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973-3 Yamakawa, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 905-0205, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 980-48-4351
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Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is probably like a 2 min drive from the aquarium. I had the pork belly curry rice and a glass of awamori and i like it. Although curry can hardly go wrong but i pretty much believe the place can hardly go wrong too!

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Thank rm_uyi
Singapore, Singapore
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Chanced upon this place when visiting the Aquarium. The food here looks so much better than those at the Park. Tried the local Okinawa soba - had better elsewhere but must say it was quite good. The chicken was also good.

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Thank kschak
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Hit three home runs here! My first Okinawa Soba was great! This was the three meat style with a delicious pork and very light broth! You'd almost think it was udon or ramen, judging by the broth and noodles. I've never had Okinawa Soba so I found that it just is like this. I also added the onsen tamago for... More 

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Thank Scott C
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

It is very near our hotel so it was convenient to get dinner there. The staff is prompt and friendly. The price ranges from 1000 Yen up. We had the chicken set which was delicious- chicken teriyaki, dessert, rice, soup and a tartar souce. You can pay also with credit card, but have some cash with you, we had a... More 

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Thank Kristina P
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

If u are near the aquarium this is a great option. Deceptively simple, everything we ordered was made with fresh ingredient and with heart. The beef tendon soba in soup is amongst the best I've taste all over Asia--fresh, tender, and not overly flavourful. They also have a nice terrace for drinks.

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Thank gilberth427
Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

I thought that the food was reasonably-priced for homefare food. I ordered a hamburger set that was cooked to perfection and locally-caught and grilled lobster that was fragrant and tender.

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Thank Zachary_KMH
Spring Hill, Florida
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We were in need of some good food after swiming Emerald beach. This place had taco rice which is what we were after. Good clean food, very fresh, and reasonable prices. The view alone is worth stopping. 2 people was 1,900 yen. Presumably they have an english speaking staff and menu but we did not take advantage of this.

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Thank presidentnotsure
Hong Kong
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1,410 reviews
791 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 632 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

Where can you eat looking at a World Heritage site right after awing whale sharks at the world's third largest aquarium? Here. Delightful, simple meals at a fraction of the price of the ripoff food at the aquarium. See pics, enjoy.

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London
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

Delicious food, great balcony for outside dining & a very warm welcome. Eat here rather than the aquarium buffet - it's much nicer!

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Thank Moneypenny28
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Let's be honest there aren't that many places to go "eat out" around there. But even if there were this one is worth the visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 973-3 Yamakawa, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-cho 905-0205, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Kunigami-gun  >  Motobu-cho
  • Phone Number: +81 980-48-4351

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