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Restaurant Aréna

13,960 JPY 〜
/ Guest
  • Anniversary Services

  • English Speaking Staff

A 1-star rich French cuisine tickling the senses with AOC wines

"Restaurant Aréna" opened its doors in July 2016 on a corner of Nakasu area just a 4-minute walk from Tenjin-Minami Station. Fate brought Tokyo chef Ryo Arima to Fukuoka where he gained valuable experience in hotels and restaurants throughout the city. After that, he went through two and a half years of training at several French restaurants including Michelin 2-star restaurant "Passage 53" and "Sur Mesure" in Paris and Burgundy's Michelin 3-star "Maison Lameloise" before returning to Japan to open "Restaurant Aréna".

The food is prepared as the chef's choice (omakase) courses, and the menu showcases only the theme of each plate and the ingredients used. The first thing that guests can salivate at in anticipation is the chef's signature dish "Rum Raisin". This sweet, cutely presented, desert-like hors d'oeuvre consists of French foie gras, rum raisin sauce, and an almond-based crust. It is an exquisite finger food and a great companion to a glass of champagne. After that, guests can look forward to a cavalcade of rich and innovative dishes arranged from a mix of seasonal ingredients to fit into the theme the chef has chosen. For example, the theme of one day's main dish might be "Arpeggio." It's a musical term for a type of broken chord. This earthy ensemble featured ingredients like oysters, Charolais beef from France, small turnips, herbs, and other ingredients with varying flavors and aftertaste durations. Each dish invites guests on a stimulating journey that tickles the senses in its own unique way. The wine cellar is stocked with an impressive variety of over 300 different hand-selected AOC wines from the best vineyards. 10 different wine and champagne are kept ready to order by the glass at all times.

Seating is limited to just ten guests at a time to emphasize a private dining experience. The restaurant works well as a venue for a variety of occasions including anniversaries, dates, and entertaining clients. The restaurant has English-speaking staff, so foreign guests need not worry about communicating. The restaurant's name, "Aréna," evokes images of a sports stadium or stage, or, more broadly, a facing of one another. The decor is white and silver, unadorned with flowers, paintings, or other decorations. The elegant white "stage" allows you to focus on the food, the wine, and, most importantly, your companions without distraction.
*The availability of this webpage does not guarantee that the restaurant presented provides services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that English services may also depend on staff availability at the restaurant.

■A 4-minute walk from Tenjin Minami Station(Fukuoka Municipal Subway Nanakuma Line)



  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 9/2019
    素材の良さをわかった味の組み合わせが クオリティーがかなり高く、且つ メニューの、ストーリーが素晴らしい!
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 60's

    Date of Visit: 1/2019
    いつも目と舌で楽しませて頂いた上に気持ちまで幸せになります。 コスパ的にも皆様に紹介したくなるお店です。 予約取れなくなると困りますが…
    Number of visits: 2+Purpose: Date
  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 12/2018
    お料理の緻密さ、繊細さ、組み立て方が一皿一皿完成度が高くて、とっても素晴らしかった。シェフが盛り付け、香り、食感や歯ざわり、味覚や味わいを10皿全て、一皿毎、一口毎の変化を計算して表現していることが感じられた。 サービスもこちらの気配を伺いながら、(おそらく)私の性格を考慮して提供・お話してくれたので、大変Specialで心地の良い時間を過ごすことができた。 料理やサービスに対する意識の高さ、気力・労力が感じられたので、価格が安かったことが心配だしもっとお酒を頼めば良かった。 是非また行きたいと素直に思った。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: Other


Menu Dégustation
13,960 JPY / Guest
【From 1st Oct】Menu Dégustation
17,500 JPY / Guest



Restaurant Aréna [Restaurant Aréna(レストラン アレナ)]

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1F, N Building, 10-3, Nisinakasu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka

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Restaurant Aréna [Restaurant Aréna(レストラン アレナ)]