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6-10 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
+81 267-42-0009
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (7 reviews)
“cold soba” (8 reviews)
“duck” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6-10 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Kawakamien because of good comment. Thought it was a traditional restaurant because of its name and food. Yet, it was a modern restaurant. We tried the famous cold soba with prawn. Delicious. Around 2000yen with 2 big tempura prawn and vegetable. Other food such...More

Thank 922Alexis
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We ended up eating here basically as it was only one of the few places open after 8pm. L.O 9.00pm The town is dead in the evening after about 6pm (well certainly in November it is) Food is good and very tasty. We had a...More

Thank HK_Phoey
Reviewed 27 November 2017

There are two Kawakamians in Karuizawa.We had tried both for lunch. They serve slightly different menus and both are good. Relax atmosphere and good food.But prepare for the long wait for a table.

Thank Kimcheemiso
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Generally overpriced Although with great atmosphere Food was not so amazing If I could choose to try again, I would suggest do not order the hot soba Maybe the cold ones would taste better

Thank 郁瑾 鄭
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Menu was wide. Very good and fresh food. All tasty. Came here for dinner with group of friends and price was reasonable.

Thank Sally401
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Service is prompt and brisk. The tempura batter was light and crispy . Love the soba. Paid about US 16-17 for a meal. Worth a visit . Always a queue.

Thank GraceN17
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is a large spacious restaurant focussed on serving mainly soba noodles and tempura. Expect very long queues at lunchtime. Very yummy, delicious prawns and vegetables, but the batter of the tempura was a little too thick n hard. The meal was most enjoyable, and...More

Thank Haebee
Reviewed 13 September 2017

after a good 15-20mins walk from Karuizawa station, Kawakamian is at the entrance of Kyu Karuizawa (1 street before you reach the shopping street) Do come early to avoid the queue! We came here for lunch and order the cold soba 天せいろ - 上 (Ten...More

Thank aychuen
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We were looking for Japanese food in Harunire Terrace so this is the obvious choice for us. It's around 1:30pm when we arrived and we need to wait for 10 mins before we had a seat as the restaurant was full. The restaurant is specialised...More

Thank Lunasolhk
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It's famous, reasonably traditional & a classic of the area so it's hard to pass up for a visit. We queued for about 10 minutes & they moved people through quickly. The food is good, not amazing and probably a bit expensive for what it...More

Thank kieran r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-10 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitasaku-gun  >  Karuizawa-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 267-42-0009
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