The Best 10 Places to Eat in Fukuoka

Fukuoka, the biggest city of Kyushu, is a lively city crowded with tourists from all over Japan, as well as tourists from abroad. Although it is a large city, it is surrounded by mountains and the ocean. Therefore, Fukuoka is known as a gastronomic city, where you can enjoy a variety of local food! In this article, we will introduce the best 10 local dishes you must try in Fukuoka!


1. Hakata Bentendo

1. Hakata Bentendo
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You should definitely try “Motsu Nabe (innards hot pot)”, out of a variety of Hakata’s local food. If you are keen to try Motsu Nabe, you should visit this restaurant where you can enjoy a set meal at lunch time and Motsu Nabe for dinner.

One of the most popular dishes of this restaurant is “Seasoned Cod Roe Motsu Nabe”. Seasoned cod roe, the local speciality of Fukuoka, is in the soup and innards. Try this special Motsu Nabe to enjoy both local specialities, Motsu Nabe and seasoned cod roe, at once!

■Information
Name: Hakata Bentendo
Address: Daimyo 2-1-41, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-737-5823
Access: 10 minutes walk from Tenjin station

Website: http://www.j-ark.jp/
Map: Map to Hakata Bentendo

2. Shin Shin

2. Shin Shin
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Hakata Ramen is a very famous kind of ramen in Japan. Hakata Ramen has a rich pork bone broth (Tonkotsu), and thin and non-curly noodles. There are a lot of Ramen restaurants in Fukuoka. However, we highly recommend this Ramen restaurant!

The soup of Ramen “Shin Shin” serves is a mixture of Tonkotsu (pork bone broth), chicken bones and various vegetables such as onions and carrots. By the look of Ramen, you may think it’s quite heavy. Don’t worry! It’s actually not too heavy as it looks.

→The Best 10 Ramen Shops You Must Eat in Fukuoka

■Information
Name: Shin Shin Tenjin Main Store
Address: Tenjin 3-2-19, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-732-4006
Access: 5 minutes walk from Tenjin station

Website: http://www.hakata-shinshin.com/
Map: Map to Shin Shin Tenjin Main Store

3. Hakata Gion Tetsu Nabe

3. Hakata Gion Tetsu Nabe
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Famous Chinese meals in Fukuoka is not only Ramen, but also dumplings. If you want to try dumplings, go to this nationally famous restaurant. Dumplings in “Hakata Gion Tetsu Nabe” is very crispy and served in an iron pan, so you can enjoy them very hot!

The sauce for dumplings is made with homemade Ponzu(citrus sauce) and yuzu pepper, and it goes perfectly with dumplings. Visit this restaurant and try one of the best Hakata’s local dishes!

■Information
Name: Hakata Gion Tetsu Nabe
Address: Gion-Machi 2-20, Hakata, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-291-0890
Access: 3 minutes walk from Gion station

Website: http://www.tetsunabe.co.jp/
Map: Map to Hakata Gion Tetsu Nabe

4. Mucchan Manju

4. Mucchan Manju
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“Mucchan Manju” is the Manju (a bun with a bean‐jam filling) that has the shape of goggle-eyed gobies. We recommend that you eat the Manju as soon as you got it because it tastes the best!

There are 7 different kinds of flavors available, so pick your favorite one or get all of them! It might be a good idea to try either ham and eggs flavor and custard flavor because they are especially popular.

■Information
Name: Mucchan Manju Odo Store
Address: Odo 5-1-20, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-894-6256
Access: 18 minutes walk from Meinohama station

Website: http://www.mucchanmanjyuu.com/
Map: Map to Mucchan Manju Odo Store

5. Makanai Shokudo Kiwamiya

5. Makanai Shokudo Kiwamiya
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This restaurant is famous for its hamburg steak (salisbury steak) made of coarsely ground meat. They form a piece of hamburg steak after taking your order, which means it’s very fresh and tasty!

You may have to wait in a line for a while as this restaurant is very popular. However, we promise it will be worth it! We highly recommend this restaurant if you have plenty of time in Fukuoka.

→The Best 10 Yakiniku Restaurants You Must Eat in Fukuoka

■Information
Name: Makanai Shokudo Kiwamiya Fukuoka PARCO Store
Address: Fukuoka PARCO B1F, Tenjin 2-11-1, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-235-7124
Access: 1 minutes walk from Tenjin station

Website: http://www.kiwamiya.com/
Map: Map to Makanai Shokudo Kiwamiya Fukuoka PARCO Store

 
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6. Hyoutan No Kaiten Sushi

6. Hyoutan No Kaiten Sushi
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Sushi is one of the most popular dishes in Japanese cuisine. If you love seafood, you definitely should try sushi while you are in Japan!

