CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA TIUSECO

Red Lobster Exterior
Red Lobster Exterior
Red Lobster Seating

Let me start this off by saying that I have never been to a Red Lobster in the states, in fact my consumption of sea food was pretty limited until I came to Okinawa four years ago.

We found ourselves exploring around Naha after the Tug of War ended, and just so happened to stop right in front of the Red Lobster. Curious we parked in a nearby lot and walked right in. Upon entering you will pass by the bar and a few booths, the hostess will ask where you would like to be seated. You have a choice between a table, a booth or the seating outdoors.

Red Lobster Shrimp
Red Lobster Shrimp

The menu has a wide range of items, for every budget and appetite. We opted for a light lunch and ordered a sampler along with some side items. I ordered the popcorn shrimp, my husband ordered the clam chowder and we split the ultimate platter that consisted of crab legs, oysters and mussels.

Red Lobsters
Red Lobsters

The oysters were just as I had remembered and a lot better than the ones I’ve had at other places on island, the soy sauce they included along with the cocktail sauce was a nice change. I ended up preferring it to the cocktail sauce. My husband enjoyed the mussels but we did scrape off the salsa like topping. Another variation was that the crab legs didn’t come with butter sauce, but the soy sauce worked out beautifully.

Red Lobster Food
Red Lobster Food

I’m not sure if the service took longer because they were so busy or if they were still working out the kinks from the grand opening. In the end everything was straightened out and we left satisfied, though my husband did regret not opting for the bread bowl for his clam chowder.

Map:  Located at the north end of Kokusai Dori

Red Lobster Map
Red Lobster Map
Red Lobster hours
Red Lobster hours

Hours: 11:00 – 23:00 (Last Order: 22:00)

Phone: 098-943-4975

Payment: Yen & they accept all major credit cards

Red Lobster Japan: http://www.redlobster.jp/index.html

Parking:  I found out later from a Japan Update article that there is reserved parking behind the restaurant where you can park for 2 hours at no charge.

12 COMMENTS

  1. We ate at the RED Lobster in the new Oren Mall for Mother’s Day and they served me tip Steak was not even eatable, the lobster was cooked way before served and it was terrible, then the price was way too high and you can tell the portions have been cut, do not go here.

  2. Rip off! Red Lobster in the States is known for decent seafood for decent price. The food here was not very good and way too expensive. We ate here a few months ago, so I forget the exact prices but I want to say my wife’s lobster dish alone was around 7000 yen. And no, they are not the same cheddar biscuits as in the States. Might be an okay place for Mainland Japanese tourist to get a taste of American restaurants but that’s about it.

  3. This was one of the worst meals I’ve eaten, possibly ever. It was nearly inedible. And charging for the tiny biscuits that weren’t even good was ridiculous. My husband and I agreed to NEVER return, especially because it cost over 6000 yen for the 2 of us to eat the worst meal we’ve had on island. Skip it and have the salmon at chilis if you are wanting fish from an American franchise. Because there’s nothing American about this place except for the name and the decor.

  4. we went to the Red Lobster in American Village today for lunch! My husband got the lunch special (1/2 lobster and steak) and I got the clam chowder in a bread bowl! We were surprised by the amount of food my husband got and mine was the perfect amount for me! I also had a raspberry cranberry tea. We both really enjoyed our lunch! I’d recommended those items!!

  5. I went to the Red Lobster in American Village last week with some friends. I will not be going back. The food wasn’t very good at all. I couldn’t even eat bits of my calamari because it was too chewy/inedible. The soup I had wasn’t any better than anything I’ve ever had in a can.

  6. They do have cheddar biscuits, they are 350 yen. Just there yesterday. It’s not bad. You can tell they are still working the bugs out.

  7. i’d like to see this reviewed by someone who has been to red lobster in the states just so they can compare and contrast the two…that’d be awesome. i’ve been wanting to go here but feel like i’d be disappointed. especially since its been confirmed there are no cheddar bay biscuits

    • were from oregon and have been to the red lobster there so im hoping for sum yummy food here we shall see kinda disapointed that there is no cheddar biscuits though

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