16 Must-Try Spots to Enjoy a Hearty Steak in Naha

Publish-date: Mar 12 2019 Update-date: May 31 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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16 Must-Try Spots to Enjoy a Hearty Steak in Naha

Naha City, located in the middle of Okinawa, offers much for tourists, such as Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site; Yogi Park, where cherry blossoms bloom in winter; and the historical Naminoue Shrine, which can be seen perched atop a rock when looking out to sea. There is also lots of shopping to be done here on Kokusai Street, T Galleria Okinawa, and Tsuboya Yachimun Street. With that said, here are 16 places to savor a hearty steak in this exciting city!

1. STEAK HIKARU

1. STEAK HIKARU
If you want to get an authentic steak in Naha, go to STEAK HIKARU, where the steaks are made with carefully-selected Australian Wagyu beef. "Wagyu" are breeds of cattle in foreign countries that have been bred with Japanese breeds. Be sure to try the [Lean Beef] here, which is a hefty steak full of umami (Japanese savory taste). The [Premium A] is made with chuck short rib that's replete with luxurious marbling, while the phenomenal [Premium B] is made using exclusively rare cuts. You will love relaxing here surrounded by the warm, wooden interior while you savor your steak!

STEAK HIKARU

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Regular time 11:00 am - 6:00 am (L.O. 5:30 am)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY
Access: 1 minute walk from the Matsuyama Intersection/ 389 meters away from Miebashi Station
Address: 1F, Marumitsu Bldg., 2-8-7, Matsuyama, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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2. NAPOLI BAL

2. NAPOLI BAL
If you want to savor a steak amidst an air of luxury, then why not head to NAPOLI BAL? Chandeliers and even a projector adorn the interior at this spot! The partitions enable guests to enjoy their meal at their own pace, without worrying about the surrounding tables. The [Lean Steak] is prepared using secret techniques, including having its sinews removed, resulting in a wonderfully soft steak notable for its excellent texture. This dish is offered year-round, so you can try it no matter when you visit! It pairs perfectly with wine as well, so wine lovers are also sure to enjoy dining at NAPOLI BAL!

NAPOLI BAL

Open: [Monday-Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (Food L.O. 0:00 am, Drink L.O. 0:30 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (Food L.O. 1:00 am, Drink L.O. 1:30 am)
Closed:
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY
Access: From Kumoji Intersection on The National Route No.58, go straight for 30 meters towards the direction of Naha Commercial High School, then on the right side
Address: 1F, City Matsuyama Bldg., 1-8-19 Matsuyama, Naha, Okinawa (Map)
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3. King Eilly

3. King Eilly
Diners looking to savor a steak in a chic, subdued restaurant should definitely try King Eilly. The [Aged Pineapple Pork Steak], made using a brand of Okinawan pork raised on pineapples, truly allows the flavors of the ingredients to shine. The pineapple’s acidity helps create a soft texture and gives the fat additional sweetness, as well as boosting its umami! This pork steak is truly delicious, and you can also choose from over 150 varieties of drinks to go along with your meal!

King Eilly

Open: [Monday-Thursday] 5:30 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. Food 11:45 pm, Drinks 12:30 am)
[Friday-Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: Turn onto Ichigin Street around the middle of Kokusai Street, and it's on the right-hand side (near Matsuo Intersection)
Address: 1-1-4, Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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4. Nikukyu Kumoji Branch

4. Nikukyu Kumoji Branch
Head to Nikukyu to experience fresh, local meat dishes along with sake (Japanese alcohol) from a selection that includes many premium brands from around Japan. The [Okinawa Rare Beef Cutlet] is a recommended choice here that is sure to get you hooked on its delicious flavors, and the fresh [3-Variety Chicken Sashimi] is another popular choice as well. There's also the fabulous [Marbled Horse Meat and Raw Uni Sushi], created using select horse meat and uni (sea urchin). This restaurant offers both counter and private room seating, allowing it to accommodate all kinds of events.

Nikukyu Kumoji Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:30 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Kencho-mae Station
Address: 1F, No. 1 Kumoji Bldg., 3-12-1, Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)

5. Jack's Steak House

5. Jack's Steak House
Jack's Steak House is a long-established spot that opened in 1953. Their [Hamburg Steak], a dish that faithfully preserves the flavors of the meat used in its creation, comes highly recommended. One should also not forget about the [New York Steak] either, which is a piece of meat boasting delicious fat and juicy umami - simply irresistible! The [Tenderloin Steak] is another phenomenal choice that is made using carefully-selected lean beef. Locals and tourists alike love these delicious and reasonably-priced steaks! There is a light installed outside the restaurant that indicates how crowded it is, so check if it's green, yellow, or red before heading inside.