“Hyoutan No Kaiten Sushi” is the conveyor belt sushi restaurant, which means you can enjoy sushi at affordable prices. Sushi in this restaurant is not only inexpensive, but also very tasty as they use fresh local fish. You can even try Awabi (abalone), which is usually quite expensive.

The restaurant is very popular that there is always a long line, so don’t miss this restaurant if you are a sushi lover!

→The Best 10 Sushi Restaurants You Must Eat in Fukuoka

■Information
Name: Hyoutan No Kaiten Sushi
Address: Solaria Stage bldg. B2F, Tenjin 2-11-3, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-733-7081
Access: 2 minutes walk from Tenjin station

Website: http://www.solariastage.com/
Map: 「ひょうたんの回転寿司」への地図

7. Karo No Uron

7. Karo No Uron
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Udon noodles have been deeply loved by Japanese people for a long time and have roots in Fukuoka. There are many kinds of Udon noodles all over Japan and Udon noodles in Fukuoka is known to be soft and features a deep flavor in the soup. If you want to try such Udon noodles in Fukuoka, we highly recommend this restaurant that has a long history!

“Gobo Ten Udon (Burdock Tempura Udon Noodles)” is very popular in this restaurant. Burdock tempura tastes great especially when it’s hot, so dig in as soon as possible! This is definitely one of the must-try dishes in Fukuoka.

■Information
Name: Karo No Uron
Address: Kami-Kawabata-Machi 2-1, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-291-6465
Access: 1 minutes walk from Canal City Hakata-Mae bus stop

Map: 「かろのうろん」への地図

8. Mizutaki Nagano

8. Mizutaki Nagano
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Mizutaki (Chicken Hot Pot) is known to be one of the best Hakata’s local dishes. The soup of Mizutaki is a mixture of chicken and vegetables, so it’s both healthy and tasty.

We recommend “Mizutani Nagano” if you are keen to try Mizutaki. Mizutaki itself is definitely amazing, but Mizutaki porridge (rice in Mizutaki) is also delicious to top off a meal.

It might be difficult to make a reservation because the restaurant is very popular. Make sure to make a reservation early and try awesome Mizutaki!

■Information
Name: Mizutaki Nagano
Address: Tsumashoji 1-6, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-281-0105
Access: 6 minutes walk from Hakata Gocho bus stop

Map: Map to Mizutaki Nagano

9. Izutsu-ya Kurosaki-ten Syokuji Kissa Kawaguchi-ya

9. Izutsu-ya Kurosaki-ten Syokuji Kissa Kawaguchi-ya
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One of the most famous noodle dishes in Kyushu is “Champon (Noodle soup)”. Basic Champon is made up of noodles for Ramen, but the speciality of this restaurant, “Chandon”, is made up of udon noodles.

The soup of Chamdon is made with chicken and pig bones, and it’s quite thick that you can enjoy noodles hot until the last. It’s not too heavy as it looks, so let’s have Chandon and ease your stomach after eating or drinking too much!

■Information
Name: Izutsu-ya Kurosaki-ten Syokuji Kissa Kawaguchi-ya
Address: Kurosaki 1-1-1, Yahatanishi-Ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-93-643-5402
Access: 5 minutes walk from Kurosaki station

Website: http://www.izutsuya.co.jp/
Map: Map to Izutsu-ya Kurosaki-ten Syokuji Kissa Kawaguchi-ya

10. Chisou Yamatoya

10. Chisou Yamatoya
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Fukuoka is also famous for mackerels. You can rarely have raw mackerels even in Japan, but you can do so in Fukuoka! “Goma Saba (raw mackerels marinated with sesame seed and soy sauce)” is especially popular in Fukuoka. It goes absolutely perfect with rice!

“Chisou Yamatoya” offers a variety of seafood dishes including mackerels, so don’t forget to visit there if you love seafood!

■Information
Name: Chisou Yamatoya Hakata Eki Higashi Store
Address: Yamatoya bldg, Hakata Eki Higashi 2-6-15, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: +81-92-433-7778
Access: 5 minutes walk from Hakata station

Map: Map to Chisou Yamatoya Hakata Eki Higashi Store

Let’s Enjoy Local Dishes of Fukuoka!

Fukuoka is known for its delicious food and has many local dishes. It might be difficult to try all of them, but we recommend that you try some of them. All the restaurants in this article never let you down!




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