12 Popular Gourmet Spots Around Hakata Station

Publish-date: Nov 20 2018 Update-date: Dec 01 2018
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12 Popular Gourmet Spots Around Hakata Station

JR Hakata Station is known as the gateway to Kyushu and a travel hub along JR train lines and Fukuoka's subway line. A number of restaurants can be found in this area bustling with people. If you happen to come to this place for sightseeing, business trips, or shopping, try some of these dining establishments. There's a diverse range of dishes you will want to taste like motsunabe (hot innards stew), beef tongue, whale meat, and xiaolongbao (Chinese soup dumpling).

1. Hakata Ikkosha Hakata Deitos

1. Hakata Ikkosha Hakata Deitos

Hakata Ikkosha Hakata Deitos is famous for its original ramen that is based on the taste of Hakata's traditional tonkotsu ramen (noodles with pork bone broth). The perfect combination of the creamy soup brimming with the flavor of pork and the house-made noodles is what makes this dish special. Their tare (sauce) is a blend of local soy sauce and more than 20 kinds of seasonings, which provide its deep flavor. Their signature dish, [Ikkosha Ramen], has overwhelming umami (Japanese savory taste) and rich taste, while not being oily. Meanwhile, their [Ajitama Char Siu Ramen] (noodles with soft-boiled egg marinated in soy sauce and mirin with barbecued pork) has a rich soup that matches the taste of the chuck char siu that appetizingly sticks out of the bowl. You can also order a second serving of noodles cooked to your preferred level of firmness.

Hakata Ikkosha Hakata Deitos

Open: 11am - 11pm (last order 10:30pm)
Closed: Sundays
Average price: [Dinner] 900 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: In the Mengaido (noodle street) on the 2nd floor of Hakata Station
Address: 1-1 Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Map)
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2. IMBISS KULA

2. IMBISS KULA

IMBISS KULA starts serving dishes at 6 am on the 1st floor of Ex-side Hakata, located next to the JR Hakata Station. This cafe/bar is known as a breakfast place for people who commute to work or school along Hakata Station and as a lunch and dinner spot for those shopping near the station. Their [Weiner Dog] is a favorite morning dish. The long sausage and the special coleslaw is a winner combination inside a specially made bread. For a quick lunch, the [Curry Rice] is a good option. They also have plenty of dishes that are perfect for drinking after work like the [3-kind Assortment of Ham] and [Cheese Platter], ajillo, salads, and fries.

IMBISS KULA

Open: [Holidays] Normal hours: 6:00 am - 1:00 am
[Sunday] Normal hours: 6:00 am - 2:00 am
[Friday and Saturday] Normal hours: 6:00 am - 5:00 am
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY / [Lunch] 600 JPY
Access: A one-minute walk from the Chikushi-guchi exit of JR Hakata Station. It is located inside the Ex-side Yokocho food mall next to the left of the station.
Address: Ekisaido Hakata 1F, 1-1 Hakata-eki Chuogai , Hakata-ku,Fukuoka-shi , Fukuoka (Map)
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3. RIKYU Hakata Station Branch

3. RIKYU Hakata Station Branch

RIKYU is located in a building directly linked to JR Hakata Station. The restaurant specializes in dishes that mainly feature gyutan (beef tongue). At any time of the day, diners can eat the Sendai specialty, grilled beef tongue. It's popular even among travelers or those who are on a business trip. Enjoy the pure flavor of the beef tongue with their [Gyutan Set Meal]. The main dish is grilled with charcoal until tender and served with mugimeshi (boiled barley and rice) and beef tail soup. Other offerings include the [Luxury Stew Set Meal (with mugimeshi and beef tail soup)], in which the gyutan is served as a steak, slowly stewed with demi-glace sauce, and the [Gyutan Curry Set Meal], loaded with tingling spices. You can also have an order of [Gyutan Yaki] (grilled beef tongue) to pair with sake if you feel like drinking after your tiring work day.

RIKYU Hakata Station Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
*Inquire with the branch for their operating hours during New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Average price: [Dinner] 1,575 JPY / [Lunch] 1,575 JPY
Access: On the 9th floor of City Dining Kooten, which is directly connected to JR Hakata Station.
Address: 9F, JR Hakata City AMU Plaza Hakata, 1-1, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)

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4. Hakata Station OYSTER BAR AMU Plaza Hakata Branch

4. Hakata Station OYSTER BAR AMU Plaza Hakata Branch

Like its bright interior and huge windows, Hakata Station OYSTER BAR impresses its guests with the many ways they serve oysters. The restaurant has gained favorable reputation owing to the unique standard it maintains for selecting and ensuring the safety of their oysters. Their oysters are procured not only domestically, but from all over the world as well. Here, oysters can be enjoyed fresh, grilled, sauteed in butter, fried, steamed over wine, or prepared in ajillo marinade. Many of the dishes can be ordered in small servings, so it is a great idea to try oysters in a variety of ways.

