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Sobasyubou Zen

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Japanese: Soba

Sobasyubou Zen Description

Sobasyubou ZEN is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Nagano, Japan, offering a delightful culinary experience centered around the traditional Japanese soba noodles. As you step into the restaurant, you are greeted by a serene ambiance that transports you to the tranquil countryside of Japan. The decor is minimalistic yet elegant, reflecting the simplicity and authenticity of the cuisine they serve.

What sets Sobasyubou ZEN apart is their dedication to perfecting the art of soba-making. Each strand of noodle is handcrafted with precision and care, resulting in a texture that is unmatched. Their menu boasts a variety of soba dishes, from classic hot noodles in a savory broth to refreshing cold noodles served with a flavorful dipping sauce. For those looking to explore beyond soba, the restaurant also offers a selection of small plates and sides that complement the main star of the show. Whether you are a soba aficionado or a curious food enthusiast, Sobasyubou ZEN promises a dining experience that celebrates the essence of Japanese cuisine.

Sobasyubou Zen Overview


3020-49 Hokujō Hakuba, Kitaazumi District, Nagano 399-9301


+81 (0) 261-72-3637


23 minute walk from Hakuba Station

Operating Hours

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

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Sobasyubou Zen Reviews

Sobasyubou Zen Google Average Rating



My favourite japanese restaurant in Hakuba ! Typical japanese meal, super good and warmly after a ski day.

You can be sitting on the floor or at the counter. I’ve stayed on the floor to experience the way japanese are traditionally eating in Japan.

The tea they serve you is very good, made with soba, and you can also buy to make at home.

I had a huge bowl of soba which was delicious, charcoal scallop and tofu.
Very good food !

I advice you to make a booking before going. I was alone, and lucky on that day, but it is highly recommended to book !


This restaurant serves excellent soba, both cold and hot. It was really delicious and the tempura was amazing as well. We ordered other side dishes like their tofu, garlic octopus and fried chicken. For a guy who doesn’t even bother ordering soba and let alone cold soba, thanks to this restaurant and its excellent food, I am now a true believer of it.

Absolutely worth it and both the service and atmosphere was excellent as well. Lives up to what we know as true Japanese hospitality. I would recommend that you make reservations before going to the restaurant as it can get quite busy and packed.


We had a wonderful time at Zen. Other than soba, all the other dishes were amazing. Tatami mat seating, warm and cosy environment with english speaking staff and menu. Ring bell for service. Reservations a must. if you have a big group you'll get a private room with sliding doors.

We come here yearly and reservations can be made via email. Superb sake


Shop open at 5.30pm, reached at 5.40pm. 3rd in waiting list. It was 7pm when we finally got invited in.


We were told that this was one of the best restaurants in Hakuba... and it lived up to the reputation. It was very good. We all got the tempura set. The tempura pieces were delicious dipped in the broth.
I recommend making a reservation as they are very busy.

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