Okinawa Soba (Top 10)

Okinawa soba is by far Okinawa's most popular local "soul food."
Here are the top 10 most popular Okinawa soba restaurants in Okinawa City based on the number of hits on this website.
※Based on the period between July 25, 2021-December 25, 2021.

  1. No. 1: Uwachichi《Hiyagon》

    The tenderness of the seared pork ribs is irresistible!


    The "Seared Nankotsu Okinawa Soba," ("nankotsu" is pork rib with the cartilage), which has been approved as one of the city's original Koza Choice brand, is an exquisite dish born out of the owner's fastidious dedication to his craft. The pork ribs are served on a seperate dish together with a bowl of clear, savory broth, thin Okinawa soba noodles, green onions and fish cake.
    Enjoy the first piece of tender meat as it is, the second dipped in the broth, and the third any way you like.

    Address: 1-16-27 Hiyagon, Okinawa City
    Business Hours:
    Hours: 10:00-15:00
    Closed: Wednesdays
    Parking: available
  2. No. 2: Giruu Shokudo《Noborikawa》

    You can eat their rumored exquisite katsudon (pork cutlet bowl), but the Okinawan soba is also excellent!

    Giruu Shokudo《Noborikawa》

    Popular local Okinawa soba! The most distinctive feature of this dish is the soup, which has a very rich bonito flavor that fills your mouth when you slurp the noodles. The restaurant uses local "Chinen Noodles" which the owner has loved since their childhood days.

    Address: 2-25-7 Noborikawa, Okinawa City
    Business Hours:
    Lunchtime 11:15- last order 14:15
    Dinnertime 17:30-23:00
    Closed: Sunday
    Parking: available
  3. No. 3: Daruma Soba《Yamazato》

    An impressive number of items on the menu! An Okinawa soba restaurant for hearty eaters!

    Daruma Soba《Yamazato》

    If you're looking for a hearty meal, make sure to try Daruma Soba!
    Their popular Okinawa soba's pork and bonito broth goes well with the chewy noodles, and any other item on their extensive menu is sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied!

    Address: 2-13-20 Yamazato, Okinawa City
    Business Hours:
    Hours: 11:00-21:00
    Closed: year end and new year holiday season
    Parking: available
  4. No. 4: 【Closed】Yui《Uechi》

    Koza's long-established Okinawa soba shop!


    Yui closed at the end of August 2022.
    Yui is one of Koza's long-established Okinawa soba shops located near Koza Sports Park that has been in business and loved by local customers for over 40 years. A kid's menu is also available.
    Come try the Okinawa soba that continues to be a favorite among locals!

    Address: 3-11-3 Uechi, Okinawa City
    Business Hours:
    Hours: about 11:00-15:00 Closed when sold-out.
    Parking: not available
  5. No. 5: Miyako Soba Ai《Uechi》

    Their secret bonito-based broth and flat thin noodles are a perfect match!

    Miyako Soba Ai《Uechi》

    Miyako Soba Ai's secret broth, bonito based and made with five other ingredients, is gentle on the palate and goes well with the flat and thin Okinawa soba noodles!
    The savory dish is recommended before a night out drinking in Koza, or as a meal to finish off a night of drinking sake.

    Address: 1-14-6 Uechi, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 18:00-4:30 last order, closes at 5:00
    Closed: Sunday
    Parking: not available
  6. No. 6: Wakigawaya《Chibana》

    The Okinawa soba bowls are handmade, too!


    The soup made with bonito and balanced to perfection with the flavor of pork is fragrant and simply exquisite. You are guaranteed to want to come back for more!
    This soba restaurant is a favorite of local customers.

    Address: 4-15-36 Chibana, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 11:00-14:00
    Closed: Sunday
    Parking: available
  7. No. 7: Misato Soba《Higashi》

    A restaurant that will please any Okinawa soba lover!

    Misato Soba《Higashi》

    Misato Soba in Higashi, Okinawa City, is an Okinawa soba specialty shop.
    The flavorful soup is made with a fine combination of chicken and pork bones, and bonito, goes great with a free topping of mugwort!

    Address: 1-23-12 Higashi, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 11:00-17:00 last order, closes at 18:00
    Parking: available
  8. No. 8: Komehachi Soba《Awase》

    Savor the perfect combination of their Okinawa soba soup and thin noodles!

    Komehachi Soba《Awase》

    Komehachi Soba's famous "Triathlon Soba" is one hearty meal!
    It is topped with a full combination of pork rib, pork belly, and pig's foot!
    Their zenzai and shaved ice desserts are also popular.

    Address: 5-29-6 Awase, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 11:00-15:00
    Closed: Thursday
    Parking: available
  9. No. 9: Shimanchu Soba《Yogi》

    Savor the perfect combination of their Okinawa soba soup and thin noodles!

    Shimanchu Soba《Yogi》

    Shimanchu Soba is the sister restaurant of the long-established taco rice restaurant "Gate 1" in Kin Town.
    The "Taco Rice Soba Set" allows you to enjoy authentic Okinawa soba made with savory pork bone broth, together with a side of taco rice!

    Address: 3-8-1 Yogi, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 11:00-19:30 last order, closes at 20:00
    Closed: Okinawa Obon holidays and New Year's Day
    Parking: available
  10. No. 10: Tonan Shokudo《Noborikawa》

    A long-established and popular local restaurant located across from Southeast Botanical Gardens!

    Tonan Shokudo《Noborikawa》

    Tonan Shokudo's Okinawa soba soup, made with a fine balance of pork bone and bonito broth, is a comforting dish among locals.
    We highly recommend this restaurant that preserves the traditional taste of Okinawa soba!

    Address:3261 Noborikawa, Okinawa City
    Business hours: 10:00-18:00
    Parking: available

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