In Okinawa, steak is a popular delicacy that is often eaten after drinking. That's why restaurants specializing in steak are more than a few. Check out this list of 15 of the best places in Naha for eating delicious steak.
1. Ohsama Steak
Even though the steak mecca of Okinawa is Naha, this place in Urasoe-shi brings together the most meat lovers, thanks to the overwhelming volume and deliciousness of its steaks. Their top product, the [Loin Steak (2,300 JPY)], literally overflows from the plate! It's so tender that the knife easily sinks into the meat. As soon as you take a bite, you'll taste the incredible umami (Japanese savory taste) of premium meat spread throughout your mouth. Also, don't miss the [Sirloin Steak (2,900 JPY)] that has perfectly balanced fat, as well as the healthy [Tenderloin Steak (2,900 JPY)].
: 10:00 am - 10:00 pmClosed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: 2-1-1, Ahacha, Urasoe-shi, Okinawa (Map)
2. Jack's Steak House
Established in 1953, this historical place is representative of Okinawa's steak restaurants, and has been in operation for more than half a century. It takes only 5 minutes on foot to get there from Asahibashi Station, and it's always crowded with both locals and tourists. A dish you must absolutely try is the [Tenderloin Steak (2,100 JPY - 2,500 JPY)], where the flavor of the lean meat is enhanced to the fullest. For this steak, only a third of the stocked meat is used, meaning that it is truly the most luxurious lean meat you can get and, in fact, it's an explosion of tenderness and umami! You can choose between the S size (150g), M size (200g), and L size (250g).
Jack's Steak House
: 11:00 am - 1:30 am (L.O. 1:00 am)Closed
: None *Closed during Okinawa's Obon and on New Year's DayAverage price
: 1,500 JPYAddress
: 1-7-3, Nishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa MapMore Details
3. Steak House El Shaddai
From first-rate sirloin to umami-rich lean meat, grill your own thick steak on a slab of rock at this popular restaurant. “I want people to stuff their mouths with delicious meat, and I want to see them smile,” said the chef, whose prepared steaks' volume and authentic taste are both first-class. Their specialty is the [Ganban Yaki El Shaddai Steak 200g (1,000 JPY)], which is so thick that it will take your breath away. Only the surface is grilled, while the inside stays rare, so use the hot cooking rock to adjust the cooking gradation to your preference.
Steak House El Shaddai
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Average price: 1,000 JPY
Address: 101, Shoei Building, 3-19-1, Akebono, Naha-shi, Okinawa
4. Casual Shokushubo Fate
Only 1 minute on foot from Kokusai Street (Kokusai-dori), the most famous shopping area in Okinawa, is where you can find this casual izakaya (Japanese pub) that's popular among both locals and tourists. Focusing on Okinawan cuisine, all their main dishes come at a bargain price of 390 JPY, attracting hordes of customers every day. Of course, their steak is 390 JPY as well! Their top dish is the luxurious [Beef Loin Stamina Steak (390 JPY)], which consists of thickly cut beef loin meat that's marinated and then grilled. The [Okinawan Kuroge Wagyu Big Steak 200g! (made with a type of Ishigaki Island's high-quality beef) (2,980 JPY)] is also recommended.
Casual Shokushubo Fate
Open: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average price: 2,300 JPY
Address: 3-4F, Koja Bldg., 3-11-7, Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa
5. Heki Kokusai Street Matsuo Branch
In the friendly atmosphere of this restaurant that's just 5 minutes on foot from Prefectural Office Station, you can enjoy teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle) dishes made with plenty of Okinawan ingredients. Whether you're in a group or alone, the knowledgeable staff will cook your dish on the iron plate just for you. Something you should definitely try at least once is the [Special Kuroge Wagyu Sirloin Steak (9,000 JPY)], which is available in a course meal. If you order this, you can stuff your mouth with Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) sirloin made in Okinawa that's anywhere from A3 to A5 rank. Accompany it with stir-fried bell peppers and olives, onion slices, and typical Okinawan ingredients like beni-imo (purple yam) and shima-dofu (Okinawan tofu).
