The Best 10 Yakiniku Restaurants You Must Eat in Fukuoka

Fukuoka is the largest city in the big southern Island called Kyushu in Japan. The population of grater Fukuoka is 2.5 millions. No wonder there are so many restaurants. If you are hungry and feel like eating something to fill you up, you must try Yakiniku. It is a popular menu for lunch as well as dinner. Yakiniku is usually cooked in front of you. Be prepared to be a little smelly after you eat!


1. Yakiniku Rikaen

1. Yakiniku Rikaen
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Rikaen is the place to have Wagyu if you are a beef eater. All dishes are with top class Wagyu. They serve every single part of a cow, not only sirloin and rump. Bottom, legs, shoulder, and tongue: where there is meat they cut it and serve. You may be able to eat beef you’ve never had before.

Rikaen is not cheap but you get what you pay for. The quality is excellent. I would recommend to order a course if you’ve never had Yakiniku before. The course menu includes other Korean cosine and they are very tasty. If you don’t know much about Yakiniku, go for a course. You can have a little of everything.

You can have all you can drink for 2 hours with additional cost. Yakiniku can make you very thirsty so it’s definitely worth having it!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku Rikaen Daimyo Honten
Address: 2-3-12 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
TEL: +81-92-752-8833
Opening Hours: 11:30 – 24:00
Closed: None (except Year end and New year day)

Website: http://www.rikaen.com/
Map: Map to Yakiniku Rikaen Daimyo Honten

2. Yakiniku Rikihan-ten

2. Yakiniku Rikihan-ten
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There are a lot of lines of fat on expensive Wagyu beef. Rikihan-ten offer very red beef. Perfect for someone who doesn’t like juicy fat! All slices of beef are just so soft. They melt in your mouth Instead of serving well-known expensive beef; they go out all over Japan and find rare tasty beef which are not industrial mass production. They care how the cows have been cared for. It’s like we prefer free range eggs.

Rikihan-ten has just moved to a new place after half a century. It’s new and very nice. You can also have lamb, black chicken, LYB pork (crossbreed of Landrace, Yorkshire and Berkshire) which is very rare.

Chef’s recommended courses come in different prices. You can have what is suitable for your budget. Whatever you order, you won’t regret it!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku Rikihan-ten
Address: 12-21 Nakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
TEL: +81-92-752-7800
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Closed: Mondays

Website: http://www.rikihanten.com/
Map: Map to Yakiniku Rikihan-ten

3. Yakiniku no Ryuen

3. Yakiniku no Ryuen
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Ryuen’s beef is all from local. It is a collection of the best beef from Kyushu, the large Southern island of Japan. Compare to well known Matsuzaka or Kobe, the amount produced is a lot less but the quality is absolutely fantastic. Some beef can be really rare. There is lots of mature bee which is one of the most popular menus. Ryuen is very proud of those rare beef and that’s why it’s been loved by locals for years.

Not only its beef but Ryuen is popular because of its selection of Shochu, distilled spirits. They are more than 100 variety and all come from Kyushu. You can make lots of different cocktails with Shochu which are very favored by young ladies!

Don’t leave Ryuen without trying their home made Kimuchi, fermented Korean side dish with different vegetables. It’s lush!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku no Ryuen
Address: 1-8-15 Kajimachi, Kita-ku, Kokura, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
TEL: +81-93-531-1129
Closed: None (except Year end and New Year day)

Website: http://ryuen.biz/
Map: Map to Yakiniku no Ryuen

4. Yakiniku&Remen Daitoen

4. Yakiniku&Remen Daitoen
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There is no other Yakiniku restaurant that is dedicated to find the best beef. They shop around for better beef all the time. The chef tastes a piece of every single block of meat before he serves. If it’s not good enough, it won’t be served. Simple. There are two rooms in the back: one is for preparing meat and one is for cooking. Everything is so professional.

Dipping sauce is important for Yakiniku lovers. Each restaurant has their own. Daitoen’s dipping sauce is one in millions. They are so tasty. One is Miso flavor and the other is soya sauce flavor.

Daitoen is also well-known for its noodles and soup. They are totally homemade and full with flavors. Remen-cold noodle and Yukkejan soup are highly recommended. And don’t forget homemade Kimuchi. All food is so colourful and looks so good!!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku&Remen Daitoen
Address: 1-1-1 Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
TEL: +81-92-282-0055
Opening Hours: 11:30 – 24:00
Closed: None

Website: http://www.daitoen.com/
Map: Map to Yakiniku&Remen Daitoen

5. Kiwamiya

5. Kiwamiya
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The reason you can have such good beef for such good price is simple. The staffs visit a farm in suburb of Fukuoka and meat gets chosen by the chef and his team. That’s why their beef is so reasonable. “Having a good time with tasty and cheap food” is the restaurant’s motto. You can have the same quality beef for a lot less price at Kiwamiya.

Kiwamiya is a chain of restaurants. There are three Yakiniku restaurants including Daimyo-ten. One is specialised for Motsu-nabe, A big pot of soup with offal, one is specialised with cow tongue, two burger shops and one casual restaurant in a popular shopping mall. Wherever you go you will go home happily!

