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Soba Shubo Zen

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3020-49 Hokujo Hakuba-Mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 261-72-3637
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel staff recommended we dine here, so we took their advice, and we are so glad that we did! The service was great (all staff seemed to speak English quite well), the atmosphere was very Japanese, and the food was delicious! We had spicy octopus (Korean style), grilled cheese gyoza, sashimi, soba pizza, tempura, and pork lettuce wraps. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zen had been highly recommended, but ultimately we found it rather disappointing. We were seated at Western-style table & chairs, though other rooms also had the Japanese-style low table and people squatting on the floor. We had mixed dishes of tempura, Korean octopus, sweet omelette, soba noodles, aubergine with miso. It may be that this is very authentic Japanese food,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unreal food here, service is great too. Possible the best in hakuba. Best breaded chicken I've ever had.

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Thank Robbiefromireland
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Japanese restaurant. All the food is brilliant, from sashimi to tempura and hot and cold soba noodles, all delicious. Service is very attentive. A favourite place to visit each time we ski in Hakuba.

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Thank Ian F
Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We would rank the restaurant the best in Hakuba!! Every thing is very yummy - in particular the horse and the beef sashimi. We went expecting only wonderful soba dishes, and yet all the cooked entrees are very good! Super kids friendly and have an erray of food that kids will love!!

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Thank Karenchankc
Singapore, Singapore
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

amidst a cold week of ski and boarding, we were fortunate to get a seating and one of the best meals have got to be this soba house. Love the food! Please dont miss this if you are ever in Hakuba.

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Thank Mister_G_SG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was our last night in Hakuba. We booked for 5:30pm and needed to be finished by 7:00pm, and we are glad we made the booking. You can call on Skype and the staff speak sufficient English. Despite the dark, cold and snow, there was a cue at the door before 5:30pm just to join the waiting list. The cue... More 

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Thank Shane M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice and authentic, gets seriously busy so make a reservation or be ready to wait...a lot. Great atmosphere

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Thank Justo B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were there on 5th December for dinner. Soon after it opens at 5pm, customers start to come in. The staff is friendly and you can ask for English menu. They will bring out instructions on how to choose the soba and how to best eat it. We tried out both cold and hot soba and were good. Lastly they... More 

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Thank Murphy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Dined here with a group of 10 friends on a recent trip and received excellent service. Huge selection and everything was absolutely delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3020-49 Hokujo Hakuba-Mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitaazumi-gun  >  Hakuba-mura
  • Phone Number: +81 261-72-3637

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