Heki Kokusai Street Matsuo Branch
: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: 2,000 JPYAddress
: 1-2-9, Matsuo, Naha-shi, Okinawa MapMore Details
6. STEAK & VIKING78 (Naha)
This is an American-style restaurant with a retro atmosphere that reminds people of Okinawa back in the day. The bright interior looks exactly like an American steakhouse, and the restaurant is perfect for casual dates and meals with friends. The menu offers 2 different options: the [Viking Plan], comprised of a steak and all-you-can-eat side dishes, and the [78 All-You-Can-Eat Plan] in which you can try all of the restaurant's dishes, including all of their steaks. Aside from the all-you-can-eat option, you can also enjoy three types of steak from the menu - tenderloin, sirloin and Wagyu produced in Okinawa.
STEAK & VIKING78 (Naha)
: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: December 31 - January 2Average price
: [Dinner / Lunch] 1,600 JPYAddress
: 3-8-3, Tabaru, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
7. Yakiniku no Ganaha Annex
Eat whatever you like, as much as you like at this buffet-style yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant. Directly managed by a butcher, both the pork, directly delivered from a pig farm in Okinawa, and the beef, stocked whole and with high-quality marbling, is sold at incredibly good prices. Their most popular dish is the [Premium Ganaha Steak (1,480 JPY plus tax)] - a sirloin steak that you get to grill to your own taste. The thick steak has thin marbling that matches the lean meat cuts perfectly! Plus, the wasabi seasoning really boosts the sweetness of both the meat and fat, resulting in a uniquely fresh aftertaste.
Yakiniku no Ganaha Annex
: 11:00 am - 12:00 am (Lunch L.O. 3:00 pm, Dinner L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAddress
: 7-23-21, Miyazato, Nago-shi, Okinawa (Map)
8. Steak House 810 (Hachi Ichi Maru)
Opened just recently in August 2017, this steak restaurant is popular for its high-quality and healthy Australian beef, which is served as a rare steak and overflowing with umami. Their [Premium Tenderloin Steak Set (from 150g) (2,300 JPY)], renowned for the good quality of the meat and for its tenderness, has very little muscle or fat, leaving the real flavor of the lean meat to take center stage. The fresh taste of their original sauce makes the umami of this fine meat even stronger. Another recommendation is the [Special Steak Set (Spencer Roll, from 180g) (1,800 JPY)], which is grilled to your preference!
Steak House 810 (Hachi Ichi Maru)
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Mansion Asato, 3-8, Nishizaki-cho, Itoman-shi, Okinawa
9. 22GRILL (Nii Nii Grill)
This is a casual restaurant where diners can enjoy Italian cuisine and wine, including thick steaks made out of whole cuts of beef. They stock Ishigaki beef, raised in the nature-rich Ishigaki Island, and Agu pork (Agu-buta) that's directly delivered from farms, so their meat dishes are not only delicious and high-quality, but also sold at convenient prices. If you want to taste their carefully selected and prepared meat dishes, order the [The Katamari! 22 Steak]. Cuts of premium meats like Ishigaki beef spencer rolls and Agu pork are grilled as they are, so the flavor is trapped inside of the meat. Truly an amazing dish!
22GRILL (Nii Nii Grill)
: [Monday, Wednesday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Omoro Park Terrace, 4-6-17, Omoro-machi, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
10. Trunq Nikaigohan Shintoshin Branch
This casual restaurant in the center of Naha is a hot topic right now. Their specialty is USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) certified Angus Beef, which is produced in the US. Here, you can savor premium grilled steaks made with juicy tenderloin, sirloin, and other top rank cuts. Their flagship dish is the [T-bone Steak]. Nobody can resist the deliciousness of this huge 500g steak. There are also several courses (from 2,500 JPY plus tax) with a charcoal-grilled steak of Angus beef sirloin as the main dish. It is particularly recommended for parties at the beginning and end of the year.
