi 3501-I
    This restaurant has been dedicated to making soba noodles by hand for more than a century, and in this historic establishment customers can savor traditional Togakushi soba. The restaurant serves cold soba noodles such as zaru soba with tempura, and hot soba noodles such as tsukimi soba noodle soup with egg. The restaurant also offers soba combo meals plus soba-gaki dumplings, oboro tofu curds, and a variety of other a la carte dishes. Situated a short distance off of the main street leading away from Chusha (the middle shrine) in Togakushi Shrine, many customers stop by here before or after visiting the shrine. Be aware that the shop closes when its supply of noodles for the day runs out.
  • Shinanoya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Nagano-shi Togakushi Naka Yashiro 3498
    A soba noodle restaurant where you can enjoy firm, chewy soba noodles along with a refined, full-bodied tsuyu dipping sauce. The restaurant is located a short distance off of the main road, but it boasts a warm atmosphere, and many of its customers are local regulars. Particularly recommended is the Shinanoya-zen meal, which comes with cold zaru soba noodles, tempura, wild mushroom and grated daikon salad, stewed edible wild plants, one additional dish, and a post-meal cup of coffee.
  • Imamura Soba Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Nagano-shi Chuodori Nishigocho 1637-3
    This soba noodle restaurant, originally under the direct control of the Zenkoji Temple, has long been a favorite of temple visitors and locals. Established in 1890, this well-reviewed restaurant has continued to make soba noodles according to a traditional recipe and production method for three generations and received three registered trademarks in 1972. The restaurant's signature Ippin Gozen Soba noodles are made with buckwheat flour from Nagano and have a rich buckwheat flavor.

    善光寺参道に佇む手ち蕎麦の老舗です。つなぎを一割以下に抑えて、風味が豊かで喉ごしが良い特徴を出しています。温かい汁に冷たい九一そばを付けて頂くせいろそばは美味しいかったです。

  • Teuchi Soba-dokoro Sawada no Ie
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Iiyama-shi
    Here customers can enjoy Iiyama bokuch soba noodles, a variety of soba noodles which has been eaten here in northern Nagano since ancient times which is made using the fibers of Synurus pungens thistle leaves. The noodles are made according to a unique method requiring great time and effort and, due to the characteristics of the thistle fibers, they cannot be made using machinery; accordingly they must be crafted exclusively by hand, making this soba variety extremely rare. The restaurant's Iiyama bokuchi soba noodles are only offered for a limited time each year. The restaurant also serves more standard dishes such as juwari soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour, gomoku kamameshi rice, and udon noodles.
  • Soba-dokoro Minamoto
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Iiyama-shi Minamimachi 23-2
    A soba noodle restaurant located next to Iiyama Station which has been in business for over 25 years. A stone mill in the restaurant is constantly running, and the establishment serves noodles made with buckwheat flour ground throughout the preceding day. The restaurant's noodles are juwari soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour. The establishment only uses the famous spring water of Uchiyama in Kijimadaira Village in its noodles. In addition to the soba noodles, the restaurant's soba oyuwari soba shochu mixed with water used to make soba noodles is also recommended.

    数年ぶりに来店しましたが外見は変わらず内装のみ新しくしたようです、ざるそば500円注文したらゆで時間が短いらしくすぐに出てきました、麺は細めで量は長野では標準です、大盛りは上田市の標準量で、セルフサービスでおでん、卵焼きなどがあり、サラダ、漬け物は無料です。駐車場は離れた所にあり。

  • Kajikatei
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Iiyama-shi Tomikura 1769
    This soba noodle restaurant, recently remodeled in 2017, has been a favorite of many since it first opened in 1990. Dedicated to preserving and sharing local cuisine, the restaurant serves soba noodles and sasazushi, popular local Tomikura dishes. Tomikura soba noodles make use of thistle fibers to hold them together. The restaurant's sasazushi has a rich flavor that isn't too sweet. Both are simple dishes whose flavor you will not tire of no matter how much you eat.

    飯山に行ったら「笹寿司」は絶対に食べるべき! 特に「かじか亭」がオススメです。 料金は少々高いけど、お蕎麦と笹寿司がとても美味しく、一度食べたら忘れられません。 一時、閉店しましたが、2017年4月27日にリニューアルオープンしました! 新しくなった「かじか亭」、行ってみようかな・・・

  • Soba-dokoro Yabu Karuizawa Restaurant
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa 813-1
    A soba noodle restaurant situated along the Old Karuizawa Ginza Street in Karuizawa, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The restaurant serves soba noodles and a tsuyu dipping sauce both made without the use of any additives whatsoever, following the same recipes used as when the restaurant's original location first opened its doors in the Meiji period. The restaurant's soba is characterized by chewy, springy thin noodles crafted with choice domestic stone-milled buckwheat; and a full-flavored tsuyu dipping sauce created by combining aged kaeshi stock with dried bonito flakes.

    お蕎麦は細麺でした。舞茸天そばをいただきましたが、舞茸天がサクサクでしかも量も多く、山菜も入っていてボリューム満点でお腹いっぱいになりました。 旧軽井沢にあり、近くには何軒もお蕎麦屋があるなか目立たない2階にあります。創業明治12年の老舗だそうです。

  • Soba-dokoro Karuizawa Soyushi
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Karuizawa Higashi 15-8
    A soba noodle restaurant situated along Karuizawa Hon-dori Street in Karuizawahigashi, Karuizawa Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The restaurant offers three varieties of juwari soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour, each crafted with flour ground to a different degree of fineness. The restaurant also offers tsukesoba noodles with a Nagano herb chicken dipping sauce, seasonal edible wild plants, and local liquors.

    グルテンアレルギーがあるので、期待して頼んだが十割りの割にはつるっとしてるのだが、新そばというのに残念ながら“香り、甘み、風味”が蕎麦に感じられなかったが、蕎麦湯にその香りと甘み、風味が出ていて、やはり十割りでというのはこれが限界か?と思いました。お湯にうまみが流れてる。一番美味しかったのは厚焼き玉子。蕎麦がきは、蕎麦を頼んだ人だけ注文せよと壁にもメニューにもあるので、お気をつけて。あずきバージョ...

  • Kikori
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    4.0
    19 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).

    Delicious soba,tempura and pickles. Very friendly staff and owners. The young staff speak some English and are learning more.

  • Suisha Jaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Tateshinamachi Ashidahatsukano Megamiko Dori 1033
    A soba noodle restaurant situated along Lake Megami in Tateshina Town, Kitasaku County, Nagano Prefecture. The restaurant serves ni-hachi soba noodles made with 80% buckwheat flour ground using a stone mill and 20% wheat flour. The restaurant's noodles, boiled in an old-fashioned kama iron pot with Tateshina's famous cold spring water, are notable for their excellently firm, chewy texture.
  • Soba-dokoro Matsuba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Kiso-gun Kisomachi
    A soba noodle restaurant situated along National Route 361 in Suekawa, Kaidakogen, Kiso Town, Kiso County, Nagano Prefecture. Making its noodles by hand, the restaurant also produces its own flour using the buckwheat that is one of the Kaida Highland's specialty products. The sunki soba noodles, topped with sunki pickled turnip leaves, are particularly popular.
  • Arupusu
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Asamaonsen 3-1-13

    We were the only guests that evening. The female waitress, with assistance from a younger male waiter, provided great service with enormous helpings of good humour. We had not been to a soba...

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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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