The 10 unmissable restaurants in Kyushu, December 2019

Publish-date: Dec 24 2019 Update-date: Feb 01 2020
Author: SAVOR JAPAN
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Kyushu, December 2019

Planning a trip to Kyushu and looking for something specific to eat? There are plenty of restaurants to suit every tastes. Discover the best places to eat here, from traditional meal and quintessentially comfort food to western-style dishes and varied ethnic cuisine.

1. Hakata Gyoza All-you-can-eat-and-drink x Authentic Poultry Cuisines Private Izakaya Toritei Tenjin Main branch

Hakata Gyoza All-you-can-eat-and-drink x Authentic Poultry Cuisines Private Izakaya Toritei Tenjin Main branch cuisine
Hakata Gyoza All-you-can-eat-and-drink x Authentic Poultry Cuisines Private Izakaya Toritei Tenjin Main branch floor
[Toritei Tenjin Main branch] is the place where you can try a variety of all-hand-made poultry cuisine in completely private Japanese style rooms. They have various poultry dishes including [Karaage of Chicken Wings] with addictive secret recipe sweet savory sauce, and [Umakara Chicken Suki Hot Pot] is the dish where you can enjoy the flavor of chicken with just the right amount of spiciness. As all the dishes are cooked after taking orders, every dish is freshly cooked. Their selection of drinks, mainly Kyushu produced sake, are extensive. A great thing is that all of their courses include all-you-can-drink of 120 different kind of drinks. They are the special restaurant flexible with the different needs of people, and is a great place for dating, business meetings, girls-get-together, family dining, various parties,and so on.

Hakata Gyoza All-you-can-eat-and-drink x Authentic Poultry Cuisines Private Izakaya Toritei Tenjin Main branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. for food 11:00 pm, L.O. for drinks 11:30 pm) / [Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. for food 1:00 am, L.O. for drinks 1:30 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,980 JPY / [Lunch] 2,980 JPY
Access: A 2-minute walk from [Tenjin Station] of Fukuoka municipal subway Airport Line, it is on the 3rd floor of the building next to the building containing Tenjin Round 1
Address: 3F, ACN Tenjin Bldg., 2-6-28 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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2. Mentai-ryori Hakata Shobo-an

Mentai-ryori Hakata Shobo-an cuisine
Mentai-ryori Hakata Shobo-an floor
Many sake (Japanese alcohol) lovers gather in Fukuoka prefecture. Fukuoka is also attractive with its wide variety of local dishes which go well with sake. [Shobo-an] serves such exquisite luxurious local dishes, which go well with both [white rice] and [local sake]. First, about the rice. At lunch, they serve rice cooked in a large triad pot with brims. At dinner, they serve rice cooked in an earthenware pot per table. Second, about the sake. Enjoy various sake brands from all over Kyushu by ordering by name, or by ordering [Three-Assorted Kikizake (sake tasting) Set], which is their recommendation, to enjoy the savory sake available that day. Take your time and enjoy local home dishes from Hakata, which are called [Goryosan], with sake, or enjoy them with white rice in a dynamic way. This restaurant is ideal for enjoying various [tastes of Fukuoka] at one time, during your business trip to Fukuoka, etc. 

Mentai-ryori Hakata Shobo-an

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Directly-connected to JR [Hakata Station]! On the 9th floor of JR HAKATA CITY AMU PLAZA HAKATA
Address: 1-1 Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka (Map)
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3. Hakata Udon Sakaba Wappachi

Hakata Udon Sakaba Wappachi cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Kyushu, December 2019
Hakata Udon (thick noodles) is loved by a wide range of ages. [Hakata Udon Sakaba Wappachi] offers high-quality home-made udon, as well as other a-la-carte dishes that go well with alcohol. Relax and enjoy them in the relaxing Japanese-style space. In addition to the popular [Curry Udon], there are various styles of udon, such as hot, cold, and with toppings. Enjoy a wide variety of savory tastes. They also offer various kinds of [Oden (stew with various ingredients)] with the regular, and unique ingredients, as well as the original a-la-carte dishes. Take your time and enjoy them with the carefully-selected sake (Japanese alcohol). The restaurant is suited for many occasions, as a family, by yourself, and girl's parties.

