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When discussing essential Japanese cuisine, shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) and sukiyaki (hot pot stew), with its soy-sauce based soup, cannot be left out! Here are 50 spots around Japan where you can experience these famous dishes.
1. Hyoto (Kyoto / Japanese & Kaiseki cuisine)
Hyoto is renowned for its traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine (Japanese banquet cuisine with alcohol), lovingly prepared with ingredients that reflect Japan's four seasons. The [Dashi Shabu] (3,000 JPY) is the most famous dish here, featuring pork and seasonal vegetables that are enjoyed with a rich dashi. Eating this thinly-sliced pork dipped in the specially-made dashi will feel like an entirely new shabu-shabu experience! The dashi's flavor is deep yet refreshing, further bringing out the delicious flavor of the pork that is filled with umami. The [Dashi Shabu Kaiseki] (from 3,800 JPY) is also a good deal here.
Open: [Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Monday - Thursday, Sunday] lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 7,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,500 JPY
Access: 6 minutes walk from Exit 24 of Karasuma Station on Hankyu Kyoto Line
Address: 1F, Meirin Bldg., 550-1, Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto (Map)
2. Kuroge Wagyu Dining YO-U (Osaka / Yakiniku)
Kuroge Wagyu Dining YO-U, located in the Hyatt Regency Osaka, offers beef that has been carefully chosen for its exceptional flavor. Diners here can eat their fill of unparalleled A4- and A5-ranked Kuroge Wagyu from Kyushu. The specialty here is the [Yaki-shabu], thinly-sliced meat briefly grilled on a hot stone. Once cooked, dip the meat into this restaurant's secret egg yolk sauce and enjoy! The [Deluxe Kuroge Wagyu IKI Course] (8,000 JPY), combines yaki-shabu and a variety of other meat dishes in one set - a highly recommended option!
Kuroge Wagyu Dining YO-U
Open: Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) / 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Closed: Dinner on the first and the third Wednesday (Depends on events we have)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: There is a shuttle bus to the Hyatt Regency from Umeda. Located close to the Nakafuto Station exit.
Address: B1F Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11 Nankokita , Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
3. Niitaka (Osaka / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
A feeling of nostalgia permeates the Umeda Sky Building's Takimi-koji dining area, where shabu-shabu and sukiyaki specialty restaurant Niitaka is located. This spot is popular for the reasonably-priced yet high-quality meat it offers, such as Chamii pork from Kagoshima, as well as specially-selected Kuroge Wagyu. One recommended choice at Niitaka is the [2-Color Nabe Matsu Shabu-shabu and Sukiyaki] (2,800 JPY), a set consisting of 100g of Kuroge Wagyu loin, vegetables, and udon! Diners can enjoy both shabu-shabu and sukiyaki with this great option!
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: In Takami-koji on B1F of Umeda Sky Bldg.
Address: Takimi-koji, B1F, Umeda Sky Bldg., 1-1-90, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Osaka (Map)
4. Black pork Shabu Shabu Ginza Rabu Dai Nagoya Building Branch (Aichi / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
This shabu-shabu specialty restaurant is a popular spot in Ginza, Tokyo, an area filled with intensely competitive restaurants, and has now finally opened a branch in Nagoya! Foodies sing the praises of the [Berkshire Pork Shabu-shabu] here, whose meat is further enhanced by the fresh flavors of dashi laden with the umami of katsuo (skipjack tuna), as well as yuzu kosho (fermented seasoning with citrus fruit and chili). Wrap the diced domestically-grown onions with the meat, before stuffing it in your mouth! And to finish your meal, add springy domestic Japanese soba (buckwheat noodles) to the remaining dashi, now rich with the flavors of shabu-shabu.
Black pork Shabu Shabu Ginza Rabu Dai Nagoya Building Branch
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm（L.O.2:30）/ Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm（L.O.10:00 pm）
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: 1- 5 minutes walk from Nagoya Station on any line
Address: 3F, 3-28-12 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi (Map)
5. Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch (Osaka / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
If the mood for meat strikes you while in Umeda, Osaka, then this is the spot for you! There is a nabe (pot) placed at every counter and table seat here so that everyone, from single diners to groups, can relax and enjoy some shabu-shabu! The [Deluxe Beef Loin Shabu Course] (1,990 JPY) is a particularly good deal, offering 5 - 6 slices of high-quality beef loin along with an aperitif, a selection of vegetables, udon, and even dessert!
