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“This place is awesome! But make sure you choose carefully ”
Review of Yatai

Ranked #50 of 412 things to do in Fukuoka
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I love trying local foods everywhere I go and especially in Japan, it’s pretty hard to eat something that doesn’t taste good. I was very very excited to visit this area and it was an awesome experience! It’s very hard to see street food vendors in Japan so I had this marked down as part of the trip schedule. I agree with the other reviews that you need to choose wisely when you go, take a look at the menus, a lot of them have it in different languages. Also part of the charm is being crowded in the little booth with all the other local people and tourists trying things out. I have included photos of the one I went to, whether it was the yakitori or the oden soup, everything was delicious. The only caveat is that you have to order a drink with your food and it’s one order a person. If you are not into loud and crowded spaces this is not for you. I also don’t recommend going for a meal but instead going for a late snack or some beer food. There are couple of areas set up for this so be sure you find the long row and not just the place with a couple of booths. Hopefully this helps, kanbai!

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visited Hakata on 12 Jan 2018. Alighted at Nakasu Kawabata Station and took a walk along the river towards Canal City only to see three stalls of which two were full :(
Made a trip to hakata thinking that this wouldbe the highlight of the trip but to great disappointment. Perhaps the stalls were gone due to winter? Or maybe I just didnt find the right place.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

These small “restaurant” stalls are lined along the river and other small side streets of Fukuoka. They are an interesting way to take in the local food scene at night. However, a lot of what is served at each tent is the same and the prices are not cheap. So try to ask a local Japanese for a recommendation. It’s worth a try it once but other reviewers have noted you can find just as good quality at any number of restaurants in town.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank SingaporeBms
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Was expecting this to be one of the highlights of my trip, as I loved street food. I visited the yatai on the small island near the Nakasu-kawabata metro stop; there were about twenty clustered at the far end of the island from the station. Most of the stores had similar offerings: ramen, yakitori, and some other assorted dishes. But food quality itself isn't fantastic. The yatai themselves were small "huts" with very cramped seating, which I actually didn't mind because it fit the atmosphere, but also gave lots of pressure on the people manning the yatai to keep track of orders properly. Overall, I would recommend visiting the place once, but more for the atmosphere and novelty of it rather than the food itself.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Alexganzhongping
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

saw only 2 roadside stores, which enclosed tentage... not really that appealing to enter. i would have though its grab-and-go, like skewers or other bite-size food, but appears to be more of ramen or full-meal types

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank GreyLephan
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