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Matsuya Honten

#15 of 6,345 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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1-13 Kandasudacho, Chiyoda 101-0041, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3251-1556
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Los Angeles, California
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197 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard legends about this place. They say it was set on fire, and it basically came back from the ashes. It's a zombie restaurant. You can burn this restaurant all you want, but you can't burn that soba-loving spirit and determination. First of all, there is a theme to this restaurant. The lovely waitresses like to end their sentences... More 

Thank Abzollo
Hong Kong, China
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty popular spot, so we had to wait on line, however it moved quickly and well worth the wait. The staff (especially the host) were absolutely superb. They provided an English menu, and explained the different types of soba they offer. The place is always full so be prepared to share a table. Which is quite fun, because hopefully locals... More 

Thank nishi381
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The waitress was really nice. She spoke English, gave us English menus and explained everything to us. She quickly brought food and a photograph of Tom Hanks with the locals in the restaurant. Apparently he visited two weeks ago because he had also found the restaurant's good reviews on the internet:))

Thank Federika H
Pasco, Washington
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209 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We visited based on trip advisor ratings. It was a very cozy spot with fantastic udon. The servers were very patient and made great recommendations given our limited Japanese. Food was great and I would highly recommend.

Thank myklrl
Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

When I was 8 years-old, my parents took me to Kanda Matsuya for soba. It was one of my fondest memories of that trip. Yesterday, nearly fifty years later, we took our daughter to Matsuya. It was every bit as good as I remember it. The depth of flavor of the soba is exceptional. The staff is friendly. The atmosphere... More 

1 Thank kreino
Surrey, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The appearances of this restaurant already demonstrates something different from ubiquitous competitors in Tokyo, it's very old and supposed to be one of the best. We ordered kamaboko (cold fishcake) and yakitori(grilled pieces of chicken) for starter to go along with beer and had a large zaru soba(cold soba on a bamboo mat - beware that "large" is not large... More 

Thank Spiranian
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This was our first experience with soba, and we were quite surprised it was served cold (this is of course a matter of preference but it was not to our liking). The portions were rather small compared to the price (2000 yen for a smallish dish with noodles and 2 small pieces of shrimp), and there was definitely very little... More 

1 Thank Olgerd R
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant looked closed when we first arrived but upon entering the sliding door we were greeted by a restaurant filled to the brim of Japanese diners. The staff were so friendly. We were seated and the soba and menu was perfectly explained in detail by the waitress, despite her being very busy. We were made to feel very welcome.... More 

2 Thank Charlotte M
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

If you like soba noodle this one will be a must try in Tokyo, nice atmosphere and beautiful vintage Japanese style restaurant.

Thank Melie C
Hanover, NH
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Matsoya seems to on almost every block, and wow, what a treat! Fast, good, fresh, filling-- and ordering through a vending machine. Could anything be better?

2 Thank glissade2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 9
Japanese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-13 Kandasudacho, Chiyoda 101-0041, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Neighbourhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3251-1556

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda

Neighbourhood Profile
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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