Hakata Udon Sakaba Wappachi

Open: 11:00 am - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 750 JPY
Access: JR [Hakata Station] is the nearest station
Address: 10F, JR HAKATA CITY, 1-1 Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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4. mango tree bistro

mango tree bistro cuisine
mango tree bistro floor
[mango tree] is popular among a broad range of guests, especially ladies. Enjoy the bistro style Thai cuisine that uses coriander and other herbs, together with alcohol. At the entrance of the restaurant is a counter with high chairs, where you can casually enjoy alcohol. The open space can be enjoyed even alone. On the far side of the restaurant are spacious table seats, which can be used for various occasions at lunch and dinner. The courses with all-you-can-drink are recommended for various types of parties. The restaurant is ideal for both Thai cuisine lovers and those who have seldom tried Thai cuisine before.

mango tree bistro

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Directly connected to JR [Hakata Station]
Address: 10F, JR HAKATA CITY, 1-1 Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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5. L'ECAILLER OYSTER BAR

L'ECAILLER OYSTER BAR cuisine
L'ECAILLER OYSTER BAR floor
[L'ECAILLER OYSTER BAR] is a casual oyster bar to fully enjoy fresh oysters in various styles. They offer fresh and grilled oysters, as well as various a-la-carte oyster dishes. Fully enjoy the wide variety of oyster dishes. The No.1 recommendation is [L'ECAILLER Plate], their specialty for enjoying 4 kinds of oyster menus on one plate; carefully-selected fresh oysters, marinated oysters, marinated and lightly-seared oysters, and oysters with sesame. Luxuriously enjoy comparing different oyster dishes. The restaurant also offers various bottled wines, including [CACCI], our original house wine. You can casually enjoy alone at the counter, or sharing a plate with your friends. Casually order from 1 piece of oyster, at our oyster bar during lunch and dinnertime. 

L'ECAILLER OYSTER BAR

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: Take an elevator from the Central Exit of JR [Hakata Station] to the 10th floor, then on your right
Address: 10F, JR HAKATA CITY, 1-1 Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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6. Motsu-Nabe x Mizu-Taki Kishu

Motsu-Nabe x Mizu-Taki Kishu cuisine
Motsu-Nabe x Mizu-Taki Kishu floor
[Kishu] welcomes you with cheerful greetings and smiles. Enjoy the wide variety of local dishes such as seasoned cod roe from [Fukutaro], and [Fukuoka's specialties] with squid and local fish stocked everyday from Hakata Port. Many business people staying at business hotels around the restaurant, tourists,  and families visit this casual and comfortable restaurant. Their spirit of service with attentive hospitality and savory dishes are ideal for welcome & farewell parties!! The banquet plans with all-you-can-drink are from 3,000 JPY. The private rooms, with relaxing horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu tables) for up to 10 people, are convenient for banquets. Please visit this restaurant for dates, entertaining your clients, alone, and after parties.  

Motsu-Nabe x Mizu-Taki Kishu

Open: [Monday - Sunday, National Holidays, and Day before Holidays] 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / 4:00 pm - 0:00 am *Accept reservations for banquets of 8 or more people during lunchtime. Please feel free to inquire.
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Immediately from Haruyoshi Intersection
Address: 4F, Romanesque Resort Club Nishi-Nakasu, 3-21-28 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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7. Niji-Hare

Niji-Hare cuisine
Niji-Hare floor
This restaurant has been well reviewed for its authentic Japanese cuisine served in a modern Japanese space. Seasonal dishes made with carefully selected ingredients sourced mainly from Kyushu welcome you here. The fish dishes are must-eat in particular. All dishes are prepared to maximize their ingredients, whether it be sashimi that can be ordered from a five type assortment, or grilled and stewed dishes. The specialty, [Beef Tongue Shabu-Shabu] with its richly flavored special soup is also a must-try dish. This restaurant is the perfect venue for hosting guests from out of town, celebrating a special occasion, or simply spending time with loved ones. Fresh squid sashimi, tempura, and the popular [Wrapped Vegetable Skewers] are available at restaurant Tomoshibi which recently opened nearby at Tosu Premium Outlet. Both restaurants are highly recommended.

