Fukuoka’s Seafood Restaurant “Uochu” is Delicious with Generous Portions!
I found a chic-looking seafood restaurant near Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station.
Its name is Uochu. It is a seafood restaurant opened in 2015 by the Tanakada Group, a set of Fukuoka restaurants specializing in Japanese food.
No gourmet-food-lover in Fukuoka doesn’t know about the Tanakada Group.
Inside, the restaurant is Japanese-style and has a calm atmosphere to it.
There also were a lot of female customers.
You can really notice the attention to detail, from the interior of the restaurant down to smaller accessories.
Today’s special was sashimi and side dishes, one portion for 980 yen. Other dishes mostly focused on seafood as well, but they also offered meat dishes and Hakata’s specialty boiled dishes.
Alcohol was also available.
Choi Zeitaku (Little Luxury) Donburi
Everything sounded delicious, but this time I chose a kaisen donburi (seafood rice bowl).
Choi Zeitaku (Little Luxury) Donburi, 1280 yen
Kaisen Donburi, Miso Soup, Chawanmushi, Kobashi, Pickles
The donburi was piled high with salmon, sea bream, ikura, tuna spine meat, okra, and tamagoyaki!
As its name suggested, the donburi was luxurious! I was surprised that a dish at this price had so much high-grade ikura in it!
Incidentally, they also offer the “Zeitaku (Luxury) Donburi” for 1680 yen, which adds amberjack, uni, lean tuna, and squid to the above donburi.
The sashimi was incredibly fresh and delicious!
You can choose between sesame and soy dipping sauces.
Usually I use soy sauce, but in Fukuoka it’s common to eat sashimi with sesame sauce, made by adding things like sesame paste to regular soy sauce.
This day’s kobachi was tokoroten (gelatin noodles). It came with vinegar soy sauce.
It was filled with plenty of ingredients and was delicious.
The chawanmushi was full of treats like quail eggs and shiitake mushrooms; it felt like a little victory.
There were two types of pickles available on the table. They’re all-you-can-eat.
Second helpings of rice are also free.
The large portioned 950 yen set meals are available during lunchtime (11:30-16:00 on weekdays as well). Great value!
Basic information on “Uochu”
- 1-18-26 Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
- 407 meters from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station
- Business Hours
- Wednesdays (Open on holidays)