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5-1-4, Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka.
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Chikyuya (Sumiyoshi)
Type: Asian Mix  (Qjmp: 5011)

Taste treat in Sumiyoshi

... Chikyuya - always bubbling... 

Review by Bill Fish

Chikyuya was the forerunner of ethnic cuisine in Fukuoka, serving Japanasized Malaysian, Thai and other taste treats well before the boom in those foods arrived.
Prawn wotsit 
They are still serving packed houses, and the atmosphere is always buzzing and fun. The original shop was on a non-descript street with no lights, no sign, and nothing but a pile of used surfboards and accumulated junk outside. The only thing that gave it away would be the occasional Rolls Royce parked by the ditch. Once inside, though, and you were greeted by a booming party any night of the week. Even a Rolling Stone once rolled here.

The tradition carries on at his three locations,
Firm and juicy - and very Japanese... 
the Sumiyoshi shop as the lynchpin. Foreigners are made to feel at home. A map is useful, as the main shop has no sign and no lights outside. Unless there is a line of people (there often is) it looks to be closed up and quiet. A step inside will instantly dispell that impression.

What's good

All kinds of original dishes to try, from the unique spinach salad to Phnom Phen Chicken.
...mouth watering banger gives a taste of Fukuoka... 
The beer is cold, and the staff is young, efficient and very friendly, making it always a pleasure to visit. The master, Uematsu-san, has an outstanding personality, and he holds the place together when he's not off in exotic foreign lands seeking out new ideas for his menu.

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15 min from Hakata Stat st'n on foot.

(Kagoshima line)
10 min from Hakata st'n on foot.

5 min on foot.

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First published Fri Aug 04, 2000
    Updated Mon Jul 23, 2001

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