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On Base Housing: Kadena: Marek Park E1/E5

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

On Base Housing, Kadena: Washington Heights E1/E5

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

Dos Manos

CONTRIBUTED BY REIKO MOTOBU Dos Manos Burrito My friend and I were talking about food back home and she said she missed her mom's Mexican cooking...

On Base Housing, Kadena: Marek Park E3/E7

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

On Base Housing, Kadena: Bazely Towers E1/E6

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

Ramen Motonari

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Here is a fun Okinawan game! Match the noodle names to the descriptions below. (The answers are at the end of...

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...

Cafe Latte (Kadena Officer’s Club)

CONTRIBUTED BY MELISSA RUISZ NAZARIO Remember that scene in Big Daddy when Adam Sandler's character and little blonde "Frankenstein" try to order breakfast at McDonald's,...

Tee House Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Ever since we moved to Okinawa, ladies I met from a Bible Study class often talked about the Tee House on...

Andy’s Diner at Kadena Air Terminal

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES So roll call for your Space A flight is at four in the morning. You grab snacks for the kids on...

Kaca-fe

CONTRIBUTED BY DEANNA HAXTON Kacafe Grilled Cheese My very first day on island my sponsor drove me up Gate 2 street and on the way pointed...

Senor Taco

CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA RODRIGUEZ Senor Taco Tacos We are all a fan of Tacos on Okinawa! I am not sure what it is about them, but...

Platters

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS Platters Interior For those of you on a budget or just want some great food, check out Platters on Kadena Air Base....

Lima Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Lima Sign Lima… the capital of Peru, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Imagine my surprise when we found a place called ‘Lima...

Cafe & Bar Associa

CONTRIBUTED BY LORALEE ALCANTARA Associa front If you’re looking for a nice, feel-good kind of full, and not a heavy food coma, Café & Bar Associa...

Route 66 Snack Bar

CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN When living in Okinawa, you are bound to drive on a few highways more often than others like 58, 330, 329...

Titicaca Peruvian Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED MAYRA B. We all have our list of the things we miss from the states. For me, one would be shopping malls where I...

Capital Steakhouse

Capital Front CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA RODRIGUEZ There have been many posts on here that mention Capital Steakhouse, but no post on Capital Steakhouse; I am here...

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...

Birdland Cafe

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES When one thinks of the military base houses built in Okinawa in the 1950’s, rectangular boxed shaped homes with low ceilings,...

Bama’s BBQ and Grill (Nap’s Southern Grill)

CONTRIBUTED BY MELISSA RUISZ Bama's BBQ & Grill - formerly known as Nap's Southern Grill - has two locations on Okinawa; it offers exceptional value, a...

Tokyo Acupuncture

CONTRIBUTED BY ANNA BOOM Needles, needles and more needles. Acupuncture, oh my! Recently, my running friend mentioned acupuncture helped her knee pain. Then another friend tried it...

Banyan Tree

Though we spend most of our "post time" encouraging you to get up and off base to explore and enjoy Okinawa, we are currently...

Chili’s and Chili’s Too!

We've recently asked our writers to submit posts about on-base restaurants. These maybe obvious to most of you, but for those PSCing to Oki,...

Me Love Salon

CONTRIBUTED BY SANDY VAN NIEUWENHUYZEN I recently began a self-improvement procedure effort to kick off 2011 right.  I was very pleased with the salon I...

Jack’s Place on Kadena

CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELE LEHANE When the kids and I arrived on the island, the first restaurant my husband took us to was Jack’s Place....

Dokamea – Ticket Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY KRISTY DEMOE So the other day my family and I were out looking for a quick place to eat near the house.  We...

Taj Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Curry! If you love curry you have come to the right island! The Japanese love their curry and according to one...