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Burger King, American Village

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH PHILLIPS My husband had heard rumors that there would be a Burger King in the Aeon Shopping Center to replace the McDonalds...

Maybe Bakery

CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTOPHER DONG Maybe Bakery recently debuted in the Chatan area, and not a moment too soon.  The quizzically named shop opens daily at...

Palma Relaxation Room

CONTRIBUTED BY TINA FONACIER-FLORES Palma Sign There is a new massage place at the Mihama American Village and it is pleasantly clean and affordable with a...

Hawaiian Healing CHU CHU Massage

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE AND MARIE LEWIS We were recently invited to enjoy complimentary massages at ChuChu Hawaiian Massage in partnership with Plat Okinawa. Sarah...

Ryu’s Dining

Editor's Note: Ryu's Dining was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on April 9, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The...

Wen-Bing Taiwanese Cafe

CONTRIBUTED BY JANNEL KETTENRING Wen Bing Sign Wen Bing Inside A night out with a friend led to the discovery of a fantastic Taiwanese Cafe. Wen-Bing is...

Hayatemaru Ramen

CONTRIBUTED BY KAYLIE GROENHOUT Hayatemaru Salt Based I don’t care how you cut it – there’s nothing like a good bowl of ramen. Be it a...

Sai Kyou Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Sai Kyou Exterior Knowing only elementary Japanese words like arigatou, ohayo gozaimasu, and hai, we sometimes get intimidated walking into restaurants with...

Jumbo Steak Han's

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE We were recently invited to enjoy a complimentary meal at Jumbo Steak Han's in partnership with Plat Okinawa. Sarah and her...

Crocodile’s Restaurant

Editor's note:  We have been informed that this restaurant was closed for six months, but as of March 2015 the bar section has reopened, with the...

Casa de Dragon

Dragon Front 1 CONTRIBUTED BY LEAH MAGID “Where do you want to eat?” “I don’t know. Where do you want to eat?” “How about this place?” “No, I’m tired...

Marukame Noodle

Marukame Front Marukame Line CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN One of the first restaurants we ate at when we arrived in Okinawa was MOS burger on 58 next...

Shabu-Shabu and BBQ

Shabu Exterior CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES It was the day of Typhoon Songda and our Japanese friends decided to go bowling. Our family figured that...

Kami Sushi

CONTRIBUTED BY ROBIN LESIEUR I know we’ve all been to American village and done the normal shops & eateries. But have you ever noticed the...

Sai Nam

CONTRIBUTED BY STEPHANIE A friend introduced me to Sai Nam. She spoke of an amazing teriyaki chicken wrapped up in a tortilla, with yummy...

Trattoria d’Italia

CONTRIBUTED BY LISA Italian restaurants are by no means hard to find on Okinawa. Everything from lasagna to homemade cannolis are available both on- and...

Island Terrace Cafe & Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY LISA WILLIAMS I have to say when I arrived on Island in November 2010, I was a little overwhelmed with locating food...

Yakiniku GOEN

CONTRIBUTED BY ANALICIA MCCLELLAN One of my favorite places to eat on island is at Goen, a Korean BBQ. Ever seen a orange, red, and...

Bollywood Dreams

Editor's Note: Our original review of Bollywood Dreams was published in 2010. Since then, the owner has re-vamped the menu with many new dishes, drinks,...

Double Decker Cafe Bar

CONTRIBUTED BY KATHERINE MOORE Do you miss going to a restaurant where you know exactly what you are ordering and/or getting?  If so, Double Decker...

Kinpa Ginpa

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Confession: I don't really like soba.  I've tried; really I have.  I've gone to the purple flags restaurant and the purple...

Raffine Reflexology & Massage

CONTRIBUTED BY ANNASTASIA MCPHERSON When my girlfriend told me about the new reflexology place in Jusco, I really didn’t think much of it. I mean...

Ramen Kagetsu Arashi (Ticket Restaurant)

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR I know I have said this before but I love eating out in Okinawa – it makes me feel like my...

Yamachu-Honpo

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINECZUBIK If your day doesn't get started without a cup of joe, or you just love the smell, take a stroll in Yamachu-Honpo...

Partyland Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR UPDATE: As of the summer of 2011 Yogurtand was bought out and now operates under the name "Partyland." This is true...

Off Base Housing, near Lester: Chatan/American Village

Living overseas has its challenges, and a commonly agreed upon one is finding that perfect place to live. To help those of us who...

Off-Base Housing, near Lester: Chatan

Living overseas has its challenges, and a commonly agreed upon one is finding that perfect place to live. To help those of us who...

EARTH – Hair Salon

CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO With one toddler and a baby, to get a hair cut dropped down on my list of priorities. When flipping through Japanese...

Cocok’s (with a silent K) – Nail Art, Hair Salon, Massages

CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA My husband even loved it. Granted, he didn't get to experience all that those amazing women can do with one little...

Jai Thai

CONTRIBUTED BY SARA HERNANDEZ As the name suggests this is a Thai restaurant. My family has been there many times in the four years we've...