Soba / Udon Spots in Gifu Area

  • Sumikyu
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    4.5
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Uramachi 45
    This soba buckwheat noodle shop to the west of Yanagibashi Bridge was founded in 1933. They still make their noodles the old-fashioned way with Hida raised buckwheat, stone-ground and formed by hand every day. Because of that the amount they can make is limited, and although they’re open until 20:00, they close once they’re sold out. Their wild vegetable soba is a local favorite, and their soba-gaki also comes recommended. They have plenty of both hot and chilled options, as well as toppings like soft boiled eggs and grated daikon radish with ume plum. Their Soba Kaiseki banquet cuisine served in the evening requires a reservation.

    You will get thrown out of the shop if ask about allergy information. They wont even serve you tea. Also, wont let the rest of your party have a meal there while you wait regardless if the shop is...

  • Sobasho Matsui
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoukajiyamachi 774-2
    This soba shop about a one-minute walk from Gujo-Hachiman Castle Town Plaza makes its noodles by hand. With a motto of freshly ground, freshly made, and freshly cooked, its soba is as fresh as it gets. Even in winter they only serve chilled zaru soba to emphasize the noodle's buckwheat flavor and feeling going down. You can also order a set garnished with karami daikon radish. One of their specialties is The Ultimate Soba Shop Tempura with different tempura fillings wrapped in soba noodles. Their Soba Kaiseki set comes with chilled zaru soba noodles, tempura, and pickled vegetables. It's only available for two groups at lunch and one in the evening.

    The best place in Gujo to try real soba noddles. We try cold soba noddles and assorted tempura. Before to finish your soba the give you a hot pot of soba water, you must mix with the sauce where you...

  • Soba HIRAJIN
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gujo-shi Hachimancho Honmachi 870
    A soba noodle shop near the Sogi-sui Spring (also known as Hakuun-sui), which was certified among the best of Japan's Top 100 Famous Water by the Ministry of the Environment. They use this great Gujo water along with carefully selected domestic soba flour to make their noodles. Their most popular meal is their chilled zaru soba noodle and Hida beef rice bowl set, featuring buckwheat noodles with a pleasant texture and aroma and a small Hida beef bowl prepared with soba broth. Offering a little taste of luxury in a casual atmosphere, their Hida beef bowls are often sold out due to limited quantities. Abandoning the air of exclusiveness that some soba shops have, their Chomolungma zaru soba featuring an extra-large serving of noodles is popular with young people challenging themselves to eat it all.

    On the way to Takayama-Shi we decided to try the soba in Gujo. There’re two good soba eatery there and we managed to eat in Soba no Hirajin (rated #2 in TripAdvisor) and we would rate it excellent...

  • Keiseian
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Magome 5438-1
    Located in Magomejuku of Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture, this soba restaurant is in an old wooden building that exudes history. The interior has a Japanese presence that maintains the feel of a post town, keeping a calm atmosphere you can stretch out in. The dirt work floor is cool in summer, and the coal fire in the fireplace keeps it warm in winter. They do their own milling with a stone millstone, and the thick noodles—only enough made as needed for the day—are hearty and feature a unique taste. In addition to “zaru soba”, the “sansai soba” made with local wild vegetables is also popular.

    Amazing vegetable soba. They have an English menu, ice water, bathroom, tea. Really great food. Ive never had vegetable soba like this before, very creative

  • Nakasa
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Mori 918-47
    This soba noodle restaurant is located a seven-minute walk from Gero Station on the JR Takayama Main Line. The restaurant exclusively uses small-seeded buckwheat grown by producers in Okuhida and Nagano Prefecture it has worked with for more than three decades. This buckwheat is then ground by hand with a stone mortar and used to make their fragrant and notably sweet soba noodles. In addition to their chilled hand-ground zaru soba (soba served on a bamboo sieve), their menu features a full range of items that allow you to fully enjoy the flavor of the ingredients. These include kake soba (soba in hot broth), tempura soba (soba served with tempura), and soba manju buns. It also includes their sweet and richly flavorful sobagaki (buckwheat dumplings), which are limited to just 10 servings per day.