Jack's Steak House

Open: 11:00 am - 1:30 am (L.O. 1:00 am) *No reservations accepted. Ice tea served free of charge until 2:00 pm on weekdays!
Closed: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Closed one day for Obon in August and for New Year's Day.
Average price: 1,500 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Asahibashi Station. Head towards Naha Port from Asahibashi Intersection on Route 58 (approx. 250m). Located behind nest Hotel Naha.
Address: Nishi 1-7-3, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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6. Heki Kokusai Dori Matsuo Branch

6. Heki Kokusai Dori Matsuo Branch
Okinawa's fresh, local ingredients are presented as teppanyaki (grilled on an iron griddle) dishes here. The homey atmosphere here is welcoming, and dedicated staff members will serve you with great hospitality. The [Deluxe Kuroge Wagyu Sirloin Steak] is highly recommended and is a great way to sample phenomenal Okinawan Wagyu beef. You will also love the spicy sauce that comes with it, a perfect match for the meat. This option is served in two rounds to ensure that you are enjoying your meat while it is still nice and hot. There are also many options that pair exceptionally well with drinks, such as the [Squid and Kimchi Dressing] and the [Tofuyo].

Heki Kokusai Dori Matsuo Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 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: None
Average price: 2,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Kencho-mae Station
Address: 1-2-9, Matsuo, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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7. HASU Okinawa Branch

7. HASU Okinawa Branch
When eating French or teppanyaki cuisine, visiting HASU is a must. Celebrities have even been known to sneak into this hidden-away spot to enjoy a meal! A refined atmosphere and expert chefs await you here. Watching your food being skillfully prepared feels like a real performance - one that you can enjoy with all five senses! Be sure to try the [A5 Ishigaki Beef Steak], made with excellent ingredients and served as teppanyaki. The [Okonomiyaki] here is also recommended; it's a wonderfully fluffy Japanese savory pancake that features crisp lotus root folded into the dough.

HASU Okinawa Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY
Access: 366m from Miebashi Station
Address: 1F, Matsuyama Okisho Mansion, 2-10-13, Matsuyama, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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8. Natural Table T-Chi2

8. Natural Table T-Chi2
Natural Table T-Chi2 is a steak restaurant by day and an izakaya (Japanese pub) by night. This spot calls to mind a southern resort, and both the food and drinks keep coming here! One floor is cutely decorated, while the other suits a more mature taste. Popular dishes here include the [Diced Garlic Steak], [Carbonara Pasta], and [Yanbaru Chicken Liver Paste and Truffle Oil]. There are many, many drink options to choose from as well - some 268 varieties in total - so why not stop by this fun, lively place and enjoy a meal?

Natural Table T-Chi2

Open: [Weekdays, Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O.)
[Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
Closed: Only open for lunch on Tuesday. Closed 1st and 5th Tuesday of the month (except for March and September).
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Head towards the Prefectural Office along Kokusai Street from Makishi Station. Turn right at Tenbusu Naha-mae Intersection, and it will be a few dozen meters ahead on the right.
Address: 2-4-5, Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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9. George Restaurant

9. George Restaurant
The flavors here have been beloved by many ever since the restaurant opened over 50 years ago when Okinawa was under the control of the United States and had strict rules for cleanliness and hygiene. This restaurant was awarded for the flavors of its food, and these flavors have been faithfully preserved and have gained many fans in the process. The [Mexican Dinner] is recommended to enjoy this tradition-laden dish while surrounded by the Mexican and South American decorations adorning the restaurant!

George Restaurant

Open: 11:00 am -1:00 am *Closes at 12:00 am on Sunday.
Closed: Monday
Access: Head towards Kume Street from Izumizaki Intersection on Route 58. Turn left at the police box, and then right at the second street.
Address: 2-1-9, Tsuji, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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10. Kamisho Izumizaki Branch

10. Kamisho Izumizaki Branch
This spot has a warm, wooden interior and phenomenal steaks! Counter, table, and low cushion seating options make this restaurant able to accommodate a variety of situations. The recommended choice here is the [Ie Beef Steak]. This unparalleled meat is cooked thoroughly on the outside while keeping the inside rare, resulting in an unbeatable flavor and delicious umami! There are options besides steak as well, such as the [5-Variety Sashimi Sampler] that changes with the seasons, as well as the [Deluxe 12-Piece Sushi], featuring the recommended seafood of the day.

