The Yakuin area of Fukuoka is easily reached by train or subway, and is also just one stop away from the Tenjin area. With so many stylish cafes and high class restaurants opening in Yakuin, it might be difficult to decide on which place to go! This article has carefully selected lunch spots in Yakuin to help you make your decision. Maybe you'll find your new favorite restaurant! Here are some recommended restaurants located close to Yakuin Station that are open for lunch.
Tora-san is located a 4-minute walk from Yakuin Station. Head through the entrance to find a cozy restaurant with a total of 40 seats. Many customers choose Tora-san for a solo meal. The subdued interior allows you to forget the hustle and bustle of the outside world, which makes this a spot that many locals visit when they're looking to relax. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced, with options including the [Daily Lunch Special] (From 700 JPY) and the [Dried Fish Lunch] (From 800 JPY). Lunch sets come with two sides and pickles, and extra helpings of rice are included, too. Here you can enjoy luxurious servings of fresh Kyushu fish that have a delicious flavor all of their own. Visited by many local officeworkers, this restaurant is popular enough to have lines out the door during lunch time.
: Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner: 5:00 pm - 01:00 am (Last order: 00:00 am)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPYAccess
: Four minute walk from Nishitestsu Yakuin Station Exit 2. Turn right at the Watanabe Dori West intersection, then left at the next intersection. It will be on your left.Address
: 1-23-12 Takasago , Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka
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2. Wagyu Dining Buon
Wagyu Dining Buon is owned by a Japanese celebrity and is popular for its raclette cheese sourced from Hanabatake Ranch in Hokkaido and Kyushu-raised Kuroge Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef). The interior has been designed with the upmost care and includes table seating, private rooms, sofas, and even terrace seating. For lunch, guests can enjoy a luxurious menu made with carefully selected meat, including the medium-rare [Kuroge Wagyu Steak] (1,380 JPY) and [Kuroge Wagyu Hamburg Steak] (1,280 JPY), all of which come with rice, soup, and salad. Add 800 JPY to any meal to enjoy raclette cheese as an additional topping. This stylish restaurant also provides child seats, so it's a great spot to dine with friends or family.
Wagyu Dining Buon
Open: [Weekdays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:05 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Weekends, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
*Open if Monday is the day before a national holiday.
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Around a 3-minute walk from Yakuin Station along the main street towards Ropponmatsu
Address: 1F, Regarita Yakuin, 3-1-14, Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
3. Narumino Yakuin Branch
Narumino Yakuin Branch has a wonderful atmosphere surrounded by greenery and with an outlook over a garden. There are table seats as well as private rooms available, so this popular restaurant is a great spot for everything from parents' meetups to business meetings. The lunch menu is divided into three types: set meals, gozen-style course meals, and tea service. There are a range of choices that suit all occasions from reasonably priced set menus to more luxurious gozen meals, including the [Seafood Rice Bowl Set] (900 JPY) made with fresh seafood, the [Fried Chicken Set] (800 JPY), or the restaurant's original [Narumino Gozen] (1,600 JPY). The [Dessert Set] (300 JPY) that comes with the cake of the day and your choice of coffee or tea is also recommended to wrap up your meal.
Narumino Yakuin Branch
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Monday - Thursday] 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday] 5:30 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)Closed
*Closes the following day if a national holiday falls on SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY (Course menus available) / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAccess
: Walk towards Daimyo from the Jonan Line/Kyushu Mitsubishi. Go past Lawson and turn left at the next corner. The restaurant is located just past the next corner.Address
: 1-6-20, Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
4. Imaizumi Koji Hiyoribi
If you're looking for a stylish kominka (traditional Japanese house) cafe in the Yakuin area, Imaizumi Koji Hiyoribi is the place to go. Here you can enjoy fashionable Japanese and Western fusion meals in the warm atmosphere of a 70 year old kominka. Carefully selected sake and wines pair perfectly with dishes that are made from seasonal Kyushu ingredients. A recommendation from the menu is the [Seasonal Wappa Gozen] (1,500 JPY), served in a round shaped bento box. Only ten of these brilliantly colored gozen sets are made for lunch and dinner each day, and you can sample a variety of small plate dishes made from seasonal ingredients. The [Hiyoribi 8 Dish 11 Variety Course] (2,500 JPY) item, which includes the popular beef hanging tender, is also recommended. Forget about your busy schedule and nourish your mind and body with a meal here.
