Fukuoka is a gourmet paradise... "providing you're not vegetarian," say travelers on our Fukuoka forum! It's right on Genkai Sea, and the seafood is fresh and abundant. So is Fukuoka-style ramen, which you can find at the city's famous yatai (outdoor stalls) as well as modern restaurants. Walk off your meal at Ohori Park and the nearby Fukuoka Castle ruins.
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4.5 based on 728 reviews
Our tour guide Seigo wanted us to experience the traditional food of Fukuoka so he took us here for lunch. Arrive early as the restaurant is a favorite with the locals. We arrived ten minutes before 11:30 AM and we had a 15-20 minute wait to be seated. The restaurant offered two different meals during lunch 1500 JPY (14 USD per person). Seating is counter-style around big tanks of fresh seafood or at tables. Seigo had pre-ordered the fish entree which consisted of Sashimi, boiled and seasoned vegetable mix, Tempura, fermented vegetables, grilled fish, egg custard, rice and a bowl of crab miso. I am not a fan of sushi or sashimi so I think I would have preferred the soba noodle entree. Service as quick and delivered by traditional kimono-clad waitresses.
4.5 based on 301 reviews
Trying the Fukuoka specialty "hakata motsunabe" is a must for foodies visiting the city (but if you don't like pork tripes, then you better skip it.) Now there are dozens of motsunabe restaurants in Fukuoka, but the legendary Yamanaka is still the best. The Akasaka branch is a bit difficult to find, since it's located on the 2nd floor of a supermarket called Sunny, with a discrete sign in the front. It's newer and more stylish than their main store, but the food has the same quality. Their entrance hall looks like an upscale hotel lobby and, for a moment, I forgot I was going there to eat intestines soup. We ordered the miso-based motsunabe, but they also offer the "shoyu" and "shabu shabu" versions. The soup itself was a bit salty, but you can always ask them to add more water to it. Other ingredients are garlic chives, konnyaku (konjac), tofu, burdock, cabbage and, of course, the "motsu" - delicious fatty pork tripes. Motsunabe is Fukuoka's soul food - so don't expect an elegant kaiseki course here. If you like the French cassoulet, you will probably enjoy motsunabe too. Recommended.
4.5 based on 141 reviews
I made a mistake that I made the reservation but went to a sushi restaurant with the same name!
But eventually we were here. And fortunately we made it, it's so yummy!!
Maybe coz I'm a carnivore:-) the Fukuoka signature motsunable is really my cup of tea.
Beancurd inside is also tasty, and finished by udon, thumbs up!
4.5 based on 659 reviews
The eel here is very good, I like the crispness of the skin, it is a bit sweeter that in Tokyo. We ate at the first floor, which it is not very charming. If you only care about the eel, this is a good place.
4 based on 195 reviews
This is the original branch of Ippudo. In Fukuoka, where Ramen is everywhere, this restaurant doesn't stand-out from the rest because most, if not all, ramen restaurant in this city are very good. But ippudo being popular globally, you will want to visit this place at least once. Food is good here, can't go wrong with it.
4.5 based on 166 reviews
Bream Cha-Tsuke, katsu , tempura, sashimi lunch meals were all 1080 yen each. 1.5 x more bream set for 1620 yen.
Don't miss trying the dried fish powder which can be sprinkled on rice.
We reserved the only live squid available on that day, eaten as sashimi and head part as tempura.
Ika Tsukuri would range 3000-10000 yen, depending on its size
The place was filled at 12 noon with nearby office workers, better to go at 1 pm after the peak lunch hour.
Instruction of consuming Bream Cha-Tsuke:
first bowl - mix bream with sauce and wasabi, pour onto rice
second bowl - addition of green tea onto rice
English menu available
4.5 based on 171 reviews
I was told this is a famous one.
I guess this is famous for the price.
Soup was a bit sour and the noodle was really thick (over cooked)
It is not worth it to find this restaurant.
Tenpura was also too much oily....
Beef was smelly...
It was the worst udon in my life.
4 based on 173 reviews
Enjoying a bowl of flavoursome and delicious tonkotsu ramen in a private little cubby may be old-hat for locals, but for me as an international traveller it was a new and exciting experience. You are given the choice to choose the 'intensity' or your ramen, the toppings and any extras through a machine (there are pictures and English aids) and paying before being led into a room filled with cubbies. You will have to fill out a small sheet to confirm your purchase when in your cubby, and then place your order when you are ready.
There are places for you to hang up your coat and place your bag on a hook. You will hear the soft voices of hidden staff on the other side of your cubby and the bells of other patrons placing their order from your cubby, but I think all the hidden bustle as you enjoy your ramen actually adds to the experience.
4 based on 147 reviews
i stumbled on this lovely restaurant in Fukuoka @ the Parco department store B1. We actually had intended to dine at one of the Yatai stalls that evening, but the weather was appalling and it seemed that the particular stall didn't open. Anyway, we were fortunate enough to try the restaurant and had their famous Hamburger steak and Wagyu style steaks as well. The meal was excellent, absolutely loved the whole DIY bbq concept. The meats were well seasoned and came with a choice of dipping sauces. We went for the standard bbq sauce and a Ponzu one as well.
I only noticed this place as it was the only restaurant that had a constant queue. I know the japanese like to queue, but this was WELL worth it!!!!! It's worth mentioning that there are a chain of these restaurants dotted around, not sure exactly where, as the website is in Japanese, but would assume that it could be found in other major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
4 based on 391 reviews
"Restaurants Specializing in Classic Tonkotsu Ramen -From the 60s- Ichiran is the most dedicated Ramen Company to the study of Tonkotsu Ramen in the whole World. Instead of diversifying our menu, we concentrate only on Tonkotsu Ramen. There are over 40 specialists involved in every single bowl. We always pursue a higher level of Ramen. We only offer the highest quality and the safest products,
We were here at 10:30am on a weekday and there were many vacant seats. We ordered the noodles by buying from the vending machine and then you can fill out the questionnaire to tell how you want your noodles (mild taste, oil, spicy, etc). The noodles were OK but the soup were too salty. Definitely will about it before coming back again.
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