Top 10 restaurants in Odawara, Japan

August 23, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Odawara is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2015, the city had an estimated population of 194,672, and a population density of 1,710 persons per km². The total area is 113.79 km².
Things to do in Odawara

1. Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village

245 Kazamatsuri, Odawara 250-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Japanese, Seafood Lunch, Brunch HK$71 - HK$149 +81 465-22-3191
Excellent
21%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 227 reviews

Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village

The Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village is an unique destination featuring Kamaboko (a traditional Japanese seafood) and fun Japanese culinary experiences that allow you to make, eat, and learn about this popular Japanese food. In addition to the hands on experiences, there is more to explore and discover here. There are a Kaiseki restaurant, buffet styled cafe using local seafood and vegetables, a Kamaboko bar, the Hakone brewery, 200-year-old Japanese buildings, Japanese garden, shops with free samples, and even the Kamaboko museum where you can make your own Kamaboko!

Reviewed By Elena_Woo - Singapore, Singapore

Not say one of my favorite places but definitely somewhere u can get nice bites while in Odawara. Been here on a day tour by Club Tourism to Mt. Fuji, hence I feel it's worth it :)

2. Elenna Gosso

245 Kazamatsuri | Suzuhiro Kamaboko Village, Odawara 250-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Seafood, Fusion, Japanese Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch HK$47 - HK$165 +81 465-23-7373
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Elenna Gosso

Farm to table buffet restaurant in Odawara. Choose from more than fifty local dishes and our famous Kamaboko which is a traditional Japanese seafood products. Our chefs go to the local Odawara fish market and local farmers deliver their fresh seasonal vegetables. Our popular dishes are cooked with both Japanese and fusion recipes. We brew our popular Hakone beer in the same complex called Kamaboko Village, using the Hakone mountain spring water. You can choose an all-you-can-drink beer option for an extra charge. One minute’s walk away from Kazamatsuri station of Hakone Tozan line (Odakyu line), two stations away from both Odawara station and Hakone Yumoto station.

Reviewed By BambooHiker - Tokyo, Japan

Elenagosso is a part of the interesting Kamaboko Village in Odawara. It is located between Odawara and Hakone so a convenient stop for anyone passing through. We stopped to try the kamaboko making experience and had a great time. While we waited for our finished products to cook we ate lunch here. The prices were reasonable and the selection was great. It gave us an opportunity to try different products and learn about the different tastes and flavors of the local food. And the BIG highlight was that Suzuhiro also brews the local craft beer next door! We had a wonderful local pilsner with our lunch and would like to have tried the others if we had more time.
The staff were very nice and communicated well. The food was excellent and atmosphere welcoming. Highly recommended for those on their was to or from Hakone. You will most likely pass it on your way from Odawara to Hakone anyway.

3. Unagitei Tomoei

122 Kazamatsuri, Odawara 250-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations Japanese, Seafood Lunch, Brunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 465-23-1011
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Unagitei Tomoei

Reviewed By Inex P - Perth, Australia

Tomoei Eel is a Michelin Star unagiya located in Hakone and they specialised in serving the freshwaster blue eel. In fact, when we went there, they only asked whether we wanted the unaju* (grilled eel with sweet soy sauce) or shirayaki (grilled eel seasoned with salt). I think most tourists went there just to eat the eel!
We didn't make any booking at all and went there on a whim. I listed this restaurant in my itinerary but it wasn't a must-visit place for us. After we hired our Nissan Cube, we had some free time to kill before our onsen session. Since we didn't book, we were told that there was a 40 minutes waiting time. We said yes and walked around the Hakone area for a bit.
The eel that Tomoei used is always prepared on the day when you order it. They use spring water from 100m underground to cook their food. The spring water that they used is of the same quality with the one that sake Breweries use called Miyamizu. Miyamizu is high in calcium and low in iron. The Yaizu's Freshwater eels are always kept in a 15.8 degree Celcius water.
I ordered the unaju which came with a bowl of kimosui (eel liver in clear soup) and otsukemono (pickled vegetables). The smell of the sweet soy sauce really filled the room when I opened my bento box. My unagi was so plump, tender and butterflied perfectly! This dish was so perfect with some sansho (Japanese pepper). My all-eel meal (una-zukushi) was very satisfying.
I think Hubby was a bit jealous of my dish but he was entertained with the mini crab on top of his plain shirayaki. The shirayaki was really interesting to eat especially with only light soy-dipping sauce and wasabi on the sides. We could taste the smoky and smoothness of the flesh but since both of us weren't eel purists, we definitely liked the unaju better.
The restaurant is really easy to find because it's located at Odawara entrance to Hakone area. If you're unsure, Google Maps will be able to guide you there. There are two car parks available for the customers. One is located right in front of the restaurant while the other one located right across the restaurant. There's a crossing bridge that you can use to walk from point A to B.
One thing to remember is that they don't have credit card facility at the restaurant. The facility was removed so they can keep the price down for their customers. There will be days that they run out of eels as well and unfortunately you can't call and make a booking. So it'll be better if you come earlier or just be there when they open the restaurant.
Tomoei Eel opens from 11 AM - 6 PM on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. They also open every Monday and Tuesday from 11 AM - 7 PM.
Explanation: * If unadon is eel over rice in a bowl then unaju is eel over rice in a box :-)

