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Namiki Yabusoba

#29 of 3,964 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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Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

One of the best soba I had, it's very traditional and tastes amazing. The setting is super nice too, very warm and cosy. This, combined with the friendly/incredible service by a "cute" and smily old women, makes it a perfect hit! Super worth it, just go and you won't be disappointed if you like traditional soba noodles. Be careful, they... More 

Thank Emmanuelle1983
Frome, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Tatami mat noodles ; busy with Japanese only in tourist area. Incredibly friendly despite our lack of Japanese. Soba noodles only and great focus gives great food. Prawn teriyaki only exception. Wish I had been able to suck as noisily as neighbours in appreciation of food.

Thank Mark H
Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a small restaurant serving only the best Soba Noodles (Buckwheat Noodles). Asakusa, the area surrounding the restaurant is famous for Soba. This restaurant is popular among locals as well as tourists. They don't speak English but have an English menu available. It may not be the cheapest place (given the location) but it's work paying a bit extra... More 

Thank Michel_1982
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We went as a family of 5 for lunch as we had read good reviews about the restaurant. There was a line and we waited about 20 Minutes to be seated. The first negative thing is that our family was split and placed on tables with other people, so we as adults couldn't sit together. The menu had 9 very... More 

Thank Kerstin B
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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574 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Scotland, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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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  • 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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