Hakata Gyoza Yuushin

Meat and vegetables packed tightly into a freshly made flour dumpling wrapper, and cooked on a custom made iron griddle. Crisp on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. Try the Hakata Gyoza (7 for ¥390).
Address:
Hakata-ward, Sumiyoshi 2-7-7 La Concerto 1st Fl
Tel:
092-282-3553
Hours:
5PM-Midnight
Closed at Owner’s Discretion

Toriden Hakata Flagship

Offering the local specialty, the Mizutaki-hotpot. While many restaurants prepare their soup with chicken bones, Toriden uses a whole chicken to ensure maximum flavor in their broth. Lovingly prepared so that the meat stays tender, and served with Hakata grown leeks in Toriden’s original style. Add vegetables and tsukune (a minced meat mixture) to the pot and enjoy the way the flavor of the soup develops. Staff will be on hand at each stage to serve your Mizutaki at the ideal timing. Mizutaki for one starts at ¥2800.
Address:
Hakata-ku, Shimokawabata-machi 10-5
Tel:
092-272-0920
Hours:
11:30AM - Last Order at 9:30PM
Closed at Owner's Discretion

Nagahama Number One, Gion Store

“Nitamago Ramen” (Soft-boiled Soy Sauce Egg Ramen) - ¥650
If you come to Nagahama’s food stall street, you can enjoy the “number one” flavor of all the carts in Gion-cho. The milky whiteTonkotsu soup has a clear yet full-bodied taste that goes down smooth.
Address:
Hakata-ku, Gion-machi 4-64
Tel:
092-263-0423
Hours:
11:30 AM ~ Midnight (Fridays / Saturdays / Holidays - till 2:00 AM, Sundays - till 10:00 PM)
Open year-round

Tenka no Yakitori Nobuhide Flagship

Pictures of celebrities adorning the walls and numerous features in TV and magazines, this shop is said to be the originator of the Hakata-staple, cabbage with vinegar dressing. Close to 50 varieties of meat and vegetable skewers to choose from here and they're all grilled over an open flame to cut the fat while locking in the savory goodness. Natural salt from Okinawa adds extra flavor. The pork belly and house tsukune (Japanese style meatloaf skewered) are MUST trys!
Address:
Hakata-ku Shimokawabata-machi 8-8
Tel:
092-281-4340
Hours:
4:30PM~last order at 11:30PM
Open year-round

Mekiki no Takashi

With mekiki, meaning “connoisseur” in its name, this restaurant prides itself on selecting only the finest ingredients, and never compromising on the quality of their high-class cuisine. Catch a glimpse of the proprietor at work, using skills he honed while training at Sushi restaurants, world-class hotel kitchens, and a Michelin-starred izakaya in Osaka. But don’t worry about the price! Costs are in line with the average neighborhood izakaya. Also be sure to check out the over 30 varieties of sake from various breweries.
Address:
Hakata-ku, Tenya-machi 2-30
Tel:
092-409-3178
Hours:
5PM - Last Order at 12:30AM
Closed for Holidays

Seafood Izakaya Hajime no Ippo

Known for buying their fish fresh from the hands of the fishermen. Their “Sesame Mackerel” and “Sesame Amberjack,” prepared with signature sauce, are customer favorites. The All-things Seafood Course starts at ¥3500. You can also find local cuisine like Chikuzen-ni, Okyuu-to, and Home-made Spicy Fish Roe on the menu. Counter seats and private rooms available make for a very inviting atmosphere!
Address:
Hakata-ward, Hakata Ekimae 3-7-15
Tel:
092-471-1850
Hours:
530PM - Midnight (11PM on Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Gohan-ya Shoboan

Shoboan’s specially made Mentaiko (spicy cod roe), also popular as an edible Hakata souvenir, is the perfect complement to the Hagama-steamed rice. Here you can find plenty of options for sets and course meals featuring the best Kyushuu has to offer no matter the season, plus local traditional recipes.
Address:
Hakata-ku, Hakataekimae Chuuougai 1-1 JR Hakata City Amuse Plaza Hakata 9th floor
Tel:
092-409-6611
Hours:
11AM - Last Lunch Order at 3:30PM / 5PM to Last Dinner Order at 10PM
Closed at Owner’s Discretion

Dancing Crab Fukuoka (Opening 2016/10/27)

