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Hitoshi Ishiganto

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197-1 Okawa, Ishigaki 907-0022, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 980-88-5807
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad that I made reservation or else they just do not allow walk-in at all. The tuna sushi set was superb in quality, very fresh toro. The ishigaki beef sushi also was so good. We tried the fried squid rice it also didn't disappoint us. I am sure I will visit this place whenever when I come to Ishigaki again!

Thank H3069WHmikel
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Due to many positive views at Tripadvisor, my friend and I decided to try this restaurant. A few days before we arrived Ishigaki, we booked a table at the main shop with the assistance of the hotel staff. The hotel staff told us the restaurant had 2 shops and recommended us the main shop since the other branch was fully... More 

Sapporo, Japan
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

友達の紹介で行きました。=English is following= シーズンオフの2月というのに、お店は予約必須で、6時ですでに満席。マグロがおいしいのはいわずもがな。驚くべきは、ほかのメニューも豊富ですべておいしく、量が多くて、本当に注文に迷います。観光客用の店ではなく、主に地元の人に愛されているお店だと感じました。メニューがおいしすぎて、豊富すぎるので、2日間分予約をすればよかったと後悔しました。 We visited at this restaurant in February which is supposed to be low season there, but there were so many local people and couldn't get in without any reservation. We booked a moth before. An extremely high quality and delicious with very reasonable prices. They had not only fresh seafood but beef, vegetables and more.

Thank imuyu
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the must go restaurants in Ishigaki (the other one being Paikaji on the same road). The sushi is delicious and very cheap. 800Y for eight extremely thick pieces of maguro tuna sashimi! You need to book well in advance so just pop by on your first day in Ishigaki to see when they will have a... More 

Thank kitsune87
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation days in advance as this place is very popular. Upon arrival by car there was a line at 5pm waiting to go in. There is a dirt parking lot a hundred meters away, very convenient. The tuna really is melt in your mouth. Impressive! Their English menu is limited, yet we found plenty to enjoy. The... More 

Thank BMWitgen
Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Went on Saturday but was rejected as it was just packed.booked for Monday and finally was welcome by a friendly staff.... Tried the maguro sushi and was not disappointed. The ishigaki beef thing was really unique with fat and tenderness!! Then the tofu chanpuru was so good with orion draft beer. Friendly staff and place was packed at 6:30 on... More 

Thank bkkjim1014
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193 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This might well be the best rated restaurant on Ishigaki, but if it were in Tokyo it would be about 6,000th. My pacific blue fin tuna sashimi was not eh best quality. The fatty tuna sushi was not fresh, neither was the Ishigaki-gyu steak. So I was quite disappointed. And they allow smoking in the restaurant. Oh, also note that... More 

Thank Mark M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This place is great. Lots of choices and diversity on the menu and everything was easy to share and delicious. For what we ate, we thought the prices were totally reasonable. Highly recommended!

Thank AGraduate
San Jose, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

This is apparently the best izakaya place in the city. Food was amazing. The tuna sushi melts in your mouth. Beef is about the same. Reservations should be made a week in advance as its always full. Service is great.

Thank Asia N
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great izakaya with friendly services, fun atmosphere, and fantastic food. We recommend the excellent sushi, as well as all the Ishigaki specialities (sea grapes, bitter mellon, fried fish, etc.) Everything was great here! Don't miss it!!!

Thank Brian K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197-1 Okawa, Ishigaki 907-0022, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Ishigaki
  • Phone Number: +81 980-88-5807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?