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5 Places to eat Okinawa Soba (noodles) in Okinawa

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Okinawa soba is one of the famous Okinawa cuisines in Japan. There are many places where you can enjoy their local Okinawa noodles around tourism places!

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What is Okinawa Soba (noodles)?

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Okinawa soba is probably the most famous Okinawa cuisine among Japanese people. They use noodles that are similar to Chinese noodles, and generally tonkotsu (pork) and bonito are used for soup. There are a lot of variations among each regions in Okinawa. For toppings, spear ribs or pork meat is used among with green onions.

There are 4 different types of soba in Okinawa, including the most popular Okinawa soba, Miyako soba, Yaeyama/Ishigaki soba, and Daito soba. Most remarkable difference is their noodles.

Doraemon (どらえもん)

Located near Kokusaidori, Doraemon serves simple yet authentic Okinawa soba called Miyako soba for ¥500! Their soup is light with a hint of dashi (soup stock), and their pork is juicy. Just a 5 minute walk from monorail Kenchomae station. You can enjoy their soba from ¥500~650.

Shuri Horikawa (首里 ほりかわ)

Located in the residential area down Shurijo Castle, this place is famous for their elegant Okinawa soba and their cafe-like atmosphere of the restaurant which is rare in Okinawa. The noodles that they are using is home made and they boil after receiving an order so it might take a while to be ready, but it is definitely worth the wait! Around a 10 minute walk from Yui-rail Shuri station, or a 2 minute walk from Shurijo Castle.

Shuri Soba (首里そば)

This place is also a very popular restaurant with many people lining up to try their soba. Just a 4 minute walk from Shurijo Castle, this place offers delicious soba at a very reasonable price (¥600 for L size!). You should also try their Jushi, steamed rice with mixed veggies.

Yanbaru Soba (山原そば)

Around a 15 minute drive from Churaumi Aquarium, this place is very famous for their soba. Their traditional exterior and their exclusive soba is what makes people want to visit. There are many people lining up especially during the busy lunch time, and they will close as soon as their soba sells out. Their soba is around ¥800~900.

Tiander (てぃあんだー)

Around a 20 minute walk from Omoromachi station, where Duty Free store is located, their 3-slice-pork is what they are famous for. Their soup and their noodles are also incredible, and for noodles you can choose its thickness. If you are looking for a very simple yet deep, delicious soba, this is it! They also close as soon as they sell out their soba, so be there early! You can eat their soba for ¥650.

In conclusion...

There are countless numbers of soba restaurants in Okinawa, so if you are wondering where to go, check the places above!
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