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Namiki Yabusoba

Ueno, Asakusa
Japanese, Noodle, Asian
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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: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Great stop off soba noodle restaurant not far from Sensōji Temple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
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English first
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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 

Thank Baz2196
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We got there early and had to stand in line for 5 minutes. They have high and low tables where you sit down and take your shoes off. (traditional japanese style) loved the ambiance and the service was great! they were really nice to us. We got the shrimp tempura with our noodles. Outstanding! Would recommend to get Sake along... More 

Thank Paulina S
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206 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You could be forgiven if you actually walk past this little gem of a noodle restaurant without realising it is there. Without the help of a local we would not have found it as it has no sign in English allowing you to spot it nor does it look like a restaurant from the outside. At least not to our... More 

2 Thank Stavros17
Washington, DC
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

On our way around Asakusa for the full "old-Edo" tourist thing, we were hungry and wanted something fortifying first. We found this place listed in the Fordor's guidebook and were delighted. First off, even though the neighborhood was crawling with tourists, we were the only Gaijin in there and there was a line out the door. Both the cold soba... 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, Noodle, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ueno, Asakusa

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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