Service is prompt and brisk. The tempura batter was light and crispy . Love the soba. Paid about US 16-17 for a meal. Worth a visit . Always a queue.
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This is a large spacious restaurant focussed on serving mainly soba noodles and tempura. Expect very long queues at lunchtime. Very yummy, delicious prawns and vegetables, but the batter of the tempura was a little too thick n hard. The meal was most enjoyable, and...More
after a good 15-20mins walk from Karuizawa station, Kawakamian is at the entrance of Kyu Karuizawa (1 street before you reach the shopping street) Do come early to avoid the queue! We came here for lunch and order the cold soba 天せいろ - 上 (Ten...More
We were looking for Japanese food in Harunire Terrace so this is the obvious choice for us. It's around 1:30pm when we arrived and we need to wait for 10 mins before we had a seat as the restaurant was full. The restaurant is specialised...More
It's famous, reasonably traditional & a classic of the area so it's hard to pass up for a visit. We queued for about 10 minutes & they moved people through quickly. The food is good, not amazing and probably a bit expensive for what it...More
We took the Shinkansen out to Karuizawa for a short visit and to check out the town for future visits. As dusk draws near and it was chilly cold, we check our TA for the best restaurants in the area. Kawakamian surfaced out as #1....More
A kind of "chic" soba restaurant in Kyu-Karuizawa. Well established and popular. A good place to eat when the tourists are not in town. However, I prefer their other restaurant in Harunire Terrace in Naka-Karuizawa. The setting and the menu are better.