Where to eat Japanese food in Yanagawa: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 3, 2019 Darleen Reid

Find out what Japanese restaurants to try in Yanagawa. Yanagawa is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 71,848, with 24,507 households and a population density of 934.55 persons per km². The total area is 76.88 km².
Things to do in Yanagawa

10. Harada Unagi-Ya

451-1 Nakashima, Yamatomachi, Yanagawa 839-0254 Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese +81 944-76-4229
Harada Unagi-Ya

Reviewed By Adrian L

Our tour guide brought us to this lovely steamed eel restaurant, which is located outside of the busier Yanagawa city. The price is reasonable and they even offer a minor discount if you want less rice. The main feature is of course the "Unagi/Eel" rice, which is prepared differently from your familiar unagi rice. They grilled them first but then steamed it afterward. The restaurant offers a set that features an unagi salad, steamed eel rice, miso soup, and pickles. For those who don't eat eel, they offer a Wagyu Beef set too.

9. Koren

31-6 Shimohyakucho Mitsuhashimachi, Yanagawa 832-0822 Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner +81 944-72-0026
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4 based on 23 reviews

Koren

Reviewed By kaorinhime

こちらの古連は、西鉄柳川駅のすぐ近くにあります。柳川は鰻のせいろ蒸しが美味しいと聞いてきましたが、本当に美味しいと思いました。鍋もありましたが、やっぱりせいろ蒸しに決定。ふっくら柔らかい鰻が美味しかったです。後に気がつきましたが、本当に鰻店が沢山ありました。

8. Saray Fukuryu

29-1 Okinohatamachi, Yanagawa 832-0065 Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Lunch +81 944-72-2404 http://saraya-fukuryu.com
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4 based on 23 reviews

Saray Fukuryu

Reviewed By cliffman33

We detoured to Yanagawa en route from Kagoshima to Fukuoka, specially to try this famous steamed/grilled unagi dish. Saray Fukutyu was a perfect choice. Not only was the fish done to perfection, the unagi sauce infused rice was very yummy too. The lovely ambience here, coupled with good services made the dining experience complete.

7. Kawayoshi

494-4 Mitsuhashimachifujiyoshi, Yanagawa Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Parking Available +81 944-72-2670
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4 based on 18 reviews

Kawayoshi

Reviewed By 靖 井

蒲焼もせいろ蒸しもどちらもとても美味しく、客も多いところを見ると柳川の人気店だと思います。西鉄柳川駅から歩ける距離で便利です。

6. Ohana

1 Shinhoka-Machi, Yanagawa 832-0069 Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner +81 944-73-2189 http://www.ohana.co.jp/e/index.html
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4 based on 26 reviews

Ohana

Reviewed By StanleyAuckland

Taigetsukan Restaurant overlooks the Shotoen Garden and is one of the restaurants at the Ohana Estate. We had a set menu which had a main course of Yanagawa Nabe (Japanese loach and egg hotpot). It was delicious. If visiting the Ohana Estate I recommend you have a meal here.

5. Tachibana Udon

191 Mitsuhashimachitakahatake, Yanagawa Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Cash Only, Non-smoking restaurants +81 944-73-1011 https://tatibanaudon.com/
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4 based on 25 reviews

Tachibana Udon

Reviewed By sayoyoshi

麺は太く柔らかい博多うどんのお店です。讃岐うどんのようなコシはなく、好みが分かれると思います。個人的にはコシなし、出汁のコクなしで好みではありません。

4. Motoyoshiya Okinohata

12 Okinohatamachi, Yanagawa 832-0065 Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Lunch +81 944-72-9070 http://motoyoshiya-o.com/
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4 based on 48 reviews

Motoyoshiya Okinohata

Reviewed By 881anuradhaw

The eel rice in Yanagawa is legendary and so is this restaurant. Was sceptical about eating eel which I had never tasted before but the dish is so beautifully prepared and the experience of eating it sitting on the floor is incomparable. Do try this after your river boat ride!

3. Ganso Motoyoshiya

69 Asahimachi, Yanagawa 832-0022 Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations +81 944-72-6155 http://www.yanagawa-cci.or.jp/kigyo/kigy0361.html
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4 based on 101 reviews

Ganso Motoyoshiya

Reviewed By Princess_Pudding

We passed by this restaurant during our canal boat cruise. The end of the cruise is actually just a few minutes walk back to the restaurant. Our friend told us that this restaurant is 300 years old, and it made Yanagawa's Unagi no Seiro Mushi dish famous! The menu is quite simple. Basically, the steamed eel dish is all there is on the menu. And it did not disappoint. Just the aroma of the dish alone made our mouths water. We loved the sauce they used for the dish - we found it perfectly balanced with the eel. Needless to say, we diligently polished off our food to the last grain of rice.

2. Wakamatsuya

26 Okinohatamachi, Yanagawa 832-0065 Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Table Service [email protected] +81 944-72-3163 http://wakamatuya.com/
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4 based on 131 reviews

Wakamatsuya

Reviewed By Siang Teng L

You can buy the Yanagawa and Dazaifu package with meal from Nishtetsu Station. With the meal coupon, you may choose one of the participating restaurants to have your lunch. Wakamatsuya is one of the participating restaurants. Judging by the queue, I think Wakamatsuya is certainly attracting both local and foreign visitors. You must be prepared to wait. At the end of the day, it is really worth the wait as the unagi rice is one of the best I have ever tasted. It was steamed in a wooden box with a fragrant sauce. Well. You have not come to Yanagawa if you have not tasted it.

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1. Dosukoi

106-8 Tagawa, Mizumamachi, Kurume 830-0102 Fukuoka Prefecture Japanese Dinner +81 942-65-1126
Dosukoi

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