Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • ICHIRAN Souhonten -Headshop & Office-
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    4.0
    582 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Nakasu 5-3-2
    This natural pork bone ramen shop opened in 1960 in Fukuoka, and it is the main location of a chain that is beloved nationwide. The soup is light on the unique pork bone taste and aroma, and it contains a secret sauce made from chili peppers that floats on the surface. Visitors can adjust the toughness of the noodles and the richness of the soup as they see fit. This location offers a “concentration counter” in which the seats are separated by walls, allowing customers to focus on enjoying the bowl of ramen in front of them. The atmosphere of the first floor is redolent of food stalls, and many original menu options are available. The closest station is Nakasu-Kawabata Station.

    When she found out that Ichiran started in Fukuoka, my wife insisted we make a pilgrimage to its main branch. Its basically a 10 floor temple dedicated to the worship of Ramen. Admittedly, the food...

  • Chikae Fukuoka Restaurant
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    4.5
    812 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Daimyou 2-2-17
    A long standing traditional ryotei restaurant located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City where customers can enjoy kaiseki course cuisine made with fresh seafood from across Kyushu. Also outfitted with a large fish preserve and replete with table seating, tatami mat seating, and private dining areas, the establishment is frequented by locals and is a perfect place for parties, business entertainment, banquets, and all manner of dining engagements.

    Because everyone raves about this restaurant we had to try it. Was amazing when it comes to Sashimi. So many thanks of live fish and the restaurant is Huge. Great place for a party or a Birthday...

  • ICHIRAN Tenjin Nishidori Branch
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    4.0
    425 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Daimyou 2-1-57
    This is a tonkotsu ramen specialty shop in Tenjinnishi Street in the central district of Fukuoka City. One can concentrate on enjoying the taste of ramen in the individually partitioned seating. With the “kamadare” tonkotsu dish, only available in the Tenjinnishi Street shop, one can really savor the rich taste and a full aroma. In addition, the chashu pork here comes from the belly rather than the shoulder, giving it an extra rich flavor. It is a five-minute walk from Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line’s Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station.

    Many people around the world rate this as the Best Tonkotsu Ramen in Japan. I agree because I have tried 25 places for Tonkotsu and it cant be beat. The best part is that you decide on how you...

  • Tempura Hirao (Main Restaurant)
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    4.5
    434 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Higashihirao 2-4-1
    A tempura specialty restaurant located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. The restaurant is famous for its piping hot tempura made with choice, fresh, seasonal ingredients and offered at reasonable prices. Notable for its long, 54 seat counter, the establishment bustles with locals as well as tourists.

    I was in Fukuoka and was looking for tempura restaurant. Located 20 minutes new otani hotel and hakata station,this restaurant is a bar style restaurant where u order your food from a machine, take a...

  • Wakamatsuya
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    4.0
    138 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Yanagawashi Okinohatamachi 26
    Wakamatsuya is an eel specialist established in 1860. Built near the Yanagawa River, it has a rich feeling of tradition and beautiful garden. The gorgeous steamed eel and aromatic broiled eel are both wonderful. Other course meals and individual dishes are also served.

    The Unagi here is very tasty. The rice with sauce is great. Is a great restaurant for big family. Price is reasonable.

  • Hakata Motsunabe Yamanaka Akasaka Restaurant
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    4.5
    358 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Akasaka 1-9-1
    "A long standing nabe hotpot restaurant located a five-minute walk from Akasaka Station on the Fukuoka Subway Kuko Line. Here customers can enjoy ""motsu nabe"" offal hotpot, a local Hakata specialty. The restaurant also offers ""karashi mentai"" spicy pollock roe, stewed beef cheek meat, and many other dishes. Customers can take in a relaxing meal enveloped in the restaurant's chic, high class atmosphere."

    This place is Very good and reasonable. Many people dont like pork intestines but I do because they are cleaned so well and the Miso Broth is Outstanding.

  • IPPUDO Daimyo Main Store
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    4.0
    239 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Daimyou 1-13-14
    The Ippudo ramen chain was founded in 1985. Ippudo puts great effort into just about every aspect of its ramen—in addition to the flavor, even the appearance and sound of the shop’s ramen is carefully designed; only the safest and choicest of ingredients are selected for use; and Ippudo also strives to prepare an optimum cooking environment for its chefs. The Ganso Shiromaru Motoaji (Shiromaru Classic) and Ganso Akamaru Motoaji (Akamaru Modern) ramens are only available at the Daimyo location. An eight-minute walk from Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line.

