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Kanda Yabu Soba

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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2-10 Kanda Awaji-cho, Chiyoda 101-0063 , Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3251-0287
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11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Taiwan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever visiting Tokyo, we always like to arrange at least one meal in Kanda Yabu Soba. It was rebuilt after a fire accident a few years ago. The building itself was recognized as Tokyo cultural asset. The food served is in fact quite simple, but one can always gets the natural taste of the food and brings you the wonderful... More 

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Thank Tosho-gu
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Most soba places are casual little spots. This isn't like that. It's a lovely old restaurant with wait staff that looks like they have been there for years. The atmosphere is amazing. You are serenaded to your seat with a sound that I can only describe as zen mediation chanting. Your order is taken (there's an English menu) and a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

A pleasant 10-min walk from Akihabara, convenient to cover the two places in the same day. Strongly suggest using Google maps or similar because it's pretty easy to get lost in the alleys of this area. Food is good, simple heartwarming fare. Expensive by lunch standards, expect to pay more than 1,800yen pp when you can easily find 1k sets... More 

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taipei
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216 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is the first time i been back after the fire and renovation, the place is much bigger and spacious, more tables now and less tatami seats. I kind of like the old charm better but thats just the way it is. The soba is still good that is the most important thing.

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Thank yotsu
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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640 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Kanda Yabu Soba restaurant established in 1880. Famous Japanese author and movie director loved this restaurant and they used it in their works. It located in downtown in Tokyo and its building was the authentic Japanese style. Staffs were very unique. They said "Hello" with strange pronounces. Really long long queue in weekends, sometimes visitors should wait for 1 hour.... More 

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Thank mat_mak
Melbourne, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We arrived to find a line of about 10 or so ahead of us. After a wait of approximately 10 mins we were led to a pair of counter seats facing into a garden. My wife had the simple soba noodles in broth, whilst I had a similar dish which also had pieces duck meat. The broth and noodles were... More 

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San Diego
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59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Thank goodness for Google maps and live walking navigation, because we wouldn't have found it otherwise. When we got there at about 1:30 pm on Saturday, there was a line of maybe 50 people ahead of us. It took us about 30 minutes to be seated. The atmosphere is native and authentic. They have both raised tatami mat seating as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Was here Dec 2012 and wanted to return to this soba place this April 2013 but was told of the fire. I hope the business get back to their feet and rebuilt the same old feeling of a great soba culture. I enjoyed the ambience, food and service with the singing ladies. Great soba noodle texture with great side dishes.

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1 Thank Michael C
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I'm devastated. I ate there many years ago and was going to take my family there for diner today (February 20, 2013), but they had a fire last night and the restaurant is gone (for now).

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Tokyo, Japan
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Visited at 430 pm and was surprised there was already a line formed. Perhaps because it was a weekend. The building has been there since the 1880s, and the architecture reflected that. I especially like walking through the outdoor Japanese garden whilst waiting in line. This is a classic example of Japanese restaurants that serve one specific type of food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-10 Kanda Awaji-cho, Chiyoda 101-0063, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Neighborhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3251-0287

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Neighborhood Profile
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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