Fukuoka Restaurants

  • Yatais at Nakasu
    Yatais at Nakasu
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    Yatai at Tenjin
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  • My husband in the restaurant with great gioza
    My husband in the restaurant with great...
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    Tetsunabe: One of the best gyoza recently I had

    by stonefree Updated May 28, 2004

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    Tetsunabe Gyoza

    "Tetsu" is "iron" and "Nabe" is "pan", the shop's name "Tetsunabe" may comes from how they serve gyoza to a table. Ordinary, gyoza is served on a china dish to your table but it's served on a iron pan that the ordered gyoza might have grilled on in this shop.
    The shop is kinda izakaya style common restaurant. I mean it's not too formal. Very local.

    Favorite Dish: One and only... GYOZA!!!
    The shop serves them with yuzu orange paste and this is what very unique they serves. Gyoza with yuzu... not ordinary but very much delicious!

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    Ichiran: Only famous

    by stonefree Updated Oct 28, 2003

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    Ichiran Rhamen

    Hakata rhamen is one of the "must eat" taste among Japan's rhamen. I love Hakata taste best. Hakata rhamen can taste with the white soup that is cooked with boiling pig leg born. Very heavy and rich taste.
    This shop is very famous for its rhamen is said great. And the shop is one of the origins that let Hakata rhamen famous as they say today.
    But, somehow I feel sorry, I know some other shops much better than this today...

    Favorite Dish: They has no menu. Only one rhamen. But you can order the taste as you like in full detail. Soup thick level: 4, hot/sharp level: 3, noodle strong level: 2... About 10 of categories like those can set by each level 5 to 1.

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    (the only one at Hakata Station's basement): Hakata Ramen

    by WaRPer Updated Oct 25, 2006

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    Hakata Ramen

    If something doesn't popped up, let's start at Hakata Station's basement. Wide-varieties of food and snack; from pastry to Traditional Japanese.

    This time I want to recommend Hakata Ramen. Typical Hakata Ramen in thick white pork-bone soup, the noodle is a little slimmer than ramen from other parts of the country, topped with 2 slices of shashu pork slices and spring onions. This set (in the picture) has a bowl of ramen, Mentaiko (pickled cod roe) rice and Gyoza (fried dumplings) for only 740 Yen.

    Favorite Dish: The set with Gyoza and Mentaiko rice.

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    La Borracha: Viva cuisina Mexicana

    by DSwede Written Feb 11, 2008

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    Having been going through withdrawals of Mexican food for months, after a few excellent Japanese meals, a friend recommended La Borracha to us. It definitely satiated our cravings. The decor and food is authentic Mexican, with the owner having learned his trade in Mexico.

    Favorite Dish: I personally liked the enchiladas, postres and mojitos. They were all wonderful. There is a selection of Mexican beers and appetizers. The pulpos de marinara were a highlight too!

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    Canal City: Ramen Stadium

    by SueWarwick Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ramen Stadium

    if you want to sample the local speciality noodles but dont fancy trying your luck at the street stalls, head for Canal City. Ramen Stadium takes up the entire 5th floor and is full of ramen restaurants.
    Each restuarant has a vending maching outside. Pick what you want from the pictures on the buttons (not always easy) and put the paymen in the machine. For each item you pick, the machine prints out a voucher, hand this in at the counter and within minutes you get a big bowl of noodles.

    Watch out though, it can become messy!!

    Favorite Dish: I went for noodles in a spicy soup with sweetcorn, beansprouts and pork.
    Lovely and very filling.
    Very good value for 850 Yen (less than £5)
    Also get unlinmited free iced water

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    ???: Fugu Nabe: blowfish hotpot

    by WaRPer Written Oct 25, 2006

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    Fugunabe restaurant

    If you wanna try something a little risky, this might be what you're looking!! I found this restaurant on Hakata Station's basement (again) and what clicked me is that the price isn't as expensive as I expected. Like what I had that evening, an Ika set; Fugu Slice appitizer + fresh white squid Sashimi + Tempura Tago (giant squid) + rice + soup + a glass of beer at only 1500Y. And another Fugu Nabe (hotpot) at a very reasonable price.

    -- Only restaurants with license can sell Fugu, as we know it's poisonous --

    Favorite Dish: FUGU the blowfish....

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    Hakata Station

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    My husband in the restaurant with great gioza

    As with all large Japanese stations, Hakata Station has lots of places to eat. There is an actual restaurant street with lots of plastic food displays and clearly marked prices. We had a tasty meal in the San Marco Curry House which also served draft Sapporo beer (my favourite Japanese beer).

    If you exit the east gate of the station and go into the arcade next to the Colonel Sanders dressed as Father Christmas model, there is another street of restaurants with clearly priced food displays. We ate in the second one. You order your food from a machine at the door and pay your money into the machine. This is easy to do even without understanding Japanese, as you are just pressing on the picture of the food/drink that you want. You then hand the receit from the machine to the very pleasant and helpful waitress; then sit down and your food will be brought to your table. The giozas here were excellent especially the ones covered in cheese.

