Gyoza matches excellently to a beer and is a splendid locals’ favorite food that can be nibbles, lunch, and dinner.
Fukuoka gourmets are not just ramen noodles, Motsunabe(a Japanese hot pot that is made from beef tripe), and Mizutaki(chopped chicken, tofu, and vegetables are boiled in stock and then eaten with citrus juice and soy sauce).
You can eat delicious Gyoza.
Hakata Gyoza is called as bite-size Gyoza and many of them are small-sized, so there are many that ladies can easily eat.
I have carefully selected the Gyoza restaurants that are unbelievably delicious that I ate.
Hakata Gyoza Yushin
Talking about a fashionable Gyoza restaurant, it is “Hakata Gyoza Yushin”.
Inside the store that is refined, fashionable, and calm has a distinctive atmosphere with a bit dimming lighting!
What is popular is Teppan Gyoza (grilled dumplings on an iron plate).
You can fully enjoy a bite-sized Gyoza of Hakata Gyoza that once you eat, you become wanting to eat again.
Features of Gyoza in Yushun
The skin: A secret of crispy & chewy is two kinds of flours and natural active hydrogen water
The stuffing: Meat full of umami taste, and vegetables are crunchy texture.
Deepening taste with seafood extract.
The grill: Crispy and crunchy Gyoza wings is proof of the best savory. Please taste it as it remains hot in an iron pot.
It is tasty enough even not dipping in a sauce!
Naturally, you become liking to get a refill at the end!
Address: La Concerto 1F, Sumiyoshi 2-7-7, Hakata-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
Opening hours: [Everyday] From 5 PM to 12 MN
Holiday: Closes irregularly
Hakata Gion Tetsunabe
It is a restaurant that is widely known as when speaking of Teppan Gyoza (grilled dumplings on an iron plate) in Hakata it is “Tetsunabe”, and that is being loved by locals for long.
As there are some branch stores, you will find the shop curtain everywhere, but I like “Hakata Gion Tetsunabe” for some reason.
I am guessing that it is because the landlady acts quickly and efficiently and is cheerful.
What is distinctive is Gyoza are fully lined crammed in a circle in a circle iron pot.
It is highly impressive even just by this.
When you eat it, it is much more impressive!
Crunchy and bit thick Gyoza skin that is fried crisply.
The inside is filled with full of juicy ingredients.
In this store, I have learned that collaboration of Gyoza and Yuzu Kosho (condiment paste made from yuzu zest and peppers) are the perfect match.
Some years has passed since I moved to Fukuoka!
My first experience of Hakata Gyoza was this store!
I keep eating at the restaurant since my mentor had taken me there first, and I still become wanting to go regularly because the store remains always tasty.
Address: Gionmachi 2-Chome 20-Banchi, Hakata-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
Opening hours: From 5 PM to 11 PM
Holiday: Sunday, National holidays (* Closes during Bon-period (middle of August) and on and around the New Year’s Day)
If “Hakata Gion Tetsunabe” is fully occupied, Nakasu Honten is also OK!
Although it is said that the taste is different depending on the store, “Hakata Gion Tetsunabe” and “Nakasu Honten” are certified.
Tetsunabe Nakasu Honten
Address: Nishi-Nakasu 1-5, Chuo-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
[Weekdays, Saturday] From 5 PM to 3 AM of the next day
[Sunday] From 5 PM to 11 PM
Holiday: National holidays
As you can see from the name of the store, the owner is Chinese.
And, it seems that the store is operated only with Chinese employees, so Chinese languages are flying over inside the store.
It is so popular restaurant that dining customers make a line for lunch, and extremely satisfying Gyoza is a popular menu.
Larger size Gyoza is rare in Fukuoka where there is much bite-size Gyoza, and the Gyoza skin is thicker, and ingredients are stuffed abundant.
Although meat is stuffed much, it is not like meaty.
It is juicy and is easy to eat, so you can eat up quickly!
For those who are Gyoza-lovers and who wish to eat larger Gyoza, please try it by all means.
Address: Fukukai Bldg 1F, Yakuin 3-Chome 1-Banchi 11, Chuo-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
Opening hours: [Mon, Wed thru Fri, Sat, Sun] From 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM/ From 5 PM to 10 PM
Holiday: Every Tuesday
Asahi Ken Ekimae Honten
It is a famous Gyoza specialized restaurant that has begun from a stall in the Showa 29th (1954).
It is a long-standing Gyoza specialized restaurant even in Fukuoka.
You will not get tired of eating Gyoza even you ate a lot that is full of meat juices.
The point that is a moderate amount of garlic seems reputed among ladies.
Of course, the Gyoza here is a bite-size Gyoza of Hakata.
