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Fukuoka is known as "Japan's #1 Gourmet City," surpassing even Tokyo.
This article will introduce a careful selection of delicious restaurants for you, the readers, to visit in Fukuoka, a city packed to the eaves with tens of thousands of shops and stalls and restaurants.
Be sure to give this article a read before traveling to Fukuoka!

1. Robata Hyakushiki

This is the most popular izakaya in Fukuoka.
Here you will find a wide variety of exquisite dishes made with local ingredients, and tourists find themselves captivated by the vibrant and bustling restaurant and the delicious food.
While it's hard to secure a reservation for Robata Hyakushiki, there are always 8 seats reserved for walk-in customers each day, so even if you're unable to get a reservation you still may be able to just stop by.

◆Robata Hyakushiki
Address: 1-15-34 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 050-5872-2484
Hours: 17:00-25:00
Budget: 4,000-4,999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

2. Warayaki Mikan

This super-popular izakaya is run by an owner who has experience working at a popular Kyoto restaurant.
They operate under the motto of "kappo-quality dishes in an accessible izakaya," so here you'll find dishes crafted with high-quality ingredients and high-level techniques.
Their specialty is "warayaki," or straw-roasting, and the result of cooking in-season fish over the straw is a dish bursting with umami.
You've also got to try their miso duck thigh roasted on a magnolia leaf, as well as their saba sushi!

◆Warayaki Mikan
Address: 2-6-10 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-712-0388
Hours: 18:00-27:00
Budget: 4,000-4,999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards not accepted

3. Buta Soba Tsukiya

This is Fukuoka's number one most popular ramen restaurant, and you're sure to find long queues even at night.
Their signature dish is their "buta soba."
Their pride-and-joy shoyu-based soup is packed with the umami flavors of pork and is deliciously sippable, and it has the great reputation of not being too heavy or bloating even if you enjoy a bowl late at night.
The last stop on your trip through Fukuoka's gourmet offerings has to be here at "Tsukiya"!

◆Buta Soba Tsukiya
Address: 2-5-2 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-262-3505
Hours: 19:00-27:00
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
Closed: Sundays, holidays
Credit cards not accepted

4. Yakitori Torila

This incredibly popular yakitori restaurant is known for its delicious "cold-cured for over 10 days Takasaka chicken."
They offer an exciting course meal that starts with sashimi, followed by nigiri sushi and yakitori.
After you've stopped by just once, you're sure to fall for their juicy and flavorful Takasaka chicken.

◆Yakitori Torila
Address: 2F 8-23 Gionmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-263-3336
Hours: 18:00-23:00
Budget: 8,000-8,999 yen
Closed: Sundays, holidays
Credit cards not accepted

5. Tanakada Hakata Honten

Tanakada is a luxury izakaya that is an iconic part of Fukuoka.
As a luxury izakaya, it is home to a good number of dishes that are lauded as "the most delicious in Japan."
The dishes are all cooked with the highest quality of ingredients, so everything, from salad to sashimi and grilled foods, is absolutely impeccable.
If you're visiting Fukuoka and want to make sure to have the absolute best the area has to offer, this is a must-visit restaurant.

◆Tanakada Hakata Honten
Address: 3-16-19 Kiyokawa, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-522-1211
Hours: 18:00-25:00
Budget: 10,000-14,999 yen
Closed: Mondays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, JCB, AMEX, MASTER, Diners)

6. Tori Ichi

This hot Tokyo-style yakitori restaurant opened in November of 2017.
They offer two popular omakase courses: 5 skewers for 1,500 yen, and 7 skewers for 2,000 yen.
We recommend starting off your tour of Fukuoka's gourmet scene here - enjoy some of Tori Ichi's pride-and-joy chicken skewers, then head off to another restaurant.

◆Tori Ichi
Address: 2-15-23 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-712-0020
Hours: 18:00-24:00
Budget: 10,000-14,999 yen
Closed: Sundays, holidays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, AMEX)

7. Asahiken Ekimae Honten

This bite-sized gyoza specialty store was founded in 1954 as a food stall.
In the span of one day, they sell over 5000 gyoza, made in-house down to the wrapping.
The gyoza are mouthwateringly delicious, and one person can easily down 20 of the bite-sized dumplings.
While waiting for the gyoza to cook, the local "Hakata-ko" enjoy the fried chicken wings offered at the counter as an appetizer.

