Where do you go after enjoying an onsen (hot spring) in Hakone? You'd probably like to go eat something delicious. Photos of food usually help people decide which restaurant to visit. In that vein, here's a list of restaurants whose photos of food look inviting and very tasty!
1. Il Miraggio
Their [Roast Beef] is sure to be delicious! At this restaurant, you can enjoy seasonal changes in the scenery while having your fill of creative French cuisine that makes the most of seasonal vegetables. The chef, who trained and worked in France, delivers a perfect balance between visually brilliant presentation and delicate flavors.
Enjoy the tradition and elegance at this French restaurant, whose heritage comes from being in business since 1923.
This is the chef who makes creative French cuisine that pushes the ingredients' original flavors to their limits.
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (closes at 3:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (by reservation only, phone ahead)
Average price: [Dinner] 7,150 JPY plus tax / [Lunch] 2,770 JPY plus tax
Access: If going by bus, get off at Hakone Hotel-mae bus stop. If going by car, take the Tomei-Gotemba Interchange to Prefectural Road 138, and then get on Route 75. Located shortly after passing Hakone Sekisho.
Address: 65, Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
2. Yamahiko Zushi
Their [Yamahiko Nigiri] is delicious! Most of their fish is caught each morning from Sagami Bay (Sagami-wan). Since they cater for ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) and ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurants) in Hakone, they favor high-quality neta (topping of nigiri zushi (hand-formed sushi)). As there is no middle man, they offer their food at very reasonable prices.
This restaurant has a comfortable, at-home atmosphere that you won't find at other places.
Since initially being drawn to the stance, work, and technique of Japanese chefs, he has been dedicating all his efforts towards sushi for 35 years.
: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: WednesdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY *Your choice of nigiri zushi will be at market price! / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY *Lunch-exclusive non-alcoholic beer is now being sold for 350 JPY (usual price is 450 JPY)Access
: 1 minute walk from the Miyagino bus stop. Take the bus from Hakone-Yumoto Station.Address
: 635-1, Miyagino, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, KanagawaMore Details
3. Kurumi no Mi
Their [Yaki-pan Curry] tastes absolutely amazing! The spacious interior, homey atmosphere, outstanding location where you can marvel at Daimonji Mountain (Daimonji-yama), and affordable menu that offers quality on a par with a restaurant - all of these factors make this place so comfortable that you won't notice the time passing!
It has a spacious interior and homey atmosphere, and is in a superb location for admiring Daimonji Mountain.
It has an extensive menu of selections that children will love.
Kurumi no Mi
: [Saturday, Sunday] 11:00 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Tuesday - Friday] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) *Food L.O. is at 8:00 pmClosed
: Every Monday and third Tuesday of the monthAverage price
: [Dinner] 800 JPY / [Lunch] 700 JPYAccess
: If arriving by bus, take the Hakone Tozan Bus heading to Kojiri-Togendai and get off at Miyagino Eigyosho-mae. The restaurant will be right in front of you. If arriving by train, it’s a 10-minute walk from Gora Station.Address
: 2F, Kobe Bldg., 617, Miyagino, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, KanagawaMore Details
4. Hakone Sengokubara Chinese Restaurant Taigen
They sure have some yummy [Liver Nira Itame] (stir-fried liver and garlic chives)! This is a Chinese restaurant where you can enjoy elegant flavors and beautiful scenery. One of the appeals is the pick-up and drop-off service anywhere within Sengokubara-shi. Make use of it at your hotel, the golf course, your home, or wherever else you ask them!
The space can be converted into private rooms by putting up partitions.
The chef brings out the elegant umami (Japanese savory taste) of dishes by using all of his accumulated knowledge and skills.
Hakone Sengokubara Chinese Restaurant Taigen
: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: ThursdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,200 JPY / [Lunch] 1,100 JPYAccess
: From Otomeguchi bus stop, it's a 3-minute walk along National Route 138 towards Kintoki Shrine.Address
: 1181, Sengokubara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, KanagawaMore Details
5. Auberge Au Mirador
Come here to taste some delicious [Odawara no Meigara-gyu no Caviar Jitate] (branded beef from Odawara with caviar)! This incredibly tender and juicy steak has a crispy outside. The chef-owner that continues to lead the way into the world of French cuisine, Noboru Katsumata, prepares this superb dish. You will be awestruck just by looking at it!
Auberge Au Mirador
: 11:40 am - 2:00 pm (L.O.), 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O.)Average price
: From 30,001 JPYAddress
: 159-15, Moto-hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, KanagawaSource
: hitosara (Japanese)
6. Aura Tachibana
Taste the delicious flavor of their [Suzuki no Sauté] (sauté of Japanese sea bass)! This is a long-established ryokan that has been in Hakone-Yumoto for 66 years. They obtain plenty of local ingredients and use simple flavors with ample portions. You can enjoy how the food is presented on simple white plates. The ryokan has a good reputation as well, so why not stay there?
: NoneAverage price
: 20,001 JPY - 30,000 JPYAccess
: Hakone-Yumoto StationAddress
: 574, Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, KanagawaSource
: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.