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Japanese: Soba

Nakamura Description

Nakamura is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Kanagawa, Japan, specializing in traditional soba noodles. As you step into this cozy restaurant, you are greeted by the aroma of freshly made noodles and the warm ambiance of wooden decor. The menu boasts a variety of soba dishes, including the signature Hakoone Soba, a regional specialty that combines the delicate flavors of soba noodles with the rich broth of the region.

What sets Nakamura apart is its dedication to preserving the authenticity of Japanese soba-making techniques. The skilled chefs handcraft each batch of noodles using high-quality buckwheat flour, resulting in a texture that is both firm and chewy. One must-try dish is the Yumegokoro Soba, a flavorful creation that showcases the chef's expertise in blending traditional flavors with a modern twist. Whether you are a soba enthusiast or a curious foodie looking to explore Japanese cuisine, Nakamura promises a culinary experience that is both satisfying and memorable.

Nakamura Overview


1156 Ninotaira Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0407


+81 (0) 460-82-1643


1 minute walk from Chokoku no Mori Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Thur: Closed
Fri: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-6:00PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted


Sake Selection

Nakamura Reviews

Nakamura Google Average Rating



Homemade buckwheat noodles. From cold to hot noodle pair with fresh and crispy tempura. Fresh ingredients and generous portion. End with buckwheat tea for better health (said the owner). I personally find if the noodle can boiled to slightly softer would be perfect. Simple home cook taste.

There is plenty of parking for customers.


We had yummy soba and udon there. The meat ball inside the soup is exceptionally fresh. The grilled chicken is also unbeatable. Highly recommended if you want to have noodles and grilled chicken


The pork rice is really good with reasonable price. They have English menu but you have to talk to the chef. The restaurant is operate by one person


Delicious food. Got the oyakodon and the duck udon (pics included).

The duck is pretty gamey but the flavor seeps very well in the udon broth. If you don't like the gamey-ness, then add a generous amount of the spiced salt on it to accentuate the richness.

Ignore the 1 star ratings, this place is much better than the 3.6 star rating it has at the time of this review. Two of the 1 star ratings are because they refused service when they were closed and when they were upset at a customer who brought in a used and soiled diaper and asked the customer to throw it away.


I liked the soba. It was nice to find a restaurant open near the Hakone Yutowa hotel.

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