Places to eat at:
GANSO HAKATA MENTAIJU (Offers mentaiko as the go to in their menu! Worthy of a splurge!)
TEMPURA NO HIRAO (Tempura! Not expensive and frequented by locals.-New locations)
SHIN SHIN RAMEN (locals like this more than Ichiran.)
YOSHIZUKA UNAGI (offers Unagi or Eel as their best seller )
CHIKAE FUKUOKA (no longer offers lunch sets but the novelty of eating infront of an indoor fish pond makes it pretty good.)
PORK STEAK TOICHI (lunch set meal ftw!)
Places to Stay At:
SUNLIFE 2.3 and other things to do in Fukuoka (right infront of the HAKATA STATION)
FIRST CABIN in FUKUOKA (Airplane themed- hostel located above Don Quijote in Fukuoka)
Visitor map of downtown Fukuoka.
From The Airport: Transportation to Town
Tourist City Pass: Might be worth it.
Disclaimer:wrote this based on my experience and opinions. I paid for my trip. Please verify all information as it might change by the time you visit Fukuoka.
Photo Disclaimer: some of the photos/diagrams here are not mine. Credits to the original owners.