Food & Drink


Named after the tower which appears in the popular manga, Dragonball, Karinto, located on the third floor of a modern building near the Kego four-way intersection is an unique small diner that offers tasty original dishes in a friendly and playful atmosphere. Witness the funky two-meter-high green and glowing model of Karinto Tower! Karinto is staffed by three men who prepare all the dishes themselves and insist on only the finest ingredients with no artificial seasonings. The hand-drawn menu lists the ten most popular items of the month, including Japanese, Western, and Chinese-style cuisine. Many of the dishes have unique names, such as the “Daikon Steak for 25-year-olds and over”, and the “Black Bean Cheese Study Session”. Their sense of humor aside, the staff are serious about the food. As an example, the tedious chore of cleaning the draft beer server is carried out daily, resulting in some of the best tasting draft beer in the city. They also pamper their female customers, offering free desserts and a special women’s course for ¥2,600, with a drink included. Decor is simple; in fact, the chairs are slightly modified and strengthened empty wine carts. This simplicity and straightforwardness seems to be popular, as Karinto is often packed. First-timers are encouraged to order the Karinto Set, which includes their top three dishes for just ¥2,080 per person.

3F Oak Building 25 2-18-17 Kego, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka
Open: 18:00 ~ 23:00 (last order)
Closed on Sundays

Menu: Taro Cake ¥600, Bean Hermit Spareribs ¥880, Boiled Pork Belly with Grated Radish ¥790, Marlin with Garlic sauce ¥690, Draft Beer ¥480

Originally published in Fukuoka Now magazine (fn117,  Sep. 2008)


Fukuoka City
Published: Sep 1, 2008 / Last Updated: Jul 7, 2017

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