Okinawa North

Tanaka Soba | Slurp

A new wave Okinawa Soba in Nago.  Produced by the Ramen master who won a Michelin star, this Okinawa Soba is like no other.

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Green Leaf Yomitan

Green Leaf is a famous organic shop and cafe in Okinawa.  They have 2 locations.  This one is Yomitan, and the other is in Chatan.  The shop has a good variety of organic products, while cafe serves light, simple, salad bowls which you can enjoy all the raw foods in.  

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Niceness

This is a vegan cafe featuring Nepal curry.  Everything is made of carefully selected ingredients of vegetable oriented.  No chemicals, no refined sugar, no GMO crops.  The owner chefs are conscious with Macrobiotic and Ayurveda diet.  

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Cookhal

Cookhal is nested in Nago Agri Park right next to Neo Park Okinawa, behind Makeman Nago.  Nago Agri Park is the city project to support agricultural commercialization.  Cookhal is a cafe, run by a group of farmers in this area.  Simple foods with local fresh vegetables in the season and housemade processed meat with no preservatives.  

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Joie Joie 326

In Yomitan on Route 6 is a high-class French style patisserie with nicely-decorated, gentle sweets and quiche with local organic vegetables.  The Patissier worked as a dessert chef at G8 Summit in 2000.  

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Ai Ai Farm | japanese!

Ai Ai Farm is an agricultural production corporation, located in an elementary school which has been closed down in Nakijin.  They have restaurant, lodging, shops and workshops of their handmade products.  

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ToTo la Bebe Hamberger | hybrid!

On your way to the aquarium, ToTo la Bebe is a fully housemade hamburger restaurant in Motobu.  Features housemade bacon which is smoked with local grown cherry woods.  

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Yae Soba | slurp!

Yae Soba is a simple good old Okinawa Soba in Nago.  This soba restaurant has been so loved by local people since the former owner worked into her 80s.  Now operated by her son.  

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Pain de Kaito | SWEETS

Pain de Kaito is on your way to the aquarium in Nago.  A good variety of bread and pastry.  A good place to pick up your breakfast before your drive to the northern territory.  

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Tamaya | JAPANESE

Tamaya is one of the Japanese prawn farmers in Okinawa, which leads the country in its production.  The restaurant serves fresh prawns in Japanese style.

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Cream Cream | SWEETS

In the corner of farmer’s market in Ginoza is Cream Cream.  A little soft serve ice cream shop with local fresh milk.  No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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Kanucha Resort (Chinese) | HYBRID

Ryukyu Chinese restaurant at Kanucha Resort.  It’s not known very much, but they have chinese dim sum buffet on weekends only.  And it’s surprisingly JPY2000 (JPY2160 with tax).  

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Kino Store | SWEETS

Located in the middle of farming field of Ginoza, Kino Store provides house-made sweets with selected ingredients.  It’s very likely that they sell out in late afternoon.

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Manmi | JAPANESE

When you come to Okinawa, eat pork.  And Manmi is the pork specialist.  It’s Yaki-Niku, a Japanese style of grill-your-own-meat BBQ.

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Ramen Hachi Ren | SLURP

Our most favorite ramen restaurant on the island!  Tonkotsu (pork soup) base Ramen and Tsukemen (dip noodle) with medium heavy noodle.

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Tenpusu Charcoal-Grill | JAPANESE

Eat fresh, eat local!  Tenpusu Charcoal Grill in Ginoza uses more than half of their ingredients from local farmers and fishermen.

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Sakae Ryori-Ten | JAPANESE

Creative Japanese cooking with local and seasonal Okinawa foods.  A very wide variety of Okinawa local liquor, Awamori.

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Cafe Garamanjaku | JAPANESE

Hearty vegetarian cuisine from ancient wisdom.  Enjoy Okinawa’s longevity food in a beautiful Okinawan old house cafe.

