• The Yatai Specialists in Fukuoka, Japan


    Dine with Hakata Foodie


    Eat Like a Local!

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    Stroll and discover great food and drink with us!


    Available from 6pm or 8pm!


    Experience the best yatais in Fukuoka City, the streetfood capital of Japan! We help you navigate the city and the menus, help you converse with your chef and even the other guests. All food and soft drinks are included!


    Enjoy several local treats at yatai #1 our favorite, then we move on for more at yatai #2, maybe #3, all with a unique spin on Hakata-style dishes. Try classic tempura, yaki ramen, yakitori, oden, and more. Wind up the evening with a bowl of Hakata ramen. Each tour is unique and 100% personalized!


    Hakata Foodie Experiences is

    a ByFood Partner! Join us for a private or small group tour! Up to five guests per group!

  • Hakata: A Foodie Paradise!

    Dining out in Hakata since 1985, we will certainly feed you well! Vegan, Halal, Special Requests, we've got you covered, too!

    Hakata Ramen


    Vegan Burger Set

    Soba Noodles

    Buddhist Cuisine

    Sri Lanka Curry



  • Happy Diners

    Here's what our guests have to say!

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    Phil & Stacy

    California, USA


    Bruce took us out for some fine dining and drinks. It was so much fun, we all met again for breakfast. Stacy got to try "natto" and purchased a custom, left-handed Japanese chef's knife with her initials engraved. Unforgettable!

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    JJ & Renee

    Hong Kong


    Bruce showed us great places in Japan and Hong Kong. From the most humble, Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan-fried Buns to popcorn with powdered truffles and exotic cocktails at the Ozone Bar on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton in Kowloon.

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    Connie Bee & Family

    Florida, USA


    Our family comes to Japan every year; Hakata is one of our favorite destinations. We count on Bruce to introduce us to great local eateries in Kyushu. He's the best! And he makes us laugh, too.

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    Mike G

    Maryland, USA


    I'm on the road constantly for work. When I have time to enjoy fine dining, I contact Bruce for meals in Japan or Korea. Last time, we met in Busan. Bruce turned me on to some very fresh sea eel. In fact, it was still wiggling while we sautéed it at our table. l didn't flinch. That impressed him.

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    Will, Jamie, & Kids

    Ohio, USA


    Visiting Hakata for the first time, our Tokyo-based family booked with Hakata Foodie at the end of our vacation. We visited one of Bruce's favorite kid-friendly local restaurants, drank coffee in Ohori-Park, and ate Austrian desserts.Our 7-year old son has told us several times that dinner with Bruce was the best part of the trip!

  • Click the red button below to learn more about our most popular tours:

    Yatai Hopping, Lunch or Dinner in Daimyo, Yusentei Garden, & Riverside Dinner Theatre!

    * Check our Podcast, too! *

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    Personalized Guided WalkingTours Within Fukuoka City and Beyond


    Experience places nearby with beautiful scenery, great food, and great people! Hotel pick-up included!


    Preferred destionations are:


    Tochoji Temple, Kushida-jinja Shrine, Ohori Park Japanese Garden, Tenjin Underground Mall, Nishijin Shopping District, & Fukuoka Tower. And of course, we know quite a few spots that only locals would know about...


    All tours are totally personalized. No two are alike!


    100% Personalized Tours:

    Explore Surrounding Areas in Fukuoka With a Hakata Foodie Multilingual Guide

    Contact us directly to book any of the trips below, or a totally custom one tailored to your wishes!


    What's Included: Private Multi-lingual Guide, Personalized Planning, All Food &Soft Drinks, FREE HOTEL PICKUP & DROPOFF!

    What's Not Included: Transportation Fees for Taxi, Ferry, Train, except as noted.

    Half-Day in Dazaifu

    4 hours.From ¥17,600/person

    We go to Nishitestu Fukuoka Station

    Train Departs 10:00am-Returns 1:00pm

    Daizaifu Tenmangu Shrine

    Enjoy Umegaimochi

    Stroll to nearby Zen Garden, Enjoy Delicious Lunch


    Half-Day Shikanoshima

    ~3.5 hours. From ¥19,800/person

    We head to Hakata Ferry Terminal

    Walk-on Ferry Departs 10:30am-Returns 1:30pm

    Circle the Isand. Visit Ancient Shine, Take in Superb Views, Enjoy Deluxe Seafood/Tempura Lunch


    Noko Island

    4.5~hours, ¥24,000/person

    Walk-on Ferry departs 9:15am from

    Nokonoshima Ferry Terminal.

    Return boat arrives at 1:10pm

    Rent a Cycle or Walk on Noko

    Stroll through Island Park

    (Admission included.)

    Enjoy Spectacular Views & BBQ Lunch




    12.5 hours- ¥88,000/person

    From March 16: Leave Hakata Station

    Trip includes Shinkansen, Taxi, Ferry

    eBike rental, lunch & dinner!

    Depart: 8:30am- Return: 9:07pm

    Beautiful ride 38k around volcano

    Enjoy a sumptious lunch on the island

    Soak your legs in waterfront foot bath

    Ferry at sunset

    Feast on full-course dinner in Kagoshima

    Zip back to Hakata by bullet train!

    Tea Garden in Fukuoka

    2.5 hours. From ¥16,000 person

    We go to Nishitetsu Tenjin Station

    Depart 11:00-Return 1:30pm

    By Local Train To Fabulous Hidden Estate Within Fukuoka City, Enjoy a Gorgeous Lunch and Snap Photos

  • Visit Kyushu and See the Real Japan! Contact us for more info!

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    Tell us your choice of cuisine, places to go, special requests, etc.