Imaizumi Koji Hiyoribi
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)Closed
: Monday (Lunch service only on Sunday)Average price
: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAccess
: Around an 8-minute walk from Tenjin Station or Yakuin Station.Address
: 2-4-6, Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
Look for the white sign curtains that mark the location for this restaurant. There's a large impactful tank inside filled with the day's catch of seasonal fish and seafood. This restaurant has private rooms with horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table) seating for up to six, so this is a perfect spot for occasions like business meetings where you need a little privacy. The [Lunch Course] (From 3,000 JPY) comes with 8 to 10 dishes including small plates, sides, sashimi, seasonal dishes, meat dishes, a finishing dish, and dessert. Reservations are required for these course menus, which come in three price options: 3,000 JPY, 5,000 JPY, and 7,000 JPY. You'll be satisfied by the delicious flavors of the ingredients that have been prepared perfectly for each type of fish and served at just the right time in the meal.
: Lunch from 11:30 am (By reservation), Dinner from 5:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPYAccess
: Around a 5-minute walk from Yakuin-odori Station. Located immediately outside Exit 1.Address
: 1F, Charme Yakuin, 2-17-6, Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
The owner of Imoto has a passion for delivering great counter dining. The interiors are exceptionally stylish, with attention paid to every detail of the design and lighting, including the wide, L shaped counter made with black cherry wood that makes the colors of the dishes really pop. Lunches at this restaurant are by reservation only. The [15,000 JPY Course] is a highly recommended full course meal made with seasonal ingredients from all over Japan including maitake mushroom, pike conger, figs from Yame, eggplant from Kyoto, lotus rice cakes, and Yamagata beef. It is so popular that many regulars come for this course. The price may be a little high for lunch, but it's a real luxury to eat these unique ingredients in such an elegant space. Why not take the chance to treat yourself to a sophisticated lunch here?
: Lunch from 12:00 pm (By reservation only), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 15,000 JPY / [Lunch] 10,000 JPYAccess
: Around a 5-minute walk from Yakuin-odori Station. Around a 4-minute walk from Minami Yakuin bus stop.Address
: 1-2, Kou Bldg., 4-15-29, Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
7. Pasta Hiracon Chez
Pasta Hiracon Chez offers casual Italian and European dining. This warm Italian restaurant full of cute antique furniture is a casual cafe during the day, but transforms into a romantically illuminated cafe at night. The lunch menu focuses on pasta, and the recommendation is the [Weekday Pasta Set] (980 JPY), which is available from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm every weekday (excluding Wednesday when the restaurant is closed). This set includes your choice of healthy pastas made with fresh vegetables and French bread. At such reasonable prices, you'll definitely want to stop by on your lunch break. It's sure to keep you going until dinner! This restaurant is also great for meetups with friends.
Pasta Hiracon Chez
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday (Open if Wednesday is a National Holiday)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,800 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Around a 5-minute walk from Yakuin-odori Station.
Address: 1F, Furukawa Bldg., 3-12-13, Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
IBIZARTE is open for lunch every day except Tuesday. This restaurant mainly serves Spanish cuisine made with fresh vegetables sourced from the Ukiha area. The generous serving sizes here are a highlight! These large dishes are fine to eat alone if you have an appetite, and they're also great to share. You'll want to be sure to try the [Fisherman Style Seafood Paella For Two]. This dish is full of seafood and vegetables, and you may wonder how just two people are supposed to eat it all! [Paella Course Lunch] (2,500 JPY) is also available for lunch. Other options on the lunch menu includes the [Main Lunch] (1,200 JPY), which includes your choice of meat or fish with soup, bread, and salad. These are generously sized sets at a very reasonable price.