    オープン30分以上前から並びました。 この人数なら1回目で入れるなと思い、並びました。 お店の方は、忙しいからなのか、何人並んでいるかの確認はしていなかった。 オープンしたら、どこからともなく、1人並んでいた仲間だという人が続々と入っていき、1回目で入れなかった。このまま待てば、さらに30分以上かかるなと思い、やめました。 時間、返してくれ、と思った。 こんな店が、ミシュランだなんて、信じられない...

  • Shinanoya
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Tajimi Uenocho 3-46
    "This handmade udon noodle shop is located a ten-minute walk from Tajimi Station. You can easily find it by the restaurant's exterior that shows its long history. Their signature dish is ""koro udon,"" which has udon and kishimen noodles made mainly in the Chubu region with soup. Thick, handmade rectangular noodles like kishimen have a pleasant texture and are perfect with the sauce made with tamari soy sauce (which uses less wheat and is thicker and less salty). The standard way of eating is to compare the ""korokake"" (cold udon) and the warm ""Shina soba"" that uses homemade lard."

    開店時間を目指して11時半に到着するが、我々の前の組で一巡目が満席になり二巡目の先頭になる。店の外で待つことになるが、お店の方が丁重にお詫びされ「こちらでお待ちください。」と日陰へご案内いただいた。 店内は撮影禁止だが、風情があり写真を撮りたいと思う趣。 こじんまりとしたテーブル席、小上がりの席、奥には座敷。我々が案内されたテーブル席は向かい合う相席で、テーブルの中央には手作りの飛沫シートが設置...

  • Handmade Soba and Udon Hida
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Hanasatomachi 5-22
    This handmade soba and udon noodle restaurant is located across from the Juroku Bank and near the front of JR Takayama Station. Their springy and flavorful homemade soba noodles are made exclusively with buckwheat grown in Hida that has been coarsely ground with a bespoke stone mortar. We recommend their juwari soba (soba noodles made without any wheat flour), which allows you to enjoy the inherent flavor of buckwheat. Their juwari sansai zaru soba, which is their juwari soba noodles served on a bamboo sieve along with stewed edible wild plants and seasonal tempura, is an extravagant treat. Most of the wild plants featured in the dish were collected by the restaurant’s owner.

    Feeling cold and hungry after the amazing float festival we enjoyed the hospitality of this traditional noodle house. Menus helpfully in English we were served hot green tea while we made our choice...

  • Soba-sho Nakaya
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    4.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Hida-shi Furukawacho Sannomachi 1-16
    This authentic handmade soba buckwheat noodle shop is where you can enjoy noodles made with coarse flour from Hidashokawa. To enjoy the original sweetness and aroma of buckwheat, this shop's suggested way of enjoying it is to have the first bite without dipping sauce but with Andes rock salt. The original simple and fresh taste of buckwheat spreads in your mouth as you eat it. You can taste a deeper and different taste with salt if you have it with wasabi from Hidasugo after enjoying its aroma. Sobayu (hot water left in the pot after boiling soba) is a strong type that is slightly thick. It is rich in rutin, which is said to be effective in lowering blood pressure.

    Its a little jem restaurant in Fukurawa. They served food in the small shop around 4 tables but the things they give me very huge. I ordered soba very big dish and great taste in reasonable price...

  • Soba-sho Yamakoshi
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Ono-gun Shirakawamura Ogimachi 1786-3
    This soba buckwheat restaurant is located approximately five minutes from Shirakawago Interchange at the entrance of the World Heritage Site, Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama. Using only native varieties of buckwheat and handling it from cultivation, the restaurant has been counted as a farmer's restaurant by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as a certified farmer for 40 years. Their freshly cooked buckwheat noodles ground with a stone mill have a delicate taste that changes in flavor over time. Their blackish thickly cut buckwheat noodles are a prized dish where you can enjoy the refreshing flavor of the buckwheat itself. In addition, their baked confectionery using buckwheat flour is also counted as a sixth industry certified product, and is also listed in Michelin Guide Gifu 2019.

