Here are some restaurants in Fukui recommended for drinking alone at night. With the cooperation of famous Instagrammers in Fukui, we will be introducing some restaurants that are frequently visited by the people of Fukui. This information was collected by a questionnaire on Instagram by the title of “restaurants that you can casually have a drink alone.” Whether you want to enjoy a drink by yourself lost in your own thoughts or enjoy conversations with the owner or master, it is up to you. Visit the restaurants listed below and you are sure to have a lovely night in Fukui!
┃Five restaurants in Fukui where you can enjoy drinks alone
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*Please note that due to the Coronavirus, the operating days and hours may vary. Please be sure to check the latest official information before your visit.
Once you visit, you will find yourself wanting to return again and again. Agit is a charming bar that has been around for a very long time. It is located on the 5th floor of a small building on the outskirts of Katamachi, Fukui’s downtown area. Even women can enjoy drinks alone in a cozy atmosphere without feeling self-conscious. The secret of the popularity of this bar is the warm and gentle personality of the master, who is affectionately known as “Kuma-san (teddy bear.)” Many women come to enjoy chatting with him at the counter. There is a wide selection of food on the menu, which is unusual for a bar.
・The food is delicious and most of all, the conversation with “Kuma-san” is very enjoyable! I can ask for advice on anything.
・I always come here alone. The master, “Kuma-san” is the best! The regular customers are also very nice, and it is a very special hideout.
・I just love the stylish atmosphere. I recommend trying the “pork stew” that has been served since the opening of the restaurant!
Address: Saera Bldg. 5F, 1-10-15 Junka, Fukui-shi, Fukui Prefecture
Business hours: 18:00-1:00
Official Instagram: @agit19961220
Sincerely Bar UNCLE is a bar with an impressively relaxed atmosphere located a short distance away from Katamachi, Fukui’s downtown area. Inside the spacious and open bar, the counter wall is lined with a variety of alcoholic beverages. You can enjoy delicious wine and cocktails as well as authentic dishes such as prosciutto pizza, while listening to pleasant jazz. The counter is recommended for those nights when you want to drink alone. The comfortable atmosphere would make you want to stay for as long as you can. You can also enjoy conversations with the friendly bartenders and the customers sitting next to you!
・You can have a great time with a friendly and well-spoken manager while having enjoying your drinks.
・The bartender’s stories are interesting to listen to! The food is delicious and I also love the inviting atmosphere making it easy for women to walk in alone.
・The bartenders are very attentive and I was impressed with their service.
・I always order the cheese platter. It is a great snack to have with my drinks!
Sincerely Bar UNCLE
Address: 3-12-14 Ote, Fukui-shi, Fukui Prefecture
Business Hours: 18:30-2:00 (Sundays 18:30-24:00)
Closed: National holidays
Official website: http://www.bar-uncle.com/
Machi Deli Karewarewa Dining is located in a retro shopping street near Fukui Station. The friendly and beautiful proprietress welcomes you to the restaurant, where obanzai and set menus using a variety of Fukui’s seasonal ingredients are served! You can order the set meals at night if you make a reservation. You can spend a relaxing time while enjoying the delicious local sake that goes well with the food. The at-home atmosphere makes it a great place to relax, even if you are on your own or visiting for the first time. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. For a quick drink, we also recommend stopping by the “Uraji Masuya,” the second branch of Fukui’s first standing bar!
・I often come here alone. I enjoy talking with the proprietress.
・The proprietress is so cute! There are many healthy a la carte dishes that go well with the drinks and make you feel warm and fuzzy as if you are having dinner at home. I also recommend trying the very filling lunches.
・The high quality menu of the day is something I look forward to and keeps me coming back.
・I recommend trying the “Chicken Tartar.” The chicken is light and refreshing, and goes well with the rich tartar sauce!
“Uraji Masuya” branch
Machi Deli Kakurewa Shokudo
Address: 1-14-5 Chuo, Fukui-shi, Fukui Prefecture
Business Hours: 17:00-23:00 (*currently open for shorter hours, until 21:00)
Reservations required on Sunday and holiday evenings
*Also open during lunch hours
Closed: Wednesdays (Tuesdays are open during lunch hours only)
Official website: https://www.kakurewa.com/
Kaisen Chaya Ebessan is a lively izakaya with a nostalgic atmosphere of the Showa-era. It boasts fresh seafood directly shipped from Echizen Port! With a wide variety of delicious kaisen-don (seafood rice bowl) and a la carte dishes that go well with local sake and beer, this is a highly recommended izakaya for seafood lovers. The customers get along with each other here. Even if you visit alone, you will have no trouble finding someone to talk with. Upload a photo of yourself enjoying a drink on social media and you can get a gorgeous sashimi plate for half price! You can eat and drink delicious food, have a good laugh, and forget about the worries on your mind!
・All dishes are delicious, but the sashimi is especially tasty! You can have a nice conversation with the other customers here.
・You can enjoy fresh seafood and a la carte dishes at a reasonable price. I recommend having a drink at the counter where you can chat with the friendly owner. I am always able to finish a couple of large glasses of big whisky and soda with the seafood served here.
・It is an interesting tradition to take a commemorative photo with the sign after paying the bill.
Kaisen Chaya Ebessan
Address: 3-12-8 Ote, Fukui-shi, Fukui Prefecture
Business hours: 17:30-23:00 (L.O.22:30)
*Also open during lunch hours
Closed on Thursdays (irregular holidays)
Official Website: @evis1510
The last place we are introducing is Akiyoshi; a well-known yakitori restaurant, which has more than 120 stores nationwide. In fact, it originated in Fukui Prefecture! It is now the soul food of the people of Fukui Prefecture. (There are 27 stores in Fukui Prefecture.)
The menu offers a wide variety of dishes such as grilled skewers, deep-fried dishes, and a la carte dishes, all of which are grilled right in front of you. The food goes very well with your drinks. With many seats at the counter, you can drink alone without being self-conscious about being alone. This is a good place for first-time solo drinkers.
・It is nice to be able to order however much I want without worrying about what others might think! The yakitori is excellent, as well as the kushikatsu. The restaurant is Corona-proofed, so you can enjoy the food with peace of mind. You can also do take-out for a relaxing dinner at home!
・If you feel like eating Yakitori, Akiyoshi is the place to go! It is reasonable and always delicious! People usually sit at the counter, so it is easy to have a meal alone as well.
・There is so much food to choose from the menu, so no matter how many times you come here, you will never get tired of this restaurant. I have been a fan of this restaurant ever since I was a child.
Yakitori Meimon Akiyoshi
Address: 2-7-1 Junka, Fukui-shi, Fukui Prefecture
Business Hours: Weekdays and Saturdays 17:30-24:00
Sundays & Holidays 17:00-23:00
Closed: Sundays (open if the following day is a national holiday or substitute holiday)
Official website: https://www.akiyoshi.co.jp/
We have introduced some restaurants where you can casually have a drink alone, based on the popular answers to the questionnaire on Instagram. Drinking alone for the first time can be a bit nerve-wracking, but at the restaurants introduced here, you can stop by without feeling self-conscious. We hope that you will be able to find your ideal restaurant and enjoy a relaxing night in Fukui!