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Japanese: Soba

Nakashoya Description

Nakashoya is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Saitama, Japan, offering a delightful culinary experience specializing in traditional Japanese soba noodles. As you step into this charming restaurant, you are greeted by a cozy and inviting ambiance, with traditional decor that transports you to old Japan. The menu at Nakashoya boasts a variety of soba dishes, each meticulously prepared to perfection, showcasing the chef's dedication to preserving the authenticity of this beloved Japanese staple.

One of the standout dishes at Nakashoya is their signature tempura soba, where crispy tempura pieces are delicately placed atop a steaming bowl of flavorful broth and perfectly cooked soba noodles. The tempura adds a delightful crunch to each slurp of noodles, creating a harmonious blend of textures and flavors. For those looking to explore different tastes, the menu also features seasonal soba specials, allowing diners to savor the freshest ingredients in unique and creative presentations. Nakashoya's commitment to quality, combined with its warm atmosphere and exceptional service, sets it apart as a must-visit destination for soba enthusiasts and Japanese cuisine aficionados alike.

Nakashoya Overview


1-2-1 Ishiwaramachi, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0824


+81 (0) 49-224-5031


20 minute walk from Kawagoe-shi Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-2:30PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:00PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Nakashoya Reviews

Nakashoya Google Average Rating



Came here on typhoon 🌀 day because they were dead and a local recommended to us. Because it was dead we could seat ourselves anywhere. The menu was in Japanese, but the staff tried their best to communicate in English and had this appropriate way of presenting the dishes to you. The course options were priced adequately. And first time to try soba zushi where soba noodle is cut into small pieces and wrapped around seaweed. Must try!

As for payment options, they all major credit cards and cash.


We came to visit our Japanese friend in Kawagoe and her mother brought us here. The service was nice and the food delicious. According to my boyfriend who so loves zaru soba, the one from this restaurant is the best he has ever had. It's just around the corner of Kashiya Yokocho and you can easily walk here. Highly recommend if you are a soba lover!

By the way, though, I think you might need to book in advance and staff don't really speak English so you might have to ask someone to do it for you.


Good service mind, thanks for giving us a simple & delicious lunch


Visited on Sunday afternoon.
Since I had not made a reservation, I was initially told that there would be a long wait, but I was shown to a private room on the second floor.

It is best to make a reservation on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

The store is very quaint and has a good atmosphere.
There are two private rooms on the second floor.

Anyway, the duck soup bamboo steamer here is the best.
The duck and green onion are served on separate plates.
Anyway, duck is delicious.
The soup also contains duck meatballs, which is delicious.

The soba noodles are thin and refreshing, yet have a strong soba flavor and chewiness.

I also ordered the tempura platter separately.
The shrimp, kisu, eggplant, cod sprouts, butterbur, bamboo shoots and spring vegetables were excellent.

The sesame sauce has a rich and rich sesame flavor.

The service was very polite and the lunch was very satisfying.

Card payment supported.
Parking lot can accommodate 3 cars.

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