Okinawa Soba Expert Recommendations

"Koza MAP: Okinawa Soba Edition" introduces Okinawa soba in Okinawa City all at once.
From among 42 restaurants, Okinawa soba expert Goya Oyakata has selected the best of the best.
It is the best information that will not disappoint!

Top 10 Okinawa Soba Restaurant in Okinawa City - Gourmet Spots in Okinawa -
Top 10 access ranking of the most popular Okinawa soba restaurants in Okinawa City

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    Goya Oyakata Profile

    "Suba" is the soul food that Okinawa boasts to the world! He has been eating and trying Okinawa soba for more than 18 years.
    In 2013, he started a blog specializing in Okinawa soba to share its charm with the world.
    He also conducts surveys, research, and activities to pass on Okinawa soba as a culture, not only introducing Okinawa soba shops, but also holding "Okinawa soba lectures" to discover the traditional noodle making process, the history of Okinawa soba, and other fascinating aspects.
    His creed is "There is no such thing as a bad soba restaurant in this world.

  1. Gon (THE Okinawan Soba)

    The most popular restaurant in Okinawa City, and the winner of the Okinawa Soba King award.

    根夢(THE 沖縄そば)
    The restaurant won the "3rd Okinawa Soba King" award from a loca TV station, and is the most popular in Okinawa City! The robust, heavy, and deep bonito flavor can only be tasted at Gon.
    Their "Mix Soba" is recommended as a standard menu item where you can taste all three types of pork spare rib meats.
    The soup, noodles, and ingredients all work well together to create a dish that exudes the elegance and style of a king. The restaurant is especially crowded at lunchtime on Saturdays and Sundays, so be sure to arrive with plenty of time to spare!

    Address: 3-7-15 Ageda, Okinawa City
    Closed: New Year's Day, last day of Lunar Bon Festival
    Parking: Available
  2. Uwachichi Soba Restaurant (THE Okinawa Soba)

    The clear and uniquely beautiful soup is excellent!

    そば処うゎちち(THE 沖縄そば)

    The soup is so clear and beautiful that you want to dive into it. The soup is simple but very deep, and you can't help but lick the bowl.
    The noodles are made by the very popular Kamehama Noodles. The thin yet powerful Kamehama noodles intertwine with the excellent soup, making for an excellent match.
    Descended from the extremely popular "Tamaya" restaurant in Ozato, Nanjo City, Okinawa, this shop's popular Seared Cartilage Soki Soba is a Koza Choice certified item. Their tebichi (stewed pork feet) and other ingredients, as well as a completely original broth has of course been improved to be one-of-a-kind on its own!

    Address: 1-16-27 Hiyagon, Okinawa City
    Open: 11:00-16:00 (Sat. and Sun. 11:00-19:00)
    Closed: New Year's Day only
  3. Zenzai no Uehara (it's a ○○, but serves soba)

    The ultimate in "but, soba"!

    The owner of "Zenzai no Uehara" says that as their name implies, their specialty is Zenzai. However, their Okinawa soba is truly superb! The bonito broth is gentle and elegant, yet punchy. The soup is reminiscent of the famous restaurant in Ozato, Okinawa City, and it is no wonder that the restaurant has a long line of customers, or at least there should be! A gem in the rough with great potential, backed up by a solid ability! The noodles are made locally by Chinen noodle factory in Koza. Of course, their zenzai is authentic, passed on directly from the famous store in Motobu! Their nostalgic yellow curry, cooked on order one at a time, is also popular!

    Address: 2-2-2 Moromizato, Okinawa City
    Open: 11:00-20:00
    Closed: Sunday
    Parking: Available
  4. Miyanchi STUDIO&COFFEE (Unusual Soba - Evolutionary Soba)

    Ishigaki specialty "Karasoba" with a sophisticated arrangement

    Produced by Kazufumi Miyazawa, former vocalist of the band THE BOOM, Miyanchi is a fancy hole-in-the-wall cafe located in a residential area of Yogi, Okinawa City! In addition to the location overlooking Nakagusuku Bay, you will find everything from the building and interior to the tableware and small ornaments are stylish. The signature menu here is "Karasoba" of Ishigaki Island. In Ishigaki, it is a simple home-style dish of Yaeyama soba noodles with tuna, mackerel, or other canned food of your choice, but Miyanchi's Karasoba is a refined and exquisite dish. The use of fresh island vegetables and other ingredients, as well as the desserts and small bowls of side dishes, are all carefully selected!

    Address: 1-29-22 Yogi, Okinawa City
    Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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