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Japanese: Ramen

Somen Dokoro Surusuru Description

Located in Nara, Somen Dokoro Surusuru offers a unique dining experience blending traditional Japanese noodle dishes with Italian influences. The restaurant's specialty lies in its exquisite selection of somen noodles, known for their delicate texture and ability to absorb flavors perfectly.

Step into the cozy ambiance of Somen Dokoro Surusuru and embark on a culinary journey that combines the best of both Japanese and Italian cuisines. Indulge in their signature somen dishes, expertly prepared to tantalize your taste buds with a harmonious blend of flavors. From classic somen noodle soups to innovative somen pasta creations, each dish is a work of art that showcases the chef's creativity and dedication to culinary excellence.

What sets Somen Dokoro Surusuru apart is its commitment to offering a truly unique dining experience that celebrates the beauty of fusion cuisine. Whether you're a fan of traditional Japanese flavors or crave a taste of Italy, this restaurant is sure to delight your senses and leave you craving for more.

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Somen Dokoro Surusuru Overview


19 Gangōjichō, Nara, Nara 630-8332


+81 (0) 742-23-6435


15 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station

Operating Hours

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

Payment methods

Cash, AMEX

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Somen Dokoro Surusuru Reviews

Somen Dokoro Surusuru Google Average Rating



Very good traditional Japanese noodle! Must try...


Get the seabream cream noodle soup. Superb. If you get the combo meal, it comes with 3 appetizers, a hot tea, and a dessert. The appetizers at the time was a salad with mayo dressing, it was fine. The pickled veggies marinated in tomato juice tasted weird, it was too sweet and felt like I was eating legumes from a can. The "head cheese" or pate was too dry in my opinion, but I'm surprised they have pate in Nara or Japan in general.
My partner got the pork broth noodle soup, it was too salty in both of our opinion. But the seabream cream noodle soup was perfect. I highly recommended if you want to try something different and delicate. It was probably one of the best broth I've ever had in a long time.
Also the restaurant is in a renovated traditional home, platform tatami, stone garden courtyard, just a great calm experience overall.


You have to wait a little bit but it’s worth it!


Ohmygoodness this place was such a delight. Tatami style restaurant with a view into a beautiful little Japanese garden. They do have a counter to sit at as well. And the food is so unbelievably good. We got the lunch sets with the cream somen and the tomato somen. A must when visiting Nara.


Fantastic restaurant. Great food, reasonably priced set menus and very relaxed setting for a lunch

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