CONTRIBUTED BY SARRA MCMILLAN
Curry is abundant in Japan. Heck, you can buy decently delicious from Family Mart. But sometimes, CoCo’s or convenience store curry experiences lack the class factor that you crave on a night out. Enter Pine Tree Bless Curry Café.
Located on one of the many, trendy backstreets of Shintoshin, the tasteful decour includes comfortable seating, fresh flowers, and warm lighting.
The curry menu options – despite some English typos – are wide-ranging, from Spinach Curry to Tomato & Mincemeat Curry to Chicken & Mushroom Green Curry. As a cheese-lover, I chose to have the Cheese Curry. Every order of curry comes with naan bread or white rice.
While it may be a Curry Café by name, the menu does not limit itself to curry-only cuisine. Pizza, sandwiches, salads and a wide-ranging drink and dessert menu make Pine Tree Bless the perfect place for lunch or dinner in Naha. Especially when it comes to the price: for a Cola, the Cheese Curry with naan, and an extra order of rice, I paid 1000 yen. As we paid, we received a complimentary piece of gum … because, as delicious as the curry is, we certainly don’t need our breath to smell like it for the rest of the day!
Hours: Lunch runs 11:30-14:30 and dinner is from 14:30-22:00 (last order at 21:30)
Payment: Yen, dollars, and credit cards accepted (though I assume that if you pay with American bills, you will receive change in yen)
Phone number: 098-951-2020
Address (in map below): 3 Chome-6-1 Mekaru, Naha
Google Maps Coordinates: 26.2348493, 127.69730090000007
Directions: Coming down the 330, turn right onto the 82 (the intersection before Furujima Monorail Station). Drive through the first intersection. At the following interesction, turn left. You will see a Jr. High School on your left. Turn left onto the second street. Pine Tree Bless Curry Café will be on your left, with free parking (what a blessing!) available across the road. Google map available here.
Alternate Naha Location Address: 2 Chome-4-5 Kumoji, Naha
Google Maps Coordinates: 26.2159704, 127.67959819999999