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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