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Breathtaking Ocean Views! 5 Recommended Cafes in Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island

Ishigaki Island is a paradise located in the south of Japan and surrounded by azure seas and white beaches. In such a beautiful resort, the best thing to do is take it easy and have a good time. This article will introduce you to some recommended and very Instagrammable cafes where you can relax and enjoy a good meal while admiring the astonishing views only Ishigaki Island can offer!

1. Puffpuff

Located 5 minutes by car from the Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, this white-walled cafe restaurant is especially popular among women, and its lovely interior presents you with a spectacular overview of the blue ocean from wherever you sit. The terrace, from where you can calmly admire the ocean while swinging in one of the hammocks, is also quite delightful.

Puffpuff also has a completely private space on the 3rd floor’s rooftop that is limited to a single party. Here you can have a romantic date with that special someone or enjoy a BBQ with friends.

Try the popular Tropical Parfait (950 JPY (incl. tax)) to enjoy the tropical atmosphere of the place. And don’t forget to take a picture because it’ll certainly blow up on Instagram!

Be sure not to miss the sunset and starry sky at night!

1. Puffpuff

193-1 Maezato, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

2. CAFE & STAY MARE BLU

On the radar of many people, CAFE & STAY MARE BLU is a restaurant where you can admire the beautiful sea surrounding the Ibaruma Bay while savoring some of the chef's signature dishes. You’re sure to get a great feeling when looking at the beautiful sea from the open-air tables on the wooden terrace!

The recommended dishes are the Hamburg Steak Lunch (1,680 JPY (incl. tax)), made with A4 Ishigaki beef and accompanied with vegetables grown in the island, and the Spicy Beef Curry (1,350 JPY (incl. tax)). The distinguishing traits of Ishigaki beef are its sweetness and its fat that melts at room temperature. Yummy! This light and tender Hamburg steak is a very satisfying treat that you have to try.

2. CAFE & STAY MARE BLU

1-103 Ibaruma, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

3. Cafe & Stay MOANA

After driving for about 10 minutes from Ishigaki Airport, you’ll find the stylish, Hawaiian-themed Cafe & Stay MOANA, which is connected to some cottage-type accommodations.

The cafe’s cleanliness, its tasteful decoration, and terrace sitting where you can enjoy the ocean view are all wonderful. Healthy dishes prepared with local ingredients and deserts making use of seasonal fruits are very popular among the patrons. Try the recommended Seasonal Fruit Parfaits (1,300 JPY and up) to get in the tropical mood!

3. Cafe & Stay MOANA

788-32 Shiraho, Ishigaki, Okinawa

4. Seven Colors Ishigakijima

This cafe by the sea is located inside the resort Seven Colors Ishigakijima, a hidden gem hotel with only seven guest rooms. The cafe is praised for its prime location, where you can reach the beach directly from the deck area. With a very spacious interior area, every seat here allows you to admire the clear blue ocean while you enjoy your meal.

The dishes using Ishigaki's locally raised Misaki beef are the restaurant’s specialty and come highly recommended, as well as the parfaits! Try coming a little bit early, because it can get quite busy during lunch hours.

4. Seven Colors Ishigakijima

226-523 Hirakubo, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

5. Nami-no-uta

The red roof tiles are the trademark of Nami-no-uta, the open-air restaurant located inside the Beach Hotel Sunshine, on Ishigaki's west coast. Whether you choose to dine on the tables on the wooden deck over the sea or inside the glass-walled restaurant, you will be able to enjoy the view of the beautiful blue ocean that stretches as far as the eye can see.

For dinner, you’re recommended to try the BBQ Set (4,730 JPY (incl. tax)) at the terrace. Enjoy the heartwarming hospitality of Ishigaki in the local ingredients specially procured by the chef!

5. Nami-no-uta

2484 Arakawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

This article introduced you to some popular cafes with an exquisite view of the ocean in Ishigaki Island. Take the time to relax and unwind in this island paradise and enjoy the fresh foods and beautiful views it has to offer!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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