Daruma Soba, a hearty diner with a wide selection of about 60 dishes

Daruma Soba is a popular local diner that has been around for a long time in Okinawa City. It is a set meal restaurant popular among local customers for its extensive menu of about 60 different types of Okinawa soba, set meals, curry, and other hearty dishes. Since it is located near Rycom Okinawa, one of the most popular spots in Okinawa, and I want tourists to have a taste of Okinawan set meal dishes, I will introduce Daruma Soba to you.

The appearance of Daruma Soba is as shown in the photo above. You can see it clearly even from the car window, and it is marked by a memorable and realistic Daruma. At the entrance of the cafeteria, there is a menu list with pictures. All menu items are accompanied by photos, so it is easy to understand.

a menu list with pictures

This is what the inside of Daruma Soba looks like. With tables and tatami rooms, it has the atmosphere of an Okinawan restaurant. The inside of the restaurant is larger than expected, and with the signatures of various celebrities on the wall, you can feel the atmosphere of a restaurant that has been loved by the locals for a long time.

the inside of Daruma Soba

To order Daruma Soba, you must use the ticket machine. The machine is located to the right of the entrance.

the ticket machine

When I first come to a restaurant, the first thing I order is the restaurant’s signature dish. Daruma Soba’s standard menu is also Daruma Soba. I tried the Daruma Soba first.

Daruma Soba

This is Daruma Soba. It’s a delicious looking Okinawa soba with three kinds of meat on top: Soki, Sanmainiku, and Tebichi. First, I took a sip of the soup. The thick umami of the bonito and kelp base spread in my mouth. The aroma of the bonito went deep into my nose, and I felt a very rich umami flavor. This was so good! The Soki and Sanmainiku meat were also well seasoned and did not lose out to the thick soup. And not to be outdone by the rich soup were the glutinous noodles. The combination of the firm and chewy noodles and the thick soup was irresistible. It was quite a delicious Okinawa soba.

Gyu-Jiru

Next, I would like to introduce Daruma Soba’s other signature dish, beef soup (Gyu-Jiru). The beef soup was prepared using beef meat, bones, and organs, and was full of beef flavor. The taste was quite rich, but not greasy, so you can keep eating. It was a rich beef soup that went well with rice. By the way, you can have another bowl of rice for free! This is very helpful for families with growing children who have a big appetite.

だるま定食

Of course, Daruma Soba has a wide variety of set menus. This is the standard Daruma set meal. The thin pork cutlet was crispy and soft, and the stir-fried vegetables were crispy and crunchy, making me rice go faster. The fried vegetables were crispy and crunchy, and the rice went well with them. The fried vegetables with an egg on top was very Okinawa-like.

About Daruma Soba

Daruma Soba opened in Motobu Town in 1978. Later, when it moved to Okinawa City, it became a popular local diner with its extensive menu and hearty dishes. Local ammar (aunties) carefully prepare this popular Okinawan dish. Close to Rycom Okinawa, this restaurant is also recommended for tourists who want to know the taste of Okinawan popular restaurants.

  • Address: Zip
    904-0033 Yamazato 2-13-20, Okinawa city, Okinawa
  • Open 11:00~21:00
  • Telephone: 098-932-8840
  • Closed: No regular holidays
  • Parking: There is a parking lot in front of the restaurant.
  • Price: 580 yen ~ 1,050 yen

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If you want to know delicious restaurants of Soki soba or cuisine


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