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Yataro Udon / 弥太郎うどん


24 hoursーalways deliciousーan "udon theater"!

Yataro Udon is a long-established restaurant that has been operating for half a century. It is located at the Kokutai-doro Avenue (National Route 201), about a 2-3 minute walk from Tenjin Minami Station (Fukuoka City Subway-Nanakuma Line). The restaurant is open 24 hours a day except on Sundays (regular closed days), public holidays, and the day before regular closed days. What's most impressive is its generosity, as you can drop by at anytime from early morning to late night.
The classic Hakata Udon is a combination of boiled soft noodles and golden clear tsuyu soup. Here, you can enjoy standard menu items in Hakata, such as gobo-ten (tempura fried burdock) or Maru-ten Udon, Niku (meat) Udon, Ebi-ten (prawn tempura) Udon.
What's shining is the flavour of the golden and transparent tsuyu soup base. Since it is open 24 hours a day, used you may visit not only for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but also after drinking, on a hangover morning, or when you only need a light meal! Perhaps Yataro Udon's underlying strength is the tsuyu that can always satisfy guests' needs in every situation. It has been run as an "udon izakaya" before such operating style became popular and widely known in Fukuoka. The restaurant offers approximately 30 types of Izakaya dishes at night. Nothing is more fulfilling than having a bowl of Hakata udon served with light tsuyu base after drinking!
TEXT & PHOTO BY: Yuichiro Yamada


Yataro Udon / 弥太郎うどん

Address: 5-1-18 Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi Japan
Tel:.: 092-761-4155
Capacity: 17
Opening Hours: 24 hours a day *Opens until 6am on Saturdays only
Closed: Sundays, public holidays

* Please Note: Business hours and closing days may differ due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

* All information correct as of April 2021.


山田祐一郎山田祐一郎 (Yuichiro Yamada)

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture 1978. Moved into the Fukuoka-based editing industry in 2003, and then began a career as a writer. Contributes articles for food and drink magazines, as well as informative Fukuoka publications. Established "KIJI" in August 2012. Became a noodle writer and started a web-based series called "Sono Ippai ga Tabetakute (lit. trans: I want to eat that bowl)" in the same year. Yamada uses the online resource to record the various kinds of noodles he samples on an almost daily basis. Published a book titled "Udon no Hanashi Fukuoka (lit.: Udon Noodle Talk Fukuoka)" that delves deeper into Fukuoka's udon culture and the local area's role as a pioneer of the food in July 2015. Also released "Noodle Writer Hizou no Ippai Fukuoka (lit.: Noodle Writer Treasured Bowl Fukuoka)" in March 2019. The book introduces the reader to a wide range of noodles (such as udon, ramen, and champon) and recommends some of the best places to find tasty dishes in Fukuoka city. Has developed the motto "One Day One Noodle a day." Now seeks out delicious noodle dishes both at home and abroad. His work has gained a considerable amount of attention from noodle fans.

■ Related sites
- KIJI: http://ii-kiji.com/
- Web-based noodle magazine "Sono Ippai ga Tabetakute (lit. trans: I want to eat that bowl.)": http://ii-kiji.com/sonoippai
- App version "KIJI NOODLE SEARCH": http://ii-kiji.com/app



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