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2-2-15 Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 263-33-6444
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Thu - Tue 11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Couldn't find the other restaurants recommended by our agents. So went to the one we could find which agent said specialised in tempura. All they did, I'm sure is microwave some leftovers from lunch. That can't have had a chef on duty. Batter soggy and wet. That's not tempura! Sashimi starter looked stale and soft. Rice probably warmed up. Left... More 

Thank PaulandIrene
Brisbane, Australia
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427 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Enjoys lunch. Excellent vegetable tempura. Sashimi and sushi very fresh . Allow plenty of time as the kitchen is small. Good service.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Olinda, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

My partner and I stayed at Ryokan Nunoya in Matsumoto last night (6/2/16) and were recommended Kura for sushi. So we went and decided on the Keiseki meal. They have 3 levels od Keiseki and we opted for the highest level. Each course was very good; carefully arranged sashimi, lovely chawan mushi, tender tempura, and a great selection of sake.... More 

Thank Cath L
London, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I dined twice in this restaurant, which is in a reconstructed traditional building next to the Parco department store with a pleasant ambiance. There's an English menu. I thought the sushi and tempura pretty good, and the pricing quite reasonable (compared with Tokyo at least).

Thank beijingduck
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Visited Kura based on Lonely Planet, left a bit disappointed. While we did get to eat basashi (horse sashimi), the additional sushi set we ordered was average quality.

Thank N3wtr
Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We visited here off the back of the lonely planet recommendation. The sashimi we had to start was, to be fair pretty decent, though not up to the standards set by many other places we've eaten. We both had tempura afterwards which was, frankly the worst attempt at tempura I've eaten either in our two weeks in Japan, or anywhere... More 

1 Thank SaintsDJ
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

Kura is a nice restaurant to dine in with a pleasant atmosphere. The food however, is only average. I had the sashimi and tempura set dinner. The sashimi was very good quality as was the tempura, but it wasn't any better than I get at home in Australia. I have had much better in other parts of Japan. I came... More 

2 Thank bluebotty
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199 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

A quiet little place that's centrally located. Service was OK but not noteworthy, and I whilst I didn't order the deluxe tempura and sashimi selection, that's what I got - but as I don't speak any Japanese, I can't complain, and the food was nice. I am not quite sure what it was that made me knock off some blobs... More 

2 Thank holidayqueen21
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Having read previous reviews we were disappointed with our evening. On arrival the gentleman was very courteous and helpful. However the lady that served our table was not very helpful. Her service was slow and her general attitude poor. Others had their orders taken before us and to make matters worse others also had their courses delivered before us even... More 

2 Thank wad6x
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The Japanese Dinner on the menu is worth a try. It comprises tempura, sashimi, miso soup, pickles and rice. Everything tastes so good :))

Thank ElizabethLim94

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:45 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-2-15 Chuo, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto
  • Phone Number: +81 263-33-6444

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