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Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi


The popularity of Fukuoka’s Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi becomes clear once you experience the chef’s overwhelming love for yakiniku chargrilled beef, careful consideration of the best preparation for every beef part, and thoughtful hospitality. This is an opportunity to experience the different textures and umami of a great variety of beef from the whole animal. Be entranced by this full-service yakiniku restaurant, where a veritable yakiniku professional does all the work for you.

Found in a buzzing neighborhood of Fukuoka right near the Nakasu nightlife district, popular with locals and tourists. A sign displaying the Japanese character for meat hangs proudly on an impressive brick shopfront. The brick motif continues in a space with wooden chairs and tables accommodating groups of friends and family and a counter for six. A small room separated by a draped noren curtain affords privacy to diners within.

The fare at Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi centers on beef from specially selected, premium kuroge-wagyu cows raised in the rich natural Kyushu environment. The talented staff cooks everything to perfection right before you on a grill over Japanese charcoals known as oga-tan. The smells, the flavors, the melt-in-the-mouth textures all beckon you to savor this sumptuous moment.



Distinctive preparation and presentation

When you find yourself in Fukuoka, you must visit Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi to devour a course centered on the chargrilled Japanese cuisine of yakiniku. It flows from appetizers to chargrilled beef specialties, then to a course of rice or noodles, and finally, a dessert of heavenly homemade custard pudding. Each dish has such a distinctive preparation and presentation that, unlike other yakiniku restaurants where the whole meal blends into one memory of tasty beef, you will never forget the individual morsels you ate at Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi.

A trio of appetizers stimulates your palate with the delicious flavors of beef tartare in gochujang red chili paste, a selection of kimchi, and a green salad with a house onion dressing. This is followed by various beef parts, such as tongue, skirt, and chateaubriand, seasoned simply with salt. Despite identical seasoning, you will be amazed at the different flavors imparted by each. Then follows luscious beef cuts – sirloin, rump, top sirloin cap, and filet mignon – in the salty-sweet flavors of the signature sauce inherited from Sudo’s master at Yakiniku Kunitmoto, sometimes altered slightly to accentuate specific elements, as with a Korean style sauce, and the addition of egg yolk to achieve a sukiyaki-like flavor profile.

Additional meat courses include grilled skirt steak topped with a refreshing mound of finely diced daikon and ponzu, and beef fillet served atop rice with a Korean-style sauce. Chateaubriand is also prepared as perhaps the fanciest steak sandwich possible with tomato sauce and mustard. And if you are still hungry for more, the chef also has an array of offal at the ready. The closing savory course known in Japanese as shokuji typically comprises rice and pickles, but here you have a wide range of choices, including reimen chilled noodles and even the favorite Japanese comfort food, curry and rice.

The star at Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi is beef from Japanese Black cattle called kuroge wagyu. In particular, it is all from cattle raised in Kyushu’s bountiful countryside. Sudo chooses beef with an extremely fine grain from cows with a comparatively higher level of subcutaneous fat. The almost shockingly buttery texture is thanks to a very low melting point; the morsels disappear effortlessly in your mouth.

Sudo does not always rely on the same cattle farms; rather, the beef is selected by a trusted wholesaler and then tested by the chef. Beef quality varies significantly by the cow, highlighting the importance of cut and preparation. Shimofuri marbled beef, lean red meat, tender varieties, and others with wonderful toothsome texture: Sudo determines cut, seasoning, and cooking style for each, resulting in sublime flavors and a truly memorable dining experience.

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Yoshio Sudo

Yoshio Sudo was born in Niigata Prefecture in 1980. After graduating from a Tokyo-area university, he began his career at a consignment agency within the wholesale fruit and vegetable market at Tsukiji. Two years later, he began to dream about starting his own business. Determined to become a yakiniku professional, he knocked on the door of Yakiniku Kunimoto, a highly reputed restaurant in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo, famous for its menu offering many precious beef cuts. Sudo became highly skilled in the discernment of quality beef and gained indispensable insight into the kinds of dishes with a great affinity for yakiniku. Seven years of training later and Sudo left for Kumamoto to go independent with a restaurant called Yakiniku Sudo. He launched himself into the Fukuoka food scene in 2016 with Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi. His feelings for yakiniku have constantly grown stronger since his yakiniku dream first emerged, and he never stops experimenting to give the best yakiniku cuisine to an expanding fan base and newcomers alike.

Sudo wishes to provide foreign guests with an accurate understanding of wagyu. He works to make his restaurant a warm and welcoming space for people from around the world and has opening an overseas restaurant in his longer-term vision. Sudo takes the cultivation of employees very seriously, with some of his apprentices already finding success in their subsequent work, raising cattle and opening a burger shop.


The wine collection includes many premium brands not found at typical yakiniku restaurants. A sommelier is responsible for the stock of approximately 100 wines that pair wonderfully with the premium beef served at Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi. And a delicious wine deserves an exquisite glass, so guests here always sip from Lobmeyr and Zalto glassware.


Sudo omakase course
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  • The price includes our booking fee of ¥8,000
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Yakiniku Sudo Haruyoshi


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Yakiniku, Hakata
1F, 〒810-0003 Fukuoka, Chuo Ward, Haruyoshi, 3 Chome−11−19


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