4. Uiro

1-13-17 Honcho, Odawara 250-0012, Kanagawa Prefecture Cafe Dinner HK$63 - HK$71 +81 465-24-0560
Excellent
21%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
34%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Uiro

Reviewed By ゴリラさま - 神奈川

たまたま通りかかって、お城の外観に惹かれて中へはいりました。試食もたくさんありますが、ういろうが名物とのことで1つ購入。また食べたいという思いには至りませんでした。ヘルシーな甘さでしたが。

5. Hakonebekari

Shiroyama, Odawara 250-0045, Kanagawa Prefecture Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 465-20-1126
Excellent
17%
Good
66%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Hakonebekari

Reviewed By geniegal - Melbourne, Australia

We arrived around 11 ish and decided to look for somewhere to eat before buying our passes and heading for Hakone-Yumoto. The Hakone Bakery looked inviting and more importantly had a few tables outside where we could sit with our luggage. We decided to have pizza and were pleasantly surprised. The crust was light and crunchy and it wasn't swamped with a thousand ingredients. The coffee was good and in a decent size cup. We had 2 pizzas and a coffee for ¥800 which was pretty good. They also have a choice of pastries if you prefer.

6. Himono Yamayasu Chokubai Turnpike

3-7-1 Hayakawa, Odawara 250-0021, Kanagawa Prefecture Seafood Lunch, Dinner +81 465-20-1137
Excellent
36%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Himono Yamayasu Chokubai Turnpike

Reviewed By kいち - Nasu-gun, Japan

伊豆の帰りには必ず立ち寄ります。
干物の種類も多くどこの土産屋よりも安く、そして肉厚でとても美味しいです。
お土産に自宅用にといつも買い込みますが、小さな店内はいつも混雑していてゆっくり買い物する雰囲気ではありません。
店の外には試食用の七輪が2台置いてありますが、今回も厚顔無恥な家族が占拠していて近付けませんでした。
箱根でもこのセルフ焼きの試食形態を見かけますが、1~2切れ食べたら他の人に譲るようなマナーの良い人ばかりではないのがとても残念です。

7. Warabesaigyodo

1-5-4 Hayakawa, Odawara 250-0021, Kanagawa Prefecture Seafood Dinner, Lunch HK$71 - HK$220 +81 465-22-4858
Excellent
31%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Warabesaigyodo

Reviewed By zakchapman - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

It was my first time here, the location is interesting near to see Port, I ordered two plates, one is Seafood's fry which I found it most delicious than Sashimi Don Recommend...

8. Norento Ajidarumaryoriten

2-1-30 Honcho, Odawara 250-0012, Kanagawa Prefecture Reservations Japanese, Seafood, Sushi Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 465-22-4128
Excellent
12%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 105 reviews

Norento Ajidarumaryoriten

Reviewed By Maitheng - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Our first Sushi in Japan and in this gorgeous place. It was quite crowded. The outside entrance looks more like entering a temple with its heavy wooden decoration yet as you enter it becomes very simple...a bit like a big canteen but all the tables were made of solid wood. The food was fresh and very tasty. I love sushi any day but not everything. In fact I much prefer Sashimi, without the rice which is quite filling. Here we had a good selection of both.

9. Zen

2-1-29 Higashicho, Odawara 250-0003, Kanagawa Prefecture Japanese, Sushi Lunch, Dinner +81 465-32-7001
Excellent
19%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Zen

Reviewed By taiyodayo

dropped by for a quick sushi on our drive back from hakone.
turns out it is a sushi-french cuisine!
foods are cheap but superbly cooked with finest ingredients. brlliant selection of beer, wine and cheese too.
the extremely friendly and entertaining owner speaks good english. highly recommended!
please note, no photos at the premise but they are happy to take a photo with you.
the photo is the roadside sign.

10. Hakone Soba Odawara

1-1-1 Shiroyama, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +81 465-20-1526
Excellent
20%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Hakone Soba Odawara

Reviewed By seafare74 - SF, California

We enjoyed a quick Soba Noodle lunch here in the Odawara Station. The service is fast and the prices and food good. They have both standing and Seating options.

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