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Review of Tofuno Higa

Tofuno Higa
Ranked #6 of 884 Restaurants in Ishigaki
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

You need a car to reach that place: it is in the middle of nowhere but the GPS found it based on the phone number. We went there a first time at 1:00 PM and they had already closed. We came back a few days later at noon and found out they stopped serving right after us: they were simply sold out ! Better go for breakfast: they open at 6:30 AM. The small tofu set (first on the menu list) was simple and delicious. We just topped it with some miso, soy sauce and a few drops of awamori chilly sauce ... incredibly simple healthy and yummy!

Thank Jean-Marie M
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Ranked 5th on Tripadvisor, we must have had high expectations.

After visiting numerous establishments in Ishigaki, we had certainly enjoyed emmersing ourselves in the Okinawan culture...especially the food.

Upon arriving to this restaurant (Which is off the beaten path), we really anticipated something special...and ordered two of their most popular sets.

It was packed in there...all the patrons being Japanese. We could see them taking pics of the restaurant upon entering, as well as pics of the food.

And when they were served their meals, they were gobbling it up like the were in their glory

This got us even more excited.

When we received our dishes, they looked like big bowls of slop. So it must have been all about the explosive flavor we were about to experience, right?

Wrong....

We wanted so.much to like this...but it was by far the most bland culinary experience we ever had.

Even the accompanying flavor enhansors added little (if any) to the dish.

We watched all the other patrons and what they added (if anything) to add some sense of taste to their dishes (the same ones we ordered)...mimmicing their every move.

Finally, we have up.

It was air-flavored slop that the locals apparently love. We wish we could have as well.

The two stars are being granted for the entertainment we experienced watching the other patrons devour the stuff like kids in a candy store.

Thank Samy S
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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

The location of Tofuno Higa is a bit far from the central area. So I recommend you to get there either by car, scooter or bike. Or else, you need to have a preparation for a long walk.

Went there with friends around 6ish in the morning for Breakie. I ordered the small tofu set and it's nice and fresh. Moreover, you better visit the restaurant before they sold out all tofu ;)

1  Thank Anubis M
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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

It is so so, maybe we are over expected based on the review comments here. Nice place and food anyway! Can try.

Thank hidiet
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Again, didn't really know what was on the menu so we guessed and the food turned out to be great! We had tofu and rice set, then tofu on top of rice, with a side of soba, and fish cake fried veggies. All sets come with a small glass of soy milk. Really nice and cheap lunch! Total of the 2 was only 1200yen! Bargain!

Thank Sam S
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