Soba / Udon Spots in Shimane Area

  • Yagumoan
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    4.5
    98 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitahorichou 308
    This is a well-known Izumo soba shop in Kitabori Town, north of Matsue Castle, where the charm of the castle town remains. The shop interior, remodeled from the remains of a samurai residence, is a soothing space where one can feel the four seasons and history. One can enjoy a quiet meal while looking out over the bamboo forest, carp swimming in the pond, gardens and towering old pines. Among the meal options for Izumo soba prepared daily by the shop owner, cold-quenched Wariko soba and duck broth soup Kamonanban are popular.

    Upon making the reservations for 6 for lunch for the room overlooking the gardens and pond, they asked for a Y200/person surcharge. I think it was very reasonable charge, given the beautiful...

  • Arakiya
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    4.0
    166 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 409-2
    Continuing for over 200 years since the late Edo period, Arakiya is the Izumo soba shop with the longest history. It is located in a quiet residential area and features a folksy, relaxed interior. Carefully chosen local Izumo soba flour is placed in a stone mill, quality well water is added, and round herring dashi (soup stock) is used to create the elegant taste. While soba supplies last. Approximately 10 minutes on foot from Taisha Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway.

    This soba restaurant serves amazing handmade Japanese soba noodles. You can get them hot or cold. I ordered the 3 tiered cold soba served 3 ways. The one with the raw egg was my absolute favorite...

  • Sobadokoro Tanakaya
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    4.0
    111 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 364
    A renowned Izumo soba restaurant located close to the front gate of the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine a five minute walk from Izumotaisha-mae Station. The restaurant was originally established as a small sweet shop serving shrine visitors, so that it began to serve soba noodles. The restaurant’s vaunted noodles are handmade every morning using a stone mortar to grind flower from select domestic gen-soba buckwheat. Tanakaya’s soba is notable for its firm body, chewy texture, and abundant flavor, and they go perfectly with the restaurant’s rich broth made from round herring stock and a locally produced soy sauce. Two of the most popular items on the menu are the sanshoku warigo, soba noodles with three different toppings; and the simple zaru soba, plain noodles served over a bamboo draining basket.

    Lovely soba. The 3 styled chilled soba is a must try. The queue can get big so get there early. Staff is also very friendly. Highly recommended!

  • Kaneya
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    4.0
    92 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi Four tuberos 659
    Kaneya is a soba restaurant founded in 1929 in Taisha Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. The restaurant is famous for donating its soba to the people at the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine festival. With its good old, simple, private house-like appearance, the store is loved by many well known people with lots of autographs decorating the walls of the restaurant. Kaneya offers authentic Izumo soba, freshly ground, freshly kneaded, and freshly boiled. Their most popular dish is the sanshoku-wariko, with three toppings on a bowl of soba noodles. The noodle’s broth with the sweet flavors of urume iwashi (sardines) and konbu seaweed coming through is particularly well liked.

    日本語は最後です。 To enter this famous soba noodle restaurant, you might have to wait in line for a while, but dont worry. Your turn will come soon. I have ordered three plates Soba. For plates and five...

  • Chugoku-Sanchi Soba Kobo Funatsu
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    4.5
    70 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sotonakabarachou 117-6
    This is a famous Izumo soba restaurant in Sotonakabara-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, bustling with tourists and local regulars alike. The specialty Juwari soba is made from buckwheat cultivated in Okuizumo-cho, home-milled and rolled by hand. The three types of soba made with local spring water are each matched with four specially-prepared flavors of dipping sauce. The luxury soba course and local sake options are popular.

    松江の仕事帰りでお昼過ぎに訪問しました。 相変わらずの人気ぶりで店内はお客さんで賑わっていました。 私は、前回訪問時とは違うものを食べたかったので『粗挽きあつもりそば』 を注文。温かいそばを食べるのは稀ですが、絶品の味わい。 松江の蕎麦の名店の一つだと思います。

  • Okuizumo Soba Ippuku Izumo Taisha Shinmon-dori Store
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 860-8
    At the Ippuku Taisha Shinmon-dori Store, you can enjoy firm handmade soba with a secret, mellow dashi (stock). The original soba sweets available at the adjacent café are also quite popular. You can bring a pet along if you use terrace seating. A lot of souvenirs are available too, so this place is always lively. The most popular souvenir is “sobakarinto.” The new shichimi (seven spice) flavor offers a moderate sweetness with a sharp spicy aftertaste. One minute on foot from Izumotaisha-mae Station on Ichibata Electric Railways.

    初めての出雲蕎麦をいただこうと、初日の昼食に松江駅隣の一畑百貨店内の一福を訪れました。割子蕎麦を初めていただいて、蕎麦の香りの高さ、噛み応えに、感激しました。翌日は出雲大社に行きましたので、もちろん昼食は一福出雲大社店へ。この時は、宿泊ホテルのスタッフお薦めの舞茸天婦羅蕎麦をいただきました。自分で丼につけだれを加え、好きな味にして、温かいお蕎麦をいただくという初めての経験も珍しく、美味しくいただき...