Shabutei Nishiumeda Branch
Open: [Weekdays and Saturday] Normal hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (L.O. 4:30 am) / Lunch 11:00 am- (L.O. 3:30 pm) Lunch menu is available. (We also have a dinner menu available)
[Sunday and national holidays] Normal hours: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: A 2-minute walk from Nishi-Umeda station. A 7-minute walk from Osaka or Umeda stations.
Address: 2-1-15 Umeda , Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka (Map)
6. Shinise Shabu-Shabu Senmonten Shabutei Shinsaibashi branch (Osaka / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
This spot is a convenient 2-minute walk from Shinsaibashi Station, and has garnered praise for its delicious shabu-shabu and sesame sauce, made in-house! Great care is given to freshness here, with meat only being sliced once ordered, resulting in noticeably fresh, high-quality flavors. Diners will be more than satisfied with the popular [Mixed Beef and Pork Jumbo Shabu Course] (3,024 JPY), which offers a serving of both superior-quality beef and pork loin for each diner, as well as a selection of vegetables and udon!
Shinise Shabu-Shabu Senmonten Shabutei Shinsaibashi branch
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm / 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: Take Exit 6 from Shinsaibashi Station of the Midosuji subway line, turning right after emerging outside. Turn left at the first corner, and the restaurant will be approximately 50 meters ahead on the left.
Address: 1-4-11 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
7. Kuroge Wagyu Nikusho Ichie Koshitsu Bettei (Osaka / Yakiniku)
At this restaurant, you can taste A4 and A5-ranked Kuroge Wagyu beef that has been personally selected by the owner! Meat lovers should all visit this famous spot at least once. One recommended choice here is the [Specially-Selected Kuroge Wagyu Shabu-shabu] (6,480 JPY). This course, centered around meltingly soft Kuroge Wagyu beef shabu-shabu, is a great deal for diners, as it also comes with an appetizer, seared Kuroge Wagyu sushi, udon, and dessert! Be sure not to miss out on the [Specially-Selected Kuroge Wagyu Sukiyaki] (6,480 JPY) either, featuring top-grade beef ribeye and a warishita bursting with rich savoriness!
Kuroge Wagyu Nikusho Ichie Koshitsu Bettei
Open: [Monday - Friday] 6:00 pm - 6:00 am the following day (Last order: 5:00 am)
[Saturday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 12:00 am (Last order: 11:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: Get of at Kitashinchi Station on the JR Tozai Line, head southeast to Eirakuchodori Street, located near the Miyakojima Taxi.
Address: Taniyasu Rowa Bldg. 1F, 1-9-9 Sonezaki Shinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka (Map)
8. Oniku-Daimyojin Sannomiya (Hyogo / Izakaya)
This izakaya sports sleek, black furnishings, the perfect setting for enjoying high-quality Kobe and Tajima beef. The [Kuroge Wagyu Beef Sukiyaki Tamatebako] (3,800 JPY per person) allows diners to sample the flavors of carefully-selected, superior Kuroge Wagyu beef that is simply bursting with umami. This dish's rich, flavorful warishita will certainly take the flavor of this marbled, melt-in-your-mouth meat to the next level! Furthermore, there are many original culinary creations offered here, such as sushi made with Wagyu beef, so be sure to try these out as well!
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: Only a short walk from Kobe Sannomiya Station west exit on Hankyu Kobe Line. Located on the 5th floor of Rainbow Plaza Building.
Address: 5F, Rainbow Plaza Bldg, 1-9-3 Kitanagasadori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (Map)
9. Ronjin (Shimane / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
The shabu-shabu restaurant Ronjin is located in a prime location with a view of Matsue Castle, a landmark of Shimane. Diners here can experience both Shimane's Kuroge Wagyu and Ronjin's secret recipe sauce with their signature [Ronjin Shabu-shabu] (from 3,600 JPY per person)! The delicious balance between the flavor of the red meat and fat is unbeatable. Cook this thinly-sliced beef briefly in hot water, and then enjoy the superb, continually-expanding flavor of the umami! Ronjin's secret sesame sauce and ponzu that have been passed down for 60 years since they first opened will further bring out the savory qualities of the Wagyu.
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm) / Tea Time 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: 15 minutes by car or bus from [Matsue Station]. 5 minutes walk from [Kenmin Kaikan-mae] Bus Stop. 3 minutes walk from Matsue Castle, along the moat of the castle
Address: 267, Tono-machi, Matsue, Shimane (Map)
10. Shabu-Shabu Dining Hanakoji (Hiroshima / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
Hanakoji is popular for its sukiyaki and shabu-shabu, made using domestically-raised beef ribeye that is carefully selected from around the country. The [Kikyo Course] (3,280 JPY) here allows diners to choose between sukiyaki or shabu-shabu. The rich warishita, made using a secret recipe, further enhances the meat's umami in their sukiyaki. If you want to experience the flavors of the meat itself in a simpler dish, you can't go wrong with the shabu-shabu! This course meal is a great deal, as it includes everything from appetizers to dessert!
Shabu-Shabu Dining Hanakoji
Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: Less than 1 minute walk from Nishi-Hiroshima Station on Hiroshima Electric Railway Main Line, or 1 minute walk from Nishi-Hiroshima Station on JR Line
Address: 1-25-2-2F, Koihon-machi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
11. Porsche Main branch (Hiroshima / Japanese Cuisine)
Porsche is renowned for its [Tonkatsu] (fried pork cutlet), made with carefully-selected Oimo pork from Miyazaki Prefecture and Kurobuta pork from Kagoshima Prefecture. That said, there is a large selection of other meat dishes as well! The popular [Kurobuta Shabu-shabu Course] (3,500 JPY) features a dashi made with rishiri kombu and sodagatsuo (a kind of tuna), which highlights the umami of the Kagoshima pork. Diners are guaranteed to be satisfied with this hearty course, which includes not only appetizers, tonkatsu, fried shrimp, and specially-made fresh soba (buckwheat noodles), but also rice and even dessert!
Porsche Main branch
Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 1,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 13 minutes walk from JR Higashi Onomichi Station
Address: 1351-1, Takasu-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima (Map)
12. Ishiyaki & Wine Iwata (Aichi / Steak, Hamburger Steak, Curry)
This restaurant has been in operation for over 70 years and is directly managed by a meat wholesale business. The wide variety of meat dishes here feature domestically-raised, carefully-selected Kuroge Wagyu, including superb Matsusaka and Hida beef, and many of these offerings have managed to impress the discerning palates of critics. If you are looking to enjoy the delicious flavors of these choice meats truly, try the [Shabu-shabu] (from 5,500 JPY), an item on the advance-order menu. Briefly cook this top-grade meat and experience its actual melt-in-your-mouth quality and flavor for yourself!
Ishiyaki & Wine Iwata
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm) Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: In the Iwata Bldg. which is immediately from exit No.8 of Sakurayama Station on Subway Sakuradori Line
Address: 5-98, Sakurayama-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi (Map)
13. Niku-zushi Teppanyaki Shabu-shabu -ZUISHO- (Fukuoka / Teppanyaki)
Agu pork is a brand of pork produced in Okinawa, and the excellent variety used in this restaurant's popular shabu-shabu is raised on Ishigaki Island, in the prefecture of Okinawa. The secret to the delicious flavors at this restaurant rests with the fact that they use Painu pork. The feed for these Painu pigs, rare even amongst the limited number of Agu pigs, consists of domestically-grown pineapple, and they are raised with great care. Painu pigs, reared amidst the lush greens of Ishigaki, are notable for their umami, sweetness, and tender meat laden with rich fat. Experience this flavor for yourself with the [Painu Pork Shabu-shabu] (2,300 JPY per person)!
Niku-zushi Teppanyaki Shabu-Shabu - ZUISHO-
Open: Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm for food, 11:30 pm for drink)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station on Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line. Near to Lawson (convenience store) Daimyo branch.
Address: 2F, Daimyo Balcony Bldg., 1-12-39, Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Map)
14. Torebi-an (Okinawa / Japanese Cuisine)
Torebi-an is a Japanese restaurant located inside a hotel in Nago, a famous Okinawan resort area. This comfortable spot is popular since it caters not only to hotel guests but also to any tourists. The menu has a large selection of options, but you have to try the [Okinawan Pork Shabu-shabu Set] (1,800 JPY). The Nago-reared pork of this set is famous for its high quality, and the carefully-selected loin used has a refreshing flavor when enjoyed as shabu-shabu. The pork's high-quality flavor is a given, but the portion size is also generous – 150g - 170g for 1 person!
