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LION KITCHEN ONE LOVE MARUTA KATSUGYO Azuma Tanaka’s father was a fisherman, and their family has run this roadside seafood dinner in Kafuri since 1986. The massive tanks are a temporary home to up to thirty kinds of fish and sea creatures; twenty percent from the nearby port, and the rest he trucks back by himself from his fishermen friends in Hirado, Nagasaki. The freshness and condition of these fish can hardly be matched, and you can choose whichever ones you want. There are

two ways to order here. Order a set for variety, or if you know what you want, select a large fish and have them prepare and serve it in courses. To avoid masking natural flavors, only a minimal amount of seasoning is used. Their Sashimi Lunch Set (limit 20 servings) is just ¥1,080 but go for the Special Lunch Set with sashimi, choice of karaage (fried) fish or nimono (boiled) fish, miso soup, and pickles. Servings are limited so go early! • Open: lunch 11:30~14:30, dinner 16:30~21:00 (L.O. 20:30) • Closed: Thu. & 4th Fri. • 140-3 Kafuri, Itoshima City • Tel.: 092-324-2401 • Menu in Japanese only.

Unless you’re headed for Kafuri Port’s oyster huts, you may never drive past here. But for those who enjoy hummus, tandoori and tempeh, this off-thebeaten-track with a bohemian vibe is for you. Erina and her husband converted a storehouse into a cozy counter bar with a covered outdoor space furnished with heavy bamboo chairs and hammocks. Kafuri Sandwiches made with pita bread filled with your choice of hummus, smoked chicken, smoked fish, smoked bacon or smoked tempeh are available in half and full sizes. They’re all handmade and available for take-out. Erina’s spicy vegetable curry with optional toppings is also popular. For drinks, there are fresh juices, Jamaican Red Stripe, natural green tea, matcha soy milk latte and a full bar of booze on offer. • Open: 11:40~21:00 • Closed: Mon., Tue. (open if hol. and closed the next day) • 1172-2 Kafuri, Itoshima City • Tel.: 080-64277527 • English & Chinese menu

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