We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good food and great atmosphere”
Review of Yatai

Yatai
Ranked #48 of 446 things to do in Fukuoka
Attraction details
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Nothing better than having a quick but hot bowl of ramen in the out door shop in the midst of winter. Keeps you warm.
Nothing fancy.
There is beer and sake and in some Yatai they have yakitori and oden as well. Nothing fancy but that is what Hakata is well know for.

Thank Bosunbosun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (634)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"street food"
in 10 reviews
"ramen"
in 35 reviews
"noodles"
in 10 reviews
"english menu"
in 8 reviews
"local experience"
in 4 reviews
"bacon"
in 3 reviews
"yaki"
in 3 reviews
"okra"
in 2 reviews
"locals and tourists"
in 4 reviews
"local japanese"
in 3 reviews
"stall holders"
in 2 reviews
"outstanding food"
in 2 reviews
"bbq skewers"
in 2 reviews
"nothing fancy"
in 2 reviews
"choose carefully"
in 2 reviews
"hotel monterey la soeur"
in 2 reviews
"outdoor food"
in 3 reviews
Filter

8 - 12 of 634 reviews

Reviewed 3 February 2018

It is not the best ramen you can find in the city, but it is a fun experience. We walked along the canal during the day, and there was hardly a trace of the action that would appear that evening. The Yatai stalls are crowded, but don't be put off by the lines, because no one stays long....noodles, beer...done. Worth the visit, even if the locals avoid it.

1  Thank Nancy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The yatai stalls are closed. It is in a pretty seedy area anyways. There are better night markets elsewhere (i.e. Taipei).

3  Thank ktoronto1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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!

4  Thank Eric S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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.

Thank mintprata
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Yatai also viewed

 
Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture
Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu
 

Been to Yatai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing