A stone's throw from Zenkō-ji on Nakamise-dōri, unassuming Marusei serves soba and tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlets) among other dishes; the generous Marusei bentō (boxed meal; ¥1350) lets you try both.
This establishment has been serving seiro-mushi (ingredients steamed in a wood and bamboo box) for over 150 years. The standard is monzen seiro-mushi (local beef and vegetables). For dessert, try kuri-an cream (ches…
Part of a ramen chain growing in popularity, this branch a short walk from Nagano Station is always heaving with diners slurping away at the miso-ey goodness. Expect to wait a few minutes for a spot at the counter.
Chunky ramen bowls and mouth-watering tezukuri (handmade) gyōza (dumplings) are dished out year-round in this 30-seat Chinese eatery.