Umeyama Teppei Shokudo opened near Tenjin with the aim of providing delicious, locally sourced meals. The menu changes daily since 20 different kinds of fresh fish are procured every morning. Mainstays include mirin-boshi (dried fish seasoned with sweet cooking sake), goma saba (mackerel sashimi with sesame dressing; a Hakata favorite), and fresh fish served as sashimi, boiled, grilled, fried or with a tangy ankake (starch-based sauce). If you’re having trouble deciding, you can’t go wrong with the fish of the day (boiled or salt-grilled). The menu sometimes features rare fish, so make sure to ask the staff for a recommendation. Sets come with Kyushu-grown rice and miso soup (refills are free!), plus a small side dish. Be sure to try the original furikake rice seasoning made from pickled plums, pickled mustard leaf and kelp. Need a break from meat? Try the veggie-loaded salad set. Hungover? The clam soup set will set you straight. Here, there is a meal for every occasion.
Menu (tax incl.): Fish of the day (boiled in soy sauce) ¥830, (salt-grilled) ¥780, saba mirin set ¥880, assorted sashimi set ¥1,580, veggie-loaded salad set ¥780, clam soup set ¥780, draft beer ¥500, oolong tea ¥200 *no table charge
*Prices to change from Oct. 1, 2019 following tax increase
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn204, Dec. 2015)