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Soba Restaurant Uzuraya

Local buckwheat is ground in the middle of winter and preserved in a freezer, which adds a special flavor to their soba noodles.

Soba Restaurant

This beloved restaurant in front of Togakushi Shrine’s Chusha Hall often has customers standing in line. They get buckwheat from local growers, grind it in the middle of winter when it is matured and flavorful, and preserve it in a freezer at -4°F. The savory flour is brought out on-demand and made into fresh soba noodles by skilled chefs. Customers commend the fresh taste and chewy texture.

The restaurant recommends the simplest form of tasty buckwheat, Zaru soba for 880 yen. Noodles are separated into bite-size pieces in the hoof shape on a round plate - a traditional Togakushi serving style has 5 pieces according to the Togakushi Shrine’s five halls. Enjoy them with the tempura made of seasonal ingredients and local liquors.

Other popular dishes include Miyama-Oroshi, cold noodles with grated daikon radish and tempura, and fluffy and chewy Sobagaki made of 100% local buckwheat.

Highlights

  • The soba restaurant by Togakushi Shrine’s Chusha Hall. Fans stand in line for a taste.
  • The Local ingredient is obtained in the middle of winter and preserved in a freezer for the best flavor.
  • Skilled chefs knead, shape and cut noodles by hand.
  • Famous for Zarusoba served in 5 bite sizes after the five Togakushi shrines.
  • Miyama-Oroshi and Sobagaki are among the popular dishes.

Photos

  • Zaru soba

    Zaru soba

  • Miyama-Oroshi

    Miyama-Oroshi

  • Sobagaki

    Sobagaki

  • Exterior

    Exterior

  • Interior

    Interior

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Details

Name in Japanese
蕎麦処 うずら家
Postal Code
381-4101
Address
3229 Togakushi, Nagano City, Nagano
Telephone
026-254-2219
Holiday
Wednesdays (If falls on a holiday, the previous day. During winder, Tue-Wed or Tue-Thur)
Hours
10:30am-4:00pm (When ingredients run out, the store closes)
Budget
1,000 yen
Directions
From Hokuriku Shinkansen, Nagano Station, ride the bus bound for Togakushi Campground for an hour and get off at Togakushi Chusha. The restaurant is nearby.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)