Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Publish-date: Mar 09 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Do you have lunch at the same place all the time? For a change of pace, here is a list of must-try restaurants in Fukuoka that you might want to visit for lunch. This list includes a mix of old and new, as well as restaurants that serve rare dishes like crocodile meat. You'll also find ones that serve classic Japanese cuisine like tonkotsu ramen (noodles).

1. Rikyu Hakata Eki-mae Branch

1. Rikyu Hakata Eki-mae Branch

Gyu-tan (beef tongue), one of Sendai's specialties that's known for its unique flavor and soft texture, has made its way to Fukuoka, Kyushu. This is especially true of the Hakata area. Each piece of this carefully seasoned delicacy is aged before being cooked over charcoal to retain its juiciness. Aside from grilling, it can also be enjoyed in curries or stews.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Their [Medium Spicy Beef Tongue Curry Teishoku] (set meal) has just the right level of spiciness, with a good blend of carefully-selected spices that make it ideal for lunch.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

This is their [Stew Lunch Teishoku], which is a luxurious meal made of beef tongue steak that's been slow-cooked in a demi-glace sauce.

Rikyu Hakata Eki-mae Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
*For opening hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, contact the restaurant.
Average price: [Dinner] 1,575 JPY / [Lunch] 1,575 JPY
Access: Directly connected to Hakata Station. Located on Amu Plaza's 9th floor, City Dining Kooten.
Address: 9F, JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, 1-1, Hakataekichuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Ramen Kurume Hondasyoten Canal City Hakata Ramen Stadium Branch

2. Ramen Kurume Hondasyoten Canal City Hakata Ramen Stadium Branch

Kurume, Fukuoka is the birthplace of tonkotsu ramen and Ramen Kurume Honda Shoten. The restaurant achieves the exquisite taste of their ramen by only using soup cooked with the "yobimodoshi" (combining the broth of the day with that of the day before) method, combined with their homemade noodles and topped with char siu (thin slices of braised pork belly) that has been slow-cooked for 3 days.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Enjoy their [Tetsunabe Yaki Gyoza (10 pcs)] (iron pan-grilled dumplings) freshly cooked, even at lunch!

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

This is Honda Shoten's best-selling [Honda Ramen No.1 (Pure)], which is known for its basic tonkotsu taste.

Ramen Kurume Hondasyoten Canal City Hakata Ramen Stadium Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 900 JPY
Access: 10-minute walk from Nakasu-Kawabata Station. Head southeast on Nakasu Chuo Street. It is on the southern side of the 5th floor, in Canal City Hakata Center Walk.
Address: 5F, Canal City Hakata Center Walk, 1-2-22, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Bistro Shirokuma

3. Bistro Shirokuma

Bistro Shirokuma takes pride in providing delicious yet creative meals in a relaxing space that even solo diners can enjoy. For lunch, their [Carbonara] is a must-try. This well-loved, delicious dish is made cute with the addition of a bear-shaped meringue topping. It's great for solo diners, groups, and even after-party gatherings!

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Spend a wonderful meal in their stylishly spacious interior, which is one of the features that stand out as you enter the restaurant.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Spice up your lunch with their freshly-cooked, juicy hamburg steak that's served on a hot iron plate.

Bistro Shirokuma

Open: [Friday, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
[Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Tuesday - Thursday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed: Monday
*If it falls on a national holiday, the restaurant will close on Tuesday instead. For bookings outside of business hours, please contact the restaurant.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 6-minute walk from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station. Head straight towards Gokoku Shrine via Route 202. It is on the left side.
Address: 201, 1-15-50, Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (map)
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4. Shitamachi Bistro Rojiura

4. Shitamachi Bistro Rojiura

Rojiura is a 4-in-1 bistro that functions as an izakaya (Japanese pub), bar, lunch destination, and party place. Their concept is to offer a menu and environment that suits everyone. Their menu consists of items ideal for sharing, making the bistro a perfect location for romantic dates. Tonkatsu loin (fried pork cutlet) and sautéed dishes made of Itoshima pork, which are also offered on first-class JAL domestic flights, are just some of their lunch must-tries.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Taste dishes made from Itoshima pork (a type of branded pork from Fukuoka) with the [Itoshima Pork Loin Cutlet Lunch Teishoku] (set meal)!

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Try the [Mentaiko Ishiyaki Bibimbap Lunch] (mixed rice with meat, vegetables, and pollock roe in a savory and spicy sauce) served in a stone bowl, which is a recommended bibimbap dish that features Fukuoka's unique, local flavors.

Shitamachi Bistro Rojiura

Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 3:00 am (L.O. 2:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 3,300 JPY
*They have course meals.
Access: 2-minute walk from Futsukaichi Station
Address: 1F, 6-3-22, Futsukaichi Chuo, Chikushino-shi, Fukuoka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. Hanmadan

5. Hanmadan

A restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere, Hanmadan offers authentic Korean dishes for lunch for as low as 500 - 800 JPY. Their dishes are seasoned with 5 kinds of chili peppers imported from Korea, and they provide diners with healthy and diet-friendly Korean dishes at affordable prices.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

For 800 JPY, you can have [Sundubu Jjigae Teishoku] (set meal with Korean tofu stew) with a salad and coffee.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

They also have lunch selections that are limited in number, such as their [Bibimbap] (500 JPY), of which only 5 servings are made and sold per day.

Hanmadan

Open: Lunch 11:30 pm - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30), Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Address: 2-15-35, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Yumehana Genkido

6. Yumehana Genkido

Enjoy dishes made with carefully-selected ingredients from the Genkai Sea (Genkai-nada) and Kyushu! Their ingredients are carefully selected by the head chef, who has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Seasonal seafood is purchased every morning directly from fishing ports, such as those from the Genkai Sea, for ultimate freshness. For lunch, diners can enjoy yari-ika (spear squid) sourced from Yubuko Port (Yobuko-ko) and tora-fugu (tiger blowfish) from Shimonoseki, as well as other fresh seafood straight from the restaurant's live tank.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

When checking for the freshness of fish, check the gills rather than the eyes. Extremely fresh ones should have a reddish or pinkish color.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

One feature that's unique to meat grilled on an iron griddle is that food becomes crispy on the outside, yet remains juicy on the inside.

Yumehana Genkido

Open: Lunch 11:00 pm - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 700 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Hakata Station. Leave the Hakata entrance and turn right. It is on the 8th floor of the Hakata Bus Terminal.
Address: 8F, Hakata Bus Terminal, 2-1, Hakata-eki Chuo-gai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (map)
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7. IMBISS KULA

7. IMBISS KULA

Do you want to experience a casual yet stylish dining environment? Head for IMBISS KULA, which is a minute's walk from Hakata Station. A cafe by day and bar by night, the atmosphere of the restaurant significantly changes in the evening. One of their best-sellers is the [16-grain Rice Curry], which is loved for its rich curry sauce and chewy multi-grained rice. Feel free to visit the place for lunch and dinner with your family and friends!

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

[16-grain Rice Curry], their best-selling lunch dish, is known for its chewy texture.

Eat Lunch for 1,000 JPY or Less! Must-Try Restaurants in Fukuoka

Try their deliciously chewy [Wiener Dog], which is served with a side of homemade coleslaw.

IMBISS KULA

Open: [National Holidays] 6:00 am - 1:00 am
[Sunday] 6:00 am - 1:00 am
[Monday - Thursday] 6:00 am - 2:00 am
[Friday, Saturday] 6:00 am - 5:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 600 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from the Chikushi Entrance of Hakata Station. It is located inside Ex-Side Yokocho, which is to the left of the station.
Address: 1F, 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: Mar 09 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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