Tenzushi Kyomachi began life in 1939 as a street stall, opening as an indoor site in 1949. The reins have since passed to Isao Amano, the son of the original patron, who upholds the restaurant’s reputation for tasting-is-believing sushi. With just five seats, demand far outstrips supply, but for those lucky enough to secure a spot, a warm welcome awaits. After washing hands at the two-tiered hinoki counter, diners savour 15 courses of super-fresh local seafood. Signature dish neon flying squid nigiri is quite simply a work of culinary genius.
- Tasting menu from $400
- Lunch and dinner: Weds – Sun
- +81 93 521 5540
3 Chome-11-9 Kyomachi, Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyushu, 802-0002