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    Ganso Nagahamaya: Nagahama Ramen restaurant

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 3, 2007

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    Ganso Nagahamaya, is a Ramen restaurant that the birth place of Nagahama Ramen established in 1954.

    This restaurant offers only Nagahama Ramen that is excellent taste, and is crowded all the time.

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    Hakata Station restaurants: Lots of good food

    by amambaw Written Sep 4, 2004

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    Hakata Station

    Hakata Station has an entire level devoted to one of my favorite things - food! There are dozens of little restaurants and cafes offering all sorts of fare. If you're looking for something Western, stop for some pasta or pizza at one of the delis. Want to try some traditional Japanese treats? Head to one of the sushi bars or noodle shops. I tried two little places while I was there: a pub-style place offering pasta and yaki, and a sushi bar (a must!).

    Prices will vary depending on where you eat.

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    Various stalls: Yatais

    by aukahkay Written May 3, 2009

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    Yatais at Nakasu
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    Yatais are a specialty of Fukuoka, serving inexpensive local food like ramen, udon, tempura and yakitori. Most yatais in Fukuoka are found in Tenjin and Nakasu.

    Favorite Dish: Fukuoka ramen is the signature dish of Fukuoka - its rich pork stock is delicious.

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    ZAUO the Fishing Boat Ca: Eat Fish that you catch!

    by GYHK Written Feb 7, 2009

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    There are 2 boats inside a big tank with fish in the middle of the restaurant. You can sit on the boat and catch the fish with hooks as what you will do at seafront. Children love the game and they can definitely catch one. All fish are big! Then they will make sashimi or whatever way you want.

    Favorite Dish: All fish cuisine is nice. Especially with fish. It is a pity we got there at lunch and no sushi available. Only sashimi. We caught 2 big fish by our kids and they made 2 dish of sashimi. We ordered different set lunch. Set lunch is huge for me. We tried cooked fish lunch set, tempura lunch set, etc. All set serve with miso soup, rice, main dish, sushi, appetizer.

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    Hard Rock Cafe, Fukuoka: For those of you jonesing for expensive Western...

    by amambaw Updated Sep 4, 2004

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    We all know the ubiquitous Hard Rock Cafe. For those of you wanting American style food, or who just want one of those t-shirts, here it is!

    The restaurant is located at Hawks Town Mall in Momochi.

    *** Just a note: I didn't actually eat here, hence the lack of ratings below. I'm sure it's of the same quality as all the others.

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    Yatai, is a street food stall

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 3, 2007

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    Yatai called in Japanese is a street food stall in Japan.

    It is a specialty of Fukuoka, attracting people with variety of meals including ramen(noodles), oden( hotpot dish), yakitori(grilled chicken), tempra(deep-fried seafood and vegetables), gyoza (dumpling), and liquors as well.

    There are 180 yatais mainly in Nakasu and Tenjin.

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    Queen's Deli: Deli Style Fusion

    by steven1117 Updated Apr 30, 2007

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    About 11-12 USD, for all of this!
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    Ambience (lack of) notwithstanding, and the piped in music (both times, Beach Boys), this place is a real bargain. It's clean, the staff speak English (as in Manager Seichi Kondo), and there is a real selection of good, healthy stuff to eat. You can select from 3 different types of rice, 3 soups, and an uncountable assortment of dishes, which you will then choose from to add to your plate. You pay around 900 yen (less than 10 USD) for a meal as shown in photo. Just pick bits of what you like and add it to the 3 tiny dishes you get (small bowls of varying sizes) and pile it high without looking like you are trying to break them!
    Enjoy!

    Favorite Dish: I have no favourite dish, as they all seem quite good. If you are vegetarian, there's tons to choose from, and if not, you'll also find what you like.

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    Kazaguruma: Hakata cuisine

    by eversure Written Feb 21, 2007

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    They transplanted an old wooden house inside a building. Stepping through the doorway, you are transported back in time. The mother serves as hostess, the daughter helps serve and the father was in the kitchen. They didn't know much English and so we had to make do with our dictionary-based japanese.
    Tables were traditional. No cheater holes on the floor.

    Favorite Dish: With our little Japanese, we managed to tell them we wanted the Hakata specialty and their set dinner. The specialty was seafood omelette but unlike any omelette I have tasted. The flavor was so subtle and it lingered deliciously in your mouth.

    The set dinner was an 8 course dinner which started with sashimi, the freshest I've tasted. Followed by cold tofu that was so delicate yet firm (a contradiction that I could not put into words). Next came soup, a bit spicy for me but husband loved it. Followed by 2 meat dishes and a squid dish, then some greens and finally ice cream. Everything was superb!

    The only downside was that I was wearing tight denims and I had to unbutton my pants. ha ha Plus its difficult to sit Japanese style with denims.

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