We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Okinawan Food in Rural Northern Ishikgaki” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Akaishi Shokudo

Akaishi Shokudo
431 Ibaruma, Ishigaki 907-0332, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-89-2447
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 619 Restaurants in Ishigaki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Waitstaff
washington, dc
Level Contributor
177 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Okinawan Food in Rural Northern Ishikgaki”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Locals on Ishikgaki repeatedly told us to go to the Akaishi Shokudo restaurant in the northern part of the island. As a "shokudo," it served basic Okinwawan-style food including the local specialty "Yaeyama Soba" (similar to the more well-known Okinawa Soba). Also, as expected of a shokudo, the atmosphere was non-existent: stark interior, florescent lights, TV on in the corner. Most of the dishes include pork, so if you're a non-meat-eater, the options are slim (yes, the "Yasai Soba" -- vegetable soba -- does have meat).

That being said, if you're up north to see the Hirakubozaki Lighthouse around midday and you're hungry, there aren't many other options in the area. BTW, there is ample signage in Japanese that points you to the restaurant once you reach Akaishi (or here are the coordinates: 24.539474,124.300158).

Bottom line: One of the few places open for dinner in northern Ishigaki and convenient if you're visiting the northern point of the island. Probably not worth a special trip unless you're a real connoisseur of Yaeyama Soba.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank eventsdc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

266 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More

Travelers who viewed Akaishi Shokudo also viewed

Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
 
Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
 

Been to Akaishi Shokudo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing