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2-99 Miyagi, Nakagami-gun, Chatan-cho 904-0113, Okinawa Prefecture
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+81 98-936-5929
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent soba and inexpensive - less than 700 yen. Order from the machines at the front and hand the ticket in once you find a seat.

Thank MateoDanger
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Due to the huge population of American military families and foreigners in this area, most of the food options in the Sunabe area are priced higher than average, but Hamaya has been in this area for a very long time. Not only that, it's one of the ONLY Okinawa soba spots, so they have a large volume of customers (both... More 

Thank Mark I
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's the local delicacy. It is noodles with meat in it. There's not too much to say about soba. This place is cheap, delicious, and fast!! A must have if you are visiting/living here.

Thank Charlie F
Geelong, Australia
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

It is a cheap place to experience the local style of soba noodles. Soba is different in Okinawa to mainland Japan in that it uses plain flour and not buckwheat. Personally I prefer this to mainland soba. They serve it in a ramen-like broth with some okay meat. The pork does not really compare to the "Transport Cafe" just around... More 

Thank markelshout
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Simple and friendly joint with great noodles. Highlight is the super tender and tasty pork. Loved it.

Thank Clarissa T
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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201 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place for Soba with lots of locals and an English menu; this is it! The price is right! Unless you are ready for lots of noodles, recommend the small portion.

Thank Ruggerlynn
Murrieta, California
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not a soba expert but would say the food was good. Nothing that was WOW! But a good meal and very inexpensive. Guess I just may not know how to add flavor to the soba as they had different chilli powder and spicy juice that you may add. The workers were amazing!! Very polite and nice. Not a lot... More 

Thank CatRangel
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our dive guide recommended this restaurant for its famous soba with pork. We seldom eat pork, but wanted to try the local dishes and decided to give it a try, and were not disappointed. We had a satisfying and tasty meal at a very reasonable price. We ordered the large bowls of soba with pork cooked two ways, served in... More 

Thank sableHongkong
Hangzhou, China
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place was introduced to me by a native Okinawan as: "One of the best places on the island to get soba." It definitely lived up to the name. Need I say more?

Thank K80Sill
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I love the authenticity of this place. It obviously has great noodles but it's not making a big deal off it. The service is quick and the beers nice and cold. A must visit if you are near Chatan.

Thank Vineurocent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-99 Miyagi, Nakagami-gun, Chatan-cho 904-0113, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Nakagami-gun  >  Chatan-cho
  • Phone Number: +81 98-936-5929

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