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Yabu Soba

$$ - $$$
6-9-16 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3831-4728
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (2 reviews)
“soba noodles” (2 reviews)
“english menu” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
6-9-16 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch. You can eat one of traditional/casual Japanese noodle called Soba. You can see how to make noodle through the window. Actually this noodle only you can eat has a good quality. I recommend to visit for lunch. Please order "Seiro" ....More

Thank 顕 山
Reviewed August 25, 2017

A bit difficult to locate this restaurant but once in Ameyokocho Ueno, just ask any local people. The restaurant was small itself but there was many people lining to wait for their turns to dine in. Service was quick and thoughtful, served by friendly women....More

Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Was just here 2 weeks ago. I asked the staffs for their best seller and ordered as recommended, the simple cold buckwheat noodles. Very good in taste. There was no queue when I came so I was seated immediately. Staffs are very accommodating and good...More

Thank Xianz90
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Handmade noodles on site. Both the duck and prawn tempura dishes were delicious. Short wait out the front, but definitely worth it. Inside is really nice, and service is really good.

Thank Jamokath
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

You cannot go wrong with a soba place where they make the noodles right in front of you. I had to wait 10 min outside and boy I would wait longer if I had too. I decided to deviate from the English menu an order...More

Thank Johan C
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Usual victim of Lonely Planet attention - Pretty average and over priced food! The English language menu is limited and the prices are quite a lot higher than most soba places. It was also quite cold in the restaurant. Good to see the chef making...More

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Like many people I spotted this in the Lonely Planet book and I was not disappointed. It's quite small and there was a queue but the noodles are very fresh and tasty. Price a bit on the high side for what you get but I...More

Thank aniceglassofred
Reviewed April 6, 2016

We stopped at Yabu Soba for lunch on the advice of Lonely Planet when in busy Ameyoko market. It took some effort to find it - LP says to look for the black granite sign saying "Since 1892." We were certainly glad to find it...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ver local, not touristy. Staff is very helpful to non Japanese speaks; although limited English. Had a very nice time.

Thank David B
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place is in lonely planet and by a miracle I found it. Great selection. Soba made on premises and been there since 1892. I went for the basic simple dish and it was fantastic.

1  Thank anniegirlie
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$27 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-9-16 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
  • Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3831-4728
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