Trunq Nikaigohan Shintoshin Branch
: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)Closed
: Sunday *If it's a day before a national holiday, it will be closed the next dayAverage price
: 3,500 JPYAddress
: 2F, Akizakura Bldg., 4-17-10, Omoro-machi, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
11. Ganju Sakaba Wasshoi
This is a Japanese izakaya with a modern interior where you can have Okinawan sake and ji-zake (Japanese local alcohol) like Awamori, along with delicious dishes that use local ingredients. This restaurant's steak is a [Sirloin Steak (1,200 JPY)], characterized by possessing an exceptional balance of fat umami and meat umami. Juices leak out as soon as you cut in with your knife, and the tender texture makes it taste even better. If you're interested in tasting more meat dishes, you could order the [Gyu Buta Tori Gachimai Assortment], consisting of lava plate-grilled beef, pork, and chicken meat. This luxurious dish is a must, because it allows you to taste high-quality fresh meats of different types, such as sirloin, pork jowl (the meat around the neck), and thigh meat from Okinawan waka-dori (young chicken).
Ganju Sakaba Wasshoi
: 5:00 pm - 1:00 amClosed
: SundayAverage price
: 3,000 JPYAddress
: 4-7F, Kyo Bldg., 1-33-3, Matsuyama, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
12. Poco a Poco Chatan Branch
Feel the tropical vibe as you gaze at Araha Beach from this well-positioned Western-style izakaya. In the various spaces of this restaurant - from counter seats facing the beach to ethnic-style furnished private rooms - you can enjoy plenty of fresh seafood and meat dishes. Try the rare-grilled [Kuroge Wagyu Steak (1,180 JPY plus tax)]. They use A4-rank Wagyu from Yamagata Prefecture, and cook it so that the surface is fragrant and crispy, while the inside stays juicy. If you season it with wasabi, you'll get a uniquely fresh taste combo that you'll never forget!
Poco a Poco Chatan Branch
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 11:50 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 12:50 am)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,700 JPYAddress
: 2F, 2-16-7, Chatan, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa MapMore Details
13. En Okinawa
In the central part of Naha, only 3 minutes on foot from Prefectural Office Station, sits this restaurant that serves lots of ingredients made in Okinawa. Their [A4 - A5 Rank Okinawa Wagyu Ichibo Sumibiyaki (from 3,220 JPY plus tax)] is a specialty that steak lovers simply can't miss. This dish allows you to taste premium Wagyu from Okinawa, especially A4 - A5 ranked beef brands like Motobu beef, at reasonable prices. The deliciousness of the charcoal-grilled Wagyu beef is just incomparable! Also, make sure you try the [Agu Bacon no Atsugiri Aburiyaki (1,480 JPY plus tax)], which is a delicacy made of thickly sliced bacon from the native Okinawan black pig called "Agu".
: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drinks L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPYAccess
: 3 minutes walk from Kenchomae Station on Okinawa Urban Monorail LineAddress
: 2F, Estate Kumoji, 3-16-19, Kumoji, Naha, Okinawa
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Near Naha-shi's Shintoshin Park, there is this creative restaurant where you can have several Western and Japanese dishes. Their best meat dishes focus on Okinawan beef and pork, and are carefully prepared by a chef who mastered his techniques at a famous hotel in Okinawa. Steak fans should definitely have their [Local Wagyu Beefsteak (1,480 JPY)] - a simply grilled Wagyu steak that's overflowing with umami. It's tender, and there is a moderate amount of fat, making the meat extremely tasty! Another classic item is the [Local Wagyu Beef Cutlet (1,680 JPY)], where Wagyu is coated in panko (breadcrumbs) and then deep-fried.
: [Monday, Wednesday - Friday] 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 3:00 pm - 2:00 amClosed
: TuesdayAverage price
: 3,500 JPYAddress
: 2F, Boogie Bldg., 4-9-10, Omoro-machi, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map
In Okinawa, an area that has possessed a culture of enjoying meat since long ago, you'll find many more restaurants other than the 15 listed here that serve delicious steak. Using the locals' reviews like signaling antennas to discover amazing tastes that you never saw before can be fun!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.