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Namiki Yabusoba

#16 of 3,786 Restaurants in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
Ueno, Asakusa
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2-11-9 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3841-1340
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Fri - Wed 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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452 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An institution of sorts in Asakusa. Famous for their soba (buckwheat noodles). If am not mistaken it is slightly older than 100 years. Simple yet tasteful layout with tables (to the left) or tatami (right). Inviting & cosy. Service is super friendly, attentive & fast. Quite a wait during peak hours but well worth it. Mostly locals which is a... More 

Thank poopshooter
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here for some great soba. They have been making noodles for over 100 years! It costs about 1000 yen for a bowl of soba...

Thank Juice12
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This place has been in operation since hundred years. It seemed like a popular place with locals, saw a few school kids there too for lunch. They specialize in finely crafted soba. They are served cold or hot with hot broths. One can order them with different toppings like fish cakes, egg. Tempuras can be ordered as a side dish... More 

1 Thank tellatraveltale
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Ambience was nice and pleasant but cozy. Sides are split between tables and tatami (floor pillows). Soba was delicious, of course but the portion was small especially for the price Y $1,800.

Thank CoyT
Greater Perth, Australia
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

An understated little place, luckily we didn't need to queue long. Very traditional, had the hot sake and the buckwheat noodle ramen with seaweed. Wait outside and they will let you know when there is a space. reasonably priced, but to be honest I didn't care what it cost it was so tasty!

1 Thank scot-smiley
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a must go, especially if you plan your visit during winter!! I consider myself as a non-noodle lover, but this is too awesome. The hardness of the soba was just right, the soup was super tasty and they gave me some kind of a warm stock that tasted so nice in the middle of winter. Hehehehe..

Thank Dina B
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 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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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

1 Thank Angelina_Fong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-11-9 Kaminarimon, Taito 111-0034, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighborhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3841-1340

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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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