Ichiran Hakata is the premier venue for trying Fukuoka's speciality, tonkotsu ramen (noodles topped with a pork cutlet). Unlike some other types of ramen, the tonkotsu variety is cooked in a thick, flavourful broth, which takes nearly 12 hours to prepare. At Ichiran, diners are seated at separate booths, and orders are delivered to their booth's table directly from the kitchen via an individual window.
Fukuoka is renowned for its culinary delights with acclaimed dishes such as the Fukuoka ramen (pork-stock soup with Chinese noodles), Hakata gyoza (stuffed dumplings), and Genkai-Sea fugu (blowfish). There is a range of restaurants in which to savour these gastronomic delights. However, a trip to Fukuoka would not be complete without visiting one of the many yatai (food stalls), which set up shop in the city centre come nightfall.