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Matsuba Soba

192 Kawabatacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0076, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-1451
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
24 Mar 2017
“I didn't like Soba, but you might!”
25 Dec 2016
“Wonderful food, wonderful staff”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
192 Kawabatacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0076, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This place has great service, however, I did not love the food. This doesn't mean that the food is bad, it's just not for me. If you are visiting Japan, I recommend trying everything, even though this might mean stumbling upon things you might not...More

1  Thank Juan D
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by a local, and were not disappointed. The staff was polite and friendly, the atmosphere was great, and the food was delicious.

Thank btking854
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were craving soba after walking through Yasaka Shrine and TripAdvisor led us here. It bills itself as a very old restaurant but the building has been renovated. Location is not exactly where TripAdvisor points you to on the main street but...More

1  Thank jrh825
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We were here to try what Soba taste like. Soba is japanese traditional hand made noodle and it had different texture with noodle in the ramen. We ate it with duck broth and tempura. The taste was great but if you are not familiar with...More

Thank Rhyando A
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is one of the oldest Soba restaurants in Kyoto, and especially famous for their Nishin (kippered herring) Soba. Nishin is neither sweet, nor salty. In one word, it is delicious. Just to eat Nishin Soba, it is worth to visit it. Matuba is located...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Local soba restaurant with old tradition in Tokyo. Tried hot soba and duck and cool soba with tempura prawns. Very tasty soup, good price, fast attended.

Thank Jose A
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This was recommended by a taxi driver as a good place for the local specialty of nishin soba (herring on soba noodles in broth), which was invented in this restaurant. The dish was great, as was the ujicha green tea and the service was so...More

Thank pancreas
Reviewed 12 November 2015

What was ordered: Soba w/ Herring in soup 1300円 Soba + assorted tempura w/ dip 1500円 Bottle of Asahi (500ml) 650円 Where: Very easy to spot on a busy corner across an Italian establishment along the river! When: We arrived at about 7:45PM and were...More

1  Thank anjoot
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We were tired and hungry after a morning of walking and were happy to be able to sit down have a steaming bowl of noodles. Nothing fancy, but it sure hit the spot. The place was full and service was slow, but that meant we...More

Thank KLsWanderlust
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Ate here for dinner with my elderly parents and my brother. Nice Soba set. The restaurant also has a english menu in case you need it. Pricing was reasonable. Expect to pay around 1K yen per person.

Thank Edomon
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Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 192 Kawabatacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0076, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-561-1451
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