On a quiet corner in the back streets of downtown Toyama, a sign with glowing light leads you to the Japanese restaurant Fukuya. In this secluded location, they serve relaxing, high quality meals made with local Toyama ingredients. It has received Michelin 1-star.
Owner-chef Joji Oya worked at Nishiazabu’s Kasumicho Suetomi (now closed), and then spent six and a half years helping at his family’s soba restaurant before going independent. He opened Fukuya in 2015.
Owner-chef Oya has a predilection for ingredients from his hometown Toyama. 80% of the ingredients he uses are from Toyama, including fresh seafood caught in Toyama Bay, which his known as one of Japan’s foremost fishing grounds. He also expands his cuisine by sourcing special ingredients like organic vegetables and local game meats through his connections with the vendors. Taking advantage of Toyama’s many natural blessings, owner-chef Oya even serves mushrooms picked by himself, these uniqueness makes the appealing part of Fukuya.
The 10-dish menu starts from appetizer to dessert, with other dishes recommended by the chef. With his cooking, Oya aims to provide “food that calms the mind and provides energy for tomorrow.” In order to do so, he avoids excessive seasoning, brings out the best in the ingredients and makes the most of each ingredient.
Without over exaggeration and paying attention to overall balance, guests will not loose their appetites during the beautiful meal. There are 13-15 varieties of sake available, mainly from local brands in Toyama. The sake collection are light and refined, in order to taking over the tastes of the cuisine. The wines are also lighter style, and are selected to pair with Fukuya’s dishes.
For seating, there is a counter for 8 guests as well as tables, and it can be reserved for private parties with up to 20 guests.
There are also private rooms available for families with children. Furthermore, on the third floor of the same building, a banquet space can accommodate 30-35 people. (With additional charges)
It is a place for special occasions like family celebrations and birthdays, or as a special treat for oneself. With the elegant atmosphere in Fukuya, please enjoy essential excellence of Japanese cuisine.
*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.
About 8-minute taxi ride from Toyama Station. (JR Hokuriku Main Line)
About 8-minute taxi ride from Toyama Station. (JR Takayama Main Line)
A 4-minute walk from Aramachi Station. (Toyama City Tram Line)