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il Gastro Sara | HYBRID

Sara came back! Chef Akiyuki Nasu is definitely one of the best skilled French chefs in Okinawa.  And I know that he’s such a good hearted man with such abundant passion and knowledge.  He used to run his restaurant successfully in Onna, but unfortunately he had to move several times, and now he finally built his own restaurant. Dinner course with Chef Akiyuki can be reserved a day before.  But the restaurant is basically run by his son, a young enthusiastic chef Takeho.

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Gallivant Bakery | SWEETS

Bakery that opens only once a week in Ginoza.  The simple, yet, nourishing tasteful breads and cookies have repeating fans.

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Okinawa Central

Bones | Hybrid

American style BBQ grill and smoke restaurant, located in Ishikawa.  Won a championship at Okinawa Burger Festa 2016.  

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Getsuen Hanten | Hybrid

Also known as Charlie’s Restaurant, this chinese restaurant was founded in 1954 when the Plaza House Shopping Center was open in Okinawa-shi.  The Cantonese cuisine with Okinawa ingredients has been so loved by local families over generations.  

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Restaurant Ardor | Hybrid

The local popular chefs and patissier came together to open this restaurant in April 2017.  A top-notch european style cuisine with fine ingredients in Okinawa.  

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Timeless Chocolate

In American Village is a gorgeous real chocolate cafe where they handmade everything from beans to bars in the house.

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EM Hotel Casa Verde | Hybrid!

One of the best Chinese restaurants in Okinawa, including red hot Sichuan cuisine dishes.

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Ohki Kaisanbutsu

Located on Route 6 in Yomitan, Ohki Kaisanbutsu is one of the best Okinawan seafood restaurants. Operated by one of the oldest fish suppliers on the island.

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Jagaru Soba | Slurp!

Fresh noodle of traditional Okinawa Soba.

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Vegeful Lunch Cafe | Japanese!

Lunch buffet with organic local fresh vegetables by a former greengrocer.  Comes with organic tea and coffee too.  Great place to be stuffed with energetic veggies.  

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Ploughman's Lunch Bakery | HYBRID

Ploughman’s Lunch Bakery is a very popular and a very high-quality bakery cafe in Kitanakagusuku. .

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"Offal Nabe" Ripalo | JAPANESE

“Nabe” means pot in Japanese.  But it also refers to a Japanese dining style where you have one pot cooking in the center and everybody shares it.  If you are into offal, you should try this restaurant.

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Vegan Cafe Shizen Inu | HYBRID!

The creative vegan foods and sweets that energize your body and mind.  “Food is energy wave.” is the chef’s motto.  She puts her gratitude on the wave she sends.  

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Aridoi Thai Restaurant | HYBRID

A very popular thai restaurant in Okinawa-shi.  We think this is the best Thai food in Okinawa we’ve found so far.  They have menu in English.

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Miyabi Chaya | SWEETS

An old Okinawan house cafe which features Ohagi, a very common sweets in Japan.  It’s a kind of food that reminds us of our grandmothers.

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Awase 3rd St. Ramen | SLURP

A very simple, yet, unique Ramen restaurant.  Try Shio (salt) Ramen.  Light noodles in the soup which is made from pork bones, chicken bones, and vegetables.

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Sans Souci | JAPANESE

A hybrid cafe of Kyoto tradition and Okinawa goodies.  Enjoy Udon and rice bowl with high quality Japanese traditional broth.  Japanese sweets are great too.

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Zhyvago Coffee Works | SWEETS

If you are from a coffee-rich city in the world, you will probably be disappointed at coffee here.  There are still a few coffee shops that I can recommend.  This is one of them.

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Kato Shokudo | HYBRID

A very popular wine bistro in Ginowan.  Casual dining with French, Italian and Spanish in fusion.  They prepare their dishes elaborately, housemade hearty cooking.

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Little Greek Kitchen | HYBRID

Hearty housemade greek cuisine by Pamela Ann, featuring her gorgeous housemade cheese and yogurt that she learned while she was in Greek.  Moved to Yomitan from Ikei Island in Dec 2016.

