Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Fukui Area

  • Yo-Roppaken restaurant (Tsuruga Main Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Aioichou 2-7
    Yo-Roppaken is the restaurant that, back in 1913, created the first “Sosu Katsudon” (a bowl of rice with a breaded and fried pork cutlet on top, served with Worcestershire sauce), the result of intensive experimentation by the restaurant owner (who had encountered Worcestershire sauce while working in Germany) to develop cuisine using Worcestershire sauce that would appeal to Japanese palates; today, “Sosu Katsudon” is a famous Fukui specialty dish. Other popular dishes at Yo-Roppaken include Pari Don (which uses menchi-katsu—a fried cake of minced meat—instead of a pork cutlet) and Shrimp Don. Yo-Roppaken is located around eight-minute drive from JR Tsuruga Station.
  • Yoroppaken Main Shop
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    4.0
    209 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Junka 1-7-4
    A famous restaurant visited by fans from far and wide and said to be the originator of sauce katsu-don, a local Fukui Prefecture specialty consisting of breaded pork cutlet soaked in Worcester sauce and served on a bowl of rice. It’s said sauce katsu-don was invented when the owner returned from a trip to Germany and, seeking to popularize the Worcester sauce he encountered there in Japan, created the dish to serve at a food fair in 1913. The shop’s pork cutlets, breaded with small panko bread crumbs, deep fried, and drenched in Worcester sauce, are so juicy and tender they can be cut with chopsticks. Served with several cutlets piled high on a bowl of rice, the shop’s sauce katsu-don is also visually impressive. The nearest station is Fukui Station.

    Came here for my kids as they are fan of fried stuff. In the end, we all enjoyed it. Ordered the set that comes with huge piece of prawn, minced pork and port cutlet. They are lightly coated, crispy...

  • Echizen Soba Village
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Makarachou 7-37
    Founded over 90 years ago, Echizen Soba Village is a place where you can see and experience the different aspects of soba-making. Of course, you can enjoy fresh, meticulously-made soba, and perhaps purchase the Echizen soba and Fukui products they sell. For soba-making workshop, please make reservations several days in advance.

    どんなに大雪が降っていても寒くても福井の人は冷たいそばを食べるんだそうです。契約農家が栽培したそば粉を使用した越前そば。おろしにネギ、鰹節をたっぷりかけて頂きます。この日はソースカツ丼もセットで頂きました。こちらは甘辛のたれに、程よい厚さのお肉。美味しゅうございました。

  • cafe MARE
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Fukui-shi Onyucho 70-3
    This cafe in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture is a 55-minute ride from JR Fukui Station on the Keifuku bus line towards Ayukawa and a five-minute walk from the Onyu bus stop. Located on the Echizen Coast, guests can enjoy a sweeping view of the Sea of Japan from the cafe's deck. Some of the offerings on its menu include its Mare sandwiches, which are made with fresh vegetables and pastrami, as well as spaghetti made with squid and mentaiko (spicy walleye pollack roe), and clam chowder packed with the savoriness of crab. The cafe also offers customizable shipping containers.

    Mare is a coffee bar on the Echizen Coast. Because it is only one of a few (we could only find one other), we were overjoyed to find good coffee in a wonderful location. The coffee was great, but...

  • Kenzo Soba
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Matsuokakasuga 3-26
    A soba noodle restaurant operated by a man who has won the All Japan Famous Amateur Soba Chef Competition two years in a row. The restaurant operates out of an old private home with a charming exterior. Kenzo Soba’s juwari soba noodles, made with 100% domestic buckwheat flour, are appealingly firm and slippery. The restaurant’s specialty Kenzo soba noodles, eaten with a broth prepared with spicy daikon radish juice, create an exquisite balance between the natural flavor of the noodles and the spiciness of the daikon. The oroshi soba, topped with a mountain of grated daikon radish, is also popular. The nearest station is Matsuoka Station.

    Apparently, this is one of the best places for soba - buckwheat noodles in Fukui Prefecture. Many TV personalities seem to think so, too - as their autographs are plastered on the walls...