    This restaurant was a recommendation by our guide and is located close to the Shirakawa-go historic village. The soba noodle restaurant is located in a scenic setting and on entering the building...

  • Hisago
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Geroshi Yunoshima 741
    This famous handmade buckwheat noodle soba shop is in Gero Onsen. It's in a kominka (traditional Japanese house) a nine-minute walk from JR Takayama Main Line's Gero Station, and lots of its regular customers are locals. The shop strives to use healthful ingredients as much as possible, including their seasonings. Their Mushroom Soba loaded with Gero-grown shiitake, maitake, shimeji, and nameko mushrooms is a local favorite and the prefecture considers it super healthy. When tomatoes are in season, they also offer their one-of-a-kind Tomato Udon, with thick wheat flour noodles.

    下呂散策中に店先に綺麗な花が飾られ、昼過ぎに入りました。 店内は和風の趣のこじんまりとたお店ですが、ジャズが流れていました。 きのこ蕎麦のころと家族はワカメうどんのころを注文。 品の良い小振りの器でお蕎麦、うどんがきました。 お蕎麦は細く若干柔らかめでした。 うどんもこしがなかったよう。 観光地値段で高めでした。

  • Soba-no-Sato Shokawa Shinuchitei
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Takayama-shi Shokawacho Nakahata 143
    A soba noodle restaurant with a 13-meter diameter waterwheel, part of a row of five and the largest in Japan. They serve fresh noodles made from 100% Shokawa soba flour ground from quality buckwheat grown on the nature-rich highlands. The noodles have a pleasant scent and feel good going down. Their Kanzarashi soba is a Shokawa local favorite only available in early June. Known for their sweetness, the noodles are made from buckwheat berries that have been soaked in the Shokawa River in midwinter and repeatedly freeze-dried. They stop serving the noodles for the season as soon as the stock of buckwheat berries is used up, so lots of people seek them out as soon as they are available.

    高山に向かう途中で昼食どうしようかって話になり、友人が荘川でそばはどうかと勧めるのでこちらに。大きな水車が回ってて、駐車場がやたら広いです。 昼時は過ぎてたのでお客さんも少なく、それほど待たずにそばが出てきました。 店に入った時からそばのいい香りが漂っていて、ざるそばと地物野菜の天ぷら、川魚の甘煮を注文。そばはコシがあって美味しく、野菜の天ぷらがサクサクでこれまた美味しい。野菜のえぐみや青臭さがな...

  • Soba Kobo Gensuke-san
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gujo-shi Shirotoricho Mukaikodara 717-2
    A soba restaurant at Roadside Station Seiryu no Sato Shirotori located a five-minute drive from Mino Shiratori Station. They offer freshly made soba noodles from locally produced buckwheat flour. The pleasing aroma of the noodles goes great with the broth made with pure local water. They also offer a variety of side dishes like hoba-sushi, a Gifu seasonal tradition with vinegared rice wrapped in a magnolia leaf. Other items include mountain vegetable tempura and sobagaki buckwheat dumplings. They also hold soba making workshops (reservations required).

    2020年2月の日曜日、いつもは家族の誰かが付いてきます。今日は、独りで訪れました。 郡上市白鳥町に来るとちょいちょい立寄ります。 今は、新そばの季節で、挽きたて、打ちたて、茹でたて、に加えて香りたつそばが食べれます。 今日は、天ざる大盛りを注文しました。天ぷらは、そば粉の入った衣で、そばの香りがします。そばは、新そばの腰のある、香り良し、艶良し、喉越し良し、味良しの美味しいそばです。 また、訪れ...

