Restaurants

Top Choice Izakaya in Ishigaki-jima

Paikaji

This Ishigaki City favourite serves all the Okinawan and Yaeyama standards. The boisterous atmosphere and kitchen get top marks, although smokers detract from the experience. Try the ikasumi chahan (squid ink fried …
Japanese in Ishigaki-jima

Ishigakijima Village

A contemporary version of the old-school dining yokochō (alleys) ferreted away in Japanese cities, this new restaurant complex is the perfect place to dine when feeling indecisive. Tiny eateries, each with some culi…
Noodles in Ishigaki-jima

Oishiisā-gu

This sunlit soba place in Kabira serves local dishes like chilled yomogi-soba (mugwort soba) served in a conch shell, or tebichi soba (Okinawan soba topped with stewed pork trotters). Even better, you can follow you…
Soba in Ishigaki-jima

Ishigaki-jima Kids

Tucked into a tiny, tidy space in Euglena Mall, Ishigaki-jima Kids serves good Yaeyama-style cafe fare – sōki-soba, taco rice and the like – all detailed in a picture menu. There's usually a great lunch set of taco …
Soba in Ishigaki-jima

Eifuku Shokudō

This hole in the wall in Ishigaki City is a shrine to 1950s actor Akagi 'Tony' Keiichirō. Tony Soba, as it's known, is one of the cheapest places on the island for Yaeyama soba (thin noodles in broth, ¥300), though …