  • Genyomon Eel Restaurant
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Mikatakaminakagunwakasachou Mikata 52-6
    This restaurant keeps high-quality eels in underground water from Mt. Kirara, located behind the restaurant, and takes pride in cooking them Kansai-style (on charcoal without steaming). Original hone sembei (crackers made from eel bones) and eel rice bowls are popular as take-home gifts. Reservations are required for dinner (17:00-19:30).

    美味しいうなぎをいただきました。とってもふっくらしています。骨煎餅も進みます。お店も小綺麗で好感が持てます。空いていたのはそもそもこの辺に人がいないからかもしれません。三方五湖に訪れた際はおすすめです。

  • Taniguchiya
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    4.0
    81 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Maruokachoukamitakeda 37-26-1
    Located along National Route 364 in Kamitakeda, Maruokacho Town, Sakai City, this well-established tofu shop was founded in 1925. The signature abura-age (deep-fried bean curd) uses underground water from Mt. Hakusan and choice domestic soy beans for its tofu which is crisply and aromatically fried up with rapeseed oil. At the restaurant you can try dishes that use abura-age like “takeda no abura-age gozen” and at the retail shop, you can purchase freshly fried tofu, as well as sweets using tofu or soy milk.

    福井の名物料理と言うことで、日曜日の11時の予約して行ってきました。10:30頃に着いて受付で名前を伝え席に案内されました。デビュー戦なので推しの[油揚げ御膳]を頂きました。油揚げはお店のおすすめの食べ方の手順に沿って頂戴し、大根おろしとポン酢と一緒に食べれるのが美味しかったです。油揚げの煮付けも美味しかったです。店員さんもとても丁寧な対応で気持ちが良かったです。

  • Restaurant Fukushin
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Takagichuou 1-205
    This western restaurant was established in 1973, in Takagichuo, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture. Its locally-made gourmet Sauce Katsudon is particularly famous. The large cutlets laid on top of this hearty Katsudon bowl have so much volume that the lid of the bowl cannot close. Many fans of the store come from outside the prefecture, seeking the sweet taste of the sauce that seeps into the breaded cutlets. The restaurant’s classic western meals such as spaghetti and hamburgers are also popular.
  • Echizen Seafood Restaurant
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Nyugunechizenchou Kokonogi 3-81
    This restaurant in a fishing port in Port in Kokonogi, Echizen-cho has a panoramic view of the port and you can enjoy fresh Echizen seafood throughout the year as well as Echizen crab dishes in the winter. During the Echizen crab season, you can eat crab selected by the owner from his own catch. Fishing restrictions are lifted from 6th November to 20th March and visitors can enjoy crab up to the end of April. The menu also includes rare seafood that is not sold commercially.

    空腹ではなかったので、ランチ時ではあったがご飯はやめて、車海老フライと刺身盛り合わせをチョイス。 エビフライは美味だったが、刺身は普通。というか、期待値以下。大阪でも食えるレベル。 見ると6万円の蟹とか謡ってる割に、この時代でカード利用不可とか、観光客を舐めているとしか思えない。 一見で入ったが、この店は目立つだけで、探したらもっと良い店はあると思う。知らんけど。

  • Habutaemochi no Furusato
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Matsuokayoshino 35-21-1
    With over 300 years of history, “habutaemochi” is a famous sweet of Fukui, and you see how it is still made at the Habutaemochi no Furusato. They offer you warm tea inside, and you can try 11 varieties of habutaemochi with your tea. The wholesaler sells not only habutaemochi, but also local specialty goods and crafts.

    福井名物羽二重餅を作っているマエダセイカのお店。所謂、羽二重餅の専門店のようなもので、種類の多さには圧倒されます。どのお餅を買えばいいか迷ってしまいますね...

