• Fukuoka, Japan

     

    Dine with a Hakata Foodie

  • Hakata Foodie

    Join us to eat & drink like a local!

     

    Hakata Foodie Experiences are personalized door-to-door excursions for two to five people.

     

    Choose from four types of Foodie Experiences!

     

    A: Dine with a Local Foodie (~3 hours)

     

    B: Yatai Experience (~2.5 hours)

     

    C: Bar Hopper Experience (~3 hours)

     

    D: NEW! Samurai Summer House Day-Trip:

    (~ 3.5 hours) Beautiful all year-round!!

     

    Traditional, vegan, ethnic, fusion, kaiseki, Hakata's world-famous YATAI street food like ramen, it's all good here!

     

    We make all arrangements, meet you at your accommodations, take you out by taxi, dine and drink with you, and then bring you back well fed and watered!

  • Fukuoka Has Great Food & Drink!

    Let's enjoy it together!

    Sushi

    Hakata Ramen

    Vegan Burger Set

    Soba Noodles

    Buddhist Cuisine

    Sri Lanka Curry

    Kaiseki

    Toriyaki

  • We Are Hakata Foodies

    Friendly, Knowledgable Folks From Around The World. Ask Us Over Dinner Why Fukuoka Has Two Names!

    Luis Matos

    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!

    Asma Hirahara

    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 also lived in Israel, Hawaii, Guam, and Okinawa. Settled in the Fukuoka area 9 years ago. My home is now in Fukutsu City, a seaside town not far from Hakata with some amazing hidden gems.

    Ryu Kiheon

    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 14 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.

    Masa Harada

    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. You will 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!

    博多の街を一緒に楽しみましょう!

    Jenny Gao Jie

    From Xian, China

    Languages: Chinese, English, and Japanese

    嘿,你吃了吗?This Chinese greeting means "Hi, have you eaten?" It's one way to say "How are you?" Personally I love SPICY food the most. I know some very good restaurants here having explored them with friends from Japan and all over the world. I love communication with people from different cultures. Let me show you what's out there in this lovely city!

    Bruce Haendel

    From the USA

    Languages: English & Japanese

    After dining my way through 50 countries, I settled down in Fukuoka in 1985 after hearing about it at dinner from one of my guests while guiding for the World Affairs Council in Seattle. Fukuoka is one of the best foodie cities in the world. Locally-sourced ingredients are superb, creative chefs abound, and prices are reasonable. I've been guiding diverse groups ever since I got here, including a special excursion for global entrepreneurs during the recent G20 Economic Summit in Fukuoka.

    Ling Zang

    From China

    Languages: Chinese, Japanese & English

    Hi, I'm Ling. I travel all around the world for my work and for me, the best food is Japanese. It's like art and the service is great. I really like to eat and I'm available for lunches when you come to town. I will show you the best local, traditional food. I know places that are reasonable and really amazing.

    Andy Nonaka

    From Japan

    Languages: Japanese & English

    I love communicating with new people over fine food! One of my hobbies is cooking and I love anything fried! Fukuoka has amazing, tasty food like karaage, tempura, and tonkatsu! I look forward to taking to the best places in town! See you soon!

  • How It Works

    Before You Book

    Hakata Foodie Basics

     

    IMPORTANT:

    1.Please try to reserve your Foodie at least one day in advance to allow us adequate time to make arrangements. We'll contact you immediately to fine tune the experience to your preferences.

     

    2. Fee includes all food and drink, and transport accompanied by a Hakata Foodie! We meet you at your hotel or accommodations, take you to the venue and back by taxi.

     

    3. Select your experience, then choose the number in your party from the OPTIONS, from 2 to 5,. The QUANTITY selection is for the number of Hakata Foodies, which generally remains as 1.

     

    Note: Single guests are welcome to book a Hakata Foodie, but the minimum booking fee will be the same as for a party of two.

    Sashimi

    On The Day Of Your Experience

    Meeting your Foodie

     

    4. Your Hakata Foodie(s) will meet you at your hotel or other local accommodations at the agreed upon time. Please be ready!


    5. Your Foodie Experience starts from the time that you meet until your meal/evening ends at the venue or back in Tenjin. Duration times are VERY approximate. Generally, dinner starts at 6pm, but we're flexible if you like to eat later. Yatai visits are best from 8pm, Bar Hopper from 9pm, & Samurai Summer House from 11am.

     

    6. Please note that cancellations are non-refundable.

     

    7. Hakata Foodie assumes no responsibility for lost items or accidents that may occur during the course of your excursion. Please take care.

  • Step 1: Reserve Your Foodie Experience!

     

    After receiving your message, we will contact you to confirm the details.

     

    Step 2: Meet and Enjoy!

     

    Prices shown below are total for parties of 2 to 5 people.

     

    All include Foodie Guide, taxi pick & return, meals, drinks, other fees (if any) and 8% sales tax.

    Please choose the OPTION for the exact number in your party.

    Quantity of Hakata Foodies should remain at 1.

     

  • It's fun!

    Eat and drink like a local! We know the spots!

    This could be your lunch.

    There may be alcohol...

    Hakata restaurants have some great interiors.

    Alternative transportation may be possible.

  • Any Questions or Special Requests? Contact Us!

    We'll be in touch soon!

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