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Tempura Hirao

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2-4-1 Higashihirao, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0853, Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 92-611-1666
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to experience a goos tempura meal at reasonable prices. Don't forget to try their complimentary starters that goes well with, rice.

Thank Perry T
New Zealand
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is great. It was on TV several months ago and has been more popular then ever. It's not unusual to see people waiting outside. Buy your tickets from the vending machine at the door and join the cue sitting on the bench seat. Move around as diners leave and the next diners hop up to take there seats... More 

Thank Danchichris
Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived at around 1:30pm, we saw a long queue. We eventually only had to wait for around 20-30mins. Everyone makes their orders via the vending machines - the logistics is very smooth and efficient! The tempura set here is very very delicious! The best tempura I have ever had! Please don't miss out the appetisers in the big... More 

Thank Littlefoodmonster
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a quick lunch as the place is close to the shop where we rented our car. Despite the cheap prices and local setting, the tempura is really good! The best I've had, I think.

Thank L C
Izumisano, Japan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Went to this place for lunch at around 11am, the lines are already long but moves fast. It was about 15 minutes walk from the Domestic Terminal of Fukuoka Airport. This is a no-frills, affordable tempura restaurant. When you order your set meal, it shall come with a bowl of rice, dipping sauce and miso soup. I chose the mixed... More 

1 Thank theflyingjapman
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

The only downside is there is always a long line up. Be prepared to spend at least 45-60 minutes before you get yourself seated. If you are okay with that, you are about to experience a very high quality tempura fast meal. Absolutely great value for the money.

Thank Mark Y
Singapore, Singapore
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233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Followed the recommendations from the group and did not disappoint! It is quite a distance from the city, and will take 30min by taxi. We arrived at 6pm and there are ample seating inside, bar top style. The meals are pre-paid by vending machine, drinks and appetizers are free and free flow. We tried the 830¥ and 890¥ set which... More 

Thank Szewee1968
Singapore, Singapore
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1,054 reviews
802 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

Our second visit to Fukuoka this year and our second visit here for tempura. This place is a definite must try, even if it does not look impressive from the outside. It might be hard to find if you have not been there before - just look for the New Toyo cinemas, and it is located within the same building... More 

2 Thank orator11
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Tempura is crispy but not oily. Rice, soup and four types of side dishes (3 picked veg and 1 octopus side dish) comes with whatever tempura set u order. free hot tea and water too. Yummy and good value!! My Tempura set is about 820 yen that has 2 fish, 1 prawn, and 3,4 types of veg tempura

Thank peiszepatrina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4-1 Higashihirao, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0853, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Fukuoka Prefecture  >  Fukuoka
  • Phone Number: +81 92-611-1666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?