  • Yuubuan Soba noodles restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-9-1 (inside the galleria arcade)
    Located near the Galleria Motomachi shopping arcade in Fukui City, Yuubuan is a well-known restaurant where diners can enjoy Fukui Prefecture’s famous Oroshi Soba noodles. Yuubuan offers a range of simple yet delicious dishes, featuring Soba noodles made with 100-percent buckwheat flour (with no added wheat flour) that are prepared with great attention to noodle size and to boiling them properly, served in a broth that contains a generous helping of grated Daikon radish. The restaurant particularly recommends the “Oroshi Soba Three-fold Indulgence” meal, which allows diners to enjoy two plates of Soba noodles each with three types of broth: Oroshi (grated Daikon radish), Wasabi, and Tororo (grated yam). Yuubuan’s sister restaurant Amida Soba Fukui-no-i is located in the Happiring mall at the West Exit of Fukui Station.
  • Sobadokoro Bairin
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Onoshi Tsukimichou 2-6
    Bairin is a soba noodle restaurant located a five-minute walk from Echizen-Ono Station on the JR Etsumi-Hoku Line (Kuzuryu Line) in the city of Ono, Fukui Prefecture. Its noodles are made from locally grown buckwheat and the nationally famous water of Oshozu spring. One of its most popular menu items is the kind of Oroshi Soba common in Fukui: soba topped with sliced scallions, dried bonito flakes, a generous amount of grated daikon radish, and a soy-sauce based sauce. The Omotenashi-zen set meal contains two servings of Oroshi Soba and the locally famous taro. Also popular are the Sansai Soba, with the crisp textures of wild plants, and the well-known Oden (seafood stew).

    私が行った時間帯は割と混んでいて人も多く、お店側も忙しそうにしていました。醤油カツ丼を注文しました。美味しかったです。 しかしどうしても気になるところが1点あって、厨房で喧嘩のような言い合い(?)が意外とこちらまで聞こえており、忙しかったのもあると思いますがとても気になりました。店員さんからもイライラしているのが伝わってきてせっかく美味しく頂いているのに不快な気分になりました。雰囲気台無しです。

  • Kosekikan Riuzen
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Aratani 37-10
    Kosekikan Riuzen is a soba restaurant located along the Eiheiji Highway in Yoshida County, Fukui Prefecture. The restaurant carries on the soba making techniques, from throwing to cutting, that has become familiar in Eiheiji, to produce fragrant soba. The restaurants Riuzen Soba, with nameko mushrooms, grated daikon radish, grated yam with mixed with watershield, with a sesame-flavor sauce, is its flagship dish. A Shojin Ryori (Buddhist vegan) meal, featuring such dishes as Sesame Tofu, is available by reservation only. The restaurant also sells sweets, such as Soba Dango (sweet dumplings) made with pure buckwheat flour and smeared with honey and soy flour, and Riuzen Dango, made using walnut paste or sesame paste.

    We stopped for lunch on the way back from Eiheiji temple. The restaurant is pleasant and the service is good. The food is excellent with reasonable price.

  • Hokkyoso
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Yoshida-gun Eiheijicho Shihi 24-35 (Eiheiji
    "A five-minute walk from the ""Eiheiji"" bus stop and a 10-minute drive from the Fukui-kita Interchange. This restaurant and gift shop is located not far from the Eihei-ji Temple. Here customers can enjoy course meals consisting of Japanese cuisine and traditional shojin ryori Japanese Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, and also add a la carte dishes such as kaisen nabe seafood hotpot, crab legs, and sauteed nozawana leaves. One of the restaurant's biggest draws is its use of very fresh ingredients, from edible wild plants to seafood from the Sea of Japan. The gift shop area carries not just local specialty products from Fukui Prefecture and the Hokuriku region but also renowned confections bearing the Eihei-ji Temple name. The Eihej-ji chestnut kintsuba flour dough sweet bean cakes can only be purchased here. The shop also offers a home delivery service."

