What to Eat in Fukui Prefecture

Fukui Prefecture sits on the coast of the Sea of Japan with the capital, Fukui City, in its centre. Like most Japanese cities, the area has a great transit system and visitors can visit a variety of exciting sightseeing destinations in the area. One of the most important aspects of any visit to a new place is, of course, what to eat when you get there. Fortunately, we have that covered for Fukui Prefecture.

Yoroppaken - Fukui City

Yoroppaken - Fukui City
Yoroppaken - Fukui City

Yoroppaken is a chain of restaurants popular with both locals and tourists. The shop is famous for its Fukui style sauce katsudon, a bowl of rice topped with a deep fried pork cutlet, vegetables, and various condiments, as well as other types of Japanese fast food. Established over 100 years ago in Fukui City, Yoroppaken became a hit straight away and quickly created a chain that can now be found all around Fukui Prefecture and the rest of Japan.

Yubuan - Fukui City

Yubuan - Fukui City
Yubuan - Fukui City

For a fix of wholesome soba - authentic buckwheat noodles - served in the local way head to Yubuan. Just a stone’s throw from Fukui Station, this soba shop doesn’t take any reservations as they serve only until their stock of soba for the day runs out. The restaurant uses a special buckwheat flour which is prepared with Fukui sake giving their noodles a subtle taste.

Yubuan - Fukui City

Yokogawa Bunten

Yokogawa Bunten
Yokogawa Bunten

Yokogawa Bunten is a great place to eat Japanized versions of Western food like burgers as well as Japanese favourites like omelette-rice. The most exciting seats at this trendy spot are at the counter where the chefs can be seen frying up the shop’s specialty tonkatsu, pork cutlet, whose unique taste is mastered by adding bulgur rice into the mix.

Kani no Bo

Kani no Bo
Kani no Bo

If you want to pretend being attacked by a giant crab as you feast on its smaller brethren, Kani no Bo in Sakai City is a must-visit. Located right beside the Kuzuryu River just as it flows into the Sea of Japan, Kani no Bo is a charming seafood restaurant reminiscent of a beach hut. They serve traditional Japanese seafood meals including some of the best crab in the area, all at fair prices. It’s one of the most Instagram worthy places around and definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Ichiriki

Ichiriki
Ichiriki

Ichiriki is a well known no-frills place to eat that’s been around in Fukui Prefecture’s Tsuruga City for more than 60 years. They offer Japanese fast food including the likes of ramen as well as some Western items such as burgers. Although the restaurant seats up to 30 guests, its popularity has people queuing up at meal times for a filling dose of their consistently delicious noodles.

Ichiriki
Facility Name
Yoroppaken Main Shop
Address
Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Junka 1-7-4
Phone
0776214681
Hours
11:00-20:00
Closed
Tuesday
Parking Lot
open everyday
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Available
Introduction
A famous restaurant visited by fans from far and wide and said to be the originator of sauce katsu-don, a local Fukui Prefecture specialty consisting of breaded pork cutlet soaked in Worcester sauce and served on a bowl of rice. It’s said sauce katsu-don was invented when the owner returned from a trip to Germany and, seeking to popularize the Worcester sauce he encountered there in Japan, created the dish to serve at a food fair in 1913. The shop’s pork cutlets, breaded with small panko bread crumbs, deep fried, and drenched in Worcester sauce, are so juicy and tender they can be cut with chopsticks. Served with several cutlets piled high on a bowl of rice, the shop’s sauce katsu-don is also visually impressive. The nearest station is Fukui Station.
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Facility Name
Yuubuan Soba noodles restaurant
Address
Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-9-1 (inside the galleria arcade)
Phone
0776763519
Hours
11:30-14:00 (as soon as sold out)
Closed
Irregular holidays
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Introduction
Located near the Galleria Motomachi shopping arcade in Fukui City, Yuubuan is a well-known restaurant where diners can enjoy Fukui Prefecture’s famous Oroshi Soba noodles. Yuubuan offers a range of simple yet delicious dishes, featuring Soba noodles made with 100-percent buckwheat flour (with no added wheat flour) that are prepared with great attention to noodle size and to boiling them properly, served in a broth that contains a generous helping of grated Daikon radish. The restaurant particularly recommends the “Oroshi Soba Three-fold Indulgence” meal, which allows diners to enjoy two plates of Soba noodles each with three types of broth: Oroshi (grated Daikon radish), Wasabi, and Tororo (grated yam). Yuubuan’s sister restaurant Amida Soba Fukui-no-i is located in the Happiring mall at the West Exit of Fukui Station.
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Fukui-eki-mae
Address
Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-chome
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Echizen Kaninobo
Address
Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichoushuku 1-16
Phone
0776823925
Hours
[4-11/5 Weekday] 11:00-15:00 (L.O. 14:30)
[4-11/5 Saturday Sunday Public holiday] 11:00-15:30 (L.O. 15:00)
[11/June-Mar. [11/June-Mar. Saturday Sunday Public holiday] 11:00-20:30 (L.O. 19:30) 11:00-15:00 (L.O. 14:30)/17:00-20:30 (L.O. 19:30)
* The period of Mid July-Aug. Will be the same business Hours as 11/June-Mar.
Closed
Tuesday
※ Period of 4-Mid July/9-11/5 Monday is also regular Holiday
Parking Lot
Available(10spaces)
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX)
Smoking
Not available (Smoking place Available)
Wi-Fi
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Available
Introduction
Echizen Kaninobo, located near Mikuni Port where there is a concentration of seafood from the Hokuriku Region, is a souvenir shop as well as a restaurant directly managed by Bouyourou, a well-established ryori ryokan (an inn focusing on food). At the souvenir shop, they sell seafood such as Echizen crab, which is also known as an item presented to the Imperial Household, dried seafood using fresh fish, and processed products. The second floor is a restaurant which offers a range of menu items from simple rice bowls and set meals to a full course meal with crab. The Kaisen chirashidon (a rice bowl scattered with seafood) and the Original Gasaebi Katsudon (a rice bowl topped with gasa shrimp cutlets), serving plenty of delicacies from the Japan Sea, are popular. The nearest station is Mikuniminato Station.
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN

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    Yokogawa Bun

    Yakiniku/Cattle-gut(Motsu)
    Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Kyoumachi 1-4-35
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    Naka hanasoba ichiryoku

    Ramen
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Chuouchou 1-13-21
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    Fukui-eki-mae

    Station
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-chome
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    Yuubuan Soba noodles restaurant

    Soba/Udon
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Chuou 1-9-1 (inside the galleria arcade)
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    Yoroppaken Main Shop

    Other Western Cuisine
    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Junka 1-7-4
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    Echizen Kaninobo

    Crab dishes
    Fukui Pref. Sakaishi Mikunichoushuku 1-16
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