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Soba / Udon Spots in Gifu Area

  • Ebisu Soba restaurant
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    4.5
    164 Reviews
    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.

    Delicious noodles. Very helpful staffs who help to fulfill our orders. We request to have a quail egg for the traditional soba noodles which is not inside the menu. Their curry ramen is yummy too.

  • Keiseian
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    4.0
    27 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

  • Sumikyu
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    4.5
    38 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.

    As a die hard Soba noodles fan, every time I travel to Japan I would find good places to fulfill my desire. I saw some good recommendations of Sumikyu and decided to come for a bite. Upon my arrival...

  • Handmade Soba and Udon Hida
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    4.5
    21 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...

  • Sobasho Matsui
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    4.0
    39 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...

  • Hisago
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    4.0
    9 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.

    ご夫婦と思われるお二人でやっているお店です。小ぶりな店舗ですが趣があり飛騨のザ蕎麦屋って感じです。寒かったので暖かいおそばが食べたくきのこそばを注文。手打ちの蕎麦はもちろんのこと、きのこの味がよく出ており最高に美味しいおそばでした。並んでも食べたいおそがですよ。

  • Ganso Nagashi Somen Kamagataki Takichaya
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Minamichoukamita
    This tea shop located in Kamagataki on the way up Mt. Kataji from National Route 156 was opened in 1964. They are the original place where you can enjoy authentic nagashi-somen (flowing wheat noodles). The somen noodles are all-you-can-eat and come with a bowl of tsuyu noodle dipping soup. Because it is near a waterfall, one of its draws is that it feels cool even in the summer. There is also a fishing spot where you can fish for trout, and you can even salt-grill the fish you catch there. In addition, they also offer an extensive menu with items such as salt-grilled natural trout and uniquely-developed gohei-mochi (pressed rice grilled on skewers topped with miso bean paste). Everyone from children to adults can enjoy the country taste.

    変わった機械の流しそうめんです。食べ放題でした。マス釣りもして、そのまま釣ったマスを食べることができました。少し歩くと滝を観光することもできて楽しいです。

  • Magomeya
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    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.

    We were hungry when we got off the bus and just walked into the nearest restaurant we can find. The service is good with a limited English menu and English speaking waitresses. We were shown to the...

  • 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.
  • Soba Kobo Gensuke-san
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    4.5
    6 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).

    妻と2人で8月の土曜日に訪れました。当日は郡上八幡でお昼の気温が37.2℃でした。妻は冷やしとろろそば950円、私は天ざる大盛り1,340を注文しました。 当日は、客待ちができる程の盛況でした。味もいつもと変わらず美味しく頂きました。

  • Soba HIRAJIN
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    4.0
    33 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...

  • 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...

  • Shinanoya
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    4.0
    25 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."

    ラーメンとうどんが同じつゆ。一杯の値段が高い。女性でもニ杯は食べないとお腹ふくれない量。決して美味しいからお代りするわけではない。また、食べるか食べないかの時に店主がやってきて、つゆの濃さは調整しますよーとか話しかけてくる。自身の一番良いと思うおすすめで提供して下さい。まだ、前のおじいちゃんがやってた時の方がまだまし。多治見にはもっと美味しい天ころやさんあるのに、評価が不思議すぎる

  • Soba-sho Yamakoshi
    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.
  • Nomura
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
    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.

    Just passed by this restaurant when visiting Shirakawa village and had a try, and it turned out a good choice. It was a small and traditional family-run restaurant and only offered bar seating area...

  • Soba-sho Nakaya
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    4.0
    21 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...

  • sagaminiwa AEON the mall Kakamigahara
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Pref. Kakamigaharashi Nakakayabachou 3-8 Aeon Mall Kakamigahara 1F

    東海地域ではお馴染みサガミグループの店。イオンモールの中で何を食べよう。ビュッフェも回転寿司も食べ飽きた。無難な所でサガミの店に入ろう。そんな思いで入ったさがみ庭。十割の蕎麦と唐揚のセットを注文。唐揚げは食べ放題だ。 店頭に石臼があった。この蕎麦も店内でひいた蕎麦だろうか。固めの歯応えながら香りも豊かで中々美味しい。 意外だったのが唐揚げだ。食べ放題の唐揚げと聞くと、なんだかベチャッとフニャッと...

  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Aeon Town Ogaki
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Ogaki-shi Mitsuzukacho

    安心の丸亀製麺です、暑い日はザルの大盛りに天ぷらをつけて。コシのあるうどんをたっぷりと楽しませてもらっています。

  • MARUGAME SEIMEN Aeon Town Kakamigahara
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Kakamigahara-shi Soharahanazonocho 1-35

    丸亀製麵は香川県の丸亀と思いきや実は神戸の会社で、逆に香川にはほとんど丸亀製麵はないらしい。 よく香川へはうどんを食べ比べに行っていたので麺の喉ごしや出汁は違う。なのでおいしいが香川の本場のものと比べて評価は3をつけさせていただきました。ただ、なかなかそう遠くの香川へは行って食べられないし、岐阜や名古屋のうどんより讃岐うどんがおいしくて好きなのでうどんと言えばここを選んでいます。うどん以外の天ぷら...

  • MARUGAME SEIMEN AEON MALL Kakamigahara
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gifu Kakamigahara-shi Nakakayabacho 3-8 AEON MALL Kakamigahara 3F

    フードコート内にあり、いつも来店すると数人ほどが並んでいます。釜揚げうどんと鶏天を注文。安定した美味しさでしたが、鶏天が小さくなってるような気がします。

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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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