Ginowan Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ginowan

October 6, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best restaurant in Ginowan, Japan including Sam's Anchor Inn Ginowan, A&W Makiminato, Shuri Soba, Ryukyu Sabo Ashibiuna, Yunangi, BLUE SEAL BigDip, Blue Seal Makiminato, Umichika Shokudo, Takaesusoba, KING TACOS
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1. Sam's Anchor Inn Ginowan

624-1 Mashiki, Ginowan 901-2224, Okinawa Prefecture Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Steakhouse Dinner HK$188 - HK$259 +81 98-897-5555
Excellent
41%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Sam's Anchor Inn Ginowan

The history of Anchor Inn SAM'S Anchor Inn the first and still largest Teppan yaki steak house in Okinawa and Japan's most famous Teppan yaki restaurant. We've served many international celebrities.

Reviewed By ETNN9099

The Sam's restaurant was highly recommend from our tour guide book. So we were choose this but it's absolutely not make me disappointed. They provide fresh food meat & seafood for teppanyuki, nice environment & professional chef. He was show his unique skills & perform extremely well in front of you. Finally the price is also reasonable not expensive. We will back again when we visit Okinawa!

2. A&W Makiminato

4-9-1 Makiminato, Urasoe 901-2131, Okinawa Prefecture Takeout American Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night +81 98-876-6081
Excellent
22%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

A&W Makiminato

Reviewed By Carolyn_Kuan - Singapore, Singapore

Nostalgic as A&W no longer operates in my country. Still great tasting as ever. I love the curly fries. This outlet has a big open area outside where there are individual tent umbrellas sheltering round stone tables. There is also a children's playground with sand and slide etc for the children to enjoy.

3. Shuri Soba

1-7 Shuriakatacho, Naha 903-0813, Okinawa Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Japanese Lunch +81 98-884-0556
Excellent
35%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 234 reviews

Shuri Soba

Reviewed By Marc H - Davis, California

Awesome broth, firm nooldes and delicious pork! Very different from the Mainland type, Shuri Soba offers a staple of Okinawan cuisine that you'll not forget. Rich taste, but light on the stomach and the wallet this is a great spot to try one of the Islands most famous meals.
Only a few minutes from Shuri Castle it's a perfect break after or before exploring the castle area.
Sit down, slurp your noodles and enjoy some Okinawan culture!

4. Ryukyu Sabo Ashibiuna

2-13 Shuri Tonokuracho | beside the Naha-city Shuri Library, Naha 903-0812, Okinawa Prefecture Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 98-884-0035
Excellent
42%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Ryukyu Sabo Ashibiuna

Reviewed By narniasg - Singapore

We walked past on our return from Shuri castle walking to Shuri station.
Decided to try the food. A Japanese couple were obviously enjoying their pig trotters soba, slurping and muttering oishi.
Personally we didnt find the food extra ordinary. In Tokyo it would be considered average cafe food. But fast service and nice garden

5. Yunangi

3-3-3 Kumoji, Naha 900-0015, Okinawa Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 98-867-3765
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Yunangi

Reviewed By Clubmoon - Singapore, Singapore

For traditional Okinawan cuisine, this is the real deal. Small restaurant but big on the quality of the food. Everything here is tasty. Go for the noodles with pork ribs, sea squid with noodles, sea grapes and don't forget the pork belly.The lady serving us spoke English so you wont have difficulty ordering the food.
Located on a side street just off the famous Kokusai Dori Shopping belt. Skip the restaurants on this stretch just make a beeline for Yunangi. You wont regret it!

6. BLUE SEAL BigDip

1-5-8 Mihama, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun 904-0115, Okinawa Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff HK$63 - HK$71 +81 98-936-9659
Excellent
34%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

BLUE SEAL BigDip

Reviewed By Dawst

An amazing menu of the wildest concoctions of ice creams you could imagine. Whether you want to eat any.... some are good others are Asian taste only.

7. Blue Seal Makiminato

5-5-6 Makiminato, Urasoe 901-2610, Okinawa Prefecture Seating HK$63 - HK$71 +81 98-877-8258
Excellent
42%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Blue Seal Makiminato

Reviewed By ElKaBong61 - Doha, Qatar

Do NOT pass up the large, plastic menu sheets sitting on the counter where you pay !
They have SEVERAL large combination deals that are MUCH better then just getting a couple of
scoops of ice cream. I made that mistake, but they do NOT hand the menu sheets to you when you walk in. Nice place, good atmosphere, it's been there for DECADES. You should go try it, and they TAKE ALL KINDS of Credit / Debit Cards !

8. Umichika Shokudo

2-27-1 Mashiki, Ginowan 901-2224, Okinawa Prefecture Reservations Japanese, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$71 +81 98-897-1117
Excellent
35%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Umichika Shokudo

Reviewed By Limosky - Milan, Italy

English review is avaliable after the japanese one.
毎年夏に沖縄に戻っては欠かさずいく食堂がここ、海近食堂。 とびっきりおいしいとは思いませんが味は悪くないし雰囲気もシンプルでとても好きです。値段もかなり安い。夏は外で食べると暑いかもしれません。
一番のお勧めはやっぱり沖縄ならでわのソーキそばです!暑い夏の日にこそ食べてエネルギーをつけます。
Every summer when I came back in Okinawa I go to Umichika Shokudou (witch mean "cafeteria close from the sea). Food isn't the best in the island but it's good enough and the atmosphere of the place is simple but agreeable. In summer maybe eating in the outside would be pretty hot but this also is a good "Okinawa" experience. My choice in Umichika is the "Sooki Soba", a hot soba soup with meat. Delicius!

9. Takaesusoba

Iso, Urasoe, Okinawa Prefecture Lunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 98-878-4201
Excellent
52%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Takaesusoba

Reviewed By F00D_M0NSTA

I'm a big fan of soba and tried many places already in Okinawa and this is so far my favorite unless I find another place. Place is packed everyday with no parking and at minimum 30 minute wait. Filled with locals at all times. Must try.

10. KING TACOS

3-1-1 Ginowan, Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture Takeout, Reservations Fast Food, Mexican, American Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$71 +81 98-893-0286
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

KING TACOS

Reviewed By henryortega20 - Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

My wife's cousin and husband were in town and they wanted to eat at King Tacos. Interestingly enough I've always wanted to go and try their offerings to see how they measured up with the island's other taco joints. My wife ordered the 4 piece tacos while I went for their taco rice and vegetables. I was amazed at the amount of shredded lettuce heaped upon the mountain of rice, beef and cheese, if anything it was visually impressive. The Taco Rice was ok, I've had better at other places and I found it kinda strange that there were no tomatoes on top. My wife wasn't impressed by the tacos either. So all in all it was average at best, if you want tastier tacos I think Charlie's Tacos on Chou Park Avenue near Kadena Air Base or Mexico located near Camp Foster are a far better choice. As for Taco Rice, I think you can find better choices anywhere else, though not at the portion size of King Tacos.

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