Fukuoka restaurants

Top Choice Ramen in Fukuoka

Ichiran

This Fukuoka-born chain (since 1993) has a nationwide following. That's as much for its serving style as for its fresh noodles and 15-second kitchen-to-table rule. Customers fill out forms (available in English) req…
Top Choice Japanese in Fukuoka

Hakatarou

If you can't visit the rest of Kyūshū, try regional foods at this elegant izakaya. Look for dishes like karashi renkon (spicy, deep-fried lotus root) and basashi (horsemeat sashimi) from Kumamoto, grilled Shimabara …
Top Choice Ramen in Fukuoka

Ippudō

Fukuoka's most famous ramen chain has efficient and always bustling branches in Tenjin, serving the best-selling Akamaru Modern (with black-sesame oil and a fragrant umami-dama, or flavour ball), Shiromaru Classic (…
Top Choice Seafood in Fukuoka

Zauo

Fish-your-own Zauo's quite a commotion and good, clean fun. Staff equip you with fishing rods, bait and nets to fish your own tai (sea bream), hirame (flounder) and more from tanks surrounding boat-shaped platforms …
Shokudo in Fukuoka

Umeyama Teppei Shokudō

A humble-chic shokudō (everyday restaurant) run by some clever gourmets. The emphasis on fresh local ingredients means that the menu changes frequently; pictures and English-speaking staff can help you with ordering…
Izakaya in Fukuoka

Tenjin Nobunaga

Nobunaga is raucous and rowdy, and that's just the chefs. Choose from the menu or sit at the counter to point and order. Besides yakitori and other grilled skewers, house specialities include potato-mochiage (¥420),…
Izakaya in Fukuoka

Fish Man

Fish Man's post-industrial vibe features lacquered plywood and big windows, which show off the unconventional presentations of seafood fresh from the Nagahama market across town: kaidan-zushi (sushi served on a wood…
Noodles in Fukuoka

Murata

Down the street from Hakata Machiya Furusato-kan, this lovely eatery makes homemade organic soba (buckwheat noodles) from the Shinshū area of central Japan (around Nagano), prepared in a variety of ways including ka…
Ramen in Fukuoka

Rāmen Stadium

An entire floor of ramen outlets, with eight vendors imported from the length and breadth of Japan, including five from Fukuoka, such as Jinanbō (二男坊), serving the classic tonkotsu rāmen. In the mood for something u…
Seafood in Fukuoka

Ganso Hakata Mentaijū

Behind a geometric lattice facade, this shop specialises in mentaijū – mentaiko (spicy cod roe, a Fukuoka delicacy), wrapped with savoury kelp and served over rice and flaked seaweed in a wooden box. Pick up a tag a…