◆Asahiken Ekimae Honten
Address: 2-15-22 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-451-7896
Hours: 15:00-24:00
Budget: 10,000-14,999 yen
Closed: Sundays
Credit cards not accepted

8. TANCA

This super-popular izakaya is known for its beef tongue.
Here you can enjoy umami-packed beef tongue, aged for 10 days, as sashimi, kushiyaki (skewers), simmered, or in shabu-shabu.
If you're looking to try some top-class beef tongue, something that's hard to find even in Tokyo, "TANCA" is the place to visit.

◆TANCA
Address: 2-19-28 Kiyokawa, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 050-5869-4533
Hours: 18:00-25:00 (until 27:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Budget: 5,000-5,999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

9. Go Sign Shokudo

This famous izakaya is known for serving up delicious food, no matter what you order.
Their signature dish, ordered by most customers, is their "bluefin tuna sampler."
Not only can you not find "authentic sushi restaurant" level tuna at an izakaya in Tokyo, but here you can really experience the high skill level held by the restaurants in Fukuoka.

◆Go Sign Shokudo
Address: 5-20-1 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-482-3456
Hours: 18:00-27:00
Budget: 4,000-4,999 yen
Closed: Wednesdays
Credit cards not accepted

10. Tsudoi

This is the #1 restaurant for wrapping up your night in Fukuoka.
Many of the foodies who visit Fukuoka stop by this ramen restaurant late at night.
Their specialties are their "shiru-nashi no are" and "shiru-ari no are," or "that with no soup" and "that with soup."
Tsudoi skillfully replicates the familiar and nostalgic taste of cup noodles, beloved by the Japanese people, without any chemical seasonings.

◆Tsudoi
Address: 3-7-30 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: None
Hours: 21:00-26:00
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
Closed: Sundays
Credit cards not accepted

11. Shokudo Saison d'Or

Shokudo Saison d'Or was founded with a desire to make a restaurant that could showcase special techniques without being too formal or stuffy.
A popular choice is their 10,000-yen omakase course, which features 11 dishes and 3 desserts.
If you're a fan of sake, be sure to order the "pairing course."
Their unique dishes are absolutely splendid, such as steamed abalone that plays beautifully off the bitter flavors of liver, paired with local sweet potato shochu.

◆Shokudo Saison d'Or
Address: 1-3-32 Takamiya, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-524-0432
Hours: 12:00-14:30 (lunch) / 17:00-21:00 (dinner)
Budget: 6,000-7,999 yen (lunch) / 10,000-14,999 yen (dinner)
Closed: Wednesdays
Credit cards accepted (JCB, AMEX, Diners)

12. Shirayuki

This tucked-away Japanese restaurant opened in May of 2017.
They offer 2 lunch courses, priced at 2,500 yen and 3,500 yen, and reservations are taken up to the day before.
Their specialty is their "sea bream ochazuke," which is made with carefully prepared seasonal ingredients.
The combination of rich, flavorful sesame sauce, fresh sea bream, and quality rice with a hint of sweetness is absolute bliss.

◆Shirayuki
Address: 1-10-20 Hirao, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 050-5594-1103
Hours: 11:30-14:30 (lunch) / 18:00-23:00 (dinner)
Budget: 3,000-3,999 yen (lunch) / 6,000-7,999 yen (dinner)
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

13. Kiyoki

This popular steak restaurant serves the rare "Kinoshita beef," the cattle for which only a scarce 50 heads a year are sold.
The Kinoshita beef steaks are slowly and carefully cooked by the owner-chef, locking in the delicious umami flavors of the beef.
As the cattle are fattened in a healthy manner, even the fattier cuts, like sirloin and rib roasts, have deep flavor profiles and don't weigh heavily on your palette.

◆Kiyoki
Address: 1-10-20 Hirao, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-522-6611
Hours: 16:00-24:00
Budget: 15,000-19,999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

14. Issei Ichidai

This restaurant is extremely popular among ramen fans for its ultra-rich tonkotsu ramen.
To make the broth, pork head, bones, and feet are slowly simmered over a long period of time, and the intensely aromatic soup is then paired with firm and thin noodles.
Apparently the standard way to enjoy a bowl of this ramen is alongside a spoonful of spicy mustard greens and ginger, available on the tables.