Niji-Hare

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner: 5:00 pm - 00:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm) / Lunch: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm *Kaiseki courses only (Reservation required) [Sunday, National Holidays, Final Day of Long Weekend] Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 5,400 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk west along Prefectural Route 220 from Tosu Station
Address: 722-3, Taisho-machi, Tosu-shi, Saga (Map)
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8. Tomoshibi

Tomoshibi cuisine
Tomoshibi floor
Tomoshibi is located a minute's walk from Yayoigaoka Station. This restaurant focuses on ingredients from within the Kyushu area, including squid sourced directly from Yobiko and other local fishing ports. Inside a fish tank in the restaurant, squids are leisurely swimming so they can be prepared with maximum freshness. This means that you can enjoy the sweetness and umami flavor of fresh squid. There is a wine cellar located near the restaurant's entrance, and the Japanese sake served here is also recommended. Here guests can enjoy not just local Saga sake but carefully-selected sake from all over Japan. The counter is made with a solid piece of bubinga wood. It's beautiful, pale color and wood grain lends a sense of warmth.

Tomoshibi

Open: Lunch: 11:30 pm - 3:00 pm (Course menus only, reservations required) / Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,400 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from Yayoigaoka Station
Address: 1-29-101, Yayoigaoka, Tosu-shi, Saga (Map)
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9. KIN no BAL SALVA Tenjin branch

KIN no BAL SALVA Tenjin branch cuisine
KIN no BAL SALVA Tenjin branch floor
A dining restaurant serving various dishes with carefully-selected ingredients, such as luxurious meat dishes using [Red Beef], and [Three-Assortment of the Day] with fresh seafood sent by air from fishing ports. Enjoy these tasty dishes as a-la-carte or courses, to color your various occasions. The chic space with indirect lighting is suited for special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries. Offering a wide variety of plans with all-you-can-drink, ideal for girl's parties, single's parties, dates, and after-parties. You can also enjoy the night views while dining with various kinds of drinks. Take your time and relax at this hideaway for adults, suited for any occasion. 

KIN no BAL SALVA Tenjin branch

Open: Dinner 4:00 pm - 0:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Nishitetsu Tenjin Station!! On the top floor of the building with Ichiran (a ramen noodle shop)!!
Address: 7F, CS Bldg., 2-1-57 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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10. Hitsumabushi Japanese Cuisine Bincho Nakasu-kawabata branch

Hitsumabushi Japanese Cuisine Bincho Nakasu-kawabata branch cuisine
The 10 unmissable restaurants in Kyushu, December 2019
[Hitsumabushi Japanese Cuisine Bincho Nakasu-kawabata branch] is a place where you can enjoy eels and Japanese cuisine. The quality of ingredients is very important; for eels, they choose the ones with soft skin and abundant fat without clinging to where it is produced. For wagyu beef, they use A5 grade only, and for seafood, they carefully select those produced from all over Japan. Their Japanese cuisine prepared with seasonal ingredients is comforting. Their skillfully-grilled savory eel dishes have crispy skin outside and fluffy and juicy inside. Served with generous amounts of the special sauce prepared with high-grade Aichi produced tamari soy sauce with sugar and mirin. In addition, they have a wide range of a la carte dishes to char-grilled domestically produced wagyu beef available, like [Tempura of Blue Sprat] and [Omelet with Dashi Stock]. This is the restaurant where you can unwind yourself while holding delicious sake from all over Japan.

Hitsumabushi Japanese Cuisine Bincho Nakasu-kawabata branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: A 1-minute walk from Exit No.7 of [Nakasu-kawabata Station] of subway Airport Line (144m)
Address: 1F, Hakataza-Nishigin Bldg., 2-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka (Map)
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Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Dec 03 2019 Update-date: Feb 01 2020
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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