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Funakura no Sato

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2468-1 Arakawa, Ishigaki 907-0024, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 980-82-8108
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Quaint little restaurant in a traditional Japanese style house. Came for lunch and overall the food, service and ambience was good. It was also the first time I had Jimamidofu (Tofu made from peanuts) which was really good (weird texture but good if you like tofu and mochi!). Their famous eel rice bowl was done nicely. You could tell the... More 

1 Thank karenhM6915EC
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We had our first dinner here, and it was awesome! The restaurant was a traditional Okinawan house with a big yard. The interior was decorated with a lot of quaint stuff, I felt like I was in a Japanese historical period drama. The staff couldn't speak good English but very friendly. There was no English menu, so a translation app... More 

Thank Chloe Ching-Min L
Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is the ideal restaurant where to taste the typical cuisine of Ishigaki Island. We had a menu (shared with my girlfriend) and Two more dishes: beef sushi and another one (typical vegetable of the the island). The service was great too! Strongly recommend to book in advance!

Thank Dario A
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Our meal was amazing!! They have an english menu with photos of all of their dishes so it's easy to see what you're going to get. They have "sets" that range from about 5500-11500, but you can also opt to choose your own dishes that range from 550-3500. We tried "simple noodles", sashimi, seafood tempura, flank steak something?, a tofu/squash... More 

Thank Nicole W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Food and service were excellent. Experience heightened by a string player and dancer who got the whole place dancing

Thank Ian M
Tokyo, Japan
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Really lovely food and beautiful surroundings. The food was good quality at a reasonable price and the entertainment was fun. Service was attentive and fast. Good food menu with many types of good food. We overstayed our unwritten 2 hours and were quickly told that we were on last orders...this is typical of Japanese restaurants and always strange to me... More 

Thank alison298184
New York City
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909 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is an Okinawan style restaurant, many small buildings serving as dining rooms. You can sit at a table with chairs or on tatami mats. Opt for the latter for a genuine experience. We walked in to a dance and song performance by the staff. Very traditional and entertaining. The food here is meant to be shared, so order a... More 

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Hong Kong, China
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129 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I recommend this restaurant but it is not because of the food. The restaurant was a private house before and it is a beautiful place. Taste of the food was good for most dishes but they were not very special. However, we enjoyed very much the shamisen and dance performance during the meal. All guests joined in at the end... More 

Thank ryu0803
Tokyo, Japan
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

This restaurant is located around 10min cab ride from the city area. Facing sugar cane field, the place used to be a big private residence, and has beautiful look and feel. There is a water font with colorful flowers at the gate, and makes a beautiful scene at night. Food there is nothing too different compared with the ones in... More 

Thank PSIshigaki
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255 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This place is the caricature of a tourist restaurant: expensive, food so-so (we got sick after eating there!), boring musicians and dancers (got downtown to see really good performances). Avoid at all cost.

Thank Mikeworld

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2468-1 Arakawa, Ishigaki 907-0024, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Ishigaki
  • Phone Number: +81 980-82-8108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?