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“Best dining experience in Japan”
Review of Chikae Fukuoka

Chikae Fukuoka
Ranked #3 of 12,021 Restaurants in Fukuoka
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Incredibly fun to sit around the giant fish tanks and watch everyone's dinner be netted. The food was superb. Our dinner for two was about $120, which included sake, sushi platter, sashimi platter, shrimp tempura (best we've ever had) and dessert. Excellent value for an unforgettable meal.

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2  Thank StefanieIsabel
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a very traditional and famous Japanese restaurant in Fukuoka. My family and friends (5 persons) visited there for dinner during our stay in Fukuoka. After a warm greeting, a sincere young waitress took us upstairs to a big and cosy private dining room. Regarding the food, we ordered several types of dishes such as sushi plate, assorted sashimi, hot pots, tempura, uni rice bowl, etc. All of them are very nice, in particular the sushi plate. We cannot help make the second round order for the delicious sushi. As usual, the service is very good and attentive in this type of Japanese restaurant. There are two waitresses who specially served our table (room). They also helped prepare the hot pots for us in an orderly manner. At last, when we depart, the two ladies also kindly accompanied us downstairs to see us off. Though the price is slightly on the high side (still very reasonable when compare with some of the so called top Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong), given the food quality and services, this is a good dining place in Fukuoka if you like Japanese food. Please also note that they have the English menu but most of the staff does not speak English.

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3  Thank Caveman_Lee
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Chikae is one of the most well-known and popular restaurants in Fukuoka. Located in a quiet part of Daimyo, it's a short walk from Tenjin station area.
The restaurant sponsors sumo, and the lanterns hanging down proudly attest to this. Waitresses wear kimono and you can dine around the fish tanks or in the traditional sunken floors where you take off your shoes for the tatami. I prefer the latter.
We had an amazing lunch set which featured amazingly fresh, high-quality sashimi, crispy tempura, excellent chawan mushi (egg custard), tofu and vegies. Delicious! Little Fukuoka touches like the mentai paste (cod roe) which you can add to your rice.
We didn't have to queue and didn't have any reservations, but maybe we went at a good time, after the lunch rush.
Really enjoyed the experience and the food. Would highly recommend to someone wanting a great Japanese dining experience in a restaurant truly representative of Fukuoka.

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1  Thank bimdonesia
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Located at a quiet part of Tenjin but atmosphere was lively once got inside the restaurant. Chikae offered great dining experience with outstanding Japanese cuisine varieties. Could order sashimi, sushi, tempura, cooked fresh seafood from tanks, with lady kneeling down serving our seafood hotpot attentively.
Had a delightful and delicious birthday meal at Chikae.
Thank you

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4  Thank GGHolliday
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We ate 2 times and enjoyed so much for the dinner.
Fish comes from the tank in front of you and it is so fresh. Highly recommends to try it once in a life time.
They have their store right next to the restaurant to sell local food. You can find it in department store as well.
Restaurant are filled quickly, therefore, reservation is better.
Restaurant atmosphere is quite good and you can see fish is being prepared by the cook.
There are quite a number of sushi bar seats and I recommend to go there instead of table.

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1  Thank dr_pcb
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