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Steak Restaurant Papoiya

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258 Okawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 980-83-3706
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Showing 15: English reviews
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After looking up TripAdvisor at lunch we decided to eat here a bit hard to find as it's in an old high rise with small signage and the lift to the 8th floor was a little out dated On entering I was not sore if it was decorated to look old or just was it became evident when I sat... More 

Thank DarrenAndrew
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple to have a great last dinner on Ishigaki-island. The view of the ocean was incredible, great choices on menu. I chose the Ishigaki lobster and the rest of my party had steak meals. Everyone was pleased with their meal and the service was attentive on the front end and we were left to eat and enjoy... More 

Thank Kevin L
Paris, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I wanted to go to this restaurant to eat Ishigaki beef as a steak (and not in a yakiniku, since I prefer to let the experimented chefs cook it at its best). I came at around 20:40 but it was already closed (LO is at 20:30). I came back the following day and got the chance to experience the most... More 

Thank DrGuillaume
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Tried the Ishigaki beef sirloin and it was good. The chef brought out the steaks before cooking. My sirloin was extremely marbled compared to the tenderloin my friends ordered. Comparing Ishigaki beef with Kobe, I'd still go for Kobe. Ishigaki beef seems pale compared to Kobe's bright red when raw.

Thank Yu Jin N
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited here after reading reviews on trip advisor. You really need to know it is there otherwise you will not find it. One of the main reasons (probably the only ) for coming is the Ishigaki beef. This is cooked thicker than most BBQ restaurants so you have a better taste. We started with some shrimp... More 

Thank Vinzster
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We booked a table well in advance and we're pleased to arrive early to watch the sunset from the 8th floor, added bonus despite the overcast sky. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly in this throwback environment, we came for beef not the decoration. The menu has sufficient translation and the staff really go out of there way to... More 

Thank BMWitgen
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We wanted Ishigaki beef and we got that and more. The restaurant was in a discreet location on the 8th floor of a grey tower block. Within lays a well-run restaurant with a family-run vibe. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and showed a passion for their food. We ordered the Ishigaki sirloin 200g steak with rice but... More 

Thank customerwhocares
New York City
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855 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is an excellent steakhouse, not to be missed. The location is nondescript, the top floor of an eight story building, the tallest in the main town on Ishigaki. The building is easy to spot it’s on the main strip, but the sign for the restaurant is miniscule. Also, there is no public parking in the vicinity of the place.... More 

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Tokyo, Japan
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2015

There are lots of Ishigaki beef restaurants in Ishigaki, and almost all of them are BBQ style - they serve raw meat and veggie, and you need to cook by yourself. If you are looking for a western style steak of Ishigaki, This is the place to go. Located on the 5th (can't remember) floor of a tiny building, and... More 

Thank PSIshigaki
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249 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were disapointed by this restaurant, which has a great reputation in Ishigaki. The meat is excellent, but it is extremely expensive (we have been to other steak restaurants in Japan and prices were half of what this restaurant charges). The decoration needs urgent changes as it probably hasn't been changed in the last 20 years (at least). When you... More 

Thank Mikeworld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 Okawa, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Ishigaki
  • Phone Number: +81 980-83-3706

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