Please always double check the opening days and hours as they may change. Some restaurants close unexpectedly, especially during off season.
FEW GOOD RESTAURANTS IN ISHIGAKI
Ishigaki shouten - 石垣商店 -LUNCH- (Saki Eda area)
Saki Eda is the most Western point of Ishigaki, located on the South-West of Kabira area. Ishigaki shouten is a very good Vietnamese restaurant located in Saki Eda. Dishes are prepared with ingredients from Ishigaki: fish green curry, chicken pho soup, hamburgs, spring rolls, ice-cream… From the house it takes about 10 minutes to get there. There is a parking in front of the restaurant and on the field next to it.
Address: 239-68 Sakieda, Ishigaki
11:00 - 16:00
(Normally opens everyday)
Garden Pana - ガーデンパナ -LUNCH & CAFE- (Saki Eda area)
A very healthy and delicate Asian cuisine & drinks made with the herbs of the garden, located itself just in front of the restaurant. Everybody is welcome to have a walk in the garden to have a look on the herbs varieties. Fruits and berries as well as island pepper are grown.
Address: 239-14 Sakieda, Ishigaki
9:00 - 17:00
(Closed on Wed)
(Photos: Okinawa Clip)
Tonkatsu Riki - とんかつ力 -LUNCH- (Yonehara area)
This is a very good tonkatsu restaurant located near Yonehara beach, less than 5 min. by car from the house. Tonkatsu is a pork chop prepared in flour and beaten eggs, then breaded and fried. A miso soup, rice and cabbage are served with the meat.
Address: 642-1 Fukai, Ishigaki
11:30 - 15:00
Closed Sunday & Monday
Sabo Ufuta - 茶房 うふた -LUNCH- (Fukai area)
Located 10 min. by car from the house, this is a very good traditional Yaeyama soba restaurant. The pork meat cooks for hours to get it very soft. 三枚肉 (san mai niku) is a bol of noodles with very thick pieces of pork. 八重山そば (Yaeyama soba) is a bol of noodles with smaller pieces of pork (less fat). They also have ジューシー (ju-shi-), an Okinawan dish made of rice. For the dessert you can try the shaved ice made with Hateruma island black sugar.
Address: 148-471 Fukai Ota, Ishigaki
11:30 - 17:00
Closed on Monday & Tuesday of the month (Closes sometimes also it's better to call before or check the Facebook page)
Adantei - あだん亭 -DINNER- (Down town)
This is a great restaurant to discover and enjoy the real island food. There are plenty of dishes, including sushi, Ishigaki beef sushi, champles, Ishigaki fruits… The food is mainly made with Ishigaki products. We recommend island pepper tempura, fish tempura, papaya chample, soumen chample.
Address: Okawa 430 1F, Ishigaki
Opening hours: 17:00 - 23:00
Closed on Tuesday
Pengin Shokudou - 辺銀食堂（ペンギンショクドウ）-DINNER- (Down town)
Exotic and delicate, simple and beautiful Asian/Chinese cuisine. An excellent restaurant where the dishes are cooked as treasures. Authentic Pekin meals are cooked with Okinawa local products (Okinawa pig, lemon grass, island tofu, guava leaves...). Some of the dishes are spicy, always tasty. Some of the condiments are home made. No microwave, no Teflon pan, healthy and additive-free. Reservation in necessary. Dinner only.
Address: 199-1 Okawa, Ishigaki
Opening hours: Closed at the moment
Please call to confirm
(Picture: Sri Lanka curry)
Great home made food Italian restaurant located in Miyara area (south-east part of Ishigaki) hold by a Japanese couple very involved in making healthy food. Pizzas (margherita, Island vegetables pizza, island fruits dessert pizza with Ishigaki honey...), pasta (tomato sauce, carbonara sauce...), desserts (home made ice cream, chocolate cake...), drinks (herbal tea, coffee, beers...). Outside terrace. It's necessary to go early otherwise you will have to wait. (Photos: Okinawa clip)
Address: 1004-4 Miyara, Ishigaki
Opening hours: 11:00 - 15:30
Closed on Sunday and Monday
The restaurant is located in a very old village of Ishigaki called Shiraho.
A Japanese couple run this Japanese restaurant. The food is delicious and delicate, home made with Ishigaki ingredients. For the lunch you will be able to choose between different main dishes. The price is reasonable for the quality of the food in the plate. Nice cosy terrace outside few meters from the Shiraho seaside.
The restaurant got a prize for the best Okinawan cuisine few years ago. Must reserve.
Address: 13-1 Shiraho, Ishigaki
8:30 - 9:30 (breakfast)
Call to confirm and reserve
Aragaki shokudo - 新垣食堂 -LUNCH- (Ibaruma/Northern area)
Traditional & local food. Restaurant getting more and more famous.
They are using the meat of their own farm and propose few dishes. All are simple but very good: beef soup (with innards), beef curry, beef noodles. Should reserve.
(Photo: Beef soup)
Address: 59 Ibaruma, Ishigaki
Opening hours: 11:30 - 14:00
Closed on Sunday (normally)