Miyakojima Restaurants and Bars: 7 Tropical Sunset Haunts
28 January 2016
Miyakojima Restaurants and Bars
From tours on land and sea to water sports, golfing, diving and much more, the daytime leisure possibilities on the breathtaking island of Miyakojima are endless--less easy is discovering what to do when the sun goes down. To truly savor the tastes and nightlife of Miyakojima, having the most up-to-date Information about high-quality eateries and watering holes is a must. These 7 Miyakojima restaurants and bars, culled from the finest the island has to offer, will each give you a great reason to stay up for the sunset--and toast to the night.
 
Teppanyaki Maralunga
 

Maralunga

The essence of the teppanyaki dining experience is a combination of performance art and culinary delight, with a skillful chef grilling succulent meat and tender vegetables in front of hungry waiting guests. The Miyakojima style cooking, featuring original Japanese-Ryukyu cuisine as its theme, is as colorful and creative as it is delectable. Barbecue with a twist.

- Recommendations
- Teppanyaki Course "Nirai Kanai"
The whole of Miyakojima’s plentiful natural resources in one culinary experience, with appetizers focusing on renowned Ryukyu ingredients, Miyako beef steak, and fresh lobster caught right near the shores of Okinawa.

- Japanese-Ryukyu fusion course "Ryukyu Miyako Kaiseki (course meal) : Yusarabi"
Beautiful cooking based on Japanese "kaiseki" cuisine and brimming with authentic Ryukyu ingredients, this course includes an appetizer, a grilled as well as a deep-fried dish, and dessert.

- Basic Information
Teppanyaki Counter
6:00pm–10:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Japanese-Ryukyu fusion cuisine
7:00am–10:00am (Breakfast buffet)
12:00pm–2:00pm (Saturday and Sunday only, by reservation only, two days in advance)
6:00pm–10:00pm (Last entry 8:30pm, last order 9:30pm)
Closed: Thursday evenings only

- Access (Store location)
Inside Shigira Bayside Suite Allamanda
Address: 926-25 Uenoazaarazato, Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL 0980-74-7100
Approx. 15 mins by car from Miyako Airport



 

Takara

The specialty here is "Tebichi", a premium Okinawa delicacy made with pig's feet. After simmering for over 6 hours, the "Tebichi" melts into a rich stew with a delicious texture that simply dances on the tongue. The store is lively late into the night with locals and tourists alike, an ideal spot for spending a special evening on Miyakojima.

- Recommendations
Shima-oden" (Tebachi) mixed platter
Squid ink stew

- Basic Information
7:00pm–3:00am
No scheduled holidays

- Access (store location)
Address: 172 Hiraraazanishizato, Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL 0980-72-0671
Approx. 15 mins by car from Miyako Airport



 
Yakiniku Ryuguen
 

Ryuguen

Just one of a very few Miyakojima restaurants where you can indulge in prized, juicy cuts of Miyako beef, along with the freshest seafood caught off the coast of the island, all chargrilled to perfection. You've come all this way, why not have the very best and rarest of culinary treasures? A must-dine experience for all epicurean adventurers.

- Recommendations
- Miyako beef, specially selected sirloin
Legendary cuts of Miyako beef, rare even for locals. Rich, and full of flavor, it is known for being extremely delicious but not so fatty, as gentle on the stomach as a tropical breeze is on the cheek.

- Basic information
5:00pm–10:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Closed: Always open, July–September
Mondays, October–June
Hall, terrace seats, private rooms also available

- Access (Store location)
Address: 974-7 Uenoazamiyaguni, Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL 0980-74-7229
Approx. 10 mins by car from Miyako Airport



 

Goya

Savor local Miyakojima cooking and original Okinawa cuisine with Awamori (Okinawa liquor) that is the local pride of the area. There is also a very popular live sanshin (traditional stringed instrument) performance every night. Savor local cooking and original menu items featuring island ingredients while being lulled by the island songs of Miyakojima: this is a great place to make great memories.

- Recommendations
Tempura of island scallions
Homemade ji-mame (locally sourced beans) tofu

- Basic Information
5:30pm–12:00am (last order 11:30pm)
Live shamisen (Everyday, starts 7:30pm)

- Access (store location)
Address: 570-2 Hiraraazanishizato, Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL 0980-74-2358
Approx. 15 mins by car from Miyako Airport



 
Soba/Tempura Saikai
 

Saikai

A soba shop serving handmade soba made from buckwheat powder produced especially with Miyakojima ingredients, along with the a la carte appetizers and crispy tempura; come here to surround yourself with exotic aromas and flavors, cooking that you simply won't find elsewhere. Cap everything off with a relaxed drink of sake with hors d'oeuvres also created with local ingredients.

- Recommendations
Seiro (chilled, freshly boiled soba noodles)
Stew of Miyako beef tendons with Miyako miso

- Basic information
12:00pm–2:00pm (Saturday, Sunday only)
5:00pm–9:00pm (last order 8:30pm)
No scheduled holidays

- Access (Store location)
Address: 1405-225 Uenoazaarazato, Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL 0980-74-7177
Approx. 15 mins by car from Miyako Airport



 

Poucha Tatsuya

This typical izakaya Japanese-style bar has a great atmosphere that makes it extremely popular with Japanese locals and tourists alike—it is bound to be a hit with any other adventurous souls who choose to stop by as well. Serving seasonal ingredients from Miyakojima, Poucha Tatsuya showcases simple cuisine that allows wholehearted enjoyment of the flavorful ingredients themselves.

- Recommendations
Mixed platter of salt pickled and soy sauce pickled island scallions
Sea lettuce fritter
"Chura" (branded) pork

- Basic Information
6:30PM–11:00PM (last order 10:30PM)
Closed: Tuesdays

- Access (store location)
Address: 275 Hiraraazanishizato, Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL 0980-73-3931
Approx. 13 mins by car from Miyako Airport



 
Sushi Katsukan
 

Katsukan

Proudly serving authentic Edomae (Tokyo style) sushi in Miyakojima, using the finest ingredients brought in from Hakata and Tokyo’s world-renowned Tsukiji fish market. The freshest local seafood from Miyakojima, including kuruma prawns and white-fleshed fish, is also on parade; come here for a taste of the sea that's wholly unique to the island. Do also try the exquisite nigiri (hand-shaped) sushi, a blissful handful of flavor.
- Recommendations
Bonito from Miyakojima, nigiri sushi
Otsukuri (sashimi), three variety platter

- Basic Information
5:00pm–10:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Closed: Tuesdays

- Access (store location)
Address: 746-8 Uenoazamiyaguni, Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture
TEL 0980-74-7320
Approx. 10 mins by car from Miyako Airport



 
Especially during a seaside vacation, life begins at sunset. Whether yearning for a taste of wild local nightlife or simply hoping to enjoy the gentle tropical flow of time, make the most of your island nights with these 7 highly recommended Miyakojima restaurants and bars, many of them located right inside Shigira Resort! No matter the time of day, the resort is the place to sample some of the best Miyakojima food fare. Wherever you choose to dine on Miyakojima, we hope you have a wonderful culinary adventure!


 

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