11/25/2008

China Town -- All You Can Eat @ Houtenkaku


I hadn't been to China Town in Yokohama for ages.
It is also fun to visit this town and whole Yokohama area, but my image is somehow " It takes full day."

Not anymore.  There is Minato Mirai line ( sort of extension of Tokyu Toyoko Line ) to Motomachi- China Town ( the end & start of the line). 

Only 30 min. to Yokohama Station from Shibuya Terminal and after Yokohama, it is several stops.  
If you are traveling from Shibuya, taking Express would be recommended. 

Also, there is Minato Mirai tickets, which you can get on and off on Minato Mirai line unlimited within the same day. 

Usually, one way from Shibuya is 440 yen to Minato-Mirai stations.   However, if you buy Minato Mirai ticket, Shibuya- China Town ( or any other stations on Minato -Mirai line ) is 840 for round trip and it includes all day long unlimited get-on & offs.

After enjoying Yokohama day trip, the closure was excellent restaurant called " Hou Ten Kaku".
There all you can eat for over 100 menu is 2480 yen for one person.   You need to order dishes from the menu ( up to 6 dishes at one time).   We tried about 18 dishes ( 3 rounds ! ) . 
It is still 2480 yen including the dishes of the photos.  

What we were impressed was, usually this kind of dishes are not so tasty. ( Because it is cheap. ) 
However, Hou Ten Kaku was exceptionally good !  All we ate was so good and we kept talking about coming back to the place again.  The below is the details of the restaurant.  If you have half day on some weekend, Yokohama is so close now, so try to visit China Town and go early dinner to HouTen Kaku ( After 7 p.m., there is long line... ) 

Of course, other restaurants are also nice, but we were very happy with the price and food this time !

Hou Ten Kaku
Address: Hinagata Bldg. 1& 2F,  147 Yamashita-Cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City 2310023

TEL:045-633-3598
Open 7 days a Week 11:00 - 22:00
( Maybe Brunch is also good idea here )


3 comments:

Bill said...

Hello Always Eating

What are the two dishes shown in your photos?

best wishes, Bill

alwayseating said...

Dear Bill,

Thank you for the comment.
The bottom is Pecking Duck. You wrap the crunchy duck skin, sweet paste, cucumber in the pancake like skin.

Yum.

alwayseating said...

The upper dish is cooked pork, called Buta ( pork ) no Kaku ( square ) ni ( cooked in soup or water. )

The pork was very tender.