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1-6-6 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, 810-0801, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-271-2133
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“live squid” (5 reviews)
“tentacles” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Seafood, Asian
1-6-6 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, 810-0801, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We were brought to Kawatarou Honten for dinner by a business partner. The restaurant is in the southeast corner of Nakasu across the river from Canal City. The interior is traditional Japanese restaurant. There are two types of tables- rooms and counters. The rooms are...More

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I was lucky enough to get a set at the "bar" of Kawatarou, where you confront your dinner swimming in the tank in front of you. Best to know what you are going to get: a sashimi of a live cuttlefish, the body and tentacles...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The shop provide limited number of service lunch including live squid sasimi and Tempra. The cost ranges from ¥2,000 to ¥2.800 depending on the size of the squid. You can observe all the process from the live cage to the dish. This is a kind...More

Thank Yoko T
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We didn't have a dinner reservation so had to go back later to be seated, but it was worth the wait. If you have to wait, I recommend you study their menu before being seated so you can order efficiently. They are very busy so...More

Thank TiggerMeow
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

For our last night in Fukouka, we couldn't get any restaurant we want. Based on hotel's recommendation and the TripAdvisor review, we booked Kawatarou, the original store. Interestingly, as a highly rated restaurant, its staff barely spoke English. As I didn't want the set menu,...More

Thank Jl928
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went there on a slow monday for lunch, our hotel told us we dont need to reserve a table beforehand. Just went over and wait, it just took us 15 minutes to get our seat. Better sit by the pool with all the actions...More

1  Thank Kdc2019
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Tried to visit for lunch for its famous live squid in tanks by the table, but it was not opened for business. Asked hotel concierge to check and found that the restaurant would not open for lunch when there was no catch of live squid...More

Thank GGHolliday
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This restaurant is a sashimi restaurant. They keep living jellyfish in a pool. All the dishes are so fresh and nicely presented. Never taste such a good meal. The price is half of Tokyo. Highly recommended to all visitors. Not many tourists know the place...More

5  Thank traveladvisor20
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Having the squid swim around in front of you is an experience and they make good sashimi but rest of food is nothing to write home about.

1  Thank 17,60,022
Reviewed 13 December 2013

We had planned to dine here for lunch and was eagerly waiting for the place to open for lunch before 12noon. When it finally did open, we were just left to stand there at the entrance and wait. I reckon this was more because of...More

4  Thank BertSG
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-6-6 Nakasu, Hakata-ku, 810-0801, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu  >  Fukuoka Prefecture  >  Fukuoka
  • Phone Number: +81 92-271-2133
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