Kaki furai (カキフライ)
Place of originJapan
Associated cuisineJapanese cuisine
Main ingredients
Similar dishes

Kaki furai or kaki fry (Japanese: カキフライ, romanizedkaki furai) is a Japanese dish consisting of panko-breaded deep-fried oysters.[1][2][3] The oysters used in the dish are either Crassostrea gigas (Pacific oyster) or Crassostrea nippona (Iwagaki oyster).[4][5]


The dish is prepared by coating raw oysters with flour and then covering them with panko flakes, a type of bread crumb.[3] The oysters are then deep-fried at about 180 °C (360 °F) for roughly two minutes, at which point, they should appear golden brown.[1][3]


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image icon White kaki furai variation[1]

In 2019, the government of Hiroshima Prefecture came up with a variation of the dish in which the bread coating remained white.[1] This was done by frying the oysters at a lower temperature, about 120 °C (250 °F), for a few minutes.[1]