◆Issei Ichidai
Address: 2-17-23 Higashihie, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-292-7555
Hours: 11:00-24:30
Budget: ~999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards not accepted

15. Meshiya Koyama Parking

"Meshiya Koyama Parking" is the second location of the extremely popular robata-yaki restaurant "Robata Hyakushiki."
Less than a month after its opening it was already receiving lots of attention as a restaurant where industry professionals and foodies alike flocked.
It has an amazing reputation as a restaurant that does not focus on a single genre, instead only serving "delicious" foods, such as "stir-fried Chinese water spinach," "fillet cutlet sandwich," and "truffle cheese chawanmushi."

◆Meshiya Koyama Parking
Address: 1-6-4 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 050-5594-6305
Hours: 17:00-24:00
Budget: 5,000-5,999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

16. yorozu

This popular restaurant features a quiet space with a hearth in the center and a tea room, and it's a great place to enjoy Japanese tea, Japanese sweets, and sake.
They offer around 20 varieties of Japanese tea, primarily sourced from areas in Kyushu, including Fukuoka.
Their tea arrangements, including use of carbon extraction, are also popular.
Many customers also use "yorozu" as a bar, thanks to its quality selection of sake, shochu, and wine.
As this is a popular restaurant, be sure to call ahead of your visit to see if there are any openings.

◆yorozu
Address: 2-3-32 Akasaka, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-724-7880
Hours: 12:00 (lunch) / 15:00-26:00 (dinner)
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen (lunch) / 5,000-5,999 yen (dinner)
Closed: Sundays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

17. Koshinraku

This horse-meat specialty restaurant is located in Hakata's Nishinakasu.
You can enjoy a variety of creative dishes that utilize horse meat, on top of classics like horse sashimi and grilled horse.
The must-try dish here, though, is their fresh "horse liver sashimi."
Horse liver has a supple texture and a flavor more enchanting than that of chicken, pork, or beef liver, and we believe that this dish alone is worth a trip to Fukuoka to try!

◆Koshinraku
Address: 3-1 Nishinakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-791-6455
Hours: 18:00-24:00
Budget: 8,000-9,999 yen
Closed: Sundays, Mondays, holidays
Credit cards accepted (JCB, AMEX, VISA, MASTER, Diners)

18. Kiharu

You'll need a reservation to get into this super-popular izakaya.
Most customers who stop by are in search of Kiharu's exceptionally fresh saba (mackerel), sourced directly from the Goto Islands.
They offer an extremely delicious set of 3 types of saba sashimi, including their super-fresh "swimming saba sashimi," their "sesame saba" that's paired with a rich sesame sauce, and "grilled saba sashimi," in which the skin-side of the saba is crisped to perfection.

◆Kiharu
Address: 2F 3-21-28 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-752-3312
Hours: 18:00-25:00
Budget: 3,000-3,999 yen
Closed: Sundays
Credit cards not accepted

19. Tonguetail Fuji

This super-popular Kuroge beef specialty restaurant prides itself on its age beef tongue and tender grilled tail.
Must-try dishes include their "upper tongue," "beef tail (large)," "skirt steak," "tail ramen," and "yakimeshi."
You can also enjoy their top-class selection of 350 varieties of shochu at the counter!

◆Tonguetail Fuji
Address: 1-9-18 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-752-0073
Hours: 18:00-23:00
Budget: 5,000-5,999 yen
Closed: Mondays
Credit cards accepted

20. Shirokane Nishida

This popular kappo-ryori restaurant offers luxurious meals even at lunchtime.
We highly recommend trying their "lunch unagi meal."
The restaurant's owner carefully selects each of the thick, meaty eels, sourced from Kyushu, and the combination of fragrant broiled eel in sauce with aromatic Koshihikari rice from Uonuma is sure to bring a smile to your face.

◆Shirokane Nishida
Address: 2-11-30 Shirokane, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-522-8525
Hours: 12:00-14:30 (lunch) / 17:00-25:00 (dinner)
Budget: 6,000-7,999 yen (lunch) / 10,000-14,999 yen (dinner)
Closed: Sundays
Credit cards accepted

21. Udon Taira

This is the most popular udon restaurant in all of Hakata.
Here you can enjoy "Fukuoka udon," which differs from the firmer Sanuki udon found all around Japan in its tender, chewy texture.
We recommend trying their "gobo-ten," which is topped with crispy fried gobo (burdock).
The fried tempura batter absorbs some of the delicate flavors from the broth, creating an incredibly delicious bite.