: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: Around a 5-minute walk from Yakuin StationAddress
: Ibiza Bldg., 1-16-17, Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
9. Pizzeria Farina
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and wine at Pizzeria Farina. Located about a 5-minute walk from Yakuin Station, this spacious restaurant can accommodate around 45 people seated and 50 standing. The restaurant's Italian wood-fired oven can cook pizza in just 3 minutes after ordering. The authentic crust has a soft, chewy texture. The [Pizza Lunch] (1,080 JPY) is a recommended item on their lunch menu. This set is great value, and includes a choice from 3 types of pizza, plus salad, dessert, and a drink. This casual and reasonably-priced restaurant makes it a popular drop-in spot for dates or lunch breaks.
: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: Around a 5-minute walk from Yakuin StationAddress
: 1-2-19, Takasago, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
The stylish restaurant Ringrazie has an atmosphere that will remind you of the streets of Southern Italy. You can enjoy traditional Neapolitan cuisine made with local ingredients here. There are three course options for lunch: the [Normare Lunch] (800 JPY) that includes a side, bread, pasta, and coffee; the [Specialty Lunch] (1,200 JPY), which includes 5 types of sides; and the [Lunch-Only Mamma Course] (1,800 JPY) for groups of two or more, which comes with dishes that you'd expect to see at a garden party. The open atmosphere is great for meetups with friends, a date, or larger group meals. If the weather is good, be sure to sit on the terrace! They also have a vegan and vegetarian menu, so everyone can enjoy a meal here.
: Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)Closed
: Beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY course (All you can drink courses from 4,000 JPY available) / [Lunch] 900 JPY (Lunch course menu from 1,800 JPY available)Access
: Walk under the overpass from Yakuin Station in the direction of Hirao Station. The restaurant is on the right of Clark High School.Address
: 1F, Il Grazia Yakuin IV, 1-7-27, Hirao, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
11. Gyoza Lee
Gyoza Lee is an authentic Chinese restaurant located a 3-minute walk from Yakuin Station. Lunch is from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and the spacious restaurant has a capacity of 100 seats so you won't have to worry about waiting in line to grab a bite to eat at lunch. All lunch menu choices are under 1,000 JPY and include rice, soup, and pickles, so it's a very wallet-friendly place, too. The [Sui-Gyoza Set] (680 JPY), sui-gyoza (boiled dumplings) packed with fillings and made by skilled chefs, is recommended. The delicious flavor of the meat flows out when you bite into these dumplings. There are plenty of other authentic Chinese dishes on the menu including the [TanTan Noodle Set] (680 JPY) and the [Twice-Cooked Pork Set] (750 JPY). Its close location to the station draws many local businessmen as well.
: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:30 pmClosed
: Around a 3-minute walk from Yakuin StationAddress
: 3-1-11, Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
12. Re:Cell Kitchen
Re:Cell Kitchen is recommended for anyone looking for a healthy and organic cafe. The cafe opens from 8:00 am, so many customers stop by for breakfast before work or school. The gentle, white-toned interior creates a relaxing space that is perfect for meetups with friends. The lunch menu changes daily with options like seafood based sets, curry, rice porridge, and salads. All dishes are created under the supervision of both a skilled chef and a vegetable sommelier, and are designed to be healthy and gentle on the body, with a focus on pesticide-free or low-pesticide organic vegetables. This is a comfortable cafe for solo diners, so it's a good spot to drop in for a break and a smoothie as well.
: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: Irregular (Closures will be announced on Facebook and Instagram)Average price
: 1,200 JPYAccess
: Around a 5-minute walk from Tenjin Station South Exit. At the Imaizumi 1-chome intersection, follow Kokutai Road towards Imaizumi / Yakuin.Address
: 1F, Ishimatsu Bldg., 1-1-4, Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka MapMore Details
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.