Fukuoka may be known for its delicious seafood, but it’s still rare to find a restaurant serving the freshest fish at bargain prices. Kaisendon Hinode, happily, is just such a restaurant, offering fish dishes sure to please your taste buds and your wallet. The seafood rice bowls start at ¥880 (or ¥700 for the mini size) with around 12 varieties to choose from. The luxurious “sunrise special” rice bowl (¥1,400) contains more than 10 different types of seafood. Add a dash of soy sauce or sesame soy sauce and eat the raw fish and rice together for a delicious mellow flavor. The fish are bought fresh every morning at Nagahama Market. Manager Mr. Araki trained at the popular Japanese restaurant Hakata Tanakada, and is uncompromising about the quality of seafood he allows to be served in his restaurant, sampling each purchase and discarding any that he judges unworthy. He also makes every effort to offer the best possible service to his customers. The rice bowls and set meals come with unlimited pickles and a choice of side dish, and you can get a larger helping of rice for no extra charge. Alcohol is also cheap, with draught beer only ¥380 and sake from just ¥290, which makes this a perfect place to enjoy an early-evening drink before tucking into some tasty seafood.
Hakata Rice Bowl (blue-skinned fish, sea bream, salted cod roe, squid) ¥900,
Finest Quality Yam and Tuna Rice Bowl ¥880,
North Sea Rice Bowl (salmon roe, salmon, scallops) ¥900,
Breaded Bluefin Tuna Cutlet Set Meal ¥890,
Mackerel Rice Bowl seasoned with sesame ¥880
2-1-8 Yakuin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka