Tsuruya a long-established Okinawa soba shop that has been loved for more than half a century in Motobu town

Tsuruya a long-established Okinawa soba shop that has been loved for more than half a century in Motobu town
Okinawa soba town, Motobu town. There are many Okinawa soba restaurant in the Motobu town. There is a long-established Okinawa soba restaurant that has been loved by local people for over half a century in such a fierce battlefield in Okinawa soba. I introduce today Tsuruya. Homemade noodles using wood ash and a gentle tasting soup is simple but deep taste. Its gentle taste attracts many Okinawa people. This time I will introduce Okinawa soba of such Tsuruya.

Tsuruya is near the intersection of Toguchi in Motobu town. It is located in a side street a little, so I think that you will not get lost if you come to check the place in advance. The inside of the shop feels like a dining room where the private house was remodeled. It has been operating for over 50 years at this place. Tsuruya is not well known except for locals, but recently it seems that tourists are also increasing.

Inside photo of Tsuruya

Only 3 items drawn on the wall are on the menu. Soki soba, Sanmainiku soba, and Mix soba with Soki meat and Sanmainiku. This time I ordered Soki soba large. I was looking forward to Soki soba with homemade noodles using wood ash.

The menu of Tsuruya

Well, Soki soba came. It is a simple Okinawa soba with Soki and Kamaboko。

Soki soba

First, I drunk a bite of soup. Bonito soup stock was good, it was simple and gentle taste. This gentle taste soup would match well with homemade noodles using wood ash. Handmade middle thick noodles made with wood ash supernatant are texture and mouthfeel, it is a unique texture unique to homemade noodles. I can enjoy Soki (pig meat) taste of pork itself, it is a nice accent in the soup of gentle taste. Okinawa soba with a simple but deep taste. I understood the reason why Tsuruya has been loved for over half a century in Motobu town.

Tsuruya restaurant information

“When you eat Okinawa soba here, you can not eat other Okinawa soba.” said by a local old lady, a long-established Okinawa soba restaurant, Tsuruya. Okinawa soba made with handmade noodles using wood ash and gentle bonito soup is a simple and gentle taste that does not get tired of eating every day. If you come to Motobu town to see the Churaumi Aquarium, try eating the Okinawa soba of all means. You can enjoy old-fashioned gentle Okinawa soba.

Tsuruya has no parking lot, so please use public parking lot nearby when visiting by car. It is near the harbor in Motobu town. It’s about 3 minutes walk from the Tsuruya.

public parking lot nearby

  • Address: 〒
    905-0214 Toguchi 1-6, Motobu town, Okinawa
  • Open 11:10-17:00
  • Telephone: 0980-47-3063
  • Closed: Thursday, Sunday
  • Car parking: None, please use public car park nearby
  • Price: 600 yen ~ 800 yen

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