Japanese Restaurant Fujichaya
In the Japanese pottery town of Hasami, Fujichaya offers Japanese food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Here, the restaurant is distinguishable by the wisteria flowers giving shade over the entrance. During the summer months, the leaves turn dark green which blends in with the natural scenery of Hasami.
We came in to eat on a Sunday (around 12:30 pm) and the restaurant was lively with many locals and travelers eating there. There was no waiting at all as the staff was there to quickly guide us to our table.
The restaurant is located off of the Arita/Hasami Interchange. If you are using the toll road to get to Hasami, this restaurant will be on the left-hand side, about 1-2 minutes after taking the exit to Hasami.
The location is quite convenient for those who are just looking for a bite to eat after a long drive. Off of this road, you can also find popular Hasami porcelain stores such as Maruhiro, Nishiyama, and Ransui.
The interior of Fujichaya has a more family-style décor which leads to the restaurant having a cozy atmosphere. There are various sitting areas to choose from including a long bar table at the front, tables that can sit up to 4 people, and 4 tatami rooms.
One of the tatami rooms is large enough to entertain a big gathering, while the others can sit up to 6 people comfortably. Going along with the family-style aesthetic, there is also a shelf with various magazines and Japanese manga to read from.
Although the restaurant was busy, there was no need to rush through the meal. Everyone is able to enjoy their Japanese food as well as relax and talk with their friends and family at their own pace.
This embodies the feeling of Hasami which is a relaxing place that has great scenery and history of Japanese pottery. Here, the fast-paced life of the city is exchanged for a more leisurely lifestyle. This is evident at Fujichaya, which makes it a perfect restaurant to go to for some great Japanese food.
Menu and Dishes
The menu has a wide variety of Japanese dishes available to choose from. Even though they serve Japanese food at Fujichaya, this consists of many menu items that foreigners would have no problem enjoying.
I had the katsu-curry with a side salad, while my friend had the fried shrimp set menu with rice, miso soup, salad, and a Japanese pickled dish. The price of the dishes were 850 Yen and 1,250 Yen respectively.
After a 10-minute wait, our food had arrived. The food tasted great and had that home-cooked taste to it. The servings were also large and plentiful compared to a lot of Japanese restaurants, which left us full and satisfied.
There are also set lunch menus to choose from here that cost 900 Yen. These dishes will consist of either meat or fish. They also serve the famous Nagasaki champon, saraudon, and tonkatsu (pork cutlet).
Fujichaya is a great place to stop and eat at. The food was priced reasonably, the portion sizes are large, the food tasted great, and the dishes had the warmth of home-made food. I would recommend stopping by Maruhiro or Nishiyama after you have had a bite to eat, to take a look at popular Japanese porcelain made in Hasami.
Monday – Saturday
Lunch: 11:00 – 14:30
Dinner: 17:00 – 21:30
Lunch: 11:00 – 14:30
Dinner: 17:00 – 20:30