15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

Publish-date: Nov 26 2018 Update-date: Dec 03 2018
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15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

Fukuoka is the leading gourmet hub in Kyushu, and of course, there are several places there where you can enjoy wine. Here are 15 recommended spots in Fukuoka to get your fill of wine.

1. La Rochelle Fukuoka (Akasaka / French Cuisine)

1. La Rochelle Fukuoka (Akasaka / French Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

You can enjoy the flavors of the seasons while relaxing in a luxurious interior at this French restaurant. There is a wine cellar stocked with a wide variety of wines, and you can have the sommelier pick out the kind that will best complement the delicious French cuisine.  If you cannot decide on what to order, you can go for the [Degustation Course], a tasting course that will let you try recommended dishes and wines of that day. This is the place you will want to visit for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special days!

La Rochelle Fukuoka

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 12,000 JPY / [Lunch] 5,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Exit No.1 of Akasaka Subway Station. Go towards the direction of Ohori Park along Meiji-dori Street, then on the right side
Address: 1-1-5 Otemon, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Map)
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2. Fine Dining Blue Star (Yakuin / French Cuisine)

2. Fine Dining Blue Star (Yakuin / French Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

You can experience top-class service at Fine Dining Blue Star, whose chef is a silver medal winner at the International Exhibition of Culinary Art (Culinary Olympics). This gorgeous restaurant is decorated in an Italian style with Venetian glassware and fresco paintings. The head chef, winner of several awards, prepares Western, French, and Chinese cuisine with special care paid to the locality of ingredients. One bottle of wine is presented to guests according to their tastes from a wide global selection, and there is also a tasting course where you can try 9 varieties of wine.

Fine Dining Blue Star

Open: Normal hours: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Last order 9:30 p.m. / Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (last order 2:30 p.m.)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: Take the Jonan-Sen to Sakurazaka. Make a right at the Watanabe-Dori traffic light and take the second left.
Address: 2-7-21 Watanabe Dori , Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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3. VIN (Akasaka / Western Cuisine)

3. VIN (Akasaka / Western Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

VIN is a French restaurant managed by an owner who used to work for the well-known restaurants, Hiramatsu and La Rochelle Fukuoka. The interiors have chic, white walls, and antique tables, creating a warm atmosphere where it is quite easy to relax and let the time go by. Here, you can enjoy wine carefully selected by the owner, along with food that is just as good as even more expensive restaurants. There are 40 varieties of organic wine from Italy and France, and the Senior Sommelier will choose one bottle for you.

VIN

Open: (Wednesday-Sunday, Holidays) Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm (last order 2:30pm)
(Tuesday-Sunday, Holidays) Dinner 6:00pm- 12:00am (last order 11:00pm)

Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Directly in front of the Akasaka-2-chome bus stop in Akasaka
Address: 2-3-6 Akasaka , Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Map)
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4. French Restaurant Saint-Emilion (Kokura / French Cuisine)

4. French Restaurant Saint-Emilion (Kokura / French Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

This restaurant serves authentic French cuisine made with organic produce from Fukuoka. You will be reminded of the European countryside by the calm atmosphere created by soft lighting and pale color palette. The chef, who trained in France, prepares French course meals, and there is a global selection of wine available, mainly focusing on French wines from regions such as Saint-Emilion. Feel free to have casual discussions with the staff to figure out the perfect wine to get to pair with your meal or mood.

French Restaurant saint-emilion

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Ntional Holidays] 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 8,500 JPY
Access: Get off at Nishitetsu Bus Center Sunatsu, head towards south along a river and then head over to west on Komonji-dori.
Address: Tachibana Bldg. 1F, 2-3-33 Sakaimachi , Kokurakita-ku,Kitakyushu-shi , Fukuoka (Map)
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5. La Maison de la Nature Goh (Nishitetsu Fukuoka / French Cuisine)

5. La Maison de la Nature Goh (Nishitetsu Fukuoka / French Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

This restaurant, located in a hidden-away spot in the Nishi Nakasu area, is a favorite among local food aficionados. It's the restaurant credited with making the Nishi Nakasu area known as a food hotspot! Here, the chef uses seasonal ingredients to create dishes in which the plating and flavors are tailored to each guest. Paired with that cuisine is a selection of wines built around the theme of "easy-to-understand flavors."  If you aren't a wine expert, the staff will explain the flavors and food pairings in an easy-to-understand manner.

