On Henza Island, where you can go by car on the bridge, a new restaurant opened in November 2018. Using the knowledge on meats, butcher skills, network of Wagyu beef suppliers, a former butcher in Osaka moved here to open a Wagyu beef steak house. Henza Nikuya, the butcher’s steak house. RESTAURANT INFO They are so popular now in lunch time. We came for dinner. Nice space on the deck. They renovated a house. Clean and homy. They have A5 and A4, top graded brand-name Wagyu beef, and the price is so descent. And the variety of cuts of beef is something you don’t see […]
After decades of doing business as a butcher in Osaka, the whole family moved to Henza Island to open a top-notch Wagyu beef restaurant in November 2018. It’s extremely hard to find these best grades (A5 or A4) brand-name Wagyu beef in Okinawa. And thanks to the supplier network they have, you can enjoy these high quality Wagyu for a very descent price.
Just across the street of Hyatt Regnecy Naha opened a new Edo-style sushi bar in May 2018. Sushi Yaginuma RESTAURANT INFO The owner chef. We were actually looking for this young sushi chef. He used to work for another sushi restaurant we often go to, and he told us he would leave and open his own place, but he didn’t tell us where (for the consideration for his master). We missed his sushi and we looked for him. In this cozy sushi bar with just 8 seats on the counter and 2 tables, he the young owner chef serves his authentic, yet creative, Omakase sushi courses that he goes great lengths to. […]
A new Okinawa Soba opened early this year in Nago. There are some parking spots in the back, but it’s really narrow neighborhood. The street parking should be OK around here if it isn’t too much. A very clean cut looking restaurant like a high-end Japanese Soba or Udon place. The sign says, Okinawa Tofu and Soba, Shinuchi Tanaka Soba. This restaurant is produced by a Ramen master named Chihiro Miyazaki, who won a Michelin star. Simple but clean setting. There’s a ticket machine to check in first. They have 2 kinds of soups to choose from. The red one is Moto-aji (the original flavor), which […]
This is Bone’s in Uruma, near Ishikawa IC. It’s nested in the beautiful sub-tropical forrest park. Actually, I’ve been here before. Despite how nicely this restaurant is decorated and set up, I found the food wasn’t as good as we expected. It was the time they just opened, so I decided to let it cool off a bit and come back later. Then, this restaurant won a burger competition at Okinawa Burger Festival 2016. I also heard that they joined the competition a year before and they got all fueled up with the fact that they didn’t get any prizes. So 2016 was a dramatic comeback for them. I […]
Tenka in Naha is a classic Edo-style (traditional Tokyo style) Tempura bar. One-person operation by the chef over the counter. We ordered JPY8000 course. Appetizer. Soft boiled egg with some seafood in nice dashi soup. If you taste Dashi, you can tell a lot about the restaurant. Very delicate and round rather than sharp. Crunchy salad with nuts and sesami oil. Here comes the tempura sauce set. Put some grated Daikon radish and ginger in the soup. Also the lemon and kombu salt will be good for some pieces. These are very pointy chop sticks. Here comes the first piece. Chef fries tempura […]
Sometimes we want to have some Asian food for a little celebration, and Getsuen Hanten is our steady choice. Located in Plaza House Shopping Center in Okinawa-shi, near Rycom Shopping Center. Also known as Charlie’s Restaurant, this chinese restaurant was founded in 1954 when the Plaza House Shopping Center was open. 63 years old. The Cantonese cuisine with Okinawa ingredients has been so loved by local families over generations. A classic interior of an upscale Chinese restaurant. They are doing healthy menu based on TCM dietary therapy, incorporating some Okinawa herbs and vegetables with medicinal properties. Tsing Tao Beer from China. We were here to celebrate 5-day intensive […]