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Yubadon Naokichi

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Yubadon Naokichi Description

Yubadon Naokichi is a hidden gem nestled in the charming town of Hakone Yumoto in Kanagawa. Specializing in tofu cuisine, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that celebrates the versatility and delicate flavors of tofu. One of their standout dishes is the Yubadon, a comforting bowl featuring silky yuba (tofu skin) served over a bed of steamed rice, topped with a savory sauce and fresh toppings.

The restaurant's serene ambiance and traditional decor create a peaceful setting for enjoying a meal that not only delights the taste buds but also nourishes the soul. With a menu that ranges from hearty tofu-based dishes to sweet treats, Yubadon Naokichi caters to both tofu enthusiasts and those looking to explore the diverse world of Japanese cuisine. Whether you're a tofu aficionado or simply curious to try something new, a visit to Yubadon Naokichi promises a memorable culinary journey through the rich flavors of Hakone.

Yubadon Naokichi Overview


696 Yumoto Hakone Town Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0311


+81 (0) 460-85-5148


3 minute walk from Hakone Yumoto Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-6:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

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Yubadon Naokichi Reviews

Yubadon Naokichi Google Average Rating



I hear this restaurant can be fully booked but luckily for us we were able to get a table. We arrived just before 5pm on a weekday. It was a cold day so we sat inside but they do have outdoor seating next to the river. We were not that hungry so my partner and I shared the soy milk skin omelet combo meal - 1800 yen with a side of fish cake - 650 yen.

Service was quick. After ordering, our food came out in less than 10 mins. The fish cake was large and cut into 4 pieces and the yuba dishes were all light tasting. There were a mix of hot and cold dishes and we enjoyed our meal.

They accept credit cards.


Kind and friendly staffs welcomed us to our seat. The first day we went we had to wait for 72 teams ahead of us.. so we went prior to the restaurant opening hour and managed to get 17th in line! Wow…! The tofu was SOOOO original (which was a little more than I can handle)! Everything was the same as the photo in the menu book. Right by the creek, it boasts sunshine and beautiful view. The last menu we ordered as dessert which is tofu red beans was sweet and so nice! I recommend it even if you may feel full prior to having it!


Awesome tofu restaurant. They have an English menu. The restaurant feels spacious and has good views of the trees and river. We enjoyed set 2 and set 3. For 4 adults, the total price for dinner was 10930 yen. The food came out quickly and everything tasted high quality.


Another stop on the Divorcee Tour, and this time Hakone is going to be the victim, another destination picked by the Avenger to bless women and men, and especially educate and motivate kids, and Yubadon as a first meal stop.

Your Avenger spoke several times to change his Diet, to a vegan diet, which he changed after we left the place.

The place is actually amazing, next to a river on the mountains, perfectly connected with Pete's Nature, ventilation and sound system astonishing, and of course a lot of people to greet your Divorcee friend on another physical appearance. This time even if someone wanted a piece of meat, meaning a piece of your God, they couldn't, since meat wasn't allowed, which it didn't prevent us from having a fantastic experience with a completely different meal.

Tea was offered to us multiple times and we had the chance to experiment with a completely new cuisine. It's just the lack of diversity of the menu that won't allow a 5 star from the Creator of Google Reviews.

Overall we all left satisfied but a bit hungry, especially your God, which wanted a 3 meal course afterwards, but happy to see a lot of fans in the surroundings


Definitely worth a try! The queue time of a weekday afternoon is around 1 and a half hour but the cuisine is really good and it is not crowded inside. Good view if you have a window side table and a sunny day.

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