Food & Drink


At Oimatsu, a well-known ryotei established in 1927, dining is a complete experience. From the food and private rooms to the tableware, interior design and gardens, no detail is overlooked. On our visit, Keiko Ueno, the kimono-clad okamisan, greeted us at the entrance, and the paper screens, doors, wall hangings and flowers were freshly changed to match the season. The chef, Hiroyuki Fujiwara, offers a traditional kaiseki menu: appetizers, soup, sashimi, grilled fish, nimono, pickles, rice, miso soup and dessert. The painstaking preparation and presentation aims to highlight the abundance of seasonal ingredients. We sampled their new lunch menu: the appetizer – miso-pickled egg yolk – was carefully arranged to look like a persimmon and the plates were decorated with zebra grass and autumn leaves. If you want to treat yourself to the finest Japanese-style dining and hospitality there is, look no further than Oimatsu.

Kaiseki lunch course: ¥6,000, ¥8,000 or ¥10,000, evening kaiseki ¥25,000~ (excl. tax + service)

Originally published in the Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn215, Nov. 2016)

Address : 4-1 Nakasu-nakashima-machi, Hakata-ku [ MAP ]
Open : 11:30~14:00, 17:30~22:00
Close : Irregular
Published: Oct 28, 2016 / Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018

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