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Houtou Fudou, Kawaguchikokita Honten

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707 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0304, Yamanashi Prefecture
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+81 555-76-7800
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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

เอกลักษณ์ชามเด่นของร้านคืออุด้งผัก ที่เสิร์ฟด้วยหม้อไฟขนาดยักษ์ และช้อนเท่าทัพพี ขนาดใหญ่แบบนี้ แต่ราคาไม่แพงลย อุด้งเหนียวนุ่ม ที่น่าจะเป็น signature ของร้านนี้ มาพร้อมผักและเห็ดจัดได้ว่าเป็นเมนูเอกลักษณ์ท้องถิ่นที่อุดมไปด้วยวัตถุดิบเพื่อสุขภาพ และนำซุปที่แสนอร่อย มาเที่ยวเมืองนี้ไม่ควรพลาดเมนูนี้...ที่หาไม่ได้ในเมืองอื่นๆ ในญี่ปุ่น

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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Try this traditional dish for experience. Average taste but sufficiently tasty to have us finish our respective bowls. Each bowl looks large when served but it must be tasty enough for us to slowly finish it. Great ambience! Restaurant is just opposite the train station.

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Thank Johnfernandis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We came here as per hotel's recommendation. The place is crowded with international tourist. The restaurant have 5 items in the menu, all in Japanese, with the Hoto as the most popular one. There's nothing special, other than the meal consist of lots of vegetable, thus a healthy meal. It can feed 2 people. The inari sushi is average too,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

To understand the history of Yamanashi, and experience the people's way of living, Houtou is a must try traditional dish. This restaurant definitely did a good job to achieve that. The building had a long history itself, that was probably re-purposed from a warehouse in Edo-jidai (江戸時代). Inside, there were many paintings of Takeda Shingen and his 24 generals. They... More 

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Gifu, Japan
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

We came here coz of the reviews. There is not much choice in the menu. The houtou serving can be for two persons. Lots of vegetables but the taste was bland. There is no taste. My husband and son were disappointed. I was too. It does not taste like with miso or anything. We added pepper and it didn't help... More 

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Sydney
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

this restaurant specializes in locally made noodles served in a steaming cast iron hot pot .. it was a rainy and overcast day when we went there so it was a perfect lunch.. highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

As recommended by the hotel we're staying at, when took the bikes half way round the lake to arrive at the Houtou Fudou, North Kawaguchiko. Great bike ride, too, btw. The place is nice an rustic too, with some massive and unusual fish in quite a number of fish tanks. Well worth a visit, we thought. The place was empty,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

We came here based on recommendation on websites. However the food choices are very limited. There is only 1 main dish which is the Vegetarian Udon Noodles. However the portion is very huge and served with lots of vegetables and mushrooms. Pricing is average, tasting is alright, atmosphere is good.

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Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

We came here by accident, but were glad we did. The food is cheap and comes in a large, hot bowl. Udon noodle soup with vegetables. A big portion for the price. It's hot and probably better on a colder day than on a hotter day.

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Yokohama, Japan
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

At friend's recommendation we entered the futuristically shaped white building (seemingly a cloud, looking like an igloo) with a wolf's appetite. The choice was easy, the food arrived in huge cassels, steaming hot. Mouthwatering, vegetarian, portions generous enough to satisfy 4 hungry hikers (including a 6 years old) from 3 portions. We are looking forward to the next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 707 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0304, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Yamanashi Prefecture  >  Minamitsuru-gun  >  Fujikawaguchiko-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 555-76-7800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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