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“A good filling meal”

Houtou Fudou (Kawaguchiko Minami)
Price range: $7 - $9
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Reviewed February 13, 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.

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Reviewed June 13, 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 - thick noodles and vegetables in a steaming iron pot brought to the table. The menu is in Japanese with pictures but beware ... our attempts to order were derailed when our dish arrived. We had ordered the cold version (hard to tell in the picture !!) , not very appealing on a cold day. The waitress returned with a hot pot in a few minutes after we explained our mistake with lots of sign language and smiles. We really enjoyed our meal, it was filling, tasty and inexpensive.

As the only foreigners in the place, the owner - who was now wearing a bright t-shirt with his face printed on the front and back - waved us to our car and then zipped off on his roller blades to escort a huge stretch limo (also with his face on it !) to the front door.
You can hire the limo if you have a large party and are in the immediate area. This guy
must have read all the "how to succeed in business " books - his approach is certainly unique and it does translate to customers through the door!

We had a car and found the restaurant on the northern shore of the lake close by the Kawaguchi-ko Art Museum. You can also access it from town by the local bus or a taxi and I think they have a smaller branch in town, though we didn't see it.

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