Hakone restaurants

Japanese in Chōkoku-no-Mori & Gōra

Itoh Dining by Nobu

Savour premium Japanese beef, cooked teppanyaki-style in front of you by the chef, at this elegant restaurant, an outpost of the celeb chef Nobu's dining empire. It's just uphill from Koenshimo Station on the funicu…
Chicken in Hakone-Yumoto


The 'Hakone lava' chicken over rice looks burnt to a crisp at this casual joint, but actually it's a juicy, tasty treat and simply a bit of gastronomic trickery. You can drink Hakone craft beer here, too, and nerds …
Sushi in Miyanoshita & Kowakidani


This friendly sushi shop is known for its aji-don (horse mackerel over rice). If you know how to fold an origami crane, ask to try their special challenge – using their impossibly small origami, fold a crane in unde…
Sushi in Chōkoku-no-Mori & Gōra


A few doors downhill from the Hakone Open-Air Museum, this friendly sushi place also does tasty chirashi-zushi (rice topped with assorted sashimi), and takeout boxes for picnics. Look for the yellow building with sm…
International in Hakone-machi & Moto-Hakone

Bakery & Table

There are several dining options at this lakeside venue with a footbath terrace outside. The take-away bakery is on the ground floor, a cafe is one floor up, and the restaurant serving fancy open sandwiches and crêp…
Japanese in Sōun-zan & Sengokuhara


Choose from a hodgepodge of Japanese favourites (tonkatsu, sashimi, curry rice) along with a few Western and even Chinese dishes in this retro family restaurant that's like dining in a late Showa-era (1970s) home.
Soba in Hakone-Yumoto


This serene riverside soba restaurant is perfect for a bite after visiting the neighbouring Tenzan Tōji-kyō onsen complex. Find it through an arched gate just beside the bridge. The chef speaks English.
Japanese in Miyanoshita & Kowakidani


Yamagusuri is a popular spot for substantial, healthy meal sets featuring tororo (grated yam) that you pour over barley and rice. The dining room overlooks the forested gorge below.