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Taiyo Steak House | HYBRID

Enjoy the air of America in this restaurant.  It’s operated by the US military in the golf course.  Authentic American cuisine.

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Boulangerie i+plus | SWEETS

Nobody would expect an experienced baker is doing his business in such a hidden place.

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Umiyuri | JAPANESE

Japanese people don’t eat sushi and tenpura everyday.  This is the kind of food we have everyday.  Hearty homy everyday cooking with a bit of Asian influence.

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Okinawa South

Tenka | Japanese

Located in the middle of bar district of Matsuyama, Naha, Tenka provides authentic Edo-style tempura courses over the counter.  Enjoy the crispy light tempura right out of the fryer.  

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Sushi Izumi | Japanese

A new sushi bar of Edo-style sushi by a Okinawan chef.  

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Sushi Kawaji | Japanese!

One of the best sushi bars in Okinawa.  Great For casual sushi dining or for special occasions.

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Woody's

Hearty housemade foods by a Canadian owner chef.  

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Yang Kyou Fang | Hybrid!

One of the best Chinese restaurants in Okinawa, including red hot Sichuan cuisine dishes.

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Fu An | Japanese!

Fu An used to be a Okinawa Soba restaurant.  They became so popular and the owner got tired of it.  He wanted to provide more personal experience where you can enjoy the quality traditional food and Okinawa pottery.  So they changed the concept. Reservation required.  Only 1 party at a time.  Omakase course only.

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Fu-Un Ramen | Slurp!

Authentic Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen in Urasoe.  Very busy in lunchtime.  Closes on sell-out. There are 5 parking slots near by.  You may have to wait a while for your slot.  Please be patient.  Please do not park around the restaurant as they will have hard time with neighbors.  

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Okinawa Dai-ichi Hotel | Japanese!

Hearty, healthy, traditional Okinawan cuisine by a local family-operated hotel.  Just off the bustle of Kokusai Street.  

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Shanghai Wonton Rou | Hybrid!

A small but pleasant Chinese restaurant by Mr. Rou, the owner chef from Shanghai.  Right in the middle of night clubs in downtown Naha.  

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Pasta Pasta Pasta Deli House | hybrid!

A cozy but style Italian restaurant on the hill looking down on downtown Naha.  Proud of their over 20 kinds of housemade pasta with local veggies and herbs from contract farmers, not all but mostly organic.  

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Yan no Mise | hybrid!

A cozy restaurant for Taiwanese homy cooking by a Taiwanese madam.  Close to Kokusai Dori in Naha, Lu Rou Fan (pork rice bowl) and dumplings are the specialities.

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Tsukiji Aozora the 3rd | JAPANESE

Tsukiji Aozora the 3rd is an Edo-style sushi bar in Tsukiji, Tokyo, which now has a location in Naha.  They are a joint venture by the Tsukiji supplier who has been in business for a hundred years and the Sushi chef with 40 years of experience.

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Nuji Bonbon Kushi | JAPANESE

The second restaurant of a very popular restaurant in Naha, Nuji Bonbon Z.  Featuring their signature black curry and skewered fries.

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pizzeria da Enzo | HYBRID

Located in the beautiful Maeda cape, which is the popular diving spot for “Blue Cave”, Enzo is a fancy restaurant which serves Napoli pizza and other Italian cuisine.

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Maru Tama | HYBRID

Okinawan fish ‘n’ chips are here.  All handmade for “crispy outside, juicy inside” with carefully selected ingredients.

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San Chiku Ju | JAPANESE

Hearty vegetarian cuisine from ancient wisdom.  Enjoy Okinawa’s longevity food in a beautiful Okinawan old house cafe.

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Tedako-Tei | HYBRID

A little restaurant off the main street of Kokusai Dori.  Dedicated Italian cuisine with the seasonal and local Okinawa ingredients.

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Ryukyu Men Matsuya | SLURP

Okinawa Soba at a new dimension. The broth, the soba, each ingredients, everything is well prepared and carefully designed.

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