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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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Footscray, Australia
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520 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

after reading how they are famous for making their own houtou noodles, we arrived at this restaurant housed in an old building. it is a large restaurant, with lots of day light and good jazz music. it was a cold day, totally deserted at 1230pm, there were benches, table and chairs but we seated ourselves further in, at a single... More 

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Thank 1mightymouse
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fat flat noodles are too thick and fat to my liking but cold soba was great. Fried karaage was awesome!!!

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Thank TYee T
Los Angeles
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank LovEak2552
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Yue Ching C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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 

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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.

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Thank kid s
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
19 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 

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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 

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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.

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Thank Joe n
Kuala Lumpur
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 27
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?