La Maison de la Nature Goh

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes walk from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station on the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line.
Address: 2-26, Nishinakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Map)
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6. Le Marchand de Bonheur (Akasaka / French Cuisine)

6. Le Marchand de Bonheur (Akasaka / French Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

This French restaurant was opened by a Fukuoka native who gained experience working for some of the preeminent restaurants in France and Japan. It boasts a stylish and refined atmosphere where you can casually order authentic French dishes a-la-carte. The chef creates healthy cuisine made with local ingredients of the utmost quality. The wine selection is comprised mostly of varieties from the Loire and Champagne regions of France, areas where the chef honed his skills. There are also Japanese wines available which the chef personally stocks himself!

Le Marchand de Bonheur

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 8,000 JPY
Access: Walk 8 minutes from [Akasaka Station] / Walk 8 minutes from [Yakuin-odori Station] / Walk 12 minutes from [Yakuin Station]
Address: 2F, Wing Court Kego, 2-2-23, Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Map)
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7. BAL SPROUT (Yakuin Odori / Gastropub)

7. BAL SPROUT (Yakuin Odori / Gastropub)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

This restaurant sells vegetable-based tapas made with produce hand-selected by the vegetable sommelier. The wooden interior has a calm and inspiring atmosphere that permeates throughout, and you can see Yakuin's 6-corner intersection (Yakuin Mutsukado) from the windows. The most notable thing about BAL SPROUT is definitely the way it sells its wine - by volume! You can order however much you like for 170 JPY per 50ml of wine (one glass is roughly 500 JPY). This place is recommended to those who want to casually enjoy wine to their heart's content, along with homemade, healthy dishes.

BAL SPROUT

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: Located in the front at the intersection of Yakuin Mutsukado and Seven Eleven store. Second floor in the brick wall building next to BON REPAS.  
Address: 2F, Seiga Bldg., 1-1-1, Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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8. MOSAIC (Nishitetsu Fukuoka / Wine Bar)

8. MOSAIC (Nishitetsu Fukuoka / Wine Bar)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

MOSAIC is a wine bar with a refined, getaway atmosphere where you can enjoy the beautiful night-time view of Haruyoshi Riverside. It is decorated with artworks created by Japanese artists and beautiful flower arrangements, and you will want to secure a seat on the riverside outdoor terrace, where you can enjoy a stunning view of the river with a glass of wine in hand. There are over 100 varieties of wine from around the world handpicked by the sommelier there, with a focus on wines with subtle flavors that pair well with a variety of foods. Please enjoy the wine with a menu that changes seasonally, as well as refined desserts that aren't too sweet.

MOSAIC

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:30 am)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from Watanabe-dori station on Fukuoka Municipal Subway Nanakuma Line / 5 minutes walk from Minami-shinchi bus stop of Nishitetsu bus
Address: 1F-B, CANDEO HOTELS The Hakata Terrace, 2-4-14, Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka  (Map)
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9. EBISUYA (Fukuoka / Steak, Hamburger Steak, Curry)

9. EBISUYA (Fukuoka / Steak, Hamburger Steak, Curry)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

EBISUYA is located high up on the 7th floor, and you can enjoy a stunningly beautiful night-time view from the large windows while dining on high-quality meat. The restaurant has a chic, refined atmosphere, and there is even open terrace seating. One hugely popular item is the [Fermented Aged Steak], which is aged for 30 - 45 days on a unique grill directly imported from America. There are also a variety of items made from the "phantom beef" Ozaki, of which only 20 heads are sold per month. Of course, there are many wines with which to enjoy this high-quality menu.

EBISUYA

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY
Access: Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line - Fukuoka Station - 7-minute walk
Address: 7F, AER Nishi Nakasu, 5-17, Nishi Nakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Map)
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10. WineSalon Araki (Nishitetsu Fukuoka / Wine Bar)

10. WineSalon Araki (Nishitetsu Fukuoka / Wine Bar)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

The owner of WineSalon Araki is also a sommelier and wine instructor. Stop by to enjoy the marriage of seasonal vegetable tempura and carefully-selected wines, all within a calm, relaxed atmosphere. For red wine, you can pair a Pinot Noir with thick, meaty donko shiitake mushrooms, or a Bordeaux wine with eggplant cooked dengaku-style (sliced in half and scored). For white wine, try a Chardonnay with buttery avocado or a Riesling with shrimp. With the [Seasonal Tempura Course] you receive 8 pieces of tempura with which to enjoy a variety of wines - reds and whites - from Champagne (wines ordered and charged separately).

