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

Sakanaya Danji

Every day the manager personally buys fresh, wild caught fish from the markets at Nagahama and Meinohama to serve with Kysuhhu’s specialty cuisine, along with a wide selection of local sake from Fukuoka and Saga. Selections include Gomasaba, made with Kagoshima’s Ebisu Mackerel for ¥1382, and a bountiful sashimi platter including nine varieties of fish at the low cost of ¥1000 per person (for parties of 2 or more).
Address:
Hakata-ku Hakata Ekimae 2-11-22
Tel:
092-292-9073
Hours:
5:00 PM - Last Order at 12:00 AM
Open year-round, Last Order at 11:00 PM on Sundays.

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

Inaho to Ikkei

Combines the best offerings of the restaurants Motsunabe Ikkei, famous for its broiled Motsu hotpot, and the popular udon tavern, Utau Inaho. In addition to the Broiled Motsunabe, try the Raw Japanese Beef Motsu (soy sauce flavored, single portion pictured here) for ¥1080. Finish your meal off with a serving of Burdock Tempura Udon, made with thick, hand-cut noodles, or other Udon options, starting from ¥450.
Address:
Hakata-ku Kamikawabata-machi 14-6
Tel:
092-710-5535
Hours:
4:00 PM - Last Order at 1:30 AM
Closed at Owner’s Discretion

Hakata Sushi Kappo Sushi Takashi

Fresh seafood from the coastal waters of the Genkai sea, skillfully prepared to maximize flavor. Enjoy the wide variety of the sushi lunch options, starting at ¥1080. The dinner menu features seasonal dishes, and specialty Nigiri-sushi, to enjoy at your leisure. Pictured here is the extravagant Chef’s Selection Sushi platter, starting at ¥5400.
Address:
Hakata-ku Sumiyoshi 1-1-19
Tel:
092-281-2460
Hours:
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - Last Order 10:00 PM
Open year round, Last Order at 9:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays

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

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

UOKING

From splendid grilled fish dishes to Agodashi Oden, innovative tempura creations, and a menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. For lunch, try the exquisite grilled Tuna cheek, or one of the many other options to pair well your rice.
Address:
Hakata-ku Sumiyoshi 1-2-82 Canal City Hakata Grand Building, B1F
Tel:
092-710-6622
Hours:
11:00 AM - Last Order at 10:00 PM
Open year round

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

Steak & Wine Style Budou no Ki

Pairing local Fukuoka grown vegetables with their signature Teppan steak and wines from all over the world. The Steak lunch, including a salad and side dish is popular, and in the evening, dinner choices include pasta and fresh, grilled vegetables. You’ll find something to satisfy you no matter when you make your visit.
Address:
Hakata-ku Hakata Ekimae Chuogai 1-1 JR Hakata City Dining Kuuten, 10F
Tel:
092-409-6900
Hours:
11:00 AM - Last Lunch Order 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - Last Order 11:00 PM
Open year round, Last order at 10:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays

Hakata Okudou

Japanese hotpot cookery, featuring wild game like wild boar, Yezo deer, and duck. Cooked to bring out the full flavor of the meat, and paired with a delicious soup stock, for a first rate gourmet experience. Try the Duck Shabu course for ¥4500, or the Chicken Hotpot course for ¥2000.
Address:
Hakata-ku Gokusho-machi 5-29
Tel:
092-291-6511
Hours:
5:00 PM - Last Order at 11:00 PM
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Meshiya Baku

Driven by his desire to create seafood dishes as hearty as any meat dish, the owner came up with his Minced Seafood Cutlet, with ground shrimp, scallops, and fish, fried to perfection (¥500). Extravagantly topped with Salmon Roe, crab, and tartar sauce. Available as a set with 3 appetizers, and a sashimi platter for ¥1800.
Address:
Hakata-ku Kamigofuku-machi 11-15
Tel:
092-262-1169
Hours:
6:00 PM - Last Order at 1:00 AM
Closed once a month at the owner’s discretion; Last order at 11:00 PM on Sundays

Kodai-shiki Nama-soba Hisaya

“Tenzaru” (Cold soba noodles with tempura) - ¥1350
Established in 1946, this soba restaurant has an almost religious faith in their smooth, whitish soba and its smooth finish. You will want to fully enjoy dipping the noodles in their refined tsuyu (dipping sauce).
Address:
Hakata-ku, Tenyamachi 5-11
Tel:
092-281-1263
Hours:
11:00 AM ~ 7:00 PM
Closed Sundays

Udon

A stone plaque standing in Jotenji reads “The Birthplace of Udon and Soba,” lending weight to the theory that the now nationwide Udon culture got its start here in Hakata. In terms of noodles, Hakata’s ramen often comes to mind first, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t try the delicious udon, soaked in the gently flavored dashi-based soup as well. Check out these 4 special recommendations from Hakata Noodle experts!

Karo no Uron

Founded in 1882, this long-standing shop is a Fukuoka treasure. The name is taken from the thickly accented Hakata pronunciation of “The Udon shop on the corner,” and just like it says, the shop still stands on the corner of Kokutai Douro. The shop may have history, but the flavor of the noodles has evolved over the years. These days, the noodles are served freshly boiled, deliciously soft and yet supple. Enjoy them with their traditional soup!
Address:
Hakata-ku Kamikawabata-machi 2-1
Tel:
092-291-6465
Hours:
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM *Subject to Availability
Closed on Tuesdays (Excepting Holidays, in which case, Closed Wednesday)

Daichi no Udon Hakata Station Basement location

Expanding from Kitakyushu to Fukuoka, and now with locations as far away as Kanto, this shop follows the Hizen Urauchi-kai style, and is single-handledly responsible for it’s popularity in Fukuoka city. Their appeal is their freshly kneaded, freshly cut, freshly boiled noodles. The Giant Kakiage, over 20cms across, is also very popular.
Address:
Hakata-ku Hakata Ekimae 2-1-1 Asahi Bldg B2F
Tel:
092-481-1644
Hours:
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open year round

Miyake Udon

Established in 1954, MIyake Udon is another of Fukuoka’s long-loved institutions. Thick, and soft noodles are their millieu. This shop still practices the traditional technique of boiling the noodles in advance, and reheating them by plunging them into the hot soup, and serving them almost as soon as you’ve ordered them. Their ability to satisfy even the most hurried Hakatan remains alive and well today.
Address:
Hakata-ku Kamigofuku-machi 10-24
Tel:
092-291-3453
Hours:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (5:00 PM on Saturdays)
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Ebisuya Udon

The proud 2nd place finisher in a nationwide udon competition, Ebisuya Udon’s quality is known far and wide. It’s famous Kalbi Bukkake Udon, topped with Japanese Beef rib meat, broiled just before serving so that they’re fragrant and piping hot. The noodles are made by hand, with Fukuoka grown wheat and cut flat, to soak up the soup and mix well with the beef.
Address:
Hakata-ku Sumiyoshi 2-16-8
Tel:
092-262-1165
Hours:
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed Wednesdays