◆Udon Taira
Address: 3-17-10 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-431-9703
Hours: 11:30-16:00 (Monday-Friday) / 11:30-15:00 (Saturday)
Budget: ~999 yen
Closed: Sundays, holidays
Credit cards not accepted

22. Kawaya

This yakitori restaurant is becoming quite popular thanks to its specialty, "kawayaki," grilled skewers made with the skin from a chicken's neck.
The exterior of the skewer is fragrant and crispy, while the inside is deliciously juicy. These tasty skewers have even been featured on TV, and apparently there's a good number of regular customers who stop by and put down as many as 30 skewers in one sitting!

◆Kawaya
Address: 1-15-7 Shirogane, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-522-0739
Hours: 17:00-24:00
Budget: 2,000-2,999 yen
Closed: Tuesdays
Credit cards not accepted

23. yorgo

"yorgo" is the first name you'll hear if you inquire about bistro-style restaurants in Fukuoka.
This popular shop sells both foods made by the owner, who has worked in France, and natural wines.
Their signature dish is "rare cutlet of beef filet."
Many customers have become enamored with the combination of umami-packed special sauce on a tender cutlet.

◆yorgo
Address: 1-2-15 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture (Inside of "Gyoza no LAS VEGAS")
Phone: 092-725-8277
Hours: 17:00-24:00
Budget: 6,000-7,999 yen
Closed: Sundays

24. Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi

If you're looking for yakiniku in Hakata, look no further than "Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi."
The wagyu yakiniku full-course meal, prepared by the owner who has worked at leading Tokyo restaurant "Kunimoto," is said to be the most delicious in all of Kyushu.
The yakiniku here is prepared by a professional "yaki-shi" assigned to each table, so even newcomers to the dish can enjoy top-quality yakiniku without any stress.

◆Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi
Address: 3-11-19 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-287-8015
Hours: 17:00-24:00
Budget: 10,000-14,999 yen
Closed: Never
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

25. Aji no Masafuku Tenjin Core Honten

"Aji no Masafuku Tenjin Core Honten" is an old-fashioned diner in Fukuoka.
It's so popular that on weekends you're certain to have to spend some time waiting in line to get in.
This diner has a great reputation for serving incredibly delicious fish at a very reasonable price, and on the menu you'll find a lineup of fresh fish that were bought that very day.
They also offer a set menu that includes rice, miso soup, and pickles, so this is a great choice of restaurant for lunch.

◆Aji no Masafuku Tenjin Core Honten
Address: B1F 1-11-11 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-721-0464
Hours: 11:00-19:15
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
Closed: Wednesdays, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

26. Nobu

One of the most popular donburi bowls in Fukuoka among foodies is the "special seafood donburi" here at "nobu."
Every night droves of customers flock here after midnight in search of the seafood donburi as a late-night snack.
The secret to the delicious bowl is the thin layer of "tororo" (grated Japanese yam) between the rice and the fish.
When you mix the smooth tororo in with the rice, you'll find yourself downing the whole bowl even if you'd already had dinner beforehand.

◆Nobu
Address: 2-18-19 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-713-8100
Hours: 18:00-26:00
Budget: 4,000-4,999 yen
Closed: Tuesdays
Credit cards accepted (JCB, AMEX, VISA, MASTER)

27. Sankyuu Sakaba Kegomusu

This popular standing bar opened on January 6th of 2017, following the theme of "good old Japan."
One of their signature dishes is the Japanese favorite "omusubi" (also called onigiri; rice balls).
They offer a wide variety of musubi, from the simple salt musubi to fillings like ume (Japanese pickled plum), okaka (chopped katsuobushi), salted saba, saba and mayo, salted pollack roe, ikura, and salmon. We also recommend trying their fragrantly grilled "yaki-onigiri."
Apparently the rice they use in their musubi is grown by the owner's relatives, and the owner is so confident in the product that they have said, "It's no exaggeration to say that I opened 'Sankyuu Sakaba Kegomusu' so that others could eat this rice."

