Reviews on Italian food in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. 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
4 based on 21 reviews
The menu is all Japanese but the waiter was very helpful. Eat here if you want awesome pizza. So welcoming and friendly.You can get a taxi here from Hakone-Ymoto station for around 2000yen on night rate, worth it.
3 based on 56 reviews
A decent choice if you are willing to wait to be served during the peak hours.(Possible Discomfort)1) There seems to a lack of leadership (or management) on the floor during the rush hour. We had to wait for 10-20 minues for the cakes and coffee to arrive. Japanese are not accustomed to be forced to wait in restaurants (especially when dining with kids).2) Floor is full of kids and families which may irritate the non-kids family.(Comfort)1) food quality is competitive with those of "standard" Italian restaurants in Tokyo.2) Laid-back and spacious ambience will suffice your time with the family.3) A full variation of home-made pies and cakesMake sure to 1) book in advance, and 2) have suffient patience like Mother Teresa to wait to be served.
4 based on 28 reviews
As vegetarians, we have struggled to find places to eat in Hakone/Odawara. We found this place in the station and thought we should give it a go - great decision. The staff speak enough English to modify certain dishes and make them vegetarian. The sizes are generous and the food is nice. Recommend for vegetarians!
3 based on 102 reviews
From a family breakfast to a romantic dinner for two, this versatile Odawara restaurant serves a themed lunch buffet and dinner buffet. Accompany an evening meal with a handcrafted drink from the wine buffet at Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa.
It's a buffet, and the food was mostly tasty, but quiet expensive. No free refills on soft drinks either. The Pinot Noir was bad.
4 based on 24 reviews
By 35 min Shinkansen ride from Tokyo, I did not expect to find such an excellent treat in this beautiful bay town of Odawara. Located just right facing the fish market of Odawara and an open bay, freshest seafood at their best quality is guaranteed to be hand picked by Chef Takashi, every single morning. If you ask for a menu, for your lunch or dinner tomorrow,he will say 'let's see what I will get from the market tomorrow morning'. This reminds me of the famous line quoted from the movie Ratatouille, "surprise me"... and in fact I was.Presented as a tiny white-blue themed restaurant, Il Mare may deceiving you from not taking this place seriously, but once you step in, a cozy intimate ambience will embrace you with 'excellence is in the air' immediately. Step by step once I was seated, curiosity was thrilling me. Starting from amuse, only by looking and of course after tasting, you know that you will be spoiled in this dining room. A crunchy fresh baby fish and squid tempura was beautifully landing right in front of you. A pretty artwork which I hesitated to destroy but the taste was so wonderful that I did not feel guilty cleaning the plate fast.After awed by the first course, just with the perfect gap of time, a bigger plate of another artwork, seemed to be sent from heaven. Imagine a combination of light greens and 12 different sashimi (yes, 12) was an endless palate discoveries. Not only the freshness of the seafood which won my satisfaction, but the dressing was also perfectly match with every single piece and greens beneath. It was just beautiful.Pasta dish coming afterwards, was nothing to be complained about, but raving about. Aldente spaghettini with sakura shrimp, squid, lightly cooked in olive oil and lemon, was really a dish not to be missed to complete the flare.I did not want my dreaming day to end indeed, but well, a pistachio panna cotta with finely shaved chocolate was marking the end of my walking on clouds.My lunch had come to an end. All thumbs to Il Mare and one word: Perfetto!!
4 based on 25 reviews
I feel very fortunate to live just a short distance from this hidden treasure which offers some of the best Italian cuisine I've tasted--anywhere in the world. This cozy chef-owned restaurant is a 5-minute walk from Odawara station and well worth the visit. The generously portioned brick oven wood-fired pizzas are amazing and available for only 1,000 yen during weekday lunchtime--a great deal. The menu varies daily and the wait staff, including my favorite waitress Faustine (who kindly speaks enough well English to walk you through the all-Japanese menu) can knowledgeably guide you through the various daily specials and recommended wine selections. Even the salads, using the vegetables grown in his mom's own garden, are wonderful. Best of all, if you have a special craving for something that's not on the menu or a dietary restriction, the chef will do his best to accommodate any special requests as long as he has the ingredients on hand. When the weather is nice, you can also enjoy their outdoor terrace seating. Always a pleasurable dining experience!
5 based on 129 reviews
A minute walk from Hakone-Yumoto station! Brand new pizzeria/gelateria, eat-in&out.
We stopped in here for a late lunch and are glad we did. The service was great and super efficient. We had a green salad and a pizza, the margarita doc pizza. We cleaned our plates until they shined again. The consistency and chewiness of the crust was so authentic and delicious! If you want a break from Japanese food, come here for some delicious Italian food. It's in an alley across from the Hakone-Yumoto train station going towards up the hill.
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