Fukuoka City Muslim Friendly Restaurant Guide

This guide introduces a number of the Muslim-friendly establishments in the city of Fukuoka, along with maps to help you find them. It is designed to help Muslim visitors enjoy their meals here in confidence. Made with the assistance of the Fukuoka Masjid Al Nour Islamic Center, it covers three categories of businesses: those under Muslim management, those frequented by Muslim residents of Fukuoka, and those that sell halal foods.

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This guide is called “Muslim friendly” because the businesses listed here do not guarantee halal. They are all businesses that are frequented and appreciated by Muslim residents of the city, however. We hope the guide will help you to find the delicious meal you’re hunting for!

Muslim Friendly Restaurant Map

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Category 1: MUSLIM OWNER
Businesses managed by Muslims. Eating and drinking establishments managed by Muslims

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1. NAVI-San Halal
Egyptian and Indian cuisine
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Photo: Kebab set (curry, naan, chickpea dip, salad, drink) ¥1100; lunch from ¥650, dinner from ¥730. Ingredients: Beef, chicken, and other halal foods

100% Halal cuisine a hit with foreign students!
Born in Egypt, the owner offers a broad menu with dishes from Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, India, and more.

6-11-37 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 090-4484-4020
11:00–15:00 (lunch), 17:00–21:00 (last order 20:30). Closed: Sun. Parking: 2 Reservations: OK; 10 or more reserve 3 days in advance

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2. MARHABA
Halal food shop
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Photo: 4 pc. shami kebab with roti ¥1200. Ingredients: All halal, questions welcome

Many halal foods, and a delicious curry set
Frequented by tourists, MARHABA offers an extensive selection, and all are completely halal. Try the curry set (beans, vegetables, and naan) for ¥1200.

3-10-13 Hakomatsu, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 080-3224-9864
11:00–22:00. Closed: Sun. Parking: 3 Reservations: Same day OK

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3. ZAEKA
Pakistani and Indian cuisine
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Photo: Lunch special changes daily. Extra naan ¥880. Ingredients: All halal, vegetarian dishes OK

Delicious home-style cooking, with a biryani set
Popular among Pakistani and India residents of Fukuoka, ZAEKA is owned by a former chef for airline meals who now offers home-style halal dishes.

2nd Fl., 1-3-4 Maizuru, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-732-7513
11:00–15:00, 18:00–23:00
Closed: Sun. (evenings only) Reservations: Same day OK; parties 3 days in advance

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4. HYDER
Curry cuisine
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Photo: Hand-made herbal curry with salad and chai ¥800. Ingredients: No additives

Additive-free, herbal curry – good for your body
Menu includes herbal curry family recipe of the Bangladeshi owner. Many foreign customers, including families.

2-9-10 Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-714-0758
11:00–22:00 Closed: Tue. Pay parking nearby Reservations: Not required; 5 or more by prior day

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5. Mr.Kebab
Kebab cuisine. World Famous Turkish cuisine
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Photo: Kebab rice set with chicken, beef, lamb or falafel, from ¥550. Ingredients: All halal

Authentic Turkish sandwiches and rice bowls!
Enjoy authentic halal sandwiches and rice bowls prepared by the Turkish chef. Take-out kebab sandwich is popular with all ages!

2nd Fl., Aeon Mall Kashiihama, 3-12-1 Kashiihama, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-673-6888
10:00–22:00 (last order 21:30) Open every day
Parking Aeon Mall parking Reservations: Not required

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6. Kebabooz
Sudanese and Middle Eastern cuisine
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Photo: Chicken set ¥1600, with hummus! Ingredients: Have halal ingredients, and can explain about halal

Take-out and catering OK
Located in the city center, with handy take-out for kebab and tamayya sandwiches, or sit down for halal stew or grilled chicken.

2-1-17-103 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-716-9192
11:30–15:00, 17:00–22:00 (last order 21:30) Closed: Mon. No Parking Reservations: Not required for same day; 6 or more by prior day

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Category 2: DAILY USE
Restaurants used by Muslim residents of Fukuoka. Some of the establishments used daily by Muslim residents of the city.

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7. hana no hana
Macrobiotic food
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Photo: Macrobiotic dumplings made with brown rice and vegetables ¥850, popular among foreign visitors, too.Ingredients: Pork used only in curry

Macrobiotic restaurant popular among vegetarians
Specializing in Japanese-style dishes using vegetables and rice grown through organic farming. Be sure to try dessert, too, made with no eggs, milk, or butter!

1st Fl., Angels Noma Oike Bldg., 4-18-19 Noma, Minami-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-511-0512
11:30–16:30 (Wed. until 15:00) Closed: Sun., Mon. and holidays Parking: 3 Reservations: By prior day; groups 1 week in advance

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8. Momen
Japanese cuisine
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Photo: Single serving of sliced fresh gon horse mackerel ¥950

Delicious seafood, served fresh!
Specializing in sliced raw seafood from local seas, the chef brings you the best that Japanese cuisine has to offer, in the flavors of each season.