WineSalon Araki

Open: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
Closed: Sunday *If Monday is a national holiday, it will be open on Sunday and closed on Monday
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 207, Koto Bldg., 1-13-12, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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11. Hermitage (Nishitetsu Fukuoka / French Cuisine)

11. Hermitage (Nishitetsu Fukuoka / French Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

Hermitage is a French bistro that offers natural wines and healthy cuisine in a hideaway at an alley off the bustling main street. It is very popular among the health-conscious for using only chemical-free, organic vegetables and avoiding chemical additives and flavorings. There is a huge variety of wine stocked in their in-house wine cellar, including reds, whites, and sparkling varieties. This is one of the very few places in Fukuoka Prefecture where you can try the rare [Makicolle Wine].

Hermitage

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: [Dinner] 5,500 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: 1F, 1-2-23, Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. PETROS (Tenjin Minami / Wine Bar)

12. PETROS (Tenjin Minami / Wine Bar)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

PETROS is a wine bar located in Nishi Nakasu, an area with a relaxed atmosphere despite being part of Nakasu, the foremost shopping area in all of Fukuoka. There is a wine cellar behind the counter on the first floor that stocks around 430 bottles of over 150 carefully-selected varieties, including the Five Famous First Growths of Bordeaux and wines from the Burgundy region. This is the place to go if you’re looking to enjoy hand-picked wine brands, along with food whose creation is supervised by an experienced chef of French cuisine, in a high-class space.

PETROS

Open: Dinner 6:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 am)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 8,000 JPY
Address: 2F-A, Delta West, 3-1, Nishi Nakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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13. French a la Caen (Muromi / French Cuisine)

13. French a la Caen (Muromi / French Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

This is a French bar serving seasonal cuisine prepared by a chef who trained in France. The cozy restaurant has mostly counter seats, lending to a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Here, you can enjoy authentic French cuisine made with fresh seafood delivered directly from fishers, as well as freshly picked local vegetables grown nearby. There are over 60 varieties of wine to choose from, from old brands to new ones, and the chef will even alter the flavoring of dishes to match whichever wine you order, so you can truly experience the combination of wine and food!

French a la Caen

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Course L.O. 9:00 pm, A-la-carte and Drink L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Course L.O. 9:00 pm, A-la-carte and Drink L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 - 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPY
Address: 4-5-1, Minamisho, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Naturevin (Watanabe-dori / Gastropub)

14. Naturevin (Watanabe-dori / Gastropub)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

Popular menu items for lunch at this place include the [Golden Ration Hamburger Steak] and the [French Toast], the recipe for which the chef studied by traveling all around the country. For dinner, it is recommended to try the [Free Drink Wine Sampling Plan], a self-service plan where can drink a variety of wines, including sparkling varieties, for the low price of just 980 yen! It was thought up of by the chef, who is also a sommelier and has experience working at well-known spots in Fukuoka. The [Homemade Sangria], made with seasonal fruits, is also recommended.

Naturevin

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPY
Address: 1F, TK Bldg., 3-1-1, Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

15. Ueyama (Yakuin Odori / French Cuisine)

15. Ueyama (Yakuin Odori / French Cuisine)15 Restaurants to Enjoy Wine in Fukuoka

You can enjoy wine at Ueyama, the owner of which has experience as the head chef at the Japanese Ambassadors' residences in America, Israel, and Vienna. You will surely be healed by the relaxed, wooden interior of the restaurant, as well as by the smiling faces of the owner and his wife. You can ask for a wine recommendation tailored to your current mood from among the 400 bottles comprising of 200 varieties of wine, all chosen by the certified sommelier. You can also enjoy global cuisine perfectly recreated by the head chef with seasonal ingredients.

Ueyama

Open: [Tuesday - Saturday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
[Sunday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: Monday
Average price: 6,000 JPY
Address: 2-3-18-102, Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

That ends the list of recommended places to enjoy a huge variety of wine from France, Italy, and other places all around the world. By all means, try to experience the joy of wine and food while you are in Fukuoka. 

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Publish-date: Nov 26 2018 Update-date: Dec 03 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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