Asahiken Ekimae Flagship

The bite-sized gyoza here (¥350 for an order of 10) feature thin crispy skins so snackable, you’ll want to polish off two or three orders at least! Also be sure to try the signature slow-fried chicken wings.
Address:
Hakata-ku Hakata Ekimae 2-15-22
Tel:
092-451-7896
Hours:
3:00PM ~ Last Order 11:30PM
Closed Sundays

Yakitori torila

This exclusive spot offers just one ¥5,500 course (reservation required). The proprietor starts with the rare and prized Takasaki free-range chicken, and ages each cut to perfection, drawing out its maximum flavor and potential. Customers enjoy the wide variety of cooked skewers and chicken nigiri-sushi, but they keep coming back to see how this famous shop will keep redefining the yakitori experience.
Address:
Hakata-ku Gion-machi 8-23-2nd Floor
Tel:
092-263-3336
Hours:
6:00PM ~ 11:00PM (Reservations Required)
Closed 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

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 Ajidokoro Iroha Flagship

A favorite of celebrities and entertainers, Iroha offers a “Mizutaki” course (chicken hot-pot) accompanied by side dishes and rice gruel for ¥5,070 per person. They use only the best Akadori brand chicken, and slow cook it for an exquisite broth. The homemade ponzu citrus vinegar is also delicious.
Address:
Hakata-ku Kamikawabata-machi 14-27
Tel:
092-281-0200
Hours:
6:00PM ~ 11:00PM (Reservations Required)
Closed Mondays

Mazzone

Dedicated to the idea of local production/local consumption, Mazzone uses Kyushuu raised Japanese Black Beef and plenty of organic vegetables. They use specially selected seasoning to draw out the umami-flavors of their ingredients resulting in excellent Italian fare that pairs perfectly with natural wine.
Address:
Hakata-ku Hakata Ekimae 1-23-8
Tel:
092-710-5188
Hours:
6:00PM ~ 12:00AM

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

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

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

Chicken Skewers and Hotpot Hakata Matsusuke

Boasting a rich, savoury soup made with specially selected chicken, Matsusuke also offers grilled skewers, goma-saba (sesame mackerel) and Kumamoto-raised Horse sashimi as part of their bountiful menu. You can enjoy all sorts of seasonal Hakata ingredients here.
Address:
Hakata-ku Sumiyoshi 1-2-82 Canal City Hakata Grand Bldg 1st Floor Basement
Tel:
092-263-7840
Hours:
11:00AM - Last Order 10:00PM

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.

Ganso Hakata Tonbei

With all the entertainment of live cooking, Tonbei has become a popular teppanyaki spot to enjoy Hakata style okonomiyaki (savoury cabbage pancakes). Their original Hakata Oyaki or Hakata Tonpei Yaki, made with Kagoshima Kurobuta pork is well-loved. Try the popular mentaiko (spicy cod roe) topping on any of their piping hot dishes.
Address:
Hakata-ku Hakata Ekimae Chuuou-gai 1-1 JR Hakata City, City Dining Kuuten 10th Floor
Tel:
092-409-6831
Hours:
11:00AM ~ Last Order 11:30PM
Closed during JR Hakata City Closings

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

Hakata Motsunabe Maedaya Riverside Nakasu-shop

Just a one-minute walk from Canal City Hakata, this restaurant uses the finest quality domestic Wagyuu beef intestine to make their specialty Motsunabe (starting at ¥1,280 per person, tax not included) in one of three flavors: Miso, Soy Sauce, or Spicy. They also offer classic Hakata cuisine, and have counter seating to accommodate parties of one. Open for lunch on weekends and holidays.
Address:
Hakata-ku Kamikawabata-machi 3-1-1st Floor
Tel:
092-261-2678
Hours:
5:00PM ~ Last Order 12:00AM (Lunch from 11:30AM ~ Last Order 2:00PM on weekends and public holidays)
Closed at Owner’s Discretion

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

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)

Kiya

Opened in 1926, Kiya is one of Fukuoka’s most prominent, long-standing udon shops. Currently, the second and third generation of the Abe family, father Akinori and son Taisuke, continue the Kiya legacy. Using maruten (fried fish cakes) from Saimon Kamaboko Honten, and pre-boiled homemade noodles. The combination of the two is a delicious marriage of Hakata royalty! Come at night for an udon izakaya experience!
Address:
Hakata-ku Reisen-machi 2-34
Tel:
092-291-6758
Hours:
・Lunch hours: 11:30AM ~ Last Order 3:00PM
Dinner hours: 5:30PM ~ 10:00PM
Saturday hours: 11:30AM ~ 6:00PM
Only open for lunch on public holidays
Closed Sundays *Closes when sold out

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

Shokuji-dokoro New Inaba

After moving from Nishitetsu Meitengai Aji no Town in March of 2018, this shop has gotten back to business in Hakata Ichibangai. The udon noodles are, of course, prepared in the traditional pre-boiled style, and each night you can enjoy a la carte dishes that incorporate the flavor their specialty soup. With specially priced morning and lunch sets, as well as set meals, the firm, thin-style udon is extremely popular.
Address:
Hakata-ku Hakata Ekimae Chuuou-gai 1-1 JR Hakata City 1st Floor Basement
Tel:
092-481-2085
Hours:
7:00AM ~ Last Order 10:00PM