You Have to Visit These Chicken Yakitori Restaurants in Fukuoka
Enjoy the umami of the meat that flows out in every bite.
Chicken is definitely a favorite food by anyone. But have you ever tried Japanese Yakitori that’s served with delicious and rich chicken meat? Here, let us introduce you to three restaurants in Fukuoka that deserve a spot on your list of definite must-tries to satisfy your chicken cravings.
The owner of this restaurant used to work at a famous restaurant in Fukuoka. One of the reasons why locals highly recommend Toriichi is due to the fact that their delicious Yakitori is made one-by-one in Kanto-style with binchotan charcoal. You can feel the artisan technique in their menus such as Negi Maki (breast meat around green onions), Dango made from 100% chicken meat, and innards that need to be cooked carefully. Try their other dishes to make the most out of your visit like their Tori Soup (with somen noodles) (¥432), which is made from whole chicken broth that is very flavorful. You can choose from their recommended Yakitori in 5 pieces (¥1,512) or 7 (¥2,160).
Yakitori. This restaurant also has various seasonal alcoholic drinks and nature wine (from ¥756 per glass).
Momo Yaki (¥540). Enjoy this dish’s crispy skin and juicy meat.
Toriichi is located at 2-15-23 Kego, Chuo District, Fukuoka. You may contact them at +81-92-712-0020. They are open from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays and Japanese holidays.
Fujiyoshi has a long history dating back to 1961. The current and second-generation owner has experience in Japanese cuisine in Osaka. Selected Sakurajima Dori, a soft chicken produced in Kagoshima, is used in this restaurant. All the items on their menu are large and satisfying, so we guarantee that you will be full by the time you finish your meal. Don’t miss out on their other offerings aside from chicken like their Gyu Bara (¥324), Benten (¥216), which is pork hormone, and Okutan (¥540), which is softly cooked beef tongue.
Benten (¥216), Bara (Gyu) (¥324), Kashiwa (¥162), and Okutan (¥540) (from the front to the back in the photo).
Fujiyoshi is located at 9-6 Nishi Nakasu, Chuo District, Fukuoka. You may contact them at +81-92-761-5692. They are open from 4 p.m to 11 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays. (If a Japanese holiday falls on a Monday, Fujiyoshi is closed).
Yakitori Jukuseigyo Kizaki
This restaurant is famous for serving chicken-only dishes in Kanto-style, and no pork or beef dishes. They use Herb Chicken caught in the morning in Miyazaki and prepare them in the restaurant to keep its freshness. The umami of the ingredient itself is drawn by using blended salt and 5 different kinds of sauces. They also serve various famous alcohols from around Japan (from ¥432 per glass). Yakitori Omakase (chef’s choice) can be chosen from 5 pieces (¥1,296) to 8 (¥1,944). Additional Yakitori is available at ¥270 per piece.
Yakitori Omakase. Grilled in binchotan charcoal. Rare-grilled Wasabi Yaki and home-made Tsukune are worth trying.
Yakitori Jukuseigyo Kizaki is located at 3-10-3-1 Takamiya, Minami District, Fukuoka. You may contact them at +81-92-981-1959. They are open from 6 p.m to 12 a.m. Closed on Sundays.
The prices shown in this article are those from September 2019 when the tax rate was 8%. Due to the change in tax rate and restaurants, prices may have changed.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Kyushu Walker™ (15 February 2020)