◆Sankyuu Sakaba Kegomusu
Address: 2-15-1 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-406-7855
Hours: 19:00-27:00
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards not accepted

28. Tempura Hirao Honten

This tempura restaurant has become popular with the masses thanks to its delicious, cheap, and quick food.
Their popular "sampler meal" is only 770 yen and comes with kisu (sillago), chicken, shrimp, sweet potato, pepper, eggplant, and squid.
It's so popular that at lunchtime long lines of excited tourists looking for piping hot and delicious tempura build up outside of the restaurant.

◆Tempura Hirao Honten
Address: 2-4-1 Higashihirao, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-611-1666
Hours: 10:30-21:30
Budget: ~999 yen
Closed: New Year's holiday
Credit cards not accepted

29. Gohanya Hansuke

This diner has a reputation of offering fish-based dishes on par with those at famous kappo-ryori restaurants.
We recommend their yakizakana, featuring seasonal fish like aji (horse mackerel), saba, isaki (chicken grunt), and amadai (tilefish), procured from the nearby waters.
The taste of their yakizakana, carefully grilled over charcoal by their talented chefs, is said to be the best in all of Fukuoka.

◆Gohanya Hansuke
Address: 3-3-24 Otemon, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-725-3366
Hours: 11:30-15:00 (lunch) / 18:00-22:00 (dinner)
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
Closed: Tuesdays
Credit cards not accepted

30. Kawataro Nakasu Honten

This super-popular izakaya offers the iconic Fukuoka product "ika no sugata-zukuri."
Right in the middle of the restaurant is an enormous cube-shaped tank, filled with over 100 swimming squid, ordered directly from where they're fished up in Yobuko.
As a result, the squid here is incredibly fresh, and the meat is beautiful and semi-transparent with an addictive chewy texture and rich flavor.

◆Kawataro Nakasu Honten
Address: 1-6-6 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 050-5595-3568
Hours: 12:00-13:30 (lunch) / 17:00-22:00 (dinner)
Budget: 2,000-2,999 yen (lunch) / 6,000-7,999 yen (dinner)
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards accepted (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners)

31. Sake to Meshi Kaihogen

This tucked-away izakaya serves up incredibly delicious food.
The owner cooks up a variety of standard Japanese izakaya fare you'd find across the country, but the dishes here have a reputation of being "the peak of izakaya food."
We recommend not ordering any specific sake here, instead letting the owner pair your selected dishes with his recommended sake.

◆Sake to Meshi Kaihogen
Address: 1-29-29 Ogusu, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-406-7033
Hours: 18:00-25:00
Budget: 4,000-4,999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards accepted (JCB, AMEX, Diners)

32. Kamawan

This udon izakaya is incredibly popular with local foodies.
We recommend enjoying the offered high-quality dishes like "sesame saba," "chicken tempura," and "buri (amberjack) with daikon" alongside sake, then finishing up your meal with firm udon noodles, made in-house by the owner every day.

◆Kamawan
Address: 3-21-30 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-711-9811
Hours: 11:00-28:00
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
Closed: Irregular holidays
Credit cards accepted (JCB, AMEX, Diners)

33. Fukuchan

Fukuchan has been lauded as "the most delicious ramen restaurant in Fukuoka."
The soup here has an incredible depth of flavor, made by blending multiple broths that are all carefully prepared with different cook times and thicknesses.
The result of all that effort is a delicious bowl of ramen with the perfect balance between sweetness and saltiness.

◆Fukuchan
Address: 2-24-2 Taguma, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-863-5355
Hours: 11:00-21:00
Budget: ~999 yen
Closed: Tuesdays
Credit cards not accepted

34. Tsukune Seisakusho

This popular izakaya is frequently visited by owners of Tokyo restaurants.
As the izakaya's name suggests, their specialty is "tsukune" (a type of chicken meatball), and they offer over 10 varieties, including "field mustard and lemon," "lotus root and sakura shrimp," and "dried persimmon and butter."
Be sure to try them with the sake crafted by the owner!

◆Tsukune Seisakusho
Address: 1-14-5 Fujisaki, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-833-5666
Hours: 16:00-23:00
Budget: 4,000-4,999 yen
Closed: Thursdays

35. Sumiyoshi Shuhan

This standing bar is open starting at 8am.
Customers can also enjoy local sake as well as snacks at the alternate location inside of Hakata Station.
Many customers stop by from early in the morning to enjoy local sake, shochu, wine, and beer.

