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Houtou Fudou (Kawaguchiko Minami)

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1672-2 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 555-72-5011
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I were at Kawaguchiko from 7-9 Jul 2016 but this shop was not open at all. There was no signage or anything to suggest why it wasnt open. Nothing on their website as well. We even went to their next nearest branch which was 10mins away by bike but still not open. Will be nice if a... More 

Thank snowapple
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Very lovely restaurant with traditional style seating including tatami mats. Lose the shoes when you enter and enjoy the atmosphere! Food is very good, local style noodles in an amazing broth with different options for meat, fish or veggies. Includes lots of pumpkin pieces, dumplings, noodles and ofc the broth itself is quite delicious as well. Servings are pretty big,... More 

Thank Lorenz H
Morgantown, West Virginia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

"Houtou" is Japanese style chicken dumpling with miso soup without chicken. Yes it has lots of vegetables and pumpkin.

Thank Nako G
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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127 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was the first japanese styled/ ambiance restaurant that I visited in Japan. My family loved the food. especially the Japanese style seating. My kids also loved the various sweets that they had kept at the billing counter. We order two dishes which were filling for four people.

Thank SathyanathS
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194 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

if you like miso soup, and you also like udon, just eat it! especially that would be perfect t eat in winter...

Thank J359jncd
Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

As much as I enjoy a huge cauldron of hot hot noodles, I enjoy meat more, and wish that this dish had a more...carnivorous option :P otherwise, tasty

Thank BirdDovahkiin
Kuala Lumpur
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

Not the best noodle soup I had, but a great experience. Especially if you go eat a bowl with a Japanese friend. Thick soup with handmade noodles that will definitely fill your stomach full.

Thank Martin V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

The hot noodle come in a bowl with diameter only an inch less than a chopstick's length. Since it's too hot, we need to 'hang' the noodle several seconds before we put it to our mouth. Don't be too busy to cool it down, because the remaining noodle will absorb the soup and become almost twice thicker.

Thank yniav
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

The surroundings are very traditional, but the menu is very limited - The main dish in its various forms is very good - and large too. Impressive wood hall with ancient design pictures.

Thank dolphinm
Sunshine Coast Queensland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

This restaurant is hard to miss ... the owner has a whistle and a pair of roller blades and his frantic attempts to guide you into his car park as you round the corner make you want to stop to see what's going on even if you aren't hungry !! The signature dish - Hoto -is a local specialty -... More 

Thank Yandinagirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 9
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1672-2 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Yamanashi Prefecture  >  Minamitsuru-gun  >  Fujikawaguchiko-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 555-72-5011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?