For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

Publish-date: Feb 19 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

When it comes to Ishigaki beef, meat lovers in Japan know that Okinawa is the best destination to enjoy it. Here is a list of exclusive restaurants, carefully selected from numerous yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) and steak restaurants in Naha and Nago.

1. Yakiniku Hana

1. Yakiniku Hana

Hana is a high-class yakiniku restaurant where you can enjoy Ishigaki beef that's been carefully selected by the head chef, who has 30 years of experience in the business. This restaurant became famous through word-of-mouth. It is said that many celebrities come in disguise just to have a taste of their dishes! They mainly use Ishigaki beef, and they only get grades A4 or A5, so diners will always have high-quality meat. Their [Special Misuji] (underblade) is a definite must-try! It is a rare part that's taken from one-tenth of an Ishigaki cattle's foreleg.

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

Their [Special Thickly-sliced Tan-shio] (salted beef tongue) is available only in a course meal. Beef tongue is considered a rare part, as chefs can only get one cut (sliced into two servings at most) from each cow.

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

The restaurant has a space for a large group of up to 20 people, and they also have private rooms.

Yakiniku Hana

Open: [Weekdays, Saturdays] 5:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00)
Closed: None
Average price: 10,000 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Prefectural Office Station
Address: 1F, Pastel Yaesu, 1-12-5, Matsuyama, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Yakiniku no Ganaha

2. Yakiniku no Ganaha

If you want to have a taste of Okinawa's meat, such as Yanbaru Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef) and Yanbaru pork, then Ganaha is the best place to visit. It's a yakiniku restaurant that uses charcoal fire to grill the meat. The meat is delivered directly from local butchers, so diners get the freshest high-quality meat at low prices. Meat lovers will surely be delighted by their wide array of menu choices, which include Yanbaru Shima-buta (a type of Okinawan pig that's related to the Agu pig) and Motobu beef, which won an award of excellence from the National Marbled Beef Research Association.

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

They serve high-quality, fresh meat at affordable prices. This restaurant is well-loved by the locals of Nago-shi.

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

The restaurant has a grainy wooden interior, bringing diners a relaxing atmosphere. It is also a popular dating place for couples.

Yakiniku no Ganaha

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: 3,000 JPY
*They have dishes like Roasted Yanbaru Wagyu Beef for 2,980 JPY"
Access: 5 minutes north from Nago-shi using Japan National Route 58.
Address: 2F, 1410-1, Miyazato, Nago-shi, Okinawa
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Jack's Steak House

3. Jack's Steak House

Established in 1953 when Okinawa was still under American rule, Jack's Steak House became the heart of Okinawa's steakhouse culture. The restaurant made waves not only throughout the prefecture, but also in other areas of Japan. It showcases the goodness of lean meat, which has become incredibly popular recently. In addition to the flavor that has captured the hearts of Americans, their dishes are also offered in American serving sizes!

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

Their [Hamburg Steak] is made only of minced beef, chopped white onions, and panko (Japanese bread crumbs).

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

The restaurant has booth seats, which are reminiscent of a vintage American diner. Regular customers love its classic interior!

Jack's Steak House

Open: 11:00 am - 1:30 am (L.O. 1:00 am) *Reservations are not accepted. They serve free iced tea until 2:00 pm on weekdays!
Closed: None
*Closed for a day each during Kyu-bon (Okinawa's Obon) and the New Year
Average price: 1,500 JPY
Access: 5-minute walk from Asahibashi Station
Around a 250m drive towards Naha Port via the Asahibashi Intersection on Japan National Route 58. It is located behind Nest Hotel Naha.
Address: 1-7-3, Nishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. Ryukyu Yakiniku Nakama

4. Ryukyu Yakiniku Nakama

Nakama offers Ryukyu-style yakiniku where diners can enjoy Ishigaki beef, Agu pork, and other ingredients produced in Okinawa. This restaurant is the perfect dining destination if you want to enjoy Okinawan ingredients like nicely marbled Agu pork and sweet, flavorful Ishigaki beef to your heart's content. Their [Nakama Course] is highly recommended if you want to enjoy several Ryukyuan ingredients.

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

Their [Nakama Course] features various seafood and locally-grown vegetables, as well as beef and pork.

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

Remodeled from a 40-year-old traditional house, the restaurant features a well-ventilated, posh dining atmosphere.

Ryukyu Yakiniku Nakama

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY
Access: 7-minute drive from the Kyoda Interchange of the Okinawa Highway. Located along Japan National Route 58.
Address: 2247-1, Aza Nakama, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
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5. Steak House Nakama

5. Steak House Nakama

Steak House Nakama offers good quality meat at reasonable prices. If you want to enjoy delicious meat in Okinawa, this steakhouse must be a part of your list! Rather than focusing on the type of meat or place of production, they take great care in providing diners high-quality meat according to their supplier's availability. Diners can choose to order portions ranging from small (150g) to extra large when ordering steak or yakiniku.

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

Their [American Sirloin Steak] features a good balance of lean meat and fat.

For Meat Lovers! Recommended Restaurants Serving Yakiniku and Steak in Nago and Naha

Known for its vibrantly stylish atmosphere, the restaurant has friendly staff who are ready to serve diners with a smile.

Steak House Nakama

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Access: 7-minute drive from the Kyoda Interchange of the Okinawa Highway. Located along Japan National Route 58. Alternatively, it is a 70-minute drive from Naha Airport.
Address: 2247-1, Aza Nakama, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
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6. Shippu Hormone Maejima Branch

6. Shippu Hormone Maejima BranchShippu Hormone specializes in A5-ranked Wagyu beef, and is particularly known for their skirt steak because of its juiciness and soft texture. Given that they specialize in high-quality Wagyu, their dishes are indisputably delicious! Diners can also enjoy yakiniku as a post-drinking meal, as they are open until the early hours. In addition, the restaurant is popular among locals for serving Omi beef from Shiga Prefecture. They also serve aged meat.

Shippu Hormone Maejima Branch

Open: [Monday - Saturday] 6:00 pm - 4:00 am (L.O. 3:30 am)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)
Closed: None *Irregularly closes
Average price: 5,001 JPY - 6,000 JPY
Access: Miebashi Station
Address: 3-7-6, Maejima, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Manmi

7. Manmi

Okinawa is known for their delicious pork. This restaurant serves Yanbaru-shima pork, which comes from a breed of pig raised in Yanbaru, located in the northern part of the island. Their diet consists of crops like turmeric and sweet potatoes, hence its rich umami (Japanese savory taste). If you want to try dishes made of Okinawan pork, this is the place to visit! They serve pork trotter slices with the bones still attached, so you can fully enjoy the meat's umami as you pull it off the bones. This restaurant is always bustling with plenty of customers.

Manmi

Open: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: 4,001 JPY - 4,500 JPY
Address: 251, Isagawa, Nago-shi, Okinawa
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Arakoya

8. Arakoya

Arakoya is known for their charcuterie - from the French words "chair" (meat) and "cuit" (cook) - as well as their grilled lamb ribs that are served with an exquisite strawberry sauce. The sweetness and sourness of the sauce goes perfectly with red wine. Although the restaurant's focus is not yakiniku and steak, it is still a recommended place for meat lovers. They also offer "jibie" (wild game) cuisine!

Arakoya

Open: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
Closed: Sunday, Monday
Address: 1F, 388-10, Asato, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Feb 19 2018 Update-date: Nov 18 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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