Goodtime Smokes is a riverside NY-style smokehouse located just six minutes on foot from Yakuin Station. In fine weather, the entire front entrance opens up like a garage door, something akin to a Brooklyn warehouse. Owner Fumiaki Morita uses a wood smoker to slowly smoke a variety of meats. First-timers should try the BBQ plate, which includes smoked spare ribs, smoked lean beef, homemade bacon, homemade coleslaw, mashed potatoes and stewed tomatoes with beans. You can also choose your sauce: homemade BBQ or a blend of horseradish, yogurt, tomatoes, and fruit. Great value for your money too!
Menu: BBQ plate ¥2,400 (smoked pork spare ribs, smoked lean beef, homemade bacon, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes with beans, tortilla, salad), homemade bacon ¥600, smoked mackerel ¥500, homemade beef jerky ¥500, smoked pork spare ribs ¥900, macaroni & cheese ¥500, original burger ¥900, Brooklyn burger ¥800, Budweiser ¥500, draft beer ¥550, Dr. Pepper ¥300
*Prices to change from Oct. 1, 2019 following tax increase
*Foreign language menu: English / Credit cards: Not accepted (Paypay accepted) / Reservations possible / Smoking permitted
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn246, Jun. 2019)