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Hoto Fudo, Kawaguchiko Ekimae

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3631-2 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
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+81 555-72-5560
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Los Angeles
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Japanese friends took me to Hoto Fudo (the one that looks like an igloo). The hoto was so very good and I just wished my stomach was bigger so I could have finished the whole bowl! While each restaurant has the same tasty offerings, I recommend going to the "igloo" one just because it's so unique inside.

Thank LovEak2552
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff couldn't speak English. We reached there at 12:30pm and there were a lot of people waiting at the entrance. There wasn't any line or queue number. The shop was under staffed. There were so many empty tables in the restaurant and yet no one was free to ask us to go in. Very lousy service. We decided to... More 

Thank Yue Ching C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family to this restaurant because they had good reviews. We had 5 adults and 1 baby. They didn't have seat for the baby and they didn't allow us to sit on the Tatami Mat. This is the only restaurant in Japan that had bad service on our 5 day trip. This restaurant had a custom that we... More 

Thank Nalinrat K
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had the standard Udon, as well as a stew and beancurd skin with rice. All delicious! Location really close to Kawabuchiko station so very convenient as well.

Thank kid s
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

this hoto fudo outlet is located directly across kawaguchiko station so it's really easy to find. We came here during winter and ordered a big bowl for both of us to share. The portion is really big so unless you can eat really a lot, I would recommend 2 person to share 1 bowl :) This is a great comforting... More 

Thank Christynlee
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We order two bowls for three pax. The texture of this houtou fudou is much more chewy than udon, if you like chewy things you will love this noodle taste, my son did :) The broth is thick and rich, serve with a very hot big bowl, dont miss it especially if you come to kawaguchiko in winter. Location is... More 

Thank Viviana G
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Simple menu. Eating the hontou gives distinctive and rich taste of miso. The cold soba was quite good too.

Thank Joe n
Kuala Lumpur
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Read about this noodle which sounded it is only available in Fujikawaguchi area. There are a few branches and we tried the outlet at Kawaguchiko Station. Choices from the menu are limited. This vegetarian noodle is served in big portion so 2 persons can share a bowl. Other than that there is nothing to shout about. Some local snack food... More 

Thank chanlil
George Town, Malaysia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Famous local specialty in Yamanashi Prefecture - right opposite Kawaguchiko station; there will be a lot of guest during meal hour. Please go there early or prepared to wait outside - but the queue waiting hour is acceptable. Houtou is flat udon noodles and vegetables, and a miso-based soup that is very rich and thick like a stew. Would recommend... More 

Thank kiasen
Seremban, Malaysia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Hoto noodles are best especially in the winter cold. Flavourful and sweet with fresh vegetables and pumpkin. Try the horse sashimi and braised pork innards too.

Thank Johnathan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3631-2 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Yamanashi Prefecture  >  Minamitsuru-gun  >  Fujikawaguchiko-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 555-72-5560

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