The speciality here is awabi (abalone), grilled as a steak (at market rate) or, more affordably, barbecued with a sweet soy-sauce marinade and served over rice. Follow the shop-lined road snaking up the hill behind …
From the bus stop, walk north for 200m, turn right in front of the police station and, where the road bends, look for the blue noren curtain to discover this popular soba shop that does a delicious tempura set.
Kimpuku operates on a simple premise: few seats, fast service, hot grill, quality meat, succulent sauces. Sado islanders often clock in here when passing through Aikawa.
This long-established eatery serves slightly flatter-than-usual teuchi (handmade) soba (buckwheat noodles) in all your favourite ways.