■Information
Name: Kiwamiya Daimyo-ten
Address: 2F Donpa Building 1-11-4 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
TEL: +81-92-725-2929
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
Closed: None

Website: http://www.kiwamiya.com/
Map: Map to Kiwamiya Daimyo-ten

 
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6. Sakura

6. Sakura
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Sakura’s meat comes directly from nearby farm called Moriyama. The meat from Moriyama farm is called “shimofuri – Marbled meat”. It contains various amount of intramuscular fat which makes it look like a marble. It’s one of the best kinds of beef. You gather around a charcoal grill and barbecue the meat in front of you. You see the fat becoming juicy and soft, and the meat will melt in your mouth!

All tables are in a private room. It is suitable for a family or a group. The interior is very authentic and nice.

All the meat is decorated beautifully to be served. They actually don’t like beef. You should also try some a la carte menu. “Gyutoro Shusi” and “Sagadon” are highly recommended. Let’s enjoy one and only Morishita-gyu beef!

 
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■Information
Name: Sakura
Address: 1185-1 Higashikushihara-machi, Kurume, Fukuoka
TEL: 094-239-4129
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Closed: None

Map: Map to Sakura

7. Daigen Honkan

7. Daigen Honkan
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Yaigen is a restaurant with a principle. They don’t go out to look for tasty beef. They raise cows and create tasty beef by themselves. They know exactly what their cows are eating and how they are looked after. The meat is with full of pride.

In their farm they don’t use ready-made feed. They use organic feed like wheat and sweet corns. It is very unusual that all staff knows exactly what they are feeding. This is such a relief for someone like me who always want to know everything about what goes into my mouth!

Once you step in, you will feel very welcomed. The service is excellent. No wonder it has been so popular for locals. Try their Sirloin Yakisuki. The beef you cook is already marinated and you dip the beef in whisked egg. It’s so yummy! There are half size menus for children on a la carte.

■Information
Name: Taigen Honkan
Address: 3-1-8 Maizuru, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
TEL: 094-752-1288
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00
Closed: no fixed day

Website: http://www.taigen.jp/
Map: Map to Taigen Honkan

8. Yakiniku Hachihachi

8. Yakiniku Hachihachi
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Yakiniku Hachihachi has 4 restaurants in Fukuoka. They are all very stylish and don’t look like Typical Yakiniku restaurant. Each restaurant is one big space with high ceiling. There is plenty of space between tables which makes you feel very comfortable.

Despite its looks, the price is surprisingly reasonable. All beef come from cows which are locally grown. There are some parts of meat you don’t see much as well. You can order a half size dish to try different kinds. Yakiniku Hachihachi also has good selection of a la carte menu and drinks. Good for both private and group outing!

Yakinku Hachi hachi’s tare sauce has a flavor of apple. It’s been rest for days to get all goodness out. It smells so nice and so tasty. Perfect for someone who doesn’t like spicy sauce!

■Information
Name: Yakiniku Hachihachi
Address: 1-17-10 Mikasagawa, Onojo, Fukuoka
TEL: +81-92-503-1998
Closed: none

Website: http://hachihachi.co.jp/
Map: Map to Yakiniku Hachihachi

9. Sensho

9. Sensho
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Sensho used to be a restaurant where you could have steak, Sukiyaki and Shabushabu. It is now a Yakiniku restaurant but you can also have Sukiyaki and Shabushabu as well. All beef come from local farms all over Kyushu.

They believe the flavor in beef is all tucked in red meat and the beef seems to have less fat than some other restaurants. Maybe that is why their beef is not greasy. The best dipping sauce is Orishi Ponzu, Vinegary Soya Sauce with grated white radish. There is some rich sauce as well but the beef is so tender and tasty that sometimes you just need a pinch of salt with it.

The restaurant is very stylish and popular for women. There are different types of course menu to choose from. Petite Zeitaku Course is highly recommended especially for people who haven’t got a big appetite but love to eat something delicious.

■Information
Name: Sensho
Address: 1-4-1 Shirogane, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
TEL: +81-92-522-2955
Opening Hours: 17:30 – 24:00
Closed: no fixed day

Website: http://www.2955.jp/
Map: Map to Sensho

10. Ryuoukan

10. Ryuoukan
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Ryuokan’s Wagyu beef come from carefully chosen farms in Kyushu. This is definitely best value for money. That’s why it is very popular for locals.

Their Tare sauce is something they are very proud of. It’s very organic and the ingredients are carefully chosen. It is of course homemade.

Their Kimuchi is also homemade. It took a long time to establish the current taste. A lot of research and trails have been done. The vegetables to be marinated are also carefully chosen. They are organic and no added flavor involved. The vegetables are served with beef to wrap beef, to be wrapped with beef and to be grilled with beef. Nothing is better than fresh ingredients!

■Information
Name: Ryuoukan
Address: 1F Daini-Sunshine Building 29-15 Higashi-machi, Kurume, Fukuoka
TEL: +81-94-237-6588
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 3:00am
Closed: no fixed day

Website: http://ryuoukan.com/
Map: Map to Ryuoukan

Let’s enjoy Kyushu Wagyu Yakiniku in Fukuoka!

So what do you think? Kyushu gets lots of visitors from nearby Asian countries as well as Japanese. To be successful with this Korean originated Yakiniku business, you need to know what you are doing. People who run whose restaurants have spent years searching for right beef and right ingredients. They are true professionals. You won’t regret no matter which one you chose to go. Enjoy the best of Wagyu in Fukuoka!




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