The Eat-with-your-hands Singaporean Seafood restaurant will open its first ever Kyushuu location in the fall of 2016. Crab, shrimp, shellfish, and lots of other seafood served with a spicy sauce, just waiting to be grabbed up by the handful and gobbled down, sans fork, sans knife, but with lots of gusto! Featuring dance performances and a lively atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Address:
Hakata-ku Sumiyoshi 1-2-82 Canal City Hakata Grand Bldg. Basement Level 1
Tel:
092-282-2525 (information service center)
Hours:
11AM - Last Order at 10PM
Open year round

Sushi-dokoro Izumida, Hakata-Ekimae Location

“Hakata Sushi at a Reasonable Price,” using locally sourced fish. Famous for the Sardine Seashore Roll (¥700), wrapped with Ariake-grown seaweed. The Jo-Sushi set (8pc) is available for ¥1980.
Address:
Hakata-ward, Hakata Ekimae 2-19-17
Tel:
092-473-1864
Hours:
1130AM - 2PM / 530PM - Last Order at 10PM
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Soba Nagata

Located in a narrow alleyway in Gokushomachi, with windows looking out on the five-storied pagoda of Touchouji, Soba Nagata feels like a well-kept secret. Noodles here are made using plenty of the best quality Kyushuu-grown buckwheat, and the dashi (soup stock) is tasted, tested, and refined with bonito, konbu, and flying fish. The cold soba pictured here is only ¥690. For an extra ¥60, you can upgrade to juu-wari soba (100% buckwheat noodles). Check the menu for special seasonal offerings.
Address:
Hakata-ku, Gokushomachi 3-17-4
Tel:
092-986-4593
Hours:
11:30AM - 8:30PM
Closed Tuesdays and during Hakata Festivals

Garb Leaves

Opened in the spring of 2016, this expansive restaurant seats 226. With wide open terrace seating, people can walk in and find everything they need for their own barbecue! (Barbecue service limited to dinner.) They also offer bistro style cuisine made with plenty of locally sourced Kyushuu ingredients, as well as cafe-style menu options for those looking to stop in and unwind. Try the Seafood Plate, pictured here, for ¥2592.
Address:
Hakata-ku Hakataekimae 3-19-1
Tel:
092-432-0075
Hours:
11:30AM - Last Lunch Order at 3PM / 5PM- Last Dinner Order at 10:30PM
Open year round

Hakata Gyoen

Featuring mostly wild-caught Genkai fish, this shop has perfected the art of preserving and fermenting some of their fish to produce the best possible flavor. Preparing their fish with attention to the season, the fishing grounds, and the quality of each individual wild fish to deliver the highest quality taste. Enjoy the attention and scrutiny of masterful cooking. Courses start at ¥3780.
Address:
Hakata-ward, Hakata Ekimae 1-3-22 2nd Fl
Tel:
092-483-4885
Hours:
1130AM-130PM / 5PM- Last Order at1030PM (Mon - Fri) (Last Order at 930PM on Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Yoshizuka Unagi-ya

Boasting devotees from all over Japan, they've been barbecuing eel for over 400 years! Using a special barbecue technique that enhances the rich taste of the eel, and a special sauce recipe, handed down through generations, it's no wonder people love the robust flavors and fluffy soft texture of Yoshizuka's eel! The Eel-bowl (¥1598) , Eel-box (¥2581), and the Eel courses (starting at ¥5724, are all guaranteed to satisfy!
Address:
Hakata-ku Nakasu 2-8-27
Tel:
092-271-0700
Hours:
11:00AM~last order 10:30PM
Closed Wednesdays

Motsunabe Ooyama Flagship

Would you like to try the signature 10-Miso blend? Or the crisp Soy Sauce flavor? How about a Citrusy Ponzu sauce with grated radish, mizutaki style? Choose one of the three for YOUR Motsunabe (starting at ¥1285 per person, minimum 2 person order). The Kyushuu-raised Japanese Black Angus Intenstine is soft but with just the right amount of bite!
Address:
Hakata-ku Tenya-machi 7-28
Tel:
092-262-8136
Hours:
5:00PM~last order at 11:30PM
(Fridays, Saturdays, and Special Occasions, last order extended to 12:30AM)
Closed at Owner's Discretion