    バスツアーで 来店 食事の席に 割引券が有りましたが 忘れ 参拝後 土産購入時に伝えると 笑顔で有り難う御座います! と 割引きして 頂きました。 とても 気分良く お土産を買う事が出来 ました。

  • Awara Onsen Yataimura Yukemuri Yokocho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Awara-shi Onsen 3-201
    A food stall park facing the rotary at Awara-yu no machi Station in Awara Onsen 3 Chome. The food stalls cover a wide variety of genres including Okonomiyaki, seafood, kushiage (deep-fried skewers), oden stew, ramen, and French cuisine. There are currently nine stalls operating.
  • Yuki An Kameya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Echizen-shi Higashisenpukucho 27-37
    A soba shop in Higashisenpuku-cho, Echizen. This longstanding popular shop is known for their specialty Oroshi Soba served with grated spicy radish. Their most popular menu item is Ten-Oroshi-Soba with soba noodles and tempura served in broth mixed with the grated daikon radish.
  • Echizen Soba-Dokoro Katsushoku
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Katsuyama-shi Kori Machi 1-264
    A soba noodle restaurant in Kori-machi 1 Chome, Katsuyama. They offer Fresh Ground, Fresh Stretched, Fresh Boiled soba noodles made with buckwheat flour that's ground with a millstone every day. In addition to the popular Oroshi Soba they are also known for their Soy Sauce Cutlet Rice Bowl made with their homemade sauce.

    恐竜博物館へ行く前の13時頃に入店すると、店内は混んでいたが運よく4人用のテーブルが空いていたが、かなり小さめのテーブルだった。 丼ものセットが充実していて、カツはしょうゆかソースか選べたが、ソースのミニカツ丼セットを注文。 おろし蕎麦は、薄口でほんのり甘いつゆが太めの蕎麦に合っていて、ネギとかつお節が掛かってあっさり風味で美味かった。ソースカツ丼は、薄くて硬めのカツに濃いソースが掛かっていて、普...

  • Yamani Seafood
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    3.5
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichouantou 64-1
    Located near the famous Tojinbo Cliffs in Mikuni-cho in the city of Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, Yamani Seafood is a purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency. A venerable business founded during the Meiji period (1868–1912), it sells fresh seafood caught in Mikuni Harbor and processed seafood. It boasts a wide range of seafood, including Echizen crabs, deep water shrimp, and flounder. In the onsite restaurant, customers can enjoy generous servings of seafood over rice, sashimi made from fish caught that day, or fish roasted on the beach. Customers can choose one of the famous Echizen crabs from the live storage tank and have it prepared any way they want.

    One of the many seafood stalls along the path to Tojimbo cliffs, perhaps the biggest, with a large restaurant area when you get past the outside stall. Apparently famous or popular with Japanese...

  • Kura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Fukui-shi Kitayotsui 1-1-8
    A tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet restaurant situated along National Route 8 in Kitayotsui, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture. The restaurant’s tonkatsu, created with homemade panko breadcrumbs and fried in select oil, is a perfect balance of crisp outer crust and juicy pork. The popular hirekatsu rice bowl is covered with a special sauce giving it a flavor unique to Fukui. The Tengen pork roast cutlet set meal and the restaurant’s reasonably priced lunch sets are also well-reviewed. The interior, decorated in Japanese-modern style, is quiet and laid back. In addition to regular table seating, the restaurant also has raised tatami floor and tatami mat seating.
  • Teraguchi
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Shihi 5-17
    A soba noodle restaurant and souvenir shop located close to the Eihei-ji Temple in Eiheiji Town, Yoshida County, Fukui Prefecture. The restaurant’s ni-hachi soba noodles, handmade daily using Fukui buckwheat flour, are aromatic and pleasing in texture. The oroshi soba, soba noodles topped with a heaping pile of grated daikon radish and eaten with a broth made with added grated daikon juice, is a local Fukui dish. The restaurant’s souvenir shop sells famous Fukui sake brands and popular local sweets.

    It was a very crowded Saturday lunch time. We ordered Sesami-tofu and Tempura Soba. Tofu was fine but Tempura was cold and Soba was not particularly attractive. It was well over-priced.

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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