Discover great restaurants with us!
Hakata Foodie Experiences are family-friendly walking tours of our favorite places:
A: Dinner with a Hakata Foodie!
B: Hakata Yatai Experience!
C: Visit a Samurai Summer House in Fukuoka:
Beautiful all year-round!! (~ 3.5 hours)
D: Western/Asian Comfort Food/Junk Food Tour!
E: Lunch with a Hakata Foodie!
F: Hakata Foodie Premium Gourmet Dinner!
Choose from traditional Japanese, vegan, non-Japanese like Brazilian, Nepali, Mongolian, Sri Lankan, fusion, kaiseki, yatai street stalls, and of course, noodles, like Hakata's world-famous ramen...
Meet The Hakata Foodies
Great People Who Know Great Food
From New York
Languages: English, Spanish & Japanese
A Fukuoka veteran, I eat out every meal of the day, every day. I'm in the food & beverage business, have many friends and contacts that run, own or operate restaurants of all kinds in the Fukuoka area. My Fukuoka restaurant/bar, Off Broadway, has been welcoming guests for over 25 years. I love to eat out!
From Kumamoto, Japan
Languages: Japanese & English
I'm a vegan and I can introduce you to some great places off the beaten path. Born in Japan, to an American mother and Japanese father, I have lived in Israel, Hawaii, Guam, and Okinawa. Settled in the Fukuoka area 10 years ago. My home is now in Fukutsu City, a seaside town not far from Hakata with some amazing hidden gems.
From Seoul, Korea
Languages: Korean & Japanese
I love dining and talking, and can show you some of the best places in town. I’m from Seoul, Korea but have lived in Fukuoka, Japan for 16 years. I'm married to a Japanese woman and run a media company in Fukuoka.
안녕하세요. 류 조니입니다. 한국서울출신이구요. 현재 후쿠오카에 살고 있습니다. 여기 온지는 14째가 됐구요. 후쿠오카가 살기 너무 좋아서 이곳에 정착했구요. 특히 이곳 음식, 관광지등을 홍보하는 것이 취미입니다. 후쿠오카에 오신 여러분, 좀 특별하고 좀 더 맛있고 좀 더 분위기 있는 곳을 원하신다면 언제든지 연락주세요. 저희가 편안하고 재미있게 안내해 드리겠습니다.
From Karatsu, Japan
Languages: Japanese & English
Hakata is one of the best places for a foodie. We have a lot of special foods, drinks, and interesting restaurants here. Enjoy our city's world-famous fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables and local sake, without relying on a guidebook.
I grew up near Hakata, so I can guide you to wonderful restaurants that local people know. We are very happy to show you around!
From the USA
Languages: English & Japanese
I've been guiding in Japan since 1985; in 2019 for fans during the Rugby World Cup, and global entrepreneurs during the G20 Economic Summit in Fukuoka. Have dined my way through 50 countries. Previously, I was a Citizen Diplomat for the World Affairs Council in the USA. Now, Fukuoka has become one of the world's best foodie cities. Locally-sourced ingredients are superb, and highly-skilled, creative chefs abound. Let's go!
Languages: Japanese & English
I'm a native of Fukuoka. I love communicating with new people over fine food! One of my hobbies is cooking and I love anything crispy & crunchy! Fukuoka has amazing, tasty foods like karaage, tempura, and tonkatsu! I look forward to taking to the best places in town! See you soon!
Hakata: A Foodie Paradise!
Something for everyone
This could be your lunch.
There may be alcohol...
How It Works
Make a Reservation
Before You Go
Reserve and Pre-Pay
1. Reserve a time slot. Please reserve your Foodie at least two days in advance to allow us adequate time to make arrangements. Feel free to contact us for special requests.
2. Pre-pay. Fee includes all food and non-alcoholic beverages, accompanied by a Hakata Foodie! We meet you in town and take you to the venue(s). You may opt to return or linger on your own. Prices are per person, charged in Japanese Yen. All major credit cards accepted. Tipping is not expected, but is always welcome ;-)
Meet & Dine with your Foodie
On The Day You Reserved
3. Your Hakata Foodie(s) will meet you at the lobby of the Nishitetsu Grand Hotel in Tenjin or another agreed upon place. Please be ready at the appointed time!
4. Please note that cancellations are non-refundable.
5. Hakata Foodie assumes no responsibility for lost items or accidents that may occur during the course of your excursion. Please take care.
Here's what our guests have to say!
Phil & Stacy
My wife and I are serious foodies from California who wanted to visit special places on our first visit to Japan. Bruce took us out for some fine dining and drinks afterwards. It was so much fun, we all met again for breakfast. Our personal tour wasn't complete until Stacy got to try the infamous "natto" and purchase a souvenir: a custom, left-handed Japanese chef's knife with her initials engraved. Unforgettable!
JJ & Renee
We are extremely well-traveled thanks to my job as a pilot. When it comes to food, Bruce shows 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. High indeed.
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.
Will, Jamie, & Kids
Visiting Hakata for the first time, this wonderful Tokyo-based Navy family booked with Hakata Foodie at the end of their vacation. We visited one of our favorite kid-friendly family-run restaurants, drank coffee in Ohori-Park, and ate Austrian desserts. "Palmer, our 7-year old son, has told us several times you are the best part of the trip!"
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