  • Heiwa Soba Main Branch
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukinishi 2034
    Heiwa Soba is an Izumo Soba noodles restaurant that serves hand-made noodles made using locally-grown brown buckwheat; the buckwheat flour used to make the noodles contains some buckwheat chaff, which helps to give the noodles an especially rich flavor and dark coloration. Since the restaurant was founded in 1950, it has maintained a consistent emphasis on the quality of its hand-made Soba noodles, which are among the Izumo region’s most famous local specialties; Heiwa Soba is so popular that it sometimes has to close early because it has run out of noodles. Besides Warigo Soba (Soba noodles served in three tires of round lacquerware), Yamakake Soba (Soba noodles topped with grated yam) and Zaru Soba (Soba noodles served on a bamboo draining basket with dipping sauce), Heiwa Soba also serves Don (rice bowl) dishes and set meals. Heiwa Soba is located around 15 minutes’ walk from Izumotaisha-mae Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway line.

    今日は、出雲大社にお参りしたあと、ランチを食べに、「平和そば本店」さんにやってきました。 メニューから、三色割子蕎麦とそばがきぜんざいをオーダー!! 三色割子蕎麦は、 ・とろろ ・大根おろし ・天カス の3種類がのっていて、3種類の味わいを楽しむことができます。 そばがきぜんざいの甘い味わいに癒されますぅ。。。

  • Izumo Soba Kizuki
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 387-1
    Enjoy Izumo soba dishes in the relaxed atmosphere of the refurbished Japanese-style room of a private house which opened in 2014 on the shrine path to the west of Izumo Taisha Shrine. The high quality domestically grown stone milled buckwheat flour is made into soba noodles carefully by hand every morning. The soba is rich in flavor and very popular. Recommended dishes include the tororo grated yam soba and soba with duck and seasonal vegetables.

    Not a fancy restaurant, therefore a great atmosphere and good soba. 賑やかな道よりすこし離れています、とても落ち着いた店内で、シンプルなメニューでゆっくり食事のできる良いお店です。

  • Izumo Sunaya Soba Restaurant
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 772 Izumo Kikiya 2F
    This is a buckwheat soba restaurant that specializes in making noodles with 100 percent milled buckwheat without any binding agent. At this specialty restaurant, you can enjoy the flavor of the Izumo soba. Although the restaurant does have set opening hours, it closes as soon as the soba is sold out, so it is recommended to visit earlier in the day.

    I dislike Soba. But Izuno Soba is famous so I tried it. It was so delicious that I was surprised. I would like to eat Soba here again. Because it was crowded, the waiting time was over 30 minutes...

  • Kenjo Soba Haneya Main Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Imaichichou 549
    A long-standing Izumo soba restaurant founded at the end of the Edo period. This famous restaurant has served several emperors starting with Emperor Taisho. The restaurant’s legendary soba, flavorful and superb in texture, is made with local ingredients, and the buckwheat is ground with the husk using a stone mortar. The restaurant hand makes its soba noodles twice a day, ensuring diners can enjoy fresh made, fresh cooked soba whenever they visit. One of the most popular items on the menu is the warigo soba, soba noodles served with a three tier wooden warigo lunch box, a style characteristic of Izumo soba. The restaurant’s set meal options and the soba course, only offered here at the honten flagship location, are also well reviewed. The nearest station is Izumoshi Station.
  • Soba Tomi
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Matsue-shi Tamayucho Tamatsukuri 1197-7
    "This restaurant is located in Japan's oldest hot spring known to promote beautiful skin, Tamatsukuri Onsen. It offers a variety of dishes including Izumo-style handmade soba buckwheat noodles, seafood, hotpot dishes, and Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes. Their soba noodles, that has not changed since it opened, contain buckwheat cuticles for a good feeling going down the throat. It is characterized by its black color unique to this region. Their ""Yokubari Seafood Rice Bowl,"" which has a wide variety of seafood straight from Sakaiminato Port such as Matsuba crab, sea bream, horse mackerel and Spanish mackerel, is a very popular dish. Pursuing the unique taste of Izumo with the spirit of hospitality, the restaurant is loved by local residents and tourists."

    玉造温泉の街中には、意外なくらい食べ物屋さんが少ない。この店は、そんななかで星のような存在だ。夜は居酒屋だが、昼にも食事を提供していて、メニューはじつに豊富だ。 ラーメンは松江昔懐かし系であり、ほっとする味わいだ。カツライスは、デミグラソースを使った松江スタイルだ。海鮮丼には山芋まではいっていて、手が込んでいる。クレジットカードが使えるのも、ありがたい。

  • Gozen Soba
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou A) 793-1
    Gozen Soba is a soba noodles restaurant located near the Rakan-ji Temple in Omori Town, Ohda City. The restaurant, which is situated in a renovated traditional farmhouse, serves soba noodles made by hand using local spring-water called “Sanbyaku-sui,” This is water from a spring located within the precincts of the Rakan-ji Temple, which has been ranked among the “Top 100 Famous Spring of Shimane Prefecture.”

