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Ueno Yabu Soba

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Japanese: Soba

Ueno Yabu Soba Description

Located in Tokyo, Ueno Yabu Soba is a hidden gem that specializes in traditional Japanese soba noodles. This charming restaurant offers a unique dining experience with its rustic decor and cozy atmosphere. As you step inside, you'll be transported to a traditional Japanese setting, complete with wooden furnishings and traditional artwork.

What sets Ueno Yabu Soba apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to preserving the authentic flavors of soba noodles. The soba noodles here are made in-house using high-quality buckwheat flour, resulting in a delicate and nutty flavor. Whether you prefer hot or cold soba, Ueno Yabu Soba has a variety of options to satisfy your cravings.

One of the must-try dishes at Ueno Yabu Soba is their signature Yabu Soba. This dish features a generous portion of soba noodles served in a flavorful broth, topped with thinly sliced green onions and tempura flakes. The combination of the chewy noodles and the rich broth creates a harmonious balance of flavors that will leave you craving for more.

In addition to their soba dishes, Ueno Yabu Soba also offers a selection of other traditional Japanese dishes, such as anago (saltwater eel) and various types of udon noodles. Whether you're a soba enthusiast or simply looking to explore the flavors of Japanese cuisine, Ueno Yabu Soba is a must-visit restaurant that will satisfy your cravings for authentic and delicious Japanese food.

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Ueno Yabu Soba Overview


6-chōme-9-16 Ueno, Taitung District, Tokyo 110-0005


+81 (0) 3-3831-4728


3 minute walk from Ueno Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-9:00PM
Mon: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-9:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, JCB

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted



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Ueno Yabu Soba Reviews

Ueno Yabu Soba Google Average Rating



Excellent soba shop next to the train station and the national museums. Has menus in English and you can pay with a credit card. Quiet. Food is delightful!


My wife likes Ramen. I like Soba and Ramen. A Soba place highly recommended so I must try. It was light. Sizes were good for tourists who liked to eat 4-5 meals a day🤣. No doubt the soup base is tasty, even it was clear but not blank at all. Soba noodles were a bit soft but full of flavour of soba. Atmosphere relaxing. Seating comfortable. I will go again next time in Tokyo. My wife still prefers Ramen with strong soup.


Good soba, great service. Ordered a mushroom hot soup soba and a tororo cold soba. Both are plant strong if not vegetarian. Too bad no yasai tempura soba. We just had sashimi dinner nearby but craved some carbs. So this was satisfying.

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