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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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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30 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice soba restaurant in the middle of Karuizawa. Today I try hot tempura soba in cold and windy day. Very nice place

Thank Sirianong_sirine
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232 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Kawakamian is in the Hoshino resorts area of Karuizawa. The restaurant specializes in soba. The specialty meal was soba (hot or cold) served with Tempura, which was what I had (hot noodles is served in soup). Portion is decent and food is delicious. Pricing is not as cheap, perhaps due to location.

Thank SipsTea
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58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Both my husband and I love soba. So when google recommends this place, we go to try lunch there. The restaurant is well decorated. It looks very cozy. I order seasonal menu - oyster tempura with cold soba - and my husband goes for cold soba with duck dipping. We are both very happy with our food and plan to... More 

Thank syuvej
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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194 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

1 Thank readytogoJapan
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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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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

1 Thank whc_bkk
Baar, Switzerland
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246 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?