Open: Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:00 am, Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: About 1 hour and 15 minutes by car from Naha Airport
Address: 3-29-12, Miyazato, Nago, Okinawa (Map)
15. Shabu-Shabu Kou Higashimachi Main Branch (Okinawa / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
This shabu-shabu specialty restaurant is in the corner of Naha, Okinawa's liveliest city. Diners here will certainly want to try the [Okinawa Wagyu Suki-shabu] (4,200 JPY). This dish features local Okinawa Wagyu that is cooked and eaten like shabu-shabu, but with sukiyaki dashi. This way the meat is not overcooked, and you can experience the true umami of the Wagyu. The [Agu Pork Shabu-shabu] (4,000 JPY), made using special Agu pork from Okinawa, is another recommended choice!
Shabu-Shabu Kou Higashimachi main branch
Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,300 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from Asahibashi Station on Yui Rail Line, Okinawa Urban Monorail. Find us with a big sign with the Chinese character [紺]
Address: 1F, 19-25, Higashimachi, Naha, Okinawa (Map)
16. Showa Izakaya Hokuzan Shokudo (Okinawa / Izakaya)
The retro, nostalgia-filled atmosphere at this casual izakaya (Japanese pub) is a significant draw for diners, with everything from the background music to the furnishings recalling the Showa era (1926 - 1989). The wide selection of dishes here work equally well as accompaniments for drinks or as standalone meals, but the standout option is the [Nakijin Agu Shabu-shabu] (from 3,000 JPY), made using pork from Okinawa's almost entirely pure Agu pig breed, a very rare item on the market. Eating this highly-valued pork in the form of simple shabu-shabu will allow you to savor the rich umami and sweetness fully!
Showa Izakaya Hokuzan Shokudo
Open: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Average price: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Access: A five-minute walk from Nakijin Joseki Iriguchi bus stop. From the Motobu Loop Road (National Route 505), turn right at Kaneshi Elementary School and then turn left after passing the school.
Address: 3570 Aza Imadomari, Nakijin, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
17. Agu Shabu Shabu Nabe Soba Kaiseki Ryukyu Dining Touka (Okinawa / Japanese Cuisine)
This restaurant uses famous Okinawan Agu pork and Okinawa beef, directly purchased from contracted farmers, in its delicious creations. Their signature dish is the [Agu Pork Tomato Sukiyaki] (3,780 JPY per person, for 2 -3 people). This sukiyaki, featuring rich and savory Agu pork cooked with tomatoes in specially-made warishita, is the restaurant's pride and joy. And for diners in the mood for Kuroge Wagyu, it can be added for 3,726 JPY! Could there be anything more luxurious than enjoying Okinawa's signature Agu pork alongside excellent Kuroge Wagyu?
Agu Shabu Shabu Nabe Soba Kaiseki Ryukyu Dining Touka
Open: Lunch from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00), dinner from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Access: Turn on to highway 58 from the Yaka interchange, and drive for 3 minutes in the direction of Nago.
Address: 6375-1 Aza Onna , Onna-son,Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
18. Location Dining Nagi (Okinawa / Japanese Cuisine)
Location Dining Nagi stands near the sea in Onna, Okinawa, offering diners scenic views along with delicious Japanese cuisine in an open atmosphere. There are a wide variety of dishes here featuring unique Okinawan ingredients, and meat lovers will not want to miss the [Beni Agu Pork Shabu-shabu Course] (2,980 JPY per person). The Beni Agu pork used in this dish is raised in Yomitan, Okinawa, and is notable for its high-quality fat, the basis for the meat's umami, as well as its sweetness. Watch the sunset as you enjoy your shabu-shabu dinner here at Location Dining Nagi!
Location Dining Nagi
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (last order 10:30 pm) Closed at the end of the year from December 25th to January 8th.
Average price: [Dinner] 2,800 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 (Map)
19. Shabutei Yorokobi (Okinawa / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
This shabu-shabu specialty spot, located near the popular American Village resort in Mihama, Chatan, is quite popular among meat enthusiasts. The signature dish, [Agu Pork Shabu-shabu with Spicy Dashi] (from 2,980 JPY), features Okinawa-raised Agu pork and a special house spicy miso soup. Agu pork, notable for the sweetness of its fat, pairs exceptionally well with the spicy soup! Also be sure try the [Agu Pork and Specially-Selected Ishigaki Beef Shabu-shabu] (3,980 JPY), which includes Ishigaki beef, ranked A4 or higher, in addition to Agu pork!
Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:15 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from American Village
Address: 2F, Hunets Bldg., 51-2, Mihama, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
20. Gyuton Gassen Brand Gyu Agu Buta Ittogai Nikuryori Senmonten (Okinawa / Yakiniku)
This restaurant purchases entire pigs and cows from select brands, and then has them cut up at the butcher shop that they directly manage, resulting in a selection of over 100 rare cuts for customers to choose from! The owner has a keen eye for good cuts and particularly recommends the [Ishigaki Misaki Beef or Domestic Beef Sirloin & Beni Agu Shabu-shabu] (from 3,750 JPY). This shabu-shabu's simple preparation allows diners to compare and fully appreciate the flavors of the superb beef and Okinawan Agu pork!
Gyuton Gassen Brand Gyu Agu Buta Ittogai Nikuryori Senmonten
Open: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, Day Before Natinal Holidays, Natinal Holidays] 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm). *will be closed from December 24th to January 7th.
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 10 minutes by car from the Ishikawa Interchange. Proceed toward Nakadomari on Prefectural Route 73 to National Route 58. Proceed west and we will be on your right.
Address: 583-1 Nakadomari, Onna, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
21. Chatan Dunchi (Okinawa / Izakaya)
Chatan Dunchi is located in a phenomenal spot overlooking the beautiful seas of Okinawa. The food here is "original Uchina cuisine" - in other words, traditional Okinawan dishes made with local ingredients and arranged in new, creative ways! The many dishes featuring Omoro Agu pork, a brand created via integrated in-house production, are particularly highly-spoken of. One especially recommended option is the [Agu Pork Shabu-shabu] (2,570 JPY for two people), whose pork, taken from Agu pigs allowed to roam freely through the nature of Okinawa's Yanbaru area, lacks any unpleasant odors and boasts a simple, unadorned flavor!
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm) / Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Access: Take the direction to Chatan Mihama along with National Route 58 from [Kuwae Intersection]. It is on the 3rd floor of Depot Island Seaside Bldg. located in American Village.
Address: 3F, Depot Island Seaside Bldg., 9-21, Mihama, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
22. Shukizen Kazuki (Okinawa / Japanese Cuisine)
Shukizen Kazuki is popular for its various meat dishes, which feature Okinawan-raised Ishigaki beef and Agu pork, as well as Japan's Sandai Wagyu (3 major beef brands) - Matsusaka, Kobe, and Omi. The advertised [Brown Sugar Wataame Sukiyaki] (from 2,800 JPY) is topped with wataame (candy floss) right before being brought to the table. This wataame is made from three kinds of sugar, including brown sugar, and as the nabe heats up, it begins to melt. The sugar combines with the aromatic soy sauce in this famous dish, enhancing the delicious flavors of the Agu pork and Wagyu beef!
Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 5:30 pm -12:00 am
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY
Access: 5 minutes walk from Kencho-mae Station
Address: 1F, Lions Mansion Daibunkaku Matsuyamakan, 1-15-20, Matsuyama, Naha city, Okinawa (Map)
23. Ryukyu Tonya Kuroton (Okinawa / Shabu-shabu & Sukiyaki)
Ryukyu Tonya Kuroton is well-known for using essential Okinawan ingredients in their meat dishes. The [Ryukyu Tonya Kuroton Shabu Kaiseki] (from 3,000 JPY) is the representative dish at this spot. [Yanbaru Island Agu Pork Shabu-shabu], made to draw out the deliciousness of the Agu pork, and [Umibudo Shabu-shabu], an original creation featuring Okinawa's signature umibudo (sea grapes), are the centerpieces of this dish. This luxurious course offers many other local Okinawan specialties as well, all for a great price!
Ryukyu Tonya Kuroton
Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Access: 30 seconds walk, directly connected to Makishi Station on Monorail
Address: 2F, 2-1-1, Asato, Naha city, Okinawa (Map)
So, ready to experience shabu-shabu and sukiyaki at one of these 50 locations that feature local brands of beef and pork in their flavorful creations? Get out there and discover your own favorite spot wherever you visit!