Hakata Station OYSTER BAR AMU Plaza Hakata Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,800 JPY / [Lunch] 980 JPY
Access: Located on the 10th floor of AMU Plaza Hakata, which is directly connected to JR Kagoshima Main Line.
Address: 10F, AMU Plaza, 1-1, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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5. RIKYU Hakata Deitos Branch

5. RIKYU Hakata Deitos Branch

RIKYU Hakata Deitos Branch is situated on the first basement floor of Hakata Deitos, which is directly linked to the JR station, so it can be easily found when doing your shopping, going out for lunch, or on your way back home. This popular dining spot offers gyutan dishes that are loved by a wide range of customers. Their [Gyutan Set Meal] lets diners savor the fragrant smell of gyutan grilled with charcoal, an unusual treat you cannot experience in most yakiniku restaurants. The meal also contains mugimeshi and beef tail soup. They also have [Gyutan Curry Set Meal] and [Luxury Stew Set Meal]. Their a-la-carte grilled gyutan is greatly recommended when you want to have a few drinks before heading home from work.

RIKYU Hakata Deitos Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
*Inquire with the branch for their operating hours during New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Chikushi Gate of JR Hakata Station
Address: B1F, Hakata Deitos, 1-1, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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6. Mansakuya

6. Mansakuya

Inside a relaxing Japanese-style space, Mansakuya serves motsunabe, uniquely served in a sukiyaki style. The place is accessible, being just off Chikushi Gate of JR Hakata Station. What makes their motsunabe special is their original sukiyaki dashi (broth) prepared with 4 kinds of motsu (offal) freshly bought every day. Enjoy the tender motsu seasoned with the flavor of its rich sauce, along with the umami taste of the vegetables and tofu. It can be ordered even by solo diners. To finish up the motsunabe, you can have [Champon Dama]. The noodles used, called champon, will still be firm even after being cooked and left in the pot. Have a try of their side menus as well, like the delicious marbled [Basashi] (horse meat sashimi), which comes from Kumamoto, and [Ika Shumai] (squid dumplings).

Mansakuya

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from JR Hakata Station. Near Yodobashika Ramen around the Chikushi Gate Kouban-mae. Right across the police box.
Address: 1F, No.1 Taihei Bldg., 5-11-1, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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7. Jojoen KITTE Hakata Branch

7. Jojoen KITTE Hakata Branch

At JOJOEN, guests can dine on top-quality meat in its serene and relaxing setting. This branch in Hakata stands in the commercial establishment of KITTE Hakata, which is a short distance from JR Hakata Station. The restaurant is furnished with seats that provide views of Hakata Station and the night landscape of the city. Their [Yakiniku Lunch] is a best seller that can be ordered until 3 in the afternoon. It lets you choose from among the special selection of grilled dishes, including thinly sliced sirloin, kalbi (Korean-style barbecue ribs), and shrimp. The set meal comes with namul (Korean-style seasoned vegetables), salad, rice, and soup. Their lunch meals also have desserts and drinks. For dinner, an abundance of meat dishes are offered like kalbi, sirloin, salted beef tongue, and fillet. Among their must-try dishes are the [Preserved Grilled Kalbi], with meat preserved in an earthenware jar that is to be opened only when it is about to be served, and [Scorched Chuck], which is roasted whole for a long period of time.

Jojoen KITTE Hakata Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
*Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: Irregular
*Will be closed in accordance to KITTE Hakata's operating hours
Access: Just off Hakata Gate of JR Hakata Station
Address: 10F, KITTE Hakata, 9-1, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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8. Tajimaya KITTE Hakata Branch

8. Tajimaya KITTE Hakata Branch

Tajima KITTE offers shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables), sukiyaki (hot pot stew), and nabe (hot pot) dishes using carefully selected Hakata Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) and Yume no Daichi pork from Hokkaido. The restaurant takes pride in their meat that is filled with umami, as evidenced by the fat, shine, and fine texture. For lunch, create your own course of shabu-shabu, sukiyaki, Sichuan hot pot, or soy milk hot pot with their [1,500 JPY All-You-Can-Eat Course]. This course comes with unlimited meat, vegetables, rice, and dessert. They also have [Pork Ribs Set Meal] and [Chuck Set Meal], made with locally produced pork, as another option for lunch. For dinner, their [Tajimaya All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink Course (90 minutes)] treats diners with unlimited Häagen-Dazs ice cream!

