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6-10 Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103 , Nagano Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 267-42-0009
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stop over at Harunie Terrace for a break and have a fabulous lunch at Kawakamien. We have the tempura soba and the two big prawns together with other tempura offerrings were really fresh and it is certainly value for money. I like the cold soba though my partner were struggling to finish the meal due to the large portion.... More 

Thank hcj_13
Melbourne, Australia
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182 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to queue for about 15 minutes to get in on a weekday at lunch time. I had the duck soba and hubby had the tempura soba. Both were good which for me means a good bite and not too soft. Mine was a little salty with 3 pieces of thinly sliced duck breast; hubby thinks they did a... More 

Thank The_Savvy_Glutton
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch and ordered the tempura soba. The noodle portion isn't huge so one can manage the noodles and the tempura...which is crunchy and perfect..no soggy or greasy tempura from the kitchen here. The two big prawns are presented beautifully..along with several vegetables. You also get a parking validation so you can browse the shops... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very good location but limited parking at this Harunire terrace . Good service. Good portion and very fresh .

Thank Miki Y
Hong Kong
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lunch menu is mostly cold or hot soba with a good selection of appetisers. Friendly staff and they understand enough English to make it quite easy for tourists.

Thank HomelessSu
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love their roast duck, fried veggies, beef stew and cold soba. The shrimp tempura wasn't as fresh as some other good restaurants. Ambience is very relaxing, nice artwork, service can be better. Overall impressive and pleasantly surprised.

Thank whc_bkk
Baar, Switzerland
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237 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We came here after some cycling around town, and wanted to chill on a hot day in Karuizawa. This place have outside terrace which suited us. We ordered a cold soba with tempura and also a grilled duck meat. I have to say having cold soba on a hot day was superb! And it's almost perfect in taste and texture.... More 

Thank Alexjoey
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by a nearby shopkeeper. It's a fusion type restaurant, no sushi or sashimi on menu but has a wide range of unusual appetisers. 1st time I have tried oiled oysters - they were huge and tasty and the appetiser portion was large. The tempra lotus root, beef, grilled chicken and giant clam stew were delicious too. The... More 

Thank Aloise L
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Had the best combination for a chilly weather: hot soba, sake and mother of all tempuras! Overlooking the rivet and a nice terrace for spring and summer.

Thank EccentricDrill
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Yummilicious lunch, go for the Tempura with cold soba option with two prawns at Y1940. Tried the duck meat in warm soup option also not bad.

Thank donc378

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-10 Karuizawa, Kitasaku-gun, Karuizawa-machi 389-0103, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitasaku-gun  >  Karuizawa-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 267-42-0009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?