Soupçon Beach Side Cafe

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES

As we parked, a woman and her children (two young daughters) literally greeted us at our car. They waited for us right as we got out of our car, which was nice gesture from them, but a bit embarrassing for me. After all, with every car exit, things like shoes, a crayon, a book, will almost always tumble out. You know, this van belongs to very active children and a mother who has other things to do than empty the car of things that entertain these kids. Well, this time, a spare shoe fell out. Yes, we have those in here, yay. She led us to the door where her husband greeted us in an apron. In the café, a few people were enjoying their meals.

Soupcon Interior
Soupcon Interior

The little restaurant was definitely a paradise for surfers—mismatched lounging furniture, a relaxed atmosphere, and nice mellow music. Beach, beach, beach was all that came to mind. Surf boards and boogie boards were on the walls, and there was even a shower in the bathroom! We were led to another room in the back that was kid-friendlier than the front, complete with books and a few toys here and there. This is another café that looked like it was inhabited by a military family once-upon-a-time.

The menu was pretty full of different things from appetizers, rice and pasta, salads, main dishes like grilled beef with wasabi sauce, pork in honey mustard, salmon in seaweed butter sauce, bakery items, and soups. They also have party plans.

Soupcon Sandwich
Soupcon Sandwich

Today, we decided to do the soup of the day lunch set, which was a hearty chicken leg in a tomato-based soup. Chicken liver pate, salami, olive and cheese, and pasta were the appetizers. Then came the salad, drink, and entrée. We also tried the grilled sandwich lunch which came with a chicken sandwich, soup, salad, and drink. The chicken in the soup and sandwich were extremely tender. We were happy with both dishes.

Soupcon Food
Soupcon Food

Homey and relaxed–definitely reminded me of surf shacks back home. However, this surf shack serves ‘not-so-surf-shacky’ types of food.

Phone: 098-964-3864

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-22:00, Sunday 12:00-15:00

Address:  1-6-38 Ishikawa Akebono
Uruma City, Okinawa

Directions: From the Courtney commissary gate, turn left on to 75. There will be a stoplight at Family Mart. Keep driving and when you get to the stoplight right after the horse stables, take a right. You will see a big white house and the netting for Mihara Golf Range as you turn. Drive about 1.3 km and Soupcon Beach Side Café will be on your right.


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  • August 16, 2013

    Just went here for lunch today after being TAD to Courtney for a month. They didnt let me order off the diner menu because it was noon and the choices were limited. I had the grilled sandwich that came with salad, soup and coffee. I have to say that the food was awesome. I was skeptical at first becuase there was only one layer of meat and Im a big eater but it tasted so good. Great quality ingredients. The cheesecake was o.k nothing out of this world.
    I will be coming back to try the dinner menu if im in the area for sure.

    Chris
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  • November 3, 2012

    This is AMAZING!!! The couple who run it are so very sweet and welcoming. The food has a surf/French flair to it. Best food we’ve tried here. Even our kids loved everything. The fondue, chicken soup, and salmon were amazing. They even made us excellent cappuccinos “on the house” to welcome us to Okinawa. What a treat…we can’t wait to go back again soon.

    Sarah
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  • June 10, 2012

    What a GREAT find. The food is fantastic, the couple that runs it is incredibly nice, and, of all things, the music they play (Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, etc) creates a great vibe. Totally relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. It’s worth mentioning that the food isn’t exactly cheap, so dinner for two will run you about 30 bones. Nonetheless, it’s our new favorite place.

    Scott W
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  • May 27, 2012

    AMAZING! It has to be one the best meals I’ve had here in Okinawa. Although a very limited menu, the food was very delicious. My husband had the pork in a honey mustard sauce (~1200 yen) and I had the sauteed Salmon in seaweed sauce (~1100). At first, when my meal came out, the portion size seemed pretty small and it wasn’t a set. I was a little nervous about the seaweed sauce, because I was hoping that I just wouldn’t taste seaweed. My meal was far from what I expected. The sauce was delightful and with the warm, crusty bread I was given, nothing was left. I also left very full especially with all the veggies in my bowl. My husband’s pork what very moist and the honey mustard sauce was flavorful. They did have some unique appetizers too which I’ll try next time.

    The couple who runs the restaurant were very nice and it felt like we were eating in their own living room/dinning room. We will be going back for sure to try out the lunch set meal which is around ~800yen. This is served until 1600. I would highly recommend this restaurant especially people who live around Courtney.

    SRJ
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