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Kosaku Hoto Kosaku, Kawaguchiko

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$$ - $$$
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1638-1 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
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+81 555-72-1181
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb noodles. Very delicious and much more better than i expected. Value for money cos it's kinda big portion. Tempura was good too!

Thank jeeridyne c
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77 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beware this place can be packed and with people waiting. So if you are keen remember to write yourself up when you get there or get jumped in line. And you may have to wait a bit at the table because it is so busy. But once your order is in it takes no time for it to arrive. The... More 

Thank Johannes Sælsen N
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Don't miss it. Traditional Yamanashi pref. food gotten nowhere else. Sets have horse meat to eat with thanks. Just the Houtou is enough.

Thank Bob M
Arlington, Virginia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

When in Yamanashi, you must try Hoto noodles. This chain restaurant offers Hoto with affordable price in an quaint atmosphere. We arrived right around noon and had to wait about 15-20 mins but it was worth it. The menu is not big but it has everything that you should try while in Yamanashi. The dish comes in cast iron pot.... More 

1 Thank Aya T
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had our lunch here sitting at a traditionally low table with a hole under it to relax our legs. It is a nice dining room and we found the service to be pleasing. We had their signature dish "houtou noodles" which was delicious. The restaurant is easy to find after a short walk from a Red bus stop.

Thank dreumus
The Netherlands
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146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Pros: - Authentic Fuji region food and they tasted good. - It gave us the Japanese feeling of dining as the interior was somewhat of traditional style. A very interesting and nice experience. - Big enough to choose where you want to be seated. - Fast service. - Big parking area - English menu provided Cons: - Toilet is squatting... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We visited the area in August and was recommend this restaurant by our Hostel. We had the pumpkin Hoto and it was amazing. Good atmosphere and traditionally decorated. The employees knew a little English which was helpful and there were a few tourists in there but not many so we could have a good chat!

Thank amordecai
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were a bit sceptic when we first read about big tourist busses being unloaded here and expected something of a drive through atmosphere. When we got there in the evening, there were no tourist busses and we also really liked the atmosphere inside the huge cabin like dining hall with Japanese style tables. The food was really tasty, had... More 

Thank Philipp F
South San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stumbled upon this place, but had a very nice meal. Portion was good, we ordered Tonkatsu with our Houtou and everything was really good!

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to find: it has a waterwheel out front and is the size of a supermarket. Traditional seating, only a few have a footwell to make things more comfortable. We had Pumpkin, Mushroom and Seafood hoto; all I could say is it's a good thing I like pumpkin since there were large pieces in all three dishes. Plenty of different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1638-1 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Yamanashi Prefecture  >  Minamitsuru-gun  >  Fujikawaguchiko-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 555-72-1181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?