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Chikamatsu Description

Nestled in Yakuin, Fukuoka City, lies Chikamatsu, an epitome of culinary artistry and ambiance. Touted as Hakata's premier luxury, this establishment is an embodiment of elegance and impeccable taste.
With only nine counter seats, Chikamatsu offers an intimate and serene dining experience. The interior transports patrons to a world far removed from the daily hustle and bustle, allowing them to fully immerse in the culinary journey that awaits.
At Chikamatsu, sushi is more than just a dish; it's an experience. Each piece, from the initial selection to the final touch, reflects the meticulous craftsmanship of the chef. It's little wonder that many diners find themselves lost for words, expressing their admiration in contented sighs and appreciative nods. The balance between the shari (sushi rice) and the toppings is exquisite, letting guests savor a myriad of flavors in small, delightful portions.
Run by a family, the synergy and coordination among the staff are evident. Their teamwork ensures a seamless flow of dishes, while the inherent politeness in their service exudes warmth and genuine hospitality.
Notably, Chikamatsu serves seafood primarily sourced from the waters around Kyushu and Fukuoka. While the delectable tuna offerings stand out, each seafood delicacy is a testament to the region's rich marine bounty.
However, part of what elevates Chikamatsu's allure is its exclusivity. The reservation process is unique, emphasizing its distinct status in the culinary world. Reservations are solely based on referrals, either direct calls from existing customers or other affiliated sushi establishments. This recommendation-only system underscores the restaurant's commitment to preserving its intimate atmosphere and maintaining its clientele's cherished experiences.
Moreover, to ensure that diners savor their meals in the most authentic manner, photography inside the restaurant, including the food, is strictly prohibited. This approach encourages guests to be wholly present, engaging with their senses and appreciating the artistry on their plates.
Chikamatsu is not merely a sushi restaurant; it's an institution. An institution where traditions meet modernity, where every dish is a narrative, and where memories are forged—one sushi piece at a time. If you ever get the esteemed recommendation to dine here, it promises to be an unforgettable journey.

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Chikamatsu Overview


Green Mansion Yakuin, 2 Chome−6−19, Yakuin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0022


+81 (0) 92-716-5855


2 minutes walk from Yakuin Odori Station on the Nanakuma Line
By bus: Minamiyakuin stop

Operating Hours

Mon: Closed
Tues: 18:00-21:30
Wed-Sun: 12:00-14:00, 18:00-21:30

Payment methods

Cash, VISA, AMEX, JCB, Diners Club

Restaurant Features


Reservations Required

Stylish Interior

Unique Dining Experience


Chikamatsu Reviews

Chikamatsu Google Average Rating



Translated from Japanese:
A famous restaurant with the best taste and atmosphere.
I think it's a comfortable space where you can quietly enjoy sushi with 9 seats at the counter. It was very delicious.
Because it is a family-run restaurant, there is good teamwork and politeness in work.
Everything is delicious from start to finish... There are very few sushi restaurants like this.
Hakata's best luxury... It's a great job sushi. This time it was too delicious and it was a touching storm!


Translated from Japanese:
The shop is located in Yakuin, Fukuoka City.
You can enjoy food and nigiri sushi in a quiet, calm and comfortable space.
And both the food and nigiri sushi are delicious.
In particular, the nigiri sushi is wonderful because the sushi seeds and vinegared rice match each other, and there is no miscellaneous taste left in the mouth even after eating.


Translated from Japanese:
Aside from tuna, this is a sushi restaurant where you can enjoy seafood from the seas around Kyushu and Fukuoka. The inside of the store is quiet, and it is a completely different world from the hustle and bustle outside.
In principle, photography is prohibited in the store, including the food, so you can concentrate on the food regardless of whether you like it or not.
It seems that there are relatively many local customers, but reservations are by referral system, and at first you need to accompany the introducer or have the referrer's advice.

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