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“Excellent Soba!”
Review of Soba Shubo Zen

Soba Shubo Zen
Ranked #5 of 260 Restaurants in Hakuba-mura
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

A real traditional soba house, you get to sit on the tatami floor too.
We got here for quite late lunch around the 1pm mark so we didn't need to book, found it by chance as it's opposite the glass bead shop. This has to be one of the most pleasant lunches I've ever had, so relaxing and authentic it's an experience.
My dining partner and I both ordered the ebi tempura soba - one warm, one cold so we could try it both ways. The tempura was fantastic, light and crispy. The soup in the warm version was clear and tasty, and the sauces for the cold soba were oh so delicious. Now for the most important part - soba was the best I have ever eaten, cooked to perfection!! As one reviewer has mentioned they give you the soba water as part of your meal and that was a wonderful addition, very Hakuba. Would highly recommend this as part of your Hakuba experience, the Nagano region of Japan is actually well known for their soba (try to get shinshu or shinano soba) so it's like a right of passage to eat some here, not something to be missed!

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Restaurant is traditional Japanese style - need to book. Food is great. If your legs are sore from skiing I recommend sitting at the counter! Great value for money.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place was recommend to us by a friend who visited and also by the manager of our lodge. Must book ahead of time. Very friendly service and excellent menu. Very inexpensive as well. Great beer and sake. Soba was fantastic. Great yakitori and sashimi options as well. Must place to visit. We learned of the soba drink that you make with the water the soba is cooked in and the broth left over from your soba. Most places wont tell you about this and you only see locals request it, but this place was kind enough to share it with us. We later requested it at a different soba place and they were surprised that we knew what it was.

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