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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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Shita-gokoro

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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Hakatarou

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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Rakuten-an

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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Akomenohama

In a renovated 100-year-old house just a few minutes walk from Meinohama Station Inenaga-san and staff prepare gorgeous gourmet-style okonomiyaki.

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Sakau

Sakau has been serving tempura here for over fifty years. Second generation master, Chano-san and his wife run this cozy tempura counter by themselves.

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Pikaichi

Nagasaki-style champon noodles with vegetables, seafood, and pork is the speciality here! For 33 years now, Cho-san and his hard working crew have been serving the perfect sara udon!

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Wappa Teishokudo

Shokudo, or restaurants specializing in Japanese set meals, are not uncommon these days, but Wappo Teishhokudo on Kego-hondori stands out when compared to this widening field.

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