Japanese Food Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Chikae Fukuoka Restaurant
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    4.5
    816 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...

  • Tempura Hirao (Main Restaurant)
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    4.5
    441 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...

  • Ganso Hakata Mentaiju
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    4.0
    197 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.

    Hakata Mentaiju is a restaurant of Mentaiko on rice specialty. This restaurant, located near Hakata Deaibashi bridge, is well known, as many celebrities are visiting. Their autographs are displayed...

  • Hakata Motsunabe Yamanaka Akasaka Restaurant
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    4.5
    361 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.

  • Wakamatsuya
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    4.0
    140 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.

    Yanagawa is well known for eel culinary, and there are many restaurants which serve eel specialty. Wakamatsuya is maybe one among the most renowned restaurants. Due to Covid, there were not many...

  • Hakata Motsunabe Yamanaka Main Restaurant
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    4.5
    162 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...

  • Kira, Saga Beef Restaurant Hakata
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    4.5
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Nishinakasu 6-823F
    A steak house located within Tenjin Central Park. They serve Sagagyu brand beef known for its tender rich meat. On the second floor of the restaurant they offer yakiniku Japanese barbecue while on the third floor they offer Tennpanyaki hot plate cuisine, steamed dishes, and Shabu-Shabu hot pot. For lunch they offer steak and steamed dishes alongside their lunch menu which includes Hamburg steaks, Galbi marinated short rib beef bowls, and more.

    Don’t miss the teppanyaki set at Kira Hakata :) please make a reservation upon arrival as it is one of the famous restaurants in Hakata city. Highly recommend!!!!!

  • Hakata Mizutaki Toriden (Hakata Main Restaurant)
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    4.5
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Shimokawabatamachi 10-5 Hakata Sakai-Yanban Building 1F
    A chicken cuisine restaurant located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City famed for its mizutaki hotpot made with choice ingredients. Also open for lunch, the restaurant's weekday only karaage fried chicken set meal and oyakodon chicken and egg over rice set meal are particularly popular. Decorated in a soothing Japanese modern style and replete with private dining areas, the establishment is the perfect place to have a relaxing meal.

    If you have never been to Korea to eat their xx chicken (xx 一隻雞)or if you have never tried chicken soup in China, then you may enjoy their meal. In this COVID situation, I cannot go to China or...

  • Gohanya Shoboan
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekichuougai 1-1JR Hakata City 9F, City Dining Kuten
    A nabe hotpot restaurant which serves dishes which go great with fresh cooked bowls of rice. The restaurant also offers Japanese home style dishes and sides made with seasonal vegetables. The restaurant's karashi mentaiko (spicy pollock roe), a Fukuoka specialty; and rice fresh cooked in earthenware pots are particularly popular. In addition, customers can enjoy choice alcoholic beverages, including beer, sake, and shochu.

    This relaxed but, quality restaurant has got everything going for it. Truly pleasant and helpful staff. Relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with, unusual and fabulously tasty food. Not what l expected...

  • Sushi Kappo Yamanaka Main Restaurant
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Watanabedori 2-8-8
    A famous, long standing sushi restaurant where customers can taste Hakata style sushi. Using fresh, seasonal seafood from the Genkai Sea and other areas, the restaurant offers a wide ranging menu. The Japanese modern decor creates a high class, soothing atmosphere, and the establishment also has private dining areas for customers to take a relaxing meal in. Often used for business entertainment, the restaurant is also frequented by tourists.

    I came across Yamanaka Honten from various reviews and recommendation. The restaurant is near Yakuin station but the entrance is not obvious. The restaurant was full and we didn’t make reservations...

  • Rikyu Hakata Station Restaurant
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    4.0
    87 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekichuougai 1-1 JR Hakata City 9F
    Located inside the Amu Plaza Hakata of JR Hakata City, a mall connected directly to Hakata Station, this specialty restaurant serves beef tongue, a Sendai specialty dish. The staple of the establishment's menu is the beef tongue set meal, which goes great with rice. Other menu selections include beef tongue stew; beef tongue curry; and juicy, thick cut grilled beef tongue; in short, customers can enjoy delicious beef tongue to their heart's content.

    Conveniently located on the 9th floor of AMU Plaza, this restaurants speciality is ox tongue. As I went for lunch, I had to stand in line and wait about 10 minutes. But it was not bad. Combo (ox...

  • Kawara Soba Takase (Mojiko Retro Branch)
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku Minatomachi 5-1 Strait Plaza Nishi 2F
    A Kawara soba shop in the western building of the Mojiko Retro Kaikyo Plaza in Minatomachi, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City. They're known as the originator of Kawara soba, a traditional Shimonoseki cuisine. Their menu includes Kawara soba which has a green tea soba made with Uji matcha green tea served with their secret broth, their other specialty Unameshi which mixes grilled eel and rice, and a Kawara soba Una-cha tea combo meal. They have seating from which you can look out at the strait while enjoying your meal.

    海峡プラザに来てみると瓦そばのお店が2件。しかも1階と2階に重なるようにあります。元祖瓦そば「たかせ」は2階にあります。温かいつけ汁にレモンの輪切りともみじおろしをいれて食べます。熱い瓦で茶そばがおこげになっておいしいです。

  • Echigoya (Imaizumi Restaurant)
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Imaizumi 2-5-6 Imaizumi Square 1F-A
    A motsu nabe offal hotpot restaurant located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. Here customers can enjoy smooth, flavorful offal hotpot, such as the light brown miso motsu nabe made with a blend of three Kyoto style misos. The restaurant's hotpot broth is a perfect complement to its fresh offal stocked straight from the Fukuoka Meat Wholesale Market.

