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B-grade Gourmet Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Ahotaleeno
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 1-4-1
    This popular food stand in Chuo Ward of Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, has a menu with a diverse array of offerings. In addition to motsunabe (offal hotpot) made with Japanese beef, ramen, and other Hakata-esque dishes, the garlic fried rice filled with fluffy scrambled eggs and the homemade jumbo croquettes available only on Saturdays are popular options as well. The spicy tacos, featuring salsa made with a Mexican recipe, go well with beer. The stand is popular with women and families in addition to the normal crowd, and it’s perfect for dropping by after work or experiencing Hakata at night.
  • Nakachan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2-2-1 Fukuoka Mitsukoshi front
    A popular food stand located in Chuo Ward in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture which serves a variety of items with a focus on teppanyaki—dishes prepared on a hot steel plate in front of customers. The stand is able to adjust portion sizes for those with smaller appetites and is famous for being easy for women to enjoy. With women comprising over half of the stand’s customers, it has an easy-going atmosphere which makes even tourists and strangers to the town on business trips feel welcome. The stand’s teppanyaki chicken, made with Hokkaido pedigree chicken sautéed to perfection with crisp skin, is particularly popular. Nakachan also offers a variety of other food stand favorites, including oden, ramen, and Japanese beef hormone (offal).
  • Tsukasa
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Nakasu Shunyoshi Bridge along the Nakagawa River
    A yatai food stall located in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. The stall serves seasonal tempura, kushiyaki grilled skewers, and other classic food stall dishes, as well as tasty alcoholic beverages. The stall's full menu of drinks includes beer, local sake, and shochu. You'll be hooked the moment you try the restaurant's popular homemade karashi mentaiko spicy pollock roe.
  • Curry Honpo Mojiko Retro Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Minatomachi 9-2 Abaya Building 2F
    A curry restaurant located in Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City. Specializing in baked curry, a local favorite cheap eat, this establishment is also known as the only place serving baked curry in the Mojiko area. Customers can enjoy an abundant variety of baked curries, include seafood curries made with seasonal fish; and an extravagant triple meat curry made with chicken, pork, and Japanese black beef.
  • Mucchan Manju (Hakata Bus Terminal Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Hakataekichuougai 2-1 Hakata Bus Terminal
    A sweets stall located on the first floor of the Hakata Bus Terminal in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. The stall sells Mucchan manju, a local favorite cheap snack similar to taiyaki but shaped like a mudskipper. In addition to custard and sweet black bean paste, the stall offers savory fillings like ham and egg. The stall is frequented by many locals and tourists alike.
  • Sofuren Chikugo Akasaka
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Chikugo-shi Kumano 62-4

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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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