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Hoto Fudo, Kawaguchiko Ekimae

3631-2 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 555-72-5560
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“noodles” (50 reviews)
“soup” (21 reviews)
“hot pot” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3631-2 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Price a but steep as though the serving is large there is not much ingredients to go with the noodles. But feel good to have a large pot of soup on a cold day. Directly opp the train station and have many tables. Good environment.

Thank CailingTang
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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,...More

Thank 1mightymouse
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank TYee T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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,...More

Thank LovEak2552
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

Thank Yue Ching C
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...More

Thank Nalinrat K
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
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,...More

Thank Christynlee
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...More

Thank Viviana G
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this place near hotel Regina
2 December 2016|
Response from Chattyscrapper | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think Hotel Regina is along that same strip with lots of hotels, in which case it's close to the restaurant - within easy walking distance.
Where can I purchase houtou noodles in the United States?
5 September 2016|
Response from ngoc13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi KerieMeg, I have not personally been to the United States so I'm not certain where you can purchase houtou noodles. Best bet - head to Japan :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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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