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4-8-6 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-1298
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck” (15 reviews)
“soba noodles” (19 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
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4-8-6 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was in proximity to our hotel plus we love soba without even knowing that Kobayashi Soba is rated so high on TripAdvisor, which we did not consult before eating there. Wonderful family-run establishment with very cordial owner. Delicious noodles...More

Thank Tristan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed hot soba, tempura, duck & raw horsemeat(dont bother-bit chewy). Meal was delicious-esp duck & tempura, both served as side dishes. Soba soup was also light and not too salty. Fantastic main table!

Thank robsta444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious dinner of soba noodles (hot and also cold styles) with tempura seafood and vegetables. We were provided with English menus and the owner gave us good advice on our options. She also spent time explaining the different condiments for each dish....More

Thank William A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant was great. Tempura and soba noodles a must. My husband had the duck and said it was the best

Thank Kym A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place around the corner from our hotel, after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. The owner was so personable and helpful. Food was tasty and service was fast. We had soba noodles, tempura and a side of duck. Yum! Highly recommended.

Thank Canuck20yearsabroad
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I was recommended to try this fantastic restaurant. I’m glad I did. I was served very well by the owner, she made sure that the meal was great.

Thank mfr15
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I was nervous about finding gluten-free soba in Matsumoto, but the team at Kobayashi was well-informed and put my mind at ease. Instead of soba noodles, they suggested I go off-menu and made me a delicious broth with some buckwheat-flour dumplings. It was filling and...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Sought out this restaurant while in Matsumoto. Warm welcome. Best soba we had in Japan and the tempura was up there too. Get one of the sets, and decide if you want your soba hot or cold. A Must Eat.

3  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Very famous in this town for it’s homemade buckwheat soba noodles. For me it’s a lunchtime experience well worth having. Check the opening hours as they don’t match with those advertised. I had the tempura set with hot noodles. The tempura wasn’t hot enough and...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Our hotel was around the corner and we chanced upon this jewel. Matsumoto’s must dish is horse sashimi and soba. This place had both and did it well! The hosts gave us 110% service and suggestion. A must

Thank HKChing
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-8-6 Ote, Matsumoto 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto
  • Phone Number: +81 263-32-1298
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