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Striker’s Cafe

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Strikers Interior Striker’s Café is a little known secret hiding inside Emery Lanes Bowling Alley on Kadena Air Base. At most bowling...

Seaside Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY MELISSA RUISZ NAZARIO Seaside Sign 1 Monday and Tuesday closed. Monday and Tuesday closed. If I repeat this mantra over and over, perhaps the...

Ashibiuna

CONTRIBUTED BY KATHRYNANNE WRIGHT Ashi Entrance Deep in the green and concrete jungle of Okinawa, a small restaurant lies in it’s vast and busy city of...

Pineapple House

Pineapple Big One CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS While taking a drive to the southern tip of the island last weekend, we saw a huge pineapple on...

Sea Time Sunset Dining

Editor's Note: A reader has informed us in early 2013 that this restaurant is currently undergoing renovations, with an unknown reopening date.  If you...

Agu House

CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA RODRIGUEZ Agu House Front My husband and I were driving around, looking for somewhere new to eat and came across this place. It’s...

Four Seasons: Renaissance Resort Okinawa

Four Seasons Lobby CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Sarah enjoyed a complimentary meal at the Four Seasons, Renaissance Resort, but the opinions below are totally hers. Take one...

Garyu-ya

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Garyuya Exterior We came across one of the hippest ‘hole-in-the-wall’ ramen shops in Awase today. As we walked to Garyu-ya, on an...

Tacos-Ya

CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI Tacos Ya Plate Located just a block away from the Sunabe sea wall is a tiny little taco shop -“a hole in...

Taiwan Ramen House: Ho-Ja

CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN Taiwan Ramen Front Oishii! That’s what we would say in Japanese when we are eating delicious food in Japan. Now when you...

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...

Restaurant Inoh: Ocean View Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Ocean View Sign Usually, whenever we go to touristy places, forking out a bunch of money for mediocre food comes with being...

Daikon no Hana

CONTRIBUTED BY LEAH MAGID Daikon Food When we first came to Okinawa just over a year ago, we were pretty trepidetious about trying new foods. Partially...

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...

Nana Iro no Niji (Colors of the Rainbow)

CONTRIBUTED BY ASHLEY MORALES My friend decided to take me out to lunch for my birthday. She chose the restaurant Nana Iro no Niji. Nana Road The...

Wadaya JUSCO Japanese Restaurant: Celiac Dining Success

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN SCHALK Wadaya Food Being a newly diagnosed celiac presents many challenges, particularly when living in a foreign country. Beginning Japanese textbooks do...

Chura-Hana

Chura Hana Sign CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN Have you ever wished you could just stop and pop in any business establishments that caught your eyes while...

Dining Nan's

CONTRIBUTED BY CASSANDRA ABEL Dining Nan's Front 1 While attempting to find Liberal Sushi and driving around in circles for about 25 minutes and our stomachs...

Gushikawa Soba

Gushikawa Sign CONTRIBUTED BY KATIE CLARY http://theotherokinawa.blogspot.com If you are in the mood for some really good soki soba, Gushikawa Soba is a great option. I noticed...

Daruma "Ugly Man" Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY SUZIE SMITH As a newbie to Okinawa, I’m always looking for a new place to enjoy Japanese cuisine. Normally I’m a little shy...

Hanabi

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES I walked to the door of Hanabi, trying every which way to open the door. I couldn’t figure out how to...

Ajinokura Ramen Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Aji Ramen This restaurant has only been open for a few months. The menu boasts that their ramen is the real thing...

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...

Michi No Eki Yuiyui Kunigami Center & Restaurant Kuina

 CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES On a recent camping trip to Okuma, we decided to see what the sleepy outskirts had to offer. We came...

Sobaya Chirugwa

CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN What happens when you love your mother very much? You name your restaurant after her of course! At least in this...

Agena Soba Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Ever have one of days when you don’t want to cook, but don’t really want to go out either?  Well, I...

Miya is Heart Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY AMBER PLATZ Trying new restaurants here in Okinawa is not hard with so many choices. But I have to admit, when a new...

Onnaton Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY ALEXIS KNUTSON When my parents told my husband and me they were coming to visit us in Okinawa, I immediately knew we had...

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...

Seasonal Foods of Okinawa Restaurant, Sakae Ryouri-ten 榮料理店

CONTRIBUTED BY JOY BARNES Although I do enjoy a good bowl of soba soup, a plate of taco rice, and yes, even some goya champuru,...