Tajimaya KITTE Hakata Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY - 3,999 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY - 1,999 JPY
Access: 184m from Hakata Station. Directly connected to Hakata Gate of Hakata Station.
Address: 10F, KITTE Hakata, 9-1, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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9. JIN DIN ROU KITTE Hakata Branch

9. JIN DIN ROU KITTE Hakata Branch

JIN DIN ROU is a Taiwanese restaurant that is popular for serving xiaolongbao. Here at the KITTE Hakata branch, you can enjoy their xiaolongbao, distinctive for the extremely thin wrapping that encloses the taste of the secret soup, with an abundant lineup of flavors such as oolong tea, crab, shark's fin, and mentaiko (seasoned cod roe). Try their [Shumai] (dumplings) that are packed with the full flavors of vegetables, shrimp, and other ingredients. If you're having dinner with friends or family, their a-la-carte dishes with plentiful servings of vegetables, meat, and seafood, like [Chicken in Spiced Sauce], [Lobster in Chili Sauce], and [Mapo Tofu] are the recommendation.

JIN DIN ROU KITTE Hakata Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
*Will be closed in accordance to KITTE Hakata's operating hours. Dec. 31: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Jan. 1: Closed.
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from JR Hakata Station
Address: 9-1, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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10. Minato Ichiya Hakata Chikushi Gate Eki-mae Branch

10. Minato Ichiya Hakata Chikushi Gate Eki-mae Branch

Minato Ichiya Hakata is just a minute's walk away from the Chikushi Gate of JR Hakata Station. This Japanese-style restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere provides different private rooms that can accommodate small or large groups. Savor fresh seafood purchased on the same day with their [7-Kind Assortment of Uni and Toro] (sea urchin and tuna). It is a gorgeous dish that is also a feast to the eyes. Their [Uni/Ikura/Kani Sushi], consisting of toppings of sea urchin, salmon roe, and crab strips overflowing from the shari (sushi rice), is best shared with friends. Their [Extra Large Red Snapper Stew] and [Beef Donabe] (beef simmered on earthenware pot) are dishes not to miss as well.

Minato Ichiya Hakata Chikushi Gate Eki-mae Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
*May accommodate private parties at earlier hours (they offer discounts for early or last minute reservations)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Hakata Station
Address: 6-3, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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11. Rakuzo Hakata Chikushi Gate Eki-mae Branch

11. Rakuzo Hakata Chikushi Gate Eki-mae Branch

Rakuzo Hakata Chikushi Gate Ekimae Branch prides in having a space overlooking the shinkansen (bullet train) railway tracks. This dining spot offers creative Japanese-style dishes that you can enjoy with beer, shochu (Japanese liquor), sake, wine, or cocktails. A must-try dish here is their [White Motsunabe] made with tender motsu in a garlic miso broth. After a satisfying fill of motsu and vegetables, you can ask for noodles or other ingredients you like to finish up the soup. For those who prefer it spicy, they have [Red Motsunabe]. Their light dish of [Premium Top Blade Beef in Grated Onion and Apple Sauce], on the other hand, is perfect for dates or a night out. You will be delighted in the clean flavor of this unusual beef cut. Another must-try dish is their [Spring Chicken Tatsuta-age], a favorite for the umami taste you can get from its juicy chicken that's been marinated and fried.

Rakuzo Hakata Chikushi Gate Eki-mae Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
*May accommodate private parties at earlier hours (they offer discounts for early or last minute reservations)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Chikushi Gate of JR Hakata Station
Address: 2F-3F, Hakata Chuo-gai Bldg., 6-3, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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12. Shirasukujira Hakata Deitos Annex Branch

12. Shirasukujira Hakata Deitos Annex Branch

This restaurant lets you enjoy fresh seafood dishes in a spacious, casual atmosphere. Here, you can have a rare treat of kujira (whale meat). Among the menu items you have to try are their classic [Kujira Bacon] and [Kujira Platter] consisting of lean meat, which has a taste similar to tuna, as well as the fat, tongue, tail, and other unusual parts of the whale. Their wide range of seafood dishes are prepared in different styles like grilled, fried, stewed, and obanzai (Kyoto-style home cooking with boiled vegetables). At lunchtime, they offer the satisfying [Sashimi Set Meal] and [Gaishiro Set Meal] (meal with shellfish broth), which come with small side dishes, arajiru (soup made from boiling leftover fish parts), salad, and pickles. You can also ask for another hearty cup of rice for no extra charge.

Shirasukujira Hakata Deitos Annex Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY/ [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from JR Hakata Station. On the side of Chikushi Gate.
Address: 2F, Ex-side Hakata, 1-1, Hakata Eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Nov 20 2018 Update-date: Dec 01 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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