3-24-21 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-732-6697
18:00–24:00 (last order 23:00) Closed: Sun and holidays Parking 3 Reservations: By prior day; groups 1 week in advance

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9. Zakoya
Japanese cuisine
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Photo: Anchovy sashimi ¥780. Other sashimi and fresh seafood dishes recommended.

Popular for its delicious anchovy, sliced fresh or in tempura!
Guests love the butter-fried turban and whelk platter ¥830, and other seafood dishes. Menu changes with the seafood of each season.

B1 Fl., Tenjin Center Bldg., 2-14-8 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-736-8351
11:30–14:30, 17:30–23:00 Open every day
Pay parking nearby Reservations: Same day OK, courses by prior day

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10. UO
Japanese cuisine
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Photo: Fresh-caught sliced squid ¥800/100 grams. Incredibly soft and sweet!

Request halal when making a reservation
The restaurant will prepare halal meat if you request it when making your reservation. Fresh juice recipe developed by owner, a “vegetable sommelier.”

ALATA Yakuin Bldg., 3-3-23 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-526-6706
17:30–24:00 (last order 23:30) Closed: Tue. Pay parking nearby Reservations: 2 days in advance

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11. Tsuribunejaya Zauo Tenjin
Japanese cuisine
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Photo: Sea bream normally ¥3360 is only ¥2499 if you catch it yourself, and enjoy as sushi or tempura. Ingredients: Questions welcome

Catch your own fish, and let them prepare it!
Catch your own fish for dinner, and enjoy it sliced fresh or cooked. Sliced fresh local squid from ¥1000. Lots of fun, lots to eat.

1-4-15 Nagahama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-716-9988
17:00–23:00 (from 11:30 on Sat. Sun., and holidays; last order 22:00) Open every day Pay parking (3 hrs. free) Reservations: Recommended

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12. ayu Werdhi
Indonesian cuisine
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Photo: Gulai ayam soup from Pulo Padam, Sumatra ¥950. Many guests for dinner, too. Ingredients: Questions welcome

Halal dishes popular with foreign students and tourists
Frequented by Malaysian and Indonesian residents of the city, it offers authentic Indonesian dishes including pepes ikan and gado-gado. Indonesian language OK.

6th fl., 2-3-2 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-715-7773
18:00–04:00 (last food order 24:00) Closed: Mon.
Pay parking nearby Reservations: Tables same-day OK; groups 2 days in advance

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13. Coca Restaurant
Thai cuisine
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Photo: Popular tom yum goong soup ¥1200, pad Thai ¥1000. Ingredients can be changed. Ingredients: Questions welcome

Gourmet Thai cuisine; ask for Muslim dishes in advance
Located in the Hakata Station Building for convenient meals on the move. Request Muslim food in advance for a delicious feast.

10th fl. JR Hakata City Amu Plaza, 1-1 Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-409-6855
11:00–24:00 (last order 23:00) Open every day Pay parking at Hakata Station Reservations: Not required; groups by prior day

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14. Yagoro Kashii Miyuki-dori
Japanese cuisine
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Photo: Enjoy rich country-style soba noodles, or delicate sarashina soba. Ingredients: Questions welcome

Japanese “soul food:” soba noodles and tempura rice bowl
Soba prepared halal-style by the owner, created for his Muslim family. Other delicious dishes: tempura rice bowl ¥850, anmitsu bean jelly ¥750

5-14-23 Chihaya, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-681-2458
10:30–19:00 (last order 18:00) Closed: Wed.
No Parking Reservations: By prior day

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15. Rond-Point
Bread and cake
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Photo: Halal salted walnut caramel roll ¥1260, croccante crisp ¥252. Ingredients: Questions welcome

Halal bakery popular with Muslim foreign students
Breads created by Muslim staff for themselves are popular with foreign students, along with a wide selection of halal sweets.

1-9-5 Chihaya, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-671-4408
7:30–20:00 (last order 19:00) Closed: Wed. Parking: 2 Reservations: By prior day

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16. pain stock
Bread
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Photo: Many breads fresh-baked about 11:00; be sure to come before noon! Ingredients: Questions welcome

Delicious bread with natural ingredients
Rich flavor of handmade bread made with organic flour and natural yeast is popular with local Muslim community.

6-7-6 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-631-5007
10:00–19:00 Closed: Mon., 1st & 3rd Tue. Parking: 5 Reservations: Not required (but may be crowded)

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17. Potato House 
Snacks
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Photo: Thicker than regular chips: crispy and simple. Ingredients: Questions welcome

A specialty shop for potato chips: fresh-baked!
Muslim customers seem to especially like the salt, salt-and-aonori, and fragrant yuzu chips. From 14:00 every day is a stuff-your-own-bag special!

