Japanese and continental fare from breakfast to midnight in central Tenjin.
Nicknamed “Kilroy” in his canteen days at Fukuoka’s American military base after the war,ﾊKyouichi Egashira was the man behind the food empire responsible for Royal Host, Apetito bakery and others. Opened in May 2007, Kilroy’s blends the best of Japan andﾊthe West with an expansive menu based on Italian and French cuisine, and including Japanese dishes. They proudly use local fish and produce. Open from morning (when you can get an authentic American breakfast!) til midnight, you’ll find many occasions to enjoy this stylish space. The English-speaking manager says, “Guests are welcome to stop by for just a drink, a glass of wine, shochu or coffee–and there’s no table charge.” But, after a glimpse of the open kitchen, you’ll be tempted to order more than drinks. A variety of tasty tapas (ｴ500/each) is a great way to start, or perhaps a Caesar Salad (ｴ580/ｴ780), before moving onto yummy pizzas, pastas, or meat and fish dishes. A bilingual menu makes exploring the endless options a cinch, and be sure to ask about daily specials!
4-8-25, Watanabedori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Open: 06:30 ~ 24:00 (L.O. 23:00, Last drink: 23:30)
Prices: No table charge. Breakfast ｴ900, Daily lunch ｴ850, Various tapas ｴ500, Draft beer ｴ550