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Wakaba Description

Located in the bustling city of Fukuoka, Wakaba is a renowned restaurant that specializes in the art of tonkatsu, a popular Japanese dish consisting of breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets. Recognized as one of the top 100 tonkatsu restaurants in Japan, Wakaba has earned its reputation for serving exceptional quality and flavor.

What sets Wakaba apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using only the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Each pork cutlet is meticulously prepared, ensuring a crispy golden exterior and tender, juicy meat on the inside. The menu offers a variety of tonkatsu options, including different cuts of pork and even a vegetarian option for those seeking a meat-free alternative.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for diners. The attentive and friendly staff provide excellent service, making every visit to Wakaba a memorable dining experience. Whether you're a tonkatsu enthusiast or simply looking to indulge in a delicious Japanese meal, Wakaba is the perfect destination for a satisfying and authentic culinary adventure.

Wakaba Overview


1-chōme-15-36 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka 810-0001


+81 (0) 92-406-8189


2 minute walk from Tenjin Station Exit 16 on Fukuoka City Subway Airport Line.
5 minute walk from Nakasu Kawabata Station Exit 2 on Fukuoka City Subway Airport Line.
5 minute walk from Tenjin Minami Station Exit 5 on Fukuoka City Subway Nanakuma Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-7:45PM
Mon: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:45PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:45PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:45PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:45PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:45PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-8:45PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List



Sake Selection

WiFi Available

Stylish Interior

Wakaba Reviews

Wakaba Google Average Rating



We came here for lunch one afternoon. The speciality of this restaurant is that they cook the katsu at a low temperature. It takes longer but it helps retain more nutrients in the food, reduces the formation of harmful compounds, and minimizes the risk of oil breaking down into potentially harmful byproducts. The lower temperature also results in the panko coating browning less due to the reduced Maillard reaction, but it has no negative effect on the taste. There are a variety of high-quality cuts of pork to choose from. There are many options and the price is reasonable. We tried one rosu from Kagoshima and one hire from Okinawa. Both were really good. The rice, miso soup, cabbage and sides were tasty, too, and you can have refills. It was a relaxing and enjoyable meal. Although the shop said they were short staffed, the service was really good and we enjoyed our visit. We would definitely go back.


The slow fried pork chops are very special, it may or may not be your favorite, but must try

Half hour for food preparation


This place has really good Tonkatsu. The meet was very tasty and crispy. The Tonkatsu sauce was awesome too. At first I was eating it with little sauce, but decided to drizzle on the sauce heavily and the flavor popped. This place was great. The restaurant itself is very cozy too. Cool place.

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