Service: very friendly and easy-going but attentive
Equipment: Old but very clean. Basic but clean washroom
Strong points: Great Japanese traditional comfort cuisine
Niku Niku Udon in Kami Kawabata, Fukuoka City, is actually one of seven similar restaurants in Fukuoka City (also one restaurant each in Hokkaido, Saga Prefecture and Aichi Prefecture and Indonesia!) serving the same menu but left to the responsibility of a chef with his own name card for visitors.
Chef Seiji Nonaka/野中誠二さん is the man of the house and pays of his own person when welcoming guests.
This is what I would call a typical Japanese comfort food restaurant which you can imagine is very busy at lunch and even busier at nights as the greater majority of the customers are local.
There is a lot of variety on the menu and plenty to drink, too, but let me at least introduce to the food we had the pleasure to savor that day!
Niku Niku Udon with gobo/burdock tempura!
The soup (they call it “black Soup” and it is strongly flavored with ginger!) contains udon, that is wheat flour noodles, long-simmered beef tendons and some really delicious burdock root tempura. You can rectify the heat/piquancy yourself or eat it as it is, that is mild but solid taste.
As for the udon, these have come from Ogura in Kita Kyushu for more than 40 years!
Niku Niku Soba, with the same soup and long-simmered beef tendons as above, but with buckwheat noodles!
I actually ordered the Niku Niku Soba as a Teishoku/full meal with steamed rice and karaage/deep-fried chicken.
Note that Fukuoka Prefecture and City are known all over Japan for their chicken and especially karaage!
A must for lunch for hungry people looking for true Japanese cuisine!
NIKU NIKU UDON/肉肉うどん
Chef: Mr. Seiji Nonaka/野中誠二さん
Fukuoka City, Hakata Ku, Kami Kawabata, 5-106
Opening hours: 11:00~24:00
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