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1-4-3 Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-35-6434
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb curries & great value

We managed to visit on the last night of our stay in Matsumoto, after Takuma was closed over New Years. I'm glad we did. The restaurant is small & it was soon full. Service was incredibly quick, but not too quick that food might have just been warmed up. Despite not ordering much, the curries came... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
brendanb76
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to visit on the last night of our stay in Matsumoto, after Takuma was closed over New Years. I'm glad we did. The restaurant is small & it was soon full. Service was incredibly quick, but not too quick that food might have just been warmed up. Despite not ordering much, the curries came with an assortment of... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First night in Matsumoto, we followed recommendations from Trip advisor, and we were not disappointed!! Best meal we have had in Japan so far. The building is traditional, and a bit hard to recognise, all restauraunts look very similar, and there are soo many here in Matsumoto. We followed the map and found very convenient to our hotel. We were... More 

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Perth
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Located in a small alley near the train station, this mom & pop joint is truly an outstanding find. Operated by a couple in their 50s/60s, Takuma serves honest to goodness Japanese food with no pretensions. We shared the 1850Y platter which was beautifully presented and enough for both of us to share. Their Tonkatsu pork, chicken and prawns were... More 

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Thank lovethefold
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The curry at this small, comfortable restaurant is brilliant. The food and the welcome are both warm and help you feel very much at home, I was given a nice hot cup of green tea on sitting down which was just what was needed needed on such an icy night! As well as being delicious, the food was also huge... More 

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Thank Elegion
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A great little restaurant in one of the 'laneways' just off the main drag, a really homely feel to the place. The staff were super friendly and accommodating, plus english menu can be provided - and most importantly the food was delicious. We had katsu curry, which was served with local appetisers and salad - portion sizes were massive too,... More 

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Thank Tom H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Small unpretentious restaurant serving big portions of fresh, home style cooking. Friendly with English language menu.

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Thank Ian G
NC
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This little hole-in-the-wall family restaurant served the best tonkatsu we tasted in Japan -- and we ate a lot of tonkatsu. We sat at the counter and watched this couple furiously preparing the dishes. Lots of good food -- melt in your mouth.

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Thank John & Carol
London
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This is not a fine dinning restaurant, but a homely small restaurant in one of the few old style buildings left in the town centre. It gives a really friendly, authentic feeling Japanese dining experience. All of the other people in the small restaurant when we went were Japanese, and obviously enjoying the food. They were also very friendly to... More 

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Thank NMHastings
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I loved this place. Great, simple home cooking and very friendly staff. had the chicken fillet katsu curry set meal which came with soup, tea, salad and fruit. Real tuck-in delicious food. Thanks. Would have gone back if I was staying longer.

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Thank jeffpeters
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We ordered port katsu curry - the meat was well cooked and tender and the curry was flavoursome with good consistency. It comes with soup and salad. Overall, the curry was better than the "chains" such as CoCo Curry or GoGo curry. The restaurant is quite small (only a few tables). If you like Japanese curry and are in Matsumoto... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-4-3 Chuo, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto
  • Phone Number: +81 263-35-6434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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