5 Recommended Restaurants to Visit During Your Trip to Okinawa

Update-date: Jul 09 2024
Author: SAVOR JAPAN
5 Recommended Restaurants to Visit During Your Trip to Okinawa

Okinawa Prefecture, consisting of islands such as the main island of Okinawa and the Sakishima Islands, is a premier tourist destination visited by many people from both Japan and abroad. It has a unique culture and offers foods that can only be found in Okinawa. Here, we introduce restaurants you should definitely visit when you come to Okinawa. Enjoy dishes that give you a taste of Okinawa's distinctiveness.

STEAK HOUSE NAKAMA

American-style steakhouse to enjoy in Okinawa

American-style steakhouse to enjoy in Okinawa
STEAK HOUSE NAKAMA, located in Onna Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa. This American-style steakhouse offers a 1-pound steak. Enjoy the authentic taste of meat with the 'American Sirloin 1 Pound (approximately 450g)'. The value set 'Wagyu Combo', which includes salad, rice, and a drink, allows you to savor Wagyu sirloin and Agu pork roast.
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The restaurant is located along National Route 58. Inside, there are many colorful Ryukyu glass lights, creating a dazzling atmosphere at night. At the counter seats surrounding the teppan, guests can enjoy the live experience of watching steaks being grilled right in front of them. The menu also features ingredients from Okinawa, such as Ishigaki beef, Orion beer, and Okinawan craft beers, allowing guests to fully enjoy the flavors of Okinawa.

Steak House Nakama

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays] 17:00-24:00 (last order 23:00)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: Exit Okinawa Highway at the Kyoda Interchange. 7 minutes by car from Kyoda Interchange along National Route 58, and 70 minutes by car from Naha Airport.
Address: 2247-1 Aza Nakama , Onnason, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
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Izakaya Marusa Honten (Izakaya Marusa Main Restaurant)

Enjoy fresh local fish and regional cuisine at reasonable prices

Enjoy fresh local fish and regional cuisine at a reasonable price
Marusa Main Branch, an izakaya located just a 5-minute drive from the Ishigaki Island Remote Island Terminal, is a restaurant directly operated by a sashimi shop. Guests can savor fish selected by the owner's discerning eye, either as sashimi or simmered fish. The recommended dish is the 'Assorted Sashimi Platter (6 kinds).' You can enjoy the freshest local fish sourced on the same day. Okinawan local dishes such as sea grapes, island tofu, and various 'chanpuru' can also be enjoyed at reasonable prices.
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The interior of the restaurant, filled with the warmth of wood, is enveloped in an Okinawan atmosphere. With a homely ambiance and close interaction with the staff, guests can ask the local staff for recommendations on Ishigaki Island's best spots. Enjoy the Okinawan vibe while relaxing with a glass of island sake Awamori or Ishigaki Island's local beer.

Izakaya Marusa Main branch

Open: 6:00 pm - 0:00 am
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 150 meters from Art Hotel Ishigaki
Address: 503-1 Ishigaki, Ishigaki city, Okinawa
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Sage of the Forest

Enjoy the blessings of Yaeyama's nature with healthy original dishes

Enjoy the blessings of Yaeyama's nature with healthy original dishes
Mori no Kenja is an izakaya located a 5-minute drive from the Ishigaki Island Remote Island Terminal. Guests can enjoy creative dishes made with ingredients and seasonings from the Yaeyama region, where Ishigaki Island is located. The menu features delicious and healthy dishes such as 'Seasonal Vegetables and Sponge Gourd Ratatouille with Baguette,' which is a ratatouille arranged with sponge gourd (nabla), and 'Island Leafy Greens Ohitashi,' which includes handama and island greens.
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The interior of the restaurant has a natural taste, creating an atmosphere that evokes the nature of Yaeyama. There are semi-circular counter seats and table seats, which can be used according to the number of people and the scene. By connecting the tables, up to 12 people can be seated, making it possible for group use. They also sell original fermented seasonings, which are recommended as souvenirs from Ishigaki Island.

Mori no Kenja

Open: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes by car from Ishigaki Terminal
Address: 49-2, Arakawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa
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Soba and Sake Restaurant Wano-mi

Authentic Handcrafted Soba and Fresh Nagasaki Seafood at a Secret Hideaway

Authentic Handcrafted Soba and Fresh Nagasaki Seafood at a Secret Hideaway
Located in Urasoe City, Okinawa, Soba and Sake Restaurant Wa-no-Mi offers authentic Japanese soba, which is rare in Okinawa. The restaurant's handmade soba, prepared daily, is known for its smooth texture. Guests can also enjoy dishes made with fresh fish directly shipped from the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, as well as a variety of side dishes like thick fried island tofu.
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The restaurant is tucked away in a residential area, giving it the feel of a secret hideaway. The interior, which has been renovated from a foreign residence, exudes a calm and homey atmosphere. With a children's menu and a kids' space available, even those with small children can visit with peace of mind. While Japanese sake that pairs well with soba is available, if you want to experience a taste of Okinawa, there are also Okinawan drinks such as Orion Beer and Awamori.

wa no mi

Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: Near National Highway Route 58.
Address: 330-5, Minatogawa, Urasoe, Okinawa
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Location Dining Nagi

Enjoy Okinawan cuisine while admiring the scenery of the blue sea and sugarcane fields

Enjoy Okinawan cuisine while admiring the blue sea and sugarcane fields
Located in Onna Village, Kunigami District, Okinawa, Location Dining Nagi is a restaurant where guests can enjoy Okinawan cuisine and creative dishes while taking in the scenery of Okinawa's west coast. In addition to a variety of à la carte options such as sea grapes, jimami tofu, and rafute, guests can also indulge in a wide range of course meals, including the 'Black Wagyu Sirloin Steak Course' featuring Yanbaru Motobu beef and the 'Beni Buta Agu Shabu-Shabu Course.'
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The restaurant is located near Maeda Cape, a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. It boasts an excellent location with the blue sea and sugarcane fields stretching out before you. Guests can enjoy a luxurious time savoring food and drinks while watching the sunset over the ocean. The taste of Orion Beer, sipped leisurely from Ryukyu glass or Okinawan Yachimun glass, is exceptional.

Location Dining Nagi

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY
Access: 15 minutes by car from the Okinawa Expressway Ishikawa Interchange, near Cape Maeda (Maeda Misaki)
Address: 2F, 501-3 Yamada, Onna, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
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This article was written by AI Translation.
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.

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Update-date: Jul 09 2024
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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