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New Fukuoka Airport Restaurant, Japanese National DishesA, Attracts Int'l Travelers with Casual Dining Experience

New Fukuoka Airport Restaurant, Japanese National DishesA, Attracts Int'l Travelers with Casual Dining Experience

Japanese National Dishes Marufuku Shokudo at Fukuoka Airport

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A restaurant has been garnering attention among non-Japanese travelers. Japanese National Dishes Marufuku Shokudo (Tel: 092-477-7807), a casual Japanese restaurant, opened in the international terminal building at Fukuoka Airport in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture on October 25.

Fukuoka Airport Building Co., Ltd. is running its first restaurant in the terminal's first-floor arrivals lobby to provide international travelers arriving in Japan a convenient chance to sample Japanese flavors. The selection on the casual Japanese menu includes udon, ramen, curry and donburi (a bowl of rice topped with other food). Japanese National Dishes also offers a self-serve cafe-style menu with drinks, hot sandwiches, desserts and more. The chief menu items are Gyudon (a bowl of rice topped with beef; JPY 500), Tonkotsu Ramen (made with pork bone broth; JPY 550) and Ebiten Udon (thick wheat noodles with shrimp tempura; JPY 580).

The Japanese part of the restaurant's name, Marufuku Shokudo, comes from the company's original branding effort. The Chinese characters were chosen to effect "widespread familiarity and build good bonds" due to the many Asian travelers who pass through the airport. The English part of the name, Japanese National Dishes, was added to broaden the restaurant's international appeal. A person from the company's administrative department said the restaurant has been attracting the notice of arriving passengers ever since it opened, and many non-Japanese travelers are already dining there. The person said, "We hope to provide a convenient place for returning Japanese who miss their country's food and international travelers who want to enjoy Japanese cuisine."

Business hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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