Many people both from Japan and abroad come visit Fukuoka, which is located at the northern part of Kyushu and is equipped with facilities such as Fukuoka Airport and Hakata Bay. Here are 5 restaurants in Fukuoka to eat lunch, a place that is known as a gourmet city with fresh seafood and other delicious specialties.
1. Isokko Syouten Fukuoka Hakata Branch
This original izakaya (gastropub) prides itself on the fresh seafood they serve. For lunch, you may enjoy a seafood buffet, where you may pick up to 6 to 7 types of fresh sashimi of your liking. You may choose among many ways of eating such as grating some mountain yam on top of the seafood bowl with sashimi, or pouring some tea over the rice, as this is an all-you-can-eat. You may also avail of the unlimited miso soup, salad, drinks, and dessert. Prices include 1,500 JPY (incl. tax) for men, but at an even lower price at 1,000 JPY for women on weekdays (incl. tax), and 1,200 JPY (incl. tax) on weekends.
2. Nana KITTE Hakata Branch
Nana is a restaurant located the 9th floor of KITTE HAKATA, which is a 2 story building along with a ground floor, connected to the Hakata Station. Here you may enjoy the seasonal dishes Hakata has to offer as well as the traditional home cooked Kyoto dishes called "obanzai." The lunch menu here is popular especially among women, because of its heaping amount of healthy vegetables. The recommended dishes are the "Nana no Mamezara Obanzai Meal" (2,160 JPY (incl. tax)), where you can enjoy different types of dishes on small plates, and the "Honjitsu no Ohiru Gozen" (1,080 JPY (incl. tax)), a daily lunch special.
Here you can enjoy a variety of original seafood dishes aside from the traditional nigiri-sushi. Kai offers sushi rolls unique to the US, carpaccio, which is a western-style seafood salad, and mayonnaise stir-fried shrimp. The recommended dish for lunch is the "sosaku lunch" (1,300 JPY (incl. tax)), which includes main dishes such as nigiri sushi and rolls turned into a set. You may also avail of the weekday-only "assortment of sushi rolls and sushi B" (1,300 JPY (incl. tax)), which has nigiri and sushi rolls as the center.
4. CANTINA SICILIANA Hakata
Cantina Siciliana in Hakata is a restaurant specializing in dishes originating from Sicily, which is the biggest island in Italy. "Cantina" is the Italian word for bar. The rich, traditional dishes from Sicily that the chef prepares, are filled with deep flavors of the fresh seafood. For lunch, it is recommended to try the "1500 Yen Prefix Course" (1,500 JPY (incl. tax), which is a 3 dish set including an appetizer, pasta, and dessert. You may pick from 4 to 11 kinds of appetizers, pasta, and dessert, respectively.
Goro is a unique Japanese-style bar where you may grill fresh seafood on your respective tables. This restaurant offers a reasonable menu with an average price of 360 JPY per grilled item, such as the Kuruma Prawn no Odoriyaki (399 JPY, for 1 Piece (excl. tax)). The lunch menu is also affordable - it is recommended especially to try the "Hamburg and Tempura Set Meal" for 1,380 JPY (excl. tax), which is made up of a hamburger from Japanese Black Cattle combined with tempura. Another dish you must try is the "Daily Set Meal" (925 JPY (excl. tax)), which is composed of three types of dishes in small bowls along with 2 types of main courses.
Please consider some of these places when you come to Fukuoka on a trip.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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