    For sure the one of best Motunabe restaurants in Fukuoka ! You can see how good this motsu-nabe is from all other reviews in Japanese. Seriously,,,, its superrrr good, just indescribably good...

  • Kawaya
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    4.0
    59 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Shirogane 1-15-7
    A yakitori restaurant famous for its popular, signature chicken skin skewers slow broiled over a six-day period. Rolled around a bamboo skewer, customers can enjoy the chewy yet firm texture of the skin. This popular restaurant is frequented by locals as well as tourists.

    予約時間の18時のちょっと前に入店。 満席です。 すげー。 やっぱり、大人気。 では、トリビーでかんぱーい! 注文は、博多のプロフェッショナルのPT氏にほぼお任せで。 頼んだものは以下。 [食べたもの] 〇とり皮 120円×10本 ・しぎ焼き 350円 ・バラ 120円×2本 ・ダルム 120円×5本 ・ウインナー 300円 ・ミンチ 300円 〇とり皮...

  • Motsunabe Ichifuji (Imaizumi Main Restaurant)
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    4.5
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Imaizumi 1-9-19 BuLaLa Building 6F
    A nabe hotpot restaurant located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. Here customers can taste the establishment's famous motsu nabe hotpot, made with a distinctive light brown miso broth. The restaurant's expansive menu also includes dishes like basashi horsemeat sashimi and stewed beef cheek. The establishment's Japanese style decor with the sunken kotatsu style seating gives it a relaxing atmosphere. Here customers can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful meal.

    I went to Fukuoka for trip. I had enjoyed eating delicious food. In especially I ate “motsunabe”. That was very very delicious. It’s taste Japanese sauce and more warmer my body. Please try that...

  • Torimabushi
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Nakasu 5-3-18 Tm-16 Building 1F
    "A chicken cuisine restaurant serving choice dishes made with local and Kyushu raised ingredients such as mizutaki hotpot, a Hakata specialty. The restaurant used Hakata brand Hanamidori chicken in its foods. The restaurant's namesake and signature ""Torimabushi,"" modeled after eel hitsumabushi, consists of Hanamidori chicken seared in a soy sauce based marinade combined with various ingredients, eggs, and a mizutaki hotpot style broth."

    平日19時ごろ予約なしで訪問。 しばらく店外で待ってから店員さんに促されて2階のテーブル席に。 とりまぶし並を注文。10分くらいで出てきます。 鶏肉は臭みもなく、皮はパリパリ。美味しい。 4種類の食べ方がありますが、温玉たまごかけご飯が一番美味しいと思った。 コースの手羽が美味しそうでした。次はコースで。 ごちそうさまでした。

  • Motsunabe Kobayashi
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Imaizumi 1-13-5
    A nabe hotpot restaurant located a five-minute walk from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line. Here customers can enjoy offal hotpot, a Hakata specialty dish, made with Japanese black beef from Kagoshima. The restaurant's full menu includes sumotsu vinegared offal, horse liver sashimi, and more. Decorated in Japanese style engendering a relaxing atmosphere, the restaurant also has large televisions from which diners can watch popular sports matches during their meal.

    Located on the 2nd floor we had a great dinner in true Japanese surroundings. Visit the place and be prepared for a treatment.

  • Hakata Ajidokoro Mizutaki Iroha
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Kamikawabatamachi 14-27 Iroha Building
    A long-standing, reservation only nabe hotpot restaurant located in Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. The restaurant is famous for its mizutaki plain boiled hotpot made with choice Akadori chicken from Saga Prefecture. The restaurant's full menu also includes dishes like shabushabu and sukiyaki made with brand Kuroge-Wagyu (Japanese black beef). The restaurant has private and tatami mat dining spaces where customers can enjoy a quiet, relaxing meal.

    This restaurant seems to be famous in Fukuoka as there were many pictures of mostly japanese celebrities near the entrance. The hotpot was good and the staff friendly. It was pretty pricey though.

  • Hakata Gomasabaya
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Maiduru 1-2-11 Ogawa Building 1F
    "A seafood restaurant located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City famous for its ""Gomasaba-don"" rice bowl topped with hearty chunks of fresh blue mackerel. The restaurant offers a variety of other seafood rice bowls made with fresh, seasonal seafood delights. Open for lunch as well, the establishment is frequented by locals and tourists alike."

    this place is an authentic Fukuoka style gomasaba restaurant with a reasonable price. The rice set menus are just the right amount, and the self-service dish of vegetables and fried fish is tasty and...

  • Kaito
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Minatomachi 3-3
    A sushi restaurant located in Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City. A conveyer belt sushi restaurant owned and operated by a wholesaler, here diners can enjoy authentic sushi made with season seafood stocked from the market. The establishment also offers a full array of non-sushi dishes for customers to dine on in tatami mat rooms, including baked curry, a Mojiko specialty; and Shimonoseki fugu cuisine. The restaurant is also open for lunch, but only on weekdays.

    門司港プラザの近くにあります。平日のランチタイムに訪問しました。回転寿司ですが、お皿は殆ど回っていなくて、タッチパネルから注文すると持って来てくれます。本日のおすすめもタッチパネルのメニューに登録されていて便利でした。 さすがに地の物は安くて美味しかったです。

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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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