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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