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“Best Okinawan food experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hitoshi Ishiganto

Hitoshi Ishiganto
197-1 Okawa, Ishigaki 907-0022, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-88-5807
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Ranked #1 of 494 Restaurants in Ishigaki
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Pub
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Best Okinawan food experience”
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 call us once they have an open table. We agreed and just 15mins later, the restaurant called back and told us if we'd be okay for a table at 8pm.

We dined at the branch within walking distance from Euglena Mall (ユーグレナモール). The place was bustling and full of big tables having dinner parties. We were led to the 2nd floor where the smaller tables were located. I believe the restaurant was understaffed at the time I went (during golden week), as they only had 3 staff serving the entire 2nd floor. The menu is pretty extensive, ranging from sashimi (tuna being their specialty) to local Okinawan food to desserts. The food took quite some time to come, but the wait was all worth it. We had just 2 dishes, the soba champuru and rafute (came with fried tofu and soft-boiled egg) which tasted SO amazing! Probably the best Okinawan food I've ever tasted! They also served Ishigaki beer there and it was awesome.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome”
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.

Visited November 2011
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