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Sobatei Aburaya

#6 of 1,710 Restaurants in Nagano
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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West Plaza Nagano Building 1F, 1355-5 Suehirocho, Nagano 380-0825, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 26-224-2288
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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Nagano station at lunch time on the way to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and later a visit to the Takayashiro Farm & Winery (to stock up on wine, jams and apple juice!) - you can find them both on Tripadvisor, of course! The restaurant is just opposite the station so, as soba are a local speciality,... More 

Thank John_C_Ldn
Level Contributor
158 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

We were staying at a hotel near JR Nagano station and wanted to have soba for dinner since soba is famous in the region. This restaurant sits on the ground floor right opposite JR Nagano station. I had tenzaru soba which was excellent. It is more expensive than other soba places but the tempura melts in your mouth and the... More 

Thank World_explorer_HK
Level Contributor
159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

A call upon the Tripadvisor community resulted in us checking out this spot for dinner this cold Nagano night. Easily located (1st floor right underneath a massive LED display) and impossible to miss, we stopped in for dinner. Friendly staff with quick service, our orders of soba and tempura were delivered to the table in no time at all. Reasonable... More 

Thank Mike C
Canberra, Australia
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600 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

After deciding that we were going to treat ourself with a nice meal out, we read the menus of many restaurants up and down the street. We are so glad we chose to dine here. The service was friendly and attentive. We explained we did not want to be seated near smokers, and we were given a private banquet room.... More 

Thank Randall K
Sao Paulo, SP
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

After following the reviews, I went to this restaurant for dinner with my family. The main food is soba noodle. We took the soba with tempura and was good, service was also good level, English menu available. This restaurant is a good option, close to train station and price is low. I would come back easily.

1 Thank DS-BR
Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

In a City ( Nagano), where the humble soba is King of noodles here, this Restaurant offers the best one we have tried and we have tried a few during our stay in Nagano. The noddles have a very nice texture to it and the servings were generous. We tried both the cold soba ( 2 servings one traditional and... More 

Thank Gryphon123
Bengaluru, India
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stopped at Nagano to change our train on our way to Matsumoto from Tokyo. We only had 40 mins in between and decided to go to this place after reading the reviews here. Its right across the signal outside the station, about 2-3 mins walk from the platform. Very friendly and helpful staff, they gave us the English menu... More 

1 Thank amitbansalite
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Food was fine, not outstanding. The staff were very flexible in ensuring that I had a vegetarian meal.

Thank Londontravelller
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Tried this place out after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. Really convenient location, staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They brought an English menu straight out to us and welcomed us with warm tea. We tried the cold soba as recommended by others and it did not disappoint. The staff explained how we should enjoy the meal so that was... More 

Thank Elle C
Seoul, South Korea
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563 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

The location was the main reason that brought us to Sobatei Aburaya, since we were staying just across the street. We were promptly seated and the menu was available in English and with pictures. The waiter repeated our order carefully and the food didn't take long to arrive to the table. We ordered a soba hot soup with mushrooms and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Plaza Nagano Building 1F, 1355-5 Suehirocho, Nagano 380-0825, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Nagano
  • Phone Number: +81 26-224-2288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?