The texture of crispy Gyoza skin that you feel as if fried Gyoza and taste of ingredients that comes out abundantly from stuffed foodstuff are not unforgettable.
Please fully enjoy the Gyoza that you can eat up quickly alone as many as dishes for 3 to 4 persons!
Address: Hakata-Ekimae 2-Chome 15-Banchi 22, Hakata-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
Opening hours: [Mon thru Fri, Sat] From 3 PM to 1 AM Last Order at 12:30 AM
Holiday: * In case Monday is National holiday, opens on Sunday, and closes on Monday.
Because the store wraps stuffing and bakes Gyoza after order, it is a store that you can enjoy a real “freshly-made Gyoza”.
And both the taste of that Gyoza and the Gyoza skin are the one and only thing that you can taste only in here.
Same as a bite-size Gyoza of Hakata, it is small, so you can eat them as many as dishes for 3 to 4 persons up quickly.
The distinctive of this store is that the Gyoza skin is chewy and is tasty.
It is not mistaken to believe in words of an owner-chef saying that “Jusy try first Gyoza without words”.
Let’s order at first the Gyoza of several dozens and then try ordering another dish.
Address: Nishijin 1-Chome 7-Banchi 6, Sawara-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
Opening hours: [Tue thru Fri, Sat] From 6 PM to 11 PM/ [Sun, holiday] From 6 PM to 10 PM
Holiday: Every Monday
Hao Tsu Gyoza
Because the store is in a place that is located in the south even in Fukuoka, it is a restaurant that is known to those in the know.
It is the restaurant that is managed by an owner-chef and a landlady getting along as if to participate in a three-legged race, and it has an atmosphere like a Chinese dining place.
The Gyoza here is very much reputed, so a considerable amount of takeaway Gyoza is sold every day.
But, after all, I think that you can understand the real tastefulness of the Gyoza if eating it in the restaurant.
The baked side is a comfortable texture of crunchy, and the other side that was steamed is chewy.
The Gyoza surprisingly is made without garlic…, and that is extremely delicious.
Address: Notame 4-2-1, Minami-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
Opening hours: From 11 AM to 9 PM/ Opens for lunch
Soft and chewy, crispy, and flowing out juices of ingredients, which is what an iron pot Gyoza of Hakata is.
When you say about a Gyoza restaurant that you like to go many times, that is this “Marusan Gyoza”.
Although you will need to walk a bit from “Nakasu”, a night town of Hakata, it is a hidden restaurant.
Everything that you eat is tasty, but a Gyoza cannot be missed out for sure!
It looks similar to a Gyoza of Tetsunabe, but I personally like better a Gyoza here.
Because there are prepared both Yuzu Kosho (condiment paste made from yuzu zest and peppers) and chili oil, it may be a good idea to eat them while comparing.
What is recommended is, of course, a combination of Yuzu Kosho and Gyoza sauce.
Address: Narayamachi 4-Chome 1-Banchi, Hakata-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
Opening hours: [Mon thru Fri, Sat, Sun] From 5 PM to 12 AM Last Order at 11:30 PM
Holiday: The second and the third Saturdays every month
When speaking of Hakata Gyoza, you may tend to think that it is a bite-size Gyoza and an iron plate Gyoza.
But, the one that won a championship in Tenjin Gyoza General Election 2017 was called “Kunikatsu Gyoza” that is heavy and extremely satisfying.
The Gyoza skin is a bit thick and chewy, and flowing out meat juices from inside, it is the Gyoza stuffed full of ingredients.
I wish you to eat this at least once!
When you go for lunch, you will separately order this Gyoza.
It is no doubt that you will become attracted to this Gyoza that has so much presence.
Address: Tenjin IMS 13F, Tenjin 1-7-11, Chuo-Ward, Fukuoka-City, Fukuoka-Prefecture
Opening hours: From 11 AM to 1 AM of the next day (Last Order at 12:30 AM)
Lunchtime: From 11 AM to 4 PM
Holiday: Corresponding to holidays of IMS
Numbers of seats: 140 seats (capable of 200 persons for standing to dine)
Wrapping up Hakata Gyoza and Map
There are abundant gourmet foods to eat in Fukuoka, so I have trouble to think about what to eat every time.
What I become wanting to eat regularly is “Gyoza”, which can be said as the king of Fukuoka’s local favorite typical dish of what is called class B Gurume.
Hakata Gyoza is mainly many of a bite-size Gyoza, so you can quickly eat them as many as dishes for 3 to 4 persons up alone.
Also, it is distinctive that Yuzu Kosho is prepared, and one who was used to eat with chili oil will also be attracted to eating with Yuzu Kosho.
When you wish to fully enjoy Fukuoka’s local favorite typical dish, I do not like you to miss a bite-size Gyoza and an iron pot Gyoza of Hakata.