  • Ebisu Soba restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamininomachi 46
    Founded in 1898, the Ebisu Soba restaurant is the oldest Soba noodles restaurant in the Hida Takayama region. Ebisu Soba makes its Soba noodles using a unique recipe that has remained largely unchanged since the restaurant was founded, with a ratio of 70–75% buckwheat flour to 25–30% wheat flour. The restaurant is proud of its noodle broth, made using a secret recipe which involves allowing the broth to steep for a specified period of time; this broth gives the Soba noodles their delicate, delicious flavor. Ebisu Soba is located in a traditional Machiya townhouse, so diners can enjoy a unique atmosphere redolent of times gone by. The restaurant is situated around 15 minutes’ walk from JR Takayama Station.
  • Meijiya Soba-ten
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gero-shi Koden 1348-8
    A soba restaurant right in front of Gero Station. Their nihachi-soba noodles (80/20 buckwheat/udon flour mix) are hand-made daily from carefully selected domestic buckwheat that they stone-grind themselves. The noodles have a mild aroma and taste great going down. They also sell Sasa-zushi, a Gero Onsen specialty, consisting of bite-sized sushi wrapped in a bamboo leaf. They offer three varieties: sea bream, salmon, and mackerel. With just a hint of the bamboo leaf's fragrance, try one and you may want more. You can also get other items you'd expect to find at a soba shop, like soba miso, stewed Hida beef, skewered rice dumplings in a sweet soy glaze, and goheimochi rice cakes on a stick.
  • Nomura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Ono-gun Shirakawamura Ogimachi 779
    This buckwheat noodle restaurant located approximately an eight-minute walk from the Shirakawago Bus Terminal. The restaurant has only counter seats, and you can taste the shops prided soba noodles cooked right in front of you. The nihachi-soba is made by grinding buckwheat with a millstone and soaked in particular water, making it a thin and clean soba. It goes amazingly well with the sweet soup stock. The maitake rice set is also quite substantial, with the flavor of maitake soaked into the rice and the preserved vegetable included in the set. In addition, you can have the nice experience of talking with staff on the other side of the counter in the relaxed store.
  • Magomeya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Nakatsugawashi Magome 4571-1
    This restaurant inside Magomekan in Magome-juku is located in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture. The interior is made with plenty of Japanese cypress wood for the floors, walls and pillars, something made possible in the Kiso region, which is a famous production area for the wood. While enjoying the seasonal scenery gazing out on the majestic Mt. Ena from the windows, you can taste their special soba buckwheat noodles and dishes using plenty of nature-rich Kiso’s mountain and river bounty. In addition, they also have seating (separate building) where you can eat with your dogs and other pets.
  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Gifu Higashi
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gifu-shi Irifunecho 3-28-1

    丸亀の日、ランチタイムもディナータイムも混むと思い、17時前に行きました。釜揚げ大が半額で190円。あとは野菜かき揚げ130円。揚げたてをとったからか、ちょっと油っこく感じました。近くにジョリーパスタ、やよい軒など飲食店はそこそこある道沿いにあり、家族連れやおひとりさまで賑わっていました。

  • Oraga Soba Asutei Gifu
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gifu-shi Hashimotocho 1-10-1 Asutei Gifu 2F

    JR岐阜駅の北側に接続する商業施設アスティ岐阜飲食店街2Fにグルメ杵屋の「おらが蕎麦」があります。手先消毒をしてから入店、お昼過ぎでしたが広い店内は2割ぐらいしかお客はいませんでした。その分のんびりとしてゆっくりできますから良いところもありますね。 注文は昆布蕎麦510円(税込み)とちく天ハーフ70円(税込み)。おらが蕎麦は量が多くて私には普通でも十分です。

  • Sarashina
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Gifu-shi Kyomachi 3-chome 4

    We googled map for a quick lunch after visiting the Gifu Library and found the Sarashina a 5 minutes walk distance with good review rating. It was fully packed at the non peak hour at 1430. We...

  • Sagami
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    4-25-1, Wakamatsucho, Tajimi-shi, Gifu, 507-0053

    サガミさんの多治見です。 蕎麦や天麩羅のお店ですが、手羽先がおすすめです。 チェーン店の手羽先のなかではサガミさんが一番の好みです。

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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