◆Sumiyoshi Shuhan
Address: 1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone: 092-473-7941
Hours: 8:00-21:00
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
Closed: Never
Credit cards accepted

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thetrashmouth

Hi, seems like I've been browsing the Fukuoka pages quite a lot recently. Family friend familiar with Fukuoka recommended two restaurants - Ippongi Ishibashi and Chisou Nakamura. Would really appreciate any reviews and thoughts if any of you have tried - there isn't much on Tabelog to be honestly and the ratings are scaled low due to the lack of reviews

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Leo Saito

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Ippongi Ishibashi's chef has built up quite a unique career, having trained at both the sushi restaurant, Umi, in Tokyo, and the kappo restaurant, Wakuden, in Kyoto, so I believe sushi even features in his chef's selection course.
I know I'm repeating myself a little here, but personally, if you're visiting Fukuoka, then I would say that it would be good to try a sushi restaurant, one of the many different izakayas, or even some of the junkier offerings, like udon noodles or ramen.

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thetrashmouth

Thanks Saito san for the reply. I have currently booked Chisou Nakamura due to a higher average tabelog review score, have you heard of it?


Yes, really excited to try the sushi and izakaya in Fukuoka. Managed to score a seating at kikuzushi, and according to the concierge, there are still openings at sushi karashima and osamu. Thank you for the helpful suggestions in the article.

about 1 year ago
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Which hotel did you stay at? Do you like the concierge service?

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thetrashmouth

Hi, I stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The concierge was lovely, even though they failed to get seats at Tenzushi - which we were told should be done more than 3 months in advance. Hotel was a bit old but decent for the price range.

Also just to provide a report on Chisou Nakamura. Lovely kaiseki meal with modern touches here and there. Nakamura-san was also a great host despite speaking very little English. Really appreciated how he tried to joke with us and use Google Translate to show us rare ingredients during the meal. Would definitely recommend

8 months ago

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Hi, I am planning a trip to Fukuoka in November. Would koshinraku and Kawaya be open to bookings by foreigners?

about 1 year ago

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Leo Saito

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Sorry for the late reply.
Yes, I think they accept booking by foreigners.

about 1 year ago

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over 1 year ago

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My credit card concierge informs me that kiharu will close next month. T_T

over 1 year ago

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Leo Saito

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I didn't know that...

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It seems that it's not closing, It is moving to new location.

+81-92-771-3002

about 1 year ago

localtaste

Yakitori Torila has just changed their booking policy. No more booking via 3rd party. Diner has to book his or her own reservation no longer than one month in advance.

over 1 year ago

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My hotel told me that Yakitori Torila will not accept foreigners now...

over 1 year ago
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@beartojapan I’m sorry to hear so. It’s not that they don’t accept foreigners. They do accept foreigners but they can’t speak English so they couldn’t accept booking for non Japanese speakers.

Yakitori Torila is a very nice chicken restaurant. (thanks to Leo for this superb recommendation) The chef is also very nice but he told me that he couldn’t speak English so he couldn’t serve non Japanese speaking guests well. That left him no choice. If u speak Japanese, just contact Torila directly.

But without dining at Torila, it’s not the end of the world. I also endorse Shirogane Nishida. Their eel is so delicious. Also, Kawataro Nakasu Honten is very nice as I ka no sugugata zukuri is an iconic dish.

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Actually I just want to order omakase course and pick sake / beer, actually it is quite simple. However I fully understand the no-showers problems and lead to the rejection on foreigners. I just hope they may join pocket concierge later.

over 1 year ago
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@localtaste what is the next yakitori restaurant you would recommend after Torila, was looking to dine there too, but sad to hear this news

over 1 year ago
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@beartojapan Torila is relocating next month (June) though. As many people are interested in this restaurant, I will let TTT readers know the new address once I got the info. I felt they might not join PC. Torila doesn’t reject foreigners and welcome all who speak Japanese.

over 1 year ago
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@rum_n_raisin Leo recommenced Tori ichi in this article. Personally, I really like Torishiki and Toriki in Tokyo. Booking toriki should be manageable if u plan ahead.

Kasahara in Kobe is not bad and you can easily book through omakaze. The chef at Torila also praised Kasahara.
https://www.omakase-japan.jp/en/stores/88735

over 1 year ago
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@localtaste I would just be heading to kyushu this time(fukuoka,kumamoto,kagoshima), will look at Tori ichi if fail to book for Torila, thanks

over 1 year ago

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