Please always double check the opening days and hours as they may change. Some restaurants close unexpectedly, especially during off season.
RESTAURANTS/ CAFES/BAKERY/ GROCERY STORE/SUNDAY MARKET
Yaeyama Kato Soba – 八重山嘉とそば -LUNCH-
It’s only 2 minutes walking from the house. The speciality of the restaurant is Okinawa shrimp noodles.The soup and the noodles’ style is different from the other soba restaurants of the island. It tastes more like râmen.
Address: 1216-602 Kabira, Ishigaki
Opening hours: 11:30 - 15:00
Closed on Wednesday
Can be closed during off season
Cafe Sunkiss - カフェ サンキス -LUNCH-
It’s a restaurant-cafe on the way to Kabira. From the house drive 2 minutes or walk 10 minutes. It will be on your right side. They have curry (chicken, island vegetables), taco rice (beef, rice, vegetables). Waffle parfaits in dessert. Cold and hot drinks.
Address: Kabira 1216-355, Ishigaki
11:00 - 16:00
Closed on Tuesday and Saturday
(Food pictures: Cafe Sunkiss)
Poza Obasan no Shokutaku (Po) - ポーザーおばさんの食卓 -LUNCH-
Few minutes driving in direction of Kabira, the restaurant is on your left side.
Behind the restaurant, there is a farm. They use their own meat to make the hamburgs.
They also propose Japanese style curry, or yaeyama noodles.
From the hills, the view on Yamabare is nice. The service is fast.
Address: 1216-154 Kabira, Ishigaki
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00
Carib cafe - カリブ カフェ -LUNCH- (DINNER POSSIBLE WITH A RESERVATION)
This restaurant has different kinds of food: hamburgs, roasted chicken, fish cooked in an occidental cuisine style. The hamburgs are big. From the restaurant, nice view on Yamabare. It's possible to have dinner there but you have to reserve in advance. The owner speaks English.
Address: 1216-113 Kabira, Ishigaki
Opening hours: 11:00 - 20:00
Closed on Tuesday
Cafe Stella - カフェ・ステラ -LUNCH & CAFE-
Located in the next door neighbourhood (Yoshihara area), count 3 minutes by car to reach this place. They have takoyaki (octopus balls), beef bowl, omelets, pasta... and are pretty much open to foreigners and willing to adapt the food. They can propose something for dinner if you call/reserve in advance.
Also: snacks, shave ice, tea, coffee, can juice, beers etc...
Address: 1215-11 Kabira, Ishigaki
Lunch:11:30 - 15:00 (everyday)
Dinner: From 18:00 (Friday, Saturday)
Tomi-no-pan - トミーのパン -BAKERY-
Tomi no pan is a bakery very close from the house. In the opposite direction of Kabira (turn left when you get on the road 79), it’s about 2 minutes driving or 10 minutes walking from the house. You will see the shop signboard on your left side after crossing the bridge. They propose Japanese style bread as red beans bread, Okinawa sweet potato bread, curry bread, cheese bread or bacon bread. They also have baguettes and plain breads. You should go in the morning and not too late to have more choice.
Opening hours: 9:00 - 15:00
Closed on Tue, Wed, Fri.
Closed at the end of the year
Karimata store - 狩俣ストア -SMALL GROCERY STORE-
Drive about 3 minutes in direction of Kabira, you will see the shop on your right side. You will be able to buy 100 yens vegetables and fruits. In winter time vegetables are rare. Inside the shop: ice creams, easy food, snacks, bread, drinks are available. Yoshiko-san makes some noodles and lunch box as well.
Address: 1215-7 Kabira, Ishigaki
Opening hours: 14:00 - 20:00
Yoshihara Community Center - 吉原公民館日曜市場 -YOSHIHARA SUNDAY MARKET-
The Community Center is also very close to Karimata store. Just before Karimata, turn right and drive down on 50 meters. You are arrived. According to the seasons, you will be able to buy vegetables, fruits and fish sometimes. Be aware this is a very small local market.
Address: 1193 Kabira, Ishigaki
Market opening hours: every Sunday from 10:00