    石見銀山の大久保間歩ツアーに参加してから、大森の町並みに車で移動し、駐車場から歩いて下ると、町並みに入るところの分岐点にある蕎麦屋さんです 割子そばが名物のようなので、そちらをいただきました わんこ蕎麦のような小皿ではなくて、普通より少し小さめの器に3団重ねできました 通常は3色で、薬味の種類が増えると4色、5色となり値段も上がります 器に直接、そばつゆをかけて食べる方式でした 味はまず...

  • Udon Tsurube
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro384-1
    An udon noodle shop located about a three-minute walk along the tracks from Tsuwano Station. They serve delicately flavored udon noodles they make themselves painstakingly by hand. The noodles are cooked once you place your order. As this takes a little time, a sign outside the shop warns customers in a hurry. The freshly boiled handmade noodles are delightful, and their spicy curry udon has lots of fans coming from afar.

    津和野駅から右手の方に5分ほど歩くとあります。店頭に「お急ぎの方はご遠慮下さい」と書かれてあるのですが、時間があるので昼食に入りました。カレーうどんを注文しました。うどんの値段は観光地であるし、少し高めかなとも思いますが、ボリュームもあるのでよしとしましょう。定食にするとボリュームありすぎなので、単品にして正解でした。書かれていた通り配膳には時間がかかりましたが、20分ほどと思います。カレーうどん...

  • Tsuruga Hazumiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hikawachouokinosu 1630
    "This restaurant serves Okayama style udon noodles which are soft on the inside and slippery on the outside, and Izumo soba noodles made from buckwheat ground in a stone mill. The restaurant has been providing ""Kioke Soy Sauce"", ""Izumo Local Sake"" and handmade additive-free udon and soba for generations. The menu also offers rice bowls with various toppings and a meal set. The rice cooked with vegetables that comes with the set is also popular."
  • Kamiyo Soba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Matsue-shi Okudani Cho 324-5
    "A veteran Matsue shop that has been making Izumo soba noodles with flour stone-ground in-house since its establishment in 1952. Izumo soba is known as the ""original buckwheat noodles."" It has a distinct aroma and flavor as well as a dark color from the grinding of unhulled buckwheat. As times change and shops making Nihachi-soba (made with 20% wheat flour and 80% buckwheat flour) increase, they still make Juwari soba (made with 100% buckwheat flour) without any additions. The soba noodle broth uses an old-fashioned cooking sake and high grade dried bonito to deliver the traditional flavors of Matsue."
  • Izumo Soba Kigaru
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Ishibashichou 400-1
    This long-established soba restaurant is located in Ishibashi Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture and offers authentic Izumo soba made from homemade stone-milled flour. There are two types of soba prepared from early every morning: “hiki-gurumi,” which is made from unprocessed milled buckwheat, and “maru-nuki,” which is made from buckwheat with the shells removed. “Hiki-gurumi” is great for “warigo soba” and “kamaage soba,” which Izumo is famous for, and “maru-nuki” makes for great “kamo (duck) seiro soba” and “zaru soba.” Loyal local customers regularly come here, and it feels just like the old days. There’s raised tatami seating as well for those who want to stretch their legs.
  • Okaji Soba
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Izumo-shi Taishacho Kitaaraki 451-4
  • Soba Okamoto
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Matsue-shi Kitahoricho 142-1
    "This soba shop is about a 10-minute drive from Matsue-Shinjiko-Onsen Station. This shop has a truly homey atmosphere, as they've simply added customer seating to a private house, and offers up a historic style that's been handed down through the famous Matsue shop Matsumoto Soba since the Edo period. Their popular Kama-age Soba noodles made from hikigurumi (whole buckwheat flour) is a treat of savory aroma. This Kama-age soba is chewy without breaking, giving it a toothsome texture that fills the mouth with soba aroma with every bite. It comes with richly seasoned broth on the side for customers to mix and match to their own tastes. This shop's reputation has spread as it's become a favorite of local soba professionals and experts, called ""soba-lier"" that is not a sommelier."
  • Ogiya Soba
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Nita-gun Okuizumocho 340

    美味しいです。すぐバラバラになる麺と違い、コシがあり切れません!! 店内では食べてませんので、あくまでトロッコでの感想ですが、他を注文するなら、断然こちらです。

  • Izumo Soba Tatara Ya Shamine Matsue
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Matsue-shi Asahimachi 472-2 Shamine Matsue Uchi

    松江駅の中にあるカウンターのみの小さなお店です。 今回割り子そばとてんどのセットを頂きました。そばは太めで風味もあり食べ応えがありました。天丼も美味しかったです。 ただ、値段の割に量は少ない感じです。

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What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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