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Matsumoto Asian Station and Its Tasty Naan Bread and Curry

If you love naan bread, the best restaurant in Matsumoto to visit is Asian Station (松本アジアンステーション). Using a tandoor, the naan bread served in the restaurant will easily top the most delicious naan spots you have ever been to. The place, run by Nepalese, also has vegan and halal options, making it suitable for dining for people with different dietary requirements.

About Matsumoto Asian Station

Matsumoto Asian Station is just off the busy Nawate Street, close to Matsumoto Castle. The owner/chef is particular about only using natural spices in his cooking. Hence, expect a plate of healthy but incredible food when you dine at Matsumoto Asian Station. In addition, all menu items are very affordable, making it a must-go place for those who are budget conscious.

Service-wise, the restaurant usually keeps its customers well-attended. The staff here are considerate and friendly. Strike up a conversation with them; you will enjoy the chat. Conversing in English wouldn’t be a problem!

You shouldn’t need to queue. The table turnover rate is fast, partially due to the fast service. Dry ingredients for curry-making and Indian pickles are on the shelf for you to buy some to bring home for a curry party.

Dining at Matsumoto Asian Station

Because bean curry is a must in the Nepalese set menu, the restaurant’s bean curry is likely to be what you will enjoy the most. Besides the curry sets, order a couple of the single dishes to try out other types of Nepalese food. They also offer fusion dishes, such as curry udon. Udon noodles are usually added to curry soup in Japanese udon restaurants if you order a bowl of curry udon. However, the curry udon at Asian Station is more like a curry spaghetti!

Many more items are on the menu if you visit Matsumoto Asian Station at night. While it is more expensive to have dinner at Asian Station, the curry set can be as cheap as 1,000 yen. A full alcoholic and snack menu is available for dinner as well.

☛ Ask the staff to change the plain naan to other variations of naan bread. You might need to pay a little more, but it is worth it.
☛ Asian Station’s homemade miso vegetable salad dressing is refreshing and incredible.
☛ Ensure you order a cup of lassi if you like yogurt drink.

Matsumoto Asian Station’s Business Hours and Access Information

  • Matsumoto Asian Station is open from
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • 5 pm to 10 pm
  • The restaurant is a 10-minute walk from Matsumoto Station.

Discover Other Vegan-Restaurants in Matsumoto

Far away from Japan’s capital, Tokyo, Matsumoto is a vegan-friendly hidden gem. The city has a couple of restaurants that serve amazing vegan dishes. While most also serve meats and seafood, you will encounter some of the best vegan food here!

Explore the Fascinating Attractions in Matsumoto City

Click the photo to find out more about this gorgeous attraction!

Wonder what attractions in Matsumoto are worth your time? Check out our list of selected attractions in Matsumoto that you won’t want to miss out on.

There are a couple of places where you can source delicious natural water from in the city center, an art museum filled with Kusama Yayoi’s eye-opening contemporary artworks, places perfect for cherry blossom and fall foliage hunting, and a lot more!

For more information, please refer to our article on Matsumoto!

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