Izakaya Hopping in Nakameguro: Enjoy Okinawa Food in Tokyo



I went bar hopping alone in Nakameguro! Known for its wide variety of gourmet and fashion shops, Nakameguro is a modern yet comfortable area. This time, I decided to pick up an Okinawan izakaya in Nakameguro to experience a taste of Okinawa in central Tokyo since I love Okinawa (Japan’s southernmost prefecture), but haven’t been able to visit recently.
Enjoyed Okinawan local cuisine and drinks, so please take a look!

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

Nakameguro Station (中目黒駅)

Came to Nakameguro!
Let’s start my hopping tour!

Spot Outline

Nakameguro Station is located in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. The elevated area has been redeveloped, and there are many convenient facilities around the station. The area is famous for cherry blossoms and illumination around the Meguro River, making it ideal for strolling and running. There are also some delicious sweet stores around the station.

Okinawa Sakaba Minsa Nakameguro(沖縄酒場みんさぁ 中目黒店)

The first stop is here!
Located along the Kyu Yamate Dori (旧山手通り), 3- 4 minutes walk from Nakameguro Station.
Attractive menu full of delicious Okinawan cuisine✨


Cute lanterns



Inside the shop is also cute!


Drink Menu

Cuisine Menu

Cuisine Menu 2

Recommended Menu

A mug of Orion beer: 500yen, and appetizers

First, a toast with Orion beer!
I like the taste; it’s very easy to drink!
The appetizer was edamame!

Assorted three kinds of snacks: 1,100 yen

Yambaru chicken (local chicken in Okinawa), sea grapes, and local tofu: specialities of Okinawa✨
I love the texture of the sea grapes‼︎
All dishes are perfectly goes well with drink!

Shikuwasa (Okinawan citrus fruit) Beer 580 yen

A beer with a fresh aroma!
The refreshing feeling of summer heat and humidity blown away!

Grilled Ishigaki Misaki Beef 1,320 yen

Just looking at it makes me happy!
It is very juicy, and served with salt!

Spot Outline

Okinawa Sakaba Minsa Nakameguro, located in Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, is an izakaya serving Okinawan cuisine. Located along Kyu-Yamate-dori Avenue, a 3 to 4-minute walk from Nakameguro Station, the shop offers an extensive menu.

Yambaru Meat Center Nakameguro(やんばるミートセンター 中目黒)

The second stop is the shop serving the best meat dishes among Okinawan cuisine!
Meat and beer are two of the best combination that go well with each other!


This shop is marked by red lanterns!


Cute wall

Senbero (very cheap food&drink) Menu

I also found a menu that is too good to be true: three drinks for 1,000 yen!

Drink Menu

There are so many different types

Cuisine Menu

A lot of Okinawan cuisine is available—exciting!


I like the handwritten menus✨

Orion beer (medium bottle) 800yen, and appetizers

A mug of beer is good, but I like to drink it in a bottle as well

Pickled Japanese leek 650yen

This is delicious!

Pochigi (Portuguese sausage) 450yen

Okinawan spicy sausage!
Of course it goes well with beer✨

Bitter melon stir-fry 750yen

If you come to eat Okinawan cuisine, you cannot miss this, a classic Okinawan dish!

Second cup

Senbero Set Counting

As the Senbero set includes 3 drinks, these cute mini figurines count the remaining drinks!

Yakiton (grilled pork on skewers) 1,450 yen

Amazing portion of meat!
It is fun to eat each piece of meat while guessing which part of the meat it is.

Taco rice 850 yen

This is another amazing dish!
I love all Okinawan food and I always end up ordering too much lol

Spot Outline

Yambaru Meat Center Nakameguro, located in Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, is a shop where you can eat yakiton with specialties. As the name suggests, you can also enjoy Okinawan cuisine.

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