EDITOR’S NOTE: We have been informed that this restaurant is no longer open, though the owner sold the OHOP name and there is potential for reopening at some point in the future. We’re leaving in our archives for those of you who may be looking for it.
CONTRIBUTED BY AMANDA NEMETH
When you hear or see the name OHOP, your mind might initially grasp at a similar name, IHOP, and the immense amount of pancakes you have consumed there. Luckily, the name doesn’t disappoint and brings your dreams to reality AND adds its own unique flare, separating itself from the Stateside pancake restaurant.
Everything on the menu is made from scratch, even down to the pizza crust and the breakfast sausages (which I must add are by far the best I have tried).
The outside is very welcoming…..how can bright neon lights not be enticing with the letters O.H.O.P? As you walk in, it is very clean and gives you a down-home feel with a modern crisp twist. It was pretty busy when we went but there was room for us, so we sat next to the window overlooking the road. When more people came in we thought HA! glad we got a seat, then they just went upstairs…..we didn’t know that there was a second floor of seating!
The menu consists of a variety of choices from breakfast items to lunch or dinner selections. We took nootes on the category list to help you get an idea of the possibilities. They had a hefty Breakfast selection, Steaks, Sandwiches, BBQ, Burgers, Salads, Muffins, Basket Bites (like appetizers), Pizza, Pastries, and a Kids section.
Since the name is Ohop, I thought it was appropriate to go further into some of the breakfast options. They had the following possibilitie: Strawberry/Banana, Blueberry, and Chocolate available for not only pancakes, but waffles, and French toast, too.
Our order consisted of 4 sprites (2 each), the Chicken Cutlet with Eggs, and we added a side of toast and 2 plain pancakes that we switched to Strawberry Banana Pancakes. The Chicken Cutlet was awesome — it’s not a traditional-style breading, but we were happy for the change and the gravy was great on the chicken. With the Chicken Cutlet came 2 eggs and a hash brown.
We also ordered the Okinawa Sampler with the 2 plain pancakes switched to Chocolate Pancakes. That meal came with 2 eggs any style, 2 strips of bacon, 2 pork sausage patties, 2 pieces of ham, hash browns and 2 pancakes. It was a big feat but we cleared our plates. The pancakes were amazing and everything was very flavorful. Our total bill was around 3,000 yen.
For those of you with children, they do offer a portion of the menu for kids and they do have booster chairs for children.
Directions: From Kadena gate 2, turn right at the 2nd stoplight (you’ll be going down the ramp onto 23). Follow this until the entrance of the expressway which will be on your right (green sign). Take the expressway to Nago for about 15-30 minutes depending on traffic and exit on expressway number 8 Kin. Getting off the expressway go left and follow the road which will be 329 for about 1 km. You’ll see Camp Hanson on your left hand side and just after the Hansen entrance you will notice the bright Neon OHOP sign on your right.
From Foster Legion Gate, head straight out pass the 1st stoplight which is the major intersection of 330. Then turn right at the next light heading towards the expressway (green sign). Turn left at the light for the entrance to the expressway and head north to Nago. You’ll be on the expressway for about 20-35 minutes depending on traffic and exit on expressway number 8 Kin. Getting off the expressway go left and follow the road which will be 329 for about 1 km. You’ll see Camp Hanson on your left and side and just after the Hansen entrance you will notice the bright Neon sign of OHOP on your right.
Hours: Open: Sunday-Saturday (Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat) Hours from 4pm-11pm Closed: Wednesday and Thursday
Website: Still in the works!!
Payment Methods: Yen and Dollar accepted. They have a Credit Card machine in transit so that service should be available soon.
Parking: You’ll see OHOP on your right side while on headed north on 329, at that next street turn right and then turn right again. You will noticed the parking area set up behind OHOP for patrons. The back door is to the kitchen so you have to walk around to the front to obtain entrance.
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