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Namiki Yabusoba

Ueno, Asakusa
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2-11-9 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3841-1340
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11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Fri - Wed 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

Authentic local restaurant. Very good noodles and service. When we were there most of the customers were Japanese and there was a constant line waiting to get in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alejandro A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic local restaurant. Very good noodles and service. When we were there most of the customers were Japanese and there was a constant line waiting to get in.

Thank Alejandro A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Long wait to get a table. The queue is mostly formed of local Japanese. Two sides to the room tatami mats on the left and chairs and tables on the right. The menu is made of about 7 items, one type of beer and one type of sake. Invariably everyone orders the soba, either hot or cold with prawn tempura.... More 

Thank thesaint9
Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

my 1st place for take a food in Tokyo. my friend bring me to here and I am happy for that. I ate cold soba and shrimp tempura set. how that taste? absolutely good!!! ほんとうにおいしかった!!! buat orang Indonesia, enak banget kalo tempuranya dikasih saos sambel ekstra pedas. hahaha sugoi. recomended banget buat solo, couple atau family. so close from kaminarimon.... More 

Thank Novia A
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This place is a quaint family business that continues to make fresh 100% buckwheat soba daily. My husband has coeliacs and has trouble with gluten and is quite sensitive. It can be quite difficult to find good food that he can eat. We ate here twice after reading some reviews and the food was amazing, and didn't cause him any... More 

Thank Angelina_Fong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Great little restaurant specialising in soba noodle dishes. very popular with the local office workers - the staff obviosuly knew them and were providing them with a personalised service. Gaijin (foreigner friendly) and fast. Not really a place to linger but a great place to stop whilst touring. Very close to Sensōji Temple.

Thank brixtontrev
Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice and cozy place. Don't worry about a ~20 person cue outside, it's quick. Tasty food, genuine feeling, quick 20-30 min lunch.

1 Thank E2112
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Adorable little setting, very easy to find. English menu. HOLY AMAZING SOBA!!! COULD EAT THIS ERRYDAY.

2 Thank Jodi G
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lovely soba shop, close by Asakusa. When you're in Tokyo, chances are you'll be visiting Asakusa and Sensoji Temple. Namiki Yabu Soba is a short walk away, and you will be able to find it easily by the line that goes out the door. We came here on our second day in Japan, and it was exactly what the doctor... More 

1 Thank Sushi888
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We found this place in our guidebook and had a delicious lunch here. We arrived at 11:45 am on a Sunday morning and the line was already 30 minutes long... but well worth the wait. We were a family of 5 with 3 young children and they were very accommodating, even in their tiny restaurant. The Soba noodles were great,... More 

1 Thank SLDSanFrancisco_CA
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Found this place on our last night in Asakusa. A few hundred metres up the street that leads to the main gate of Senso-ji. If you are waking up from Senso-ji, it will be on the right hand side of the street. No English signs so it's easy to miss. The restaurant is smallish with 3 normal tables and 4... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-11-9 Kaminarimon, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3841-1340

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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