Kume Island has a wealth of fresh and delicious food with truly eclectic influences. Before fusion ever became popular in New York restaurants, Okinawa was a melting pot of Chinese and Japanese influences. Today is no different, with local food reflecting interesting and unique takes on Japanese, Okinawan, Chinese, and even some American dishes.


There are many restaurants throughout Kumejima. Some specialize in the fresh seafood available here, while others do decent burgers and other foreign food. Expect more info to follow as this page is still under construction.
  • Arizona Cafe FrontArizona CafeArizona Cafe is a burger joint with everything from fries to shakes.
  • Haifan FrontHaifan Chinese restaurantHaifan is a large Chinese style restaurant serving a wide selection of favorites including great lunch sets.
  • Hana Kume RestaurantHana KumeHana Kume (Flower Kumejima) is a Japanese style restaurant with traditional Japanese, table, and bar seating with a menu of delicious food.
  • Kiyose Izekaya FrontKiyose IzekayaKiyose is a modern izekaya and grill featuring amazing gyoza, Mexican influences, and Kumejima beef.
  • Pon Poko PonPonPokoPonA small izekaya with bar and traditional seating along the main road in Higa.
  • Restaurant RyuRestaurant RyuA Japanese restaruant and izekaya with a wide range of great food.
  • Storage Works Cafe FrontStorage WorksA cozy cafe featuring drinks, desserts, and an assortment of italian inspired dishes.
  • Yansho FrontYansho SobaA traditional Okinawan restaurant in the home of a local family. It is open for only a short time each day, so plan ahead if you want to try their great soup.
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Markets and Shops

There are also many places to buy local and imported food and beverages. We are working to expand our list.
  • CoCo Convinience StoreOne of two convinience stores is located just a few hundred feet from Eef Beach.
  • Oroshi SupermarketA family shop with an interesting mix of local and foreing goods. There is a large freezer and omiyage section.
  • Gyomu Shouten
  • JA Kumejima Co-op
  • Oyatsumura GiftsOyatsumura is a small family-run shop specializing in omiyage and hand made Okinawan black sugar candy. It's just north of the main route 89 in the Higa Area.
  • Ajima Pavilion ShopThere is a small shop in the Ajima Pavilion that sells traditional Okinawan shirts with tsumugi and other patterns.
  • Five-Root Tree ShopNext to the Goedano Matsu parking area is a small shop with cheap souvinirs, drinks, and snacks for those visiting the amazing tree.
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There are many places to spend your evening on Kumejima, from fine hotels to karaoke, izekayas (Japanese grills), snacks (hostess bars), clubs and more.
  • Spiral Reggae Bar
  • .and more!