Green River Cafe | Okinawa Hai!


If you haven’t checked out the Green River Café, you are missing out on delicious food and live entertainment. It opened just a couple of months ago and the vibe feels like the island’s own original Hard Rock Café- with guitars decorating the walls and an area or two set up next to the tables for live music. In the daytime, you walk up to a cute, oddly shaped, cottage looking building; but as night falls, the outdoor lighting transforms the entire vibe. On weekends, there are usually musicians performing a variety of music styles. Green River Cafe is a perfect mix of two of our favorite things in life… FOOD and MUSIC!

Green River | Okinawa Hai

They offer a variety of cuisines, so you are likely to find something for every member of the family. My husband is a steak-and-potatoes kind of guy, so when he opened the menu and saw hamburger steak listed, he was sold! There are many other choices including pizza, salads and appetizers. Our favorite appetizer, by far, was the lumpia, which is a Chinese pastry similar to a fried spring roll. Many of the entrees were priced between 1000-1600 yen.

Green River | Okinawa Hai

Green River | Okinawa Hai

Green River | Okinawa Hai

Green River | Okinawa HaiThey were incredibly accommodating of our children as well. We sat outside on the balcony, overlooking the river, which kept the kids entertained looking for fish and turtles while we waited for our food. The chef, Jun, came out to the table to greet us and then chatted for a few minutes after we had eaten.

Additionally, Green River Cafe is extremely easy to get to and has convenient parking, which we all know is an unspoken luxury! Prior to living in Okinawa, I never knew just how much parking availability would affect my decision on where to eat. If you are like us, and travel in a relatively large car due to family size, this is always a concern. There were 12 or more parking available right outside of the restaurant!


Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 12: 00 a.m.

Phone: 098-957-2554

Payment: Cash, Visa, Mastercard

Address: 315-4 Kadena, Kadena-chō, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-ken 904-0203, Japan

Directions: From Kadena Gate 1, turn right onto 58. Follow 58 for 3.3 miles and turn left. You will see a little sign on the left that says Green River Cafe.

Coordinates: 26.3676945, 127.75504410000008




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  2. Neat restaurant, good food, and live music…hard combo to beat! We had four people and all tried something different. The pasta carbonara was excellent and also loved the lumpia and pansit. The live music selections were a really good add-on to the dining experience and not something you often find here on Oki. Definitely recommend it!

  3. Just saw on the website that they offer a shuttle service for 3-4 people (1000 yen for pick up in Kadena, Foster, yomitan). You can gave dinner and drinks without worrying about driving. 2000 yen for all you can drink. Call the number listed in the post or 090-9784-3113 to reserve.

  4. Great Filipino food and music. The western food tastes like Filipino food. Too hot this time off the year (June). Mosquitos are unbearable. Only go for the Filipino food, music, and ambience. Nice view outside.