Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Fukui Area

  • 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...

  • Kenzo Soba
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    4.0
    89 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...

  • Taniguchiya
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    4.0
    81 Reviews
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    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.

    大きな油あげ、素朴な味。油揚げが有名ですが、シンプルな豆腐、蕎麦も美味でした。 テレビで紹介されていたので 旅行の途中に立ち寄らせていただきました。 スタッフも気持ち良い。コロナウイルス対策として、テーブルをひとつずつ空けて使用。

  • Yamani Seafood
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    3.5
    48 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...

  • Hachisuke Hand-made Soba Noodles
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    4.5
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Sakaemachi 1-1-8
    Housed in an elegant traditional townhouse, this hand-made soba noodle restaurant began as a flour mill after the war. You can still watch the flour being ground on the original stone. Soba noodles made from freshly-milled buckwheat flour are aromatic and have many fans. A recommended dish is the chilled soba noodles topped with dashi stock containing grated radish.

    i recommend this place, especially someone loves real soba. i had radish soba with fish flakes. the soup was light and perfect to taste soba...

  • Yuubuan Soba noodles restaurant
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    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.

    福井のあみだそば遊歩庵さんへ訪問。 越前おろしそば(並)を食べました。 蕎麦自体は悪くなかったけど、一味足りない印象でした。空いていました。

  • Oshokujidokoro Tajima
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichoushuku 1-17-42
    Run by a long-running fish wholesaler and purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency, this restaurant lets you taste the fresh bounty of the ocean taken from the nearby Mikuni Port. It is a famous shop featured in magazines and various media. The most popular item is “kaisen don” —a bountiful dish with sea urchin, salmon roe, and Mikuni seafood like squid and sweet shrimp piled high on rice. During crab season from November to March, you can enjoy a dish using luxurious Echizen crab that was even served to the Imperial Household. The building is a Japanese-style with Kara-mon gate (Chinese gate). Inside the shop there is a counter seat which is easy to enter alone. The nearest station is Mikuni-Minato Station.

    坂井市にある「田島」に訪問しました。 三連休の最終日の14時前に訪問しましたが、数グループが待っている状態でした。 食事は、ボリュームのある海鮮丼です。少し値段はしますが、この値段で、おのボリューム、味であれば、文句のつけようがありません。

  • Soba-dokoro Ippitsu Keijo Chaya
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Sakai-shi Marukacho Kasumicho 3-1-3
    A soba restaurant in Kasumigajo Park in Kasumi-cho, Maruoka-cho, Sakai City. They offer buckwheat soba noodles made from local Maruoka early harvested buckwheat that is freshly stone ground, made into noodles, boiled, and served. Their menu includes Echizen Oroshi-Soba made with local spicy daikon radish and you can also try making your own noodles (reservation required). They also have a souvenir shop, a cafe looking out at Maruoka Castle, and a shop serving soft-serve ice cream.

    霞が城公園内にあります。丸岡城を訪れたさいの休憩場所になります。丸岡産のそば粉を使った越前おろしそばが食べれます。

  • Echizen Kaninobo
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichoushuku 1-16
    Echizen Kaninobo, located near Mikuni Port where there is a concentration of seafood from the Hokuriku Region, is a souvenir shop as well as a restaurant directly managed by Bouyourou, a well-established ryori ryokan (an inn focusing on food). At the souvenir shop, they sell seafood such as Echizen crab, which is also known as an item presented to the Imperial Household, dried seafood using fresh fish, and processed products. The second floor is a restaurant which offers a range of menu items from simple rice bowls and set meals to a full course meal with crab. The Kaisen chirashidon (a rice bowl scattered with seafood) and the Original Gasaebi Katsudon (a rice bowl topped with gasa shrimp cutlets), serving plenty of delicacies from the Japan Sea, are popular. The nearest station is Mikuniminato Station.

    we enjoyed the lunch full of Echizen crabs. price is not cheap but good quality there is lunch set, crab rice box or whole crab feasts that suits your budget. a pretty popular among locals. we...

  • Dino
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    3.0
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Katsuyamashi Murokochou Terao 51-11 Dinosaur Museum
    Located inside the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Dino is a café-and-restaurant that offers a diverse menu of items, from museum originals to Fukui specialties, and fast food. It’s delicious and also fun to look at, with dinosaur footprint toppings and dinosaur-shaped nugget buns. You can also get “oroshi soba” (buckwheat noodles served with grated Japanese radish on top), a soul food of Fukui.

    Limited menu and nothing fancy but when there’s not much choice in the neighborhood (the other being at the train station), this will do just fine. The food is good, has English menu and the staff...

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • Eiheiji Soba-tei Ikkyu Atelier Kashu
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Yoshidaguneiheijichou Shihi 28-9-2
    Offering soba, sweetness, and even souvenirs, the Eiheiji Soba-tei Ikkyu features a relaxing atmosphere you can stretch out in, as well as a full selection of set meals, from oroshi soba, Eiheiji Temple soba, zenzai, soba dango dumplings, and more. The sweets and powdered green tea are also popular. The shop never takes a day off.

    Restaurant is on 2nd floor. Souvenirs and snacks on the 1st floor. I dropped in for a beer while waiting for the bus back to Fukui City. Small, clean, modern toilet avaiable. You can purchase...

  • 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...

  • Kura
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi 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.

    Drove all the way from Kanazawa to eat this. Parking was on the first floor of the restaurant. The actual place is on the second floor above. The katsu was amazingly tender. The egg done sunny side...

  • Kanematsu
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Obamashi Otechou 8-1 Major building 2F
    This local fish restaurant is run by a fishmonger and is popular for its fresh fish dishes at a reasonable price. The menu includes many different kinds of rice bowls topped with salmon roe or sea urchin or set meals all accompanied with self-service bottomless bowls of fish soup. It is also appealing as it has good access, located within walking distance of JR Obama Station.

    Went there for dinner. Their special kaisen don was very fresh and delicious. Unfortunately the staff was not that welcoming.

  • Teraguchi
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    3.5
    27 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.

  • Shokusai Goen
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Obama-shi Obamahiyoshi 57-2
    A seafood restaurant located along Kaigan-dori Street in Obamahiyoshi, Obama City. They serve meals using fresh local seafood caught every morning out in Wakasa Bay. Experience the changing flavors of Wakasa Bay with options including their Goen Seafood Rice bowl loaded with seasonal fish as well as Iwagaki oysters in the summer and blowfish and crab in the winter.

    アオリイカのお刺身が美味しかったです。ゲソなどはリクエストを聞いてくれて天ぷらにしてもらいました。さすが西!という感じの女将さん(かな?)が明るく気さくな方で楽しかったです。日本海の海の幸をたくさんいただけて大変満足でした。

  • Itojunwado Main Store
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Ono-shi Motomachi 9-21
    A confectioner located along Shichiken-dori Street in Motomachi, Ono City. This long-standing shop was founded over 100 years ago and is known for their famous Imo-Kintsuba treat. It's only sold for a limited time starting every year in September and many people come even from other prefectures in search of the sweet flavor of local Ono grown sweet potatoes.

    いもきんつばを焼いているのが外からも見えます。 何と言っても、良い香りにそそられます! 焼きたてを買えるので、店内でアツアツのうちにいただきました。 とっても美味しかったです!

  • Sobadokoro Bairin
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    3.5
    19 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).

    七間どおりの酒蔵のおかみさんの紹介で、この店に入る。大きな柱・高い天井、掘りごたつのあるテーブル・・・広い店内。 「おもてなし膳」と「やまおろし蕎麦」を注文、どちらも2つの蕎麦の味が楽しめて、量も十分であった。

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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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