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Address: Fukuoka 810-0800, Fukuoka Prefecture
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The price was not that expensive as some reviewers had indicated. We followed the rule to find good Japanese food - follow the queues (queue at the one that had queues while quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David L
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Sydney, Australia

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Singapore
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by my experience at 2 Yatai stalls. The owners were friendly and helpful despite our language barrier. Prices are all stated on menus in Japanese, although we did not understand, we could roughly gauge the cost of an item (usually ¥600-¥900 per menu item). It was lovely seeing the locals and the chefs chatting amongst and with each... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The price was not that expensive as some reviewers had indicated. We followed the rule to find good Japanese food - follow the queues (queue at the one that had queues while quite a few other yatai's still has plenty of seats) and was not disappointed. May be it was pot luck, we did not get to mix with other... More 

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Thank David L
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overrated for sure. We walked past twice. The restaurants don't seem cosy. We looked at prices and they are above average in a cramped little shop. Plenty of other nice restaurants and things to do in Fukuoka. The street where the shops are is really narrow, hard to walk through as the owners are setting up.

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Thank hypnobluez
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AVOID THE STALLS NEAR CANAL CITY ALONG THE WATERFRONT!!! The service is bad unlike anywhere else I've been to in Japan but worse is the cost. We payed 3100 yen for a bowl of ramen, 5 sticks of yakitori and a beer. The ramen was yummy but the yakitori was the worst I've had in Japan. Apart from the good,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kinda of disappointed when we reached Yatai. We were expecting it to be a bustling street like Taiwan shilin market or HK ladies street. Yatai is just a pedestrian walkway with less than 10 eateries. Not the most ideal place to dine in winter with young kids.

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to dig the local culture in Hakata, find your favourite Yatai exploring the downtown area in the evening. I recommend to eat Ramen (must!!), Teba-gyoza, Oden, in some Yatai, they have Italian and Tempura, sometimes steak!

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Thank hitohase
George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

No problems if you don't speak English really, the locals really try to speak to you! Just be friendly and open. Today I had my very first Yatai (Japanese hawker stall) experience. I loved it. People were so friendly, I had troubles ordering and knowing what was what but the other customers tried to explain to me (funny body language... More 

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Thank Minnychan87
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We tried going to the yatai at canal city side of the river. Noone would let us eat because we spoke no Japanese!! We tried to use google translate and were polite but they still declined us.

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Thank Jane_F0093
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

While it would be very challenging for foreigners to order at Yatai, it is very cool to experience the local life. We can observe the Yatai owner talks to the customers like friends, which is not normal in Japan. Having some beer and local hot pot with friends there would be an amazing experience.

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Thank EvY03tw
Tokyo
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78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I don't eat at Yatai very much, because I cannot find what they have, at how much the food and drink, I feel a little hard to come in. But if you like to talk to them and ask about menu, you can try.

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Thank LadyBettyTokyo

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