3-4-10 Matsushima, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-204-7773
11:00–18:00; holidays until 17:00 Closed: Sun. No Parking Reservations: Not required

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18. Zelliges
Moroccan cuisine
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Photo: Traditional Moroccan lemon chicken tajine ¥1950. Herb-cooked chicken is juicy! Ingredients: Questions welcome

Delicious chicken cooking in a stylish restaurant
Tajine steeped in Morocco’s famous lemon salt, and steamed to perfection. The stylish atmosphere is perfect for fine dining.

3-10-44 Akasaka, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-715-7116
11:30–15:30 (last order 15:00), 17:30–22:00 (last order 21:30) Closed: Tue. Parking: 2 Reservations: 2 days in advance

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19. Green House
Western and Japanese cuisine. Hotel New Otani Hakata restaurant
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Photo: Salad bar lets you choose your own food. Breakfast buffet and salad bar lunch ¥1200. Ingredients: Questions welcome

Top-class hotel’s long experience in serving Muslim guests
The hotel has provided lodging for aircrew from Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia, and offers careful service, such as detailed breakfast menus.

1-1-2 Watanabedori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-714-1111
7:00–23:00 (breakfast until 10:00, lunch 11:30–15:00) Open every day Hotel parking Reservations: Make requests with hotel reservations

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20. Fukuoka City Museum Coffee Shop
Coffee shop and restaurant
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Photo: Gourmet rice bowl with Silkie chicken egg ¥500

Menus in four languages
Menus are available in English, French, Chinese, and Korean, with pork and alcohol content noted.

Fukuoka City Museum 2nd Fl., 3-1-1 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-851-6740
9:30–17:30 (admission until 17:00) Closed: Mon. (or Tue., if Mon. a holiday) Free parking Reservations: Not always possible, depending on needs

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Category 2: HALAL FOOD
Businesses selling halal food. Introduces shops where you can purchase halal food.

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21. Azhar Halal Foods
Halal food
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Photo: 20 types of instant food, tempeh ¥350, and beef (400g) ¥850. Ingredients: Questions welcome

Wide selection of halal food, including instant foods!
Adjacent to Kyushu University, this store has everything from spices to rice and sweets. Popular with foreign students.

3-36-31-107 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka [map]
Tel.: 092-651-4303
11:00–19:00 (Sat. until 17:00) Open every day
No Parking Reservations: No required (but call if necessary)

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22. Said Shop
Halal food
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Photo: Special sausage made from Japanese beef and chicken are popular! Ingredients: Questions welcome

Halal food sale and delivery
The Muslim driver delivers fresh Japanese halal meat and various imported foods to the Fukuoka Muslim community.

Throughout the city, especially around Hakozaki, Shirohama Danchi, and Ito
Tel.: 070-6592-6912
10:00–18:00 Closed: Sat., Sun., and holidays No Parking Reservations: by prior day

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Fukuoka: A Friendly City for Visitors from Overseas!
Fukuoka is the largest city in Kyushu, and the sixth largest in all of Japan, with a population of about 1.5 million. It is serviced by many international flights as the Asian gateway to Japan, and access is great: only 5 minutes by subway from the airport to Hakata Station, or 11 minutes to the commercial hub of Tenjin. Extensive commercial facilities in Tenjin and around Hakata Station offer you a rich shopping experience, and dining with gourmet foods from all of Japan. To make a visit to Fukuoka even more enjoyable for our foreign visitors, we now provide free Fukuoka City Wi-Fi service, with 276 hotspots in the city. It is one of the largest hotspot services of any local government in Japan.

Fukuoka has been a center for exchange between Japan and the rest of Asia for centuries. The people here are friendly and hospitable, and the city is safe enough for women to shop and stroll by themselves. We are sure your visit here will leave you with unforgettable memories, and look forward to welcoming you to Fukuoka City.

Direct flights to Fukuoka from many ASEAN nations
Direct flights per week:
• Thailand (Bangkok): 7
• Singapore: 7
• Philippines (Manila): 5
• Vietnam (Hanoi): 2
• Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh): 2

Fukuoka Masjid Al Nour Islamic Center: For a home away from home
When you visit Fukuoka, be sure to drop by the Fukuoka Masjid Al Nour Islamic Center. They will be happy to help make your trip here more enjoyable than ever, and prayer space is available. Please call in advance.

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Fukuoka Masjid Al Nour Islamic Center
Hours: 12:00–19:30
Address: 3-2-18 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka
Tel: 092-641-7022
Prayer meetings: Every Friday from 12:15

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Production: Tourism Promotion Section, Tourism and Convention Dept., Economy, Tourism & Culture Bureau, Fukuoka City Supervision: Fukuoka Masjid Al Nour Islamic Center
Content as of Feb. 1, 2014

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