Kamisho Izumizaki Branch

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY
Access: Near Kokusai Street, behind the Prefectural Office.
Address: 1F, Royal Heights Izumizaki, 2-3-8, Izumizaki, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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11. Delicatessen Nuchibuta

11. Delicatessen Nuchibuta
Delicatessen Nuchibuta is directly managed by a farm and uses its own "Nuchibuta" pork brand. These pigs are raised in Kunigami, the northernmost part of Okinawa, and are allowed to roam the mountains freely. Their diet is carefully controlled, though, and they are raised for 3 times longer than normal pigs. This results in Nuchibuta's characteristic texture, as well as its minimal amount of fat and strong meaty flavor. The [Loin Steak] made using this pork is only served in limited quantities here. This dish is filled with umami and has a wonderful texture. Be sure not to miss out on this painstakingly-raised pork!

Delicatessen Nuchibuta

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) *Private events may be allowed to extend beyond normal business hours.
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY/ [Lunch] 850 JPY
Access: 3-minute walk from Kencho-mae Station. Head towards Miebashi from the intersection, and go 5 blocks to the east while keeping Okinawa Bank on your right.
Address: 3-16-19, Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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12. Yappari Steak

If you want a truly unbeatable steak, you have to visit Yappari Steak. Everything is done by hand here, including the careful prep work. The meat here is cooked on a piping hot lava rock plate, creating juicy, soft steaks. Diners can also customize their steaks and have them cooked just the way they like. Ribeye, tenderloin, sirloin, lean cuts - all this plus a side menu awaits you! Other highly popular options here include the [Cartilage Soki Soba] and [Giant Steak-don].

Yappari Steak

Open: 11:00 am - 5:00 am
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 1,001 JPY - 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Cocktail Plaza Bldg., 1-34-3, Matsuyama, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)

13. Steak House 88 Jr. Matsuyama Branch

This subdued spot is perfect for dining out with family, colleagues, or friends, and offers steaks that are truly a cut above the rest, as well as a delicious wine selection. The courses are especially attractive and include dishes like steak, as well as all-you-can-drink. These courses also have a vivid appearance that you will love savoring along with stylish surroundings. You are guaranteed to be completely satisfied here no matter what you order!

Steak House 88 Jr. Matsuyama Branch

Open: [Monday - Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Monday - Thursday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 6:30 am (L.O. 5:30 am)
[Friday, Saturday] Dinner 6:00 pm - 7:00 am (L.O. 6:00 am)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 1,001 - 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, Okisho Mansion Matsuyama, 2-10-13, Matsuyama, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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14. Jumbo Steak Han's Main Branch

If you want hearty, reasonably-priced steak in a casual dining atmosphere, then this is the spot for you! This simple, modern space offers not only steaks and hamburger steaks, but also pizza and lobster dishes as well. There is a wide selection of steaks to choose from here, but the recommended option is the [T-Bone Steak] (450g per pound). Sharing this large steak with friends is a good idea. And if you would prefer a hamburger steak, then the [Handmade Hamburger Steak] is just the thing for you! The menu here offers nothing but satisfying portions, flavors, and prices, guaranteeing an amazing meal.

Jumbo Steak Han's Main Branch

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O.), Dinner 3:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Address: 3-27-10, Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

15. Sam's Anchor Inn Kokusai Street Branch

This spot is popular with locals and tourists alike! You can watch your food being prepared right in front of you here, and the chef's dazzling performance is sure to engage all of your senses. Why not try one of the luxurious course options at this lively, bustling restaurant? In addition to the [Full Course Seafood Dinner], there is also a [Child Dinner] available for younger guests. That being said, you really should try the [Full Course Steak Dinner]. Eat to your heart's content savoring the flavors of this top-quality meat!

Sam's Anchor Inn Kokusai Street Branch

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,001 JPY - 3,500 JPY
Address: 3-3-18, Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

16. Jumbo Steak Han's Matsuyama Branch

If you would like to enjoy a steak in a bright, pleasant atmosphere, then Jumbo Steak Han's is the place for you! The retro interior here is largely made of wood and is perfect for a relaxing meal. In addition to their signature pound steak and hamburger steaks, this spot also has Agu pork steaks and lobster! What's more, the [Seafood Set] is a great way to experience shrimp along with the meat. Don't forget to savor one of the many carefully-selected wines here along with your excellent meal!

Jumbo Steak Han's Matsuyama Branch

Open: [Monday - Thursday] 11:30 am - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 11:30 am - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday] 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,501 - 4,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Lions Mansion Daibunkaku, 1-15-20, Matsuyama, Naha-shi, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Mar 12 2019 Update-date: May 31 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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