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Hitoshi Ishiganto

197-1 Okawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture 907-0022, Japan
+81 980-88-5807
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Ranked #1 of 201 Restaurants in Ishigaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Due to the high volume of customers, I had to miss out on this restaurant on my first-day in ishigaki and make a reservation for the next day's dinner. Note that only an hour and a half is allocated and your last order is taken 15-30mins before your time slot is up. Make sure to try the maguro sashimi and... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Like a lot of other people are writing, you need to eat the sushi with tuna, and for sure take the set since the price is very good. In general all the things we tried was very good quality and very tasty. they do have a english menu which is helpful.

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Okinawa, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

While this restaurant is a bit hard to find, it is worth it! We made a reservation the same day. We needed to eat early because we have a baby who needs to be in bed at a decent time. This place opens at 5pm. It is a true izakaya, you order many small dishes. As others have said, there... More

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Köln, Deutschland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a small restaurant with lots of fine foods especially tuna. English menue is available. Reservation is absolutely needed - and has to be done a few days before your visit. Price: tuna sushi set (4 sushi and 6 maki) 980 yen. Sashimi mix for one person 900 yen, for two 1500 yen. You can get warm dishes as... More

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Okinawa, Japan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Have been to restaurants/Sushi places from allover to Japan.... ranks right up there. Opens at 17:00...and there WILL be a line! We got lucky and were walk-ins. ordered a little bit of everything and were very happy. other raters said "better tune than Tsukiji in Tokyo"... I wouldn't go THAT far... but, pretty damned good! Also, not NEARLY as pricey... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I can honestly say that I just had the single best thing I've ever eaten in my entire life--the 大とろ at Hitoshi. The maguro here is better than at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo. I actually cried while eating it. I cannot more highly recommend this place. It's shockingly cheap given the quality and popularity. Do not skip this place and... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I first tried to get in the restaurant on Saturday evening. I first call them but they did not speak any English. After that I have visited them since my hotel was nearby and tried to get in. They offered me to wait perhaps 2 hours.. I was too hungry that time to wait so I agree to come back... More

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Brussels,
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Hitoshi has 2 shops; Ishiganto at Ishigaki Okawa 197, and the main shop (Honten) at Shinei 15-8. The shops are a bit noisy as they are Izakaya after all, but the food is simply delicious. the umibudo-salad with poached egg was nothing short of spectacular, and you must be a fool not to order the maguro (tuna) sushi set as... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

My friend and I got to know about this restaurant from a cab driver. The driver recommended it to us saying that it is the best Okinawan izakaya in Ishigaki, and that it is really popular. We were advised to make reservations. We tried to reserve a table 7pm, but the restaurant staff said they're fully booked but they will... More

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Montana Rose
Top Contributor
497 reviews 497 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Best meal we had during our 4 days in the Yaeyama Islands. This place specializes in tuna - and it was the best tuna I've had. Their peanut tofu is out of this world delicious. Wonderful helpful staff. Very Busy place, book in advance.

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