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Yanbaru Okinawa Soba
The owner who is from Okinawa opened this Okinawan-style soba restaurant in 1993 to offer authentic Okinawa soba in Tokyo. This popular restaurant is located near Kabukicho, Shinjuku, and many customers come to the restaurant day and night. Vegetables like goya (bitter melon) and papaya grown in Okinawa are used and you can hear Okinawan music in the restaurant. You get the feel a southern island atmosphere while dining. There is also a regular Okinawa restaurant two doors away, where you can get awamori (strong liquor made from millet) and relish some delicious authentic Okinawan cuisine at your table.
- 3-22-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- Contact No.
- 5-min walk from East Exit of JR Shinjuku Station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Open all year round
- Other Information
- Average Price (per person): 1,000 yen- Menu: Soki soba 880 yen, Goya chahan set 900 yen
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A Taste Loved by Okinawans
Over the years, there have only been a few Okinawa restaurants in Tokyo. This restaurant is loved by locals and Okinawans as it has offered authentic Okinawa cuisine since it opened. Their secret lies on the fact that they choose specific ingredients produced in Okinawa. The spices and vegetables are obtained from Okinawa to recreate an authentic flavor.
Best Collaboration of Tender Meat and Dashi
The most popular noodle at the restaurant is soki soba (880 yen). Pork stock and bonito stock are blended to make this delicious broth. Soki means pork ribs in the language of Okinawa. Enjoy the soft, tender meat fall off the bones.
A Large Volume Set
For those who want to eat large portions, try the Goya chahan set which includes soki soba and fried rice. The fried rice has a distinct bitter flavor of goya, a nutrient rich vegetable from Okinawa.