    In our three day stay in Fukuoka, we were told to absolutely try some Hakata ramen. We are huge lovers of ramen, what more could be done to improve upon such a perfect dish? Ippudo showed us the...

  • Ganso Nagahamaya
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    3.5
    158 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Nagahama 2-5-25
    A venerable ramen shop first started as a food stand in 1952. A favorite breakfast stop for people working in the nearby Fukuoka Central Wholesale Fish Market, the shop has even been featured in the media and is famous as the progenitor of Nagahama ramen. Tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen is the only item on the menu, but the simple and rich flavor of its concentrated broth is something you’ll never get tired of. Diners can order the firmness of their noodles as well as the amount of fat and onions to taste. The shop is known for the rapid fire unique orders made by regulars. Closest station: Akasaka Station.

    A rough, local version of ramen. Goes well with the red ginger and sesame provided on the tables. Definitely not a refined dish, but quite satisfying with good flavor and texture balances.

  • Taiho Ramen Head Shop
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    4.0
    166 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Kurumeshi Torihokamachi 11-8
    This is the main store of Taiho Ramen, which opened in 1951. Its tonkotsu soup has stewed for half a century and the traditional “yobimodoshi soup” was created here. The chashu pork, prepared from the leg or rib depending on the menu, attest to the care taken by the cooks. It is around eight minutes on foot from Nishitetsu Kurume Station.

    One of the oldest Tonkotsu Ramen restaurant. Depending on your experience of Tokontsu ramen, some people may not tolerate this smell. Locals love the flavor and the taste of this ramen.

  • Hakata Ramen Shin-Shin Tenjin Main Store
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    4.0
    268 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Tenjin 3-2-19 Kubota Building 1F
    A ramen noodle shop in Tenjin 3 Chome, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. Their original tonkotsu pork broth stems from a concept of a pure soup that's easy to eat and everyone will drink to the last drop and is made with Aritadori chicken bones from Saga and a blend of herbs and spices. Their Hakata ShinShin Ramen is topped with chashu pork simmered in their secret sauce and can be ordered in a combo set with fried rice or a chashu rice bowl.

    I tried Shinshin ramen while in Fukuoka. The taste is ok though a little bit milder compared with other ramen in the locality. Price is competitive with other ramen stores and their serving is good...

  • Hakata Issou (Hakata Station East Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    232 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekihigashi 3-1-6
    A ramen restaurant located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. Here customers can enjoy the establishment's famous tonkotsu ramen, characterized by a broth made with choice, domestic piglet bones and specially ordered noodles. Decked out with a modern decor and offering a relaxing atmosphere, the restaurant is replete with counter and table seating. This restaurant is so popular that lines form in front of the door before it even opens, and is frequented by ramen lovers from far and wide.

    the broth is very thick and creamy, and the smell is filled with super strong pork bones. I think if you really love tonkotsu ramen in japan, this is definitely the one you should try. By the way...

  • Kasanoya
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    4.0
    221 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Dazaifushi Saifu 2-7-24
    A tea house where guests can enjoy Umegae mochi rice cakes, a local Dazaifu specialty. People love the simple flavor of adzuki sweet beans toasted inside chewy pounded mochi and uruchi rice. Worshipers visiting the local shrines and temples swear the Umegae mochi and green tea (complete with lucky floating tea stalk) set brings good fortune. Every month on the 17th, the shop sells Umegae mochi made with ancient rice varieties, while on the 25th it sells Umegae mochi made with Japanese mugwort. Located immediately after passing through the two torii gates from Dazaifu Station.

    We came to Dazaifu from Fukuoka in the morning. We had tagged this place and Yasutake for the red bean treat. We tried both. Both are great. And the price is the same - 130 yen. You will notice...

  • Hakata Ikkousha Hakata Main Store
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    4.0
    212 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekimae 3-23-12 Gwaka Building 103
    An old-fashioned foamy tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen shop which has taken great pride in the flavor of the bones used to make its delicious broth since it first opened in 2004. The shop also puts great effort into its noodles, which are thin and chew and go well with the shop’s broth, and established its own noodle factory, Keishi, in 2008. The shop closes when its supply of broth for the day runs out. A five-minute walk from the Hakata Exit at JR Hakata Station.

    It’s such a wonderful experience to come to IKkousha at its original flagship shop, the small shop is so authentic and doesn’t have many tourists like Ichiran which is a good thing, because the...

