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.

“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
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 619 Restaurants in Ishigaki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best Okinawan food experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
    • 4 of 5 stars
    • 5 of 5 stars
1 Thank roomoomoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

306 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Montana Rose
Level Contributor
689 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
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
Thank MTRose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hitoshi Ishiganto also viewed

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

Been to Hitoshi Ishiganto? 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