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Danshiro Kitchen

Located on the 10th floor of the recently-opened JR Hakata City building, this restaurant serves up tasty Okinawan fare…

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This noodle restaurant was established way back in 1890, near to the supposed birthplace of Japanese udon noodles, Jotenji Temple. The techniques they use are even older, dating back to the 13th century.

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Kaisendon Hinode

Fukuoka may be known for its delicious seafood, but it’s still rare to find a restaurant serving the freshest fish at bargain prices…

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Telas & Mico

This small, blue and cream-painted building along the Nakagawa River seats five at the counter downstairs and 11 at tables upstairs…

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Keurig Neko Cafe

Kayuno Nomura, owner of Keurig, was always fond of cats and often fed strays near her home. One day she noticed five cats that she fed regularly had disappeared. She’s never found out what happened to them, but those concerns sparked her life’s mission to protect and find good homes for strays. Inspired by a visit to a “neko cafe” in Tokyo she opened the Keurig in the trendy Daimyo district in March of 2008. The location is very convenient for the young ladies and couples that make up the majority of her clientele. Then in September 2009 a second and even larger cafe was opened in Imaizumi just south of Tenjin.

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Shitagokoro, the sister shop of “Fridge”, a popular Italian restaurant-bar in Haruyoshi, is a highly recommended example of a new breed of izakaya that blends great food with modern atmosphere and delivers excellent price performance…

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Fukuoka is famous for its abundance of affordable and tasty eateries, but many of these places fall into the traditional izakaya category: colorful, compact and literally hives of energy, they can be a bit too noisy and too casual for certain occasions.

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It’s said the origin of tempura, one of Japan’s most widely recognized cuisines, dates back to the mid-sixteenth century when early Portuguese and Spanish missionaries and traders introduced batter-coated deep-fried fish.

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Yanagibashi Shokudo

Often warmly referred to as “Fukuoka’s Kitchen”, the Yanagibashi Fresh Food Market is one of the Fukuoka’s most colorful and fascinating places for foreigners to visit.

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Udon Kimura

Most udon (wheat-based noodle) shops cater to those on the run, looking for fuel for their busy days. The vibe here, however, is much more mellow.

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