  • Kiwamiya Fukuoka PARCO Branch
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    4.5
    201 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2-11-1 Fukuoka Parco B1F
    Kiwamiya is a shop using the beef of Japanese Black cattle and the Imari breed in particular. The Fukuoka Parco shop allows one to enjoy a hamburger-centered menu. Each week the staff themselves go to procure Imari beef ensuring high quality and low prices. From 5pm they offer hamburgers and soft stew bowls, as well as premium Japanese Black steak. It is around a three-minute walk from either Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station or subway Kuko Line Tenjin Station.

    Tucked deep inside the Parco department store is one of Kiwamiya’s many restaurants. A fast paced 26 seat gem that will have long lines wrapping through the surrounding walkways. Plan on at least a...

  • Kawatarou Nakasu Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    195 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Nakasu 1-6-8
    A long standing Japanese seafood restaurant located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. One of the restaurant's most popular selections is the ikizukuri made with fresh, seasonal squid. The establishment also has a large fish tank and diners can enjoy their meal while watching the squid flit around. The restaurant is frequented by locals as well as many tourists.

    We did not make a reservation, so decided to take our chances at lunch time. We arrived 30 minutes before opening and were 4th in the queue. Once everyone with a reservation has been seated, you...

  • Ganso Hakata Mentaiju
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    4.0
    192 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Nishinakasu 6-15
    Considering cod roe is usually just a topping on rice, this cod roe cuisine specialty restaurant, in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, has creative dishes on their menu. The specialty here is the Genso Hakata Mentaiju bowl, with marinated cod roe wrapped in kelp layered on rice and Nori and topped with sauce, Other unusual and rare dishes include Tsukemen noodles, and Osuimonosoups. The interior of the restaurant is artsy and stocked with a large selection of high quality western wines.

    Need not more introduce, if you are a lover of mentaiko, how can you miss this out. All thanks to my jap friend for the intro. Despite heavy rain, the que was still about 30mins+ long. Ordered the...

  • Hakata Motsunabe Yamanaka Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    160 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashiminamiku Mukaino 2-2-12
    "A nabe hotpot restaurant located a 10-minute walk from Ohashi Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line. Here customers can enjoy ""motsu nabe"" offal hotpot, a Hakata specialty, made with choice cuts of domestic beef offal. In addition to nabe, the restaurant also offers ""karashi mentai"" spicy pollock roe, ""sumotsu"" vinegared offal, and much more. Customers can take in a relaxing meal enwrapped in the establishment's quiet and soothing Japanese modern atmosphere. The restaurant is frequented by locals and tourists alike."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit during our trip to Fukuoka. The staff were very willing despite the language barrier and even offered us both Korean and English menus. They took time to explain each...

  • Mojiko Local Beer Brewery
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    4.0
    171 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku Higashiminatomachi 6-9
    A restaurant featuring local beer in Higashiminato Town. They serve fresh local beer made at the attached brewery. Along with their beer you can enjoy Genghis Khan mutton barbeque on the first floor of the restaurant while on the third floor they offer dishes including the local Mojiko specialty baked Yaki-Curry and stone oven cooked pizza.

    Happened to be in the area and decided to drop by for lunch after seeing the good reviews about the place. A staff member promptly greeted us at the door, radioed the third floor and sent us...

  • Kamaage Maki no Udon Airport Restaurant
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    4.0
    157 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Hakata-ku Higashihirao 2-4-30
    "This restaurant specializing in straight-from-the-pot udon noodles is located right in front of Fukuoka Airport. Founded more than 40 years ago, it is popular for the flavor of its carefully-crafted udon noodles and broth. Their menu includes udon noodles and rice dishes as well as plenty of tasty udon toppings. We recommend their ""goboten udon"" topped with crunchy burdock root tempura, the soul of Fukuoka, and their ""niku goboten udon topped with burdock root tempura and beef, which is their most popular item. We also recommend pairing them with their mixed rice with burdock root and chicken"

    I thought this place was very cool. They make the noodles right in front of you. We had udon soup with shrimp tempura. Was very tasty. The udon noodle machine was very interesting. Its the real deal.

  • BAKE CHEESE TART Tenjin Chikagai Shop
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    4.0
    146 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2 East 4-town 225 Tenjin underground town
    A Western confectionary shop located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. In this popular establishment, customers can enjoy fluffy mousses made with an original cream cheese blend, and rich and creamy original cheese tarts. They concentrate on freshness and make their tarts by hand at the shop, which often has lines of waiting customers forming outside its doors.

    If you have a sweet tooth, you will definitely enjoy the cheese tart. I have tried the strawberry flavored cheese tart and it was very satisfying. So when you visit fukuoka and you’re around Tenjin...

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The most northerly of Kyushu island’s prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan’s most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture’s capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country - a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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