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Ken Blend Coffee

CONTRIBUTED BY SEAN MILLER I first passed by Ken Blend while getting lost in Naha well over a year ago. It was about that time...

Booten

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON After enjoying an awesome movie at Q cinema inside Naha Main Place, my date and I wanted to eat a light...

Watami

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON This place is so good, I had to try it more than once. The massive menu of Japanese food will have...

Vita Smoothies

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Just off the noisy, often crowded stretch of Kokusai Street passing by Miebashi Station runs a much quieter but busy road....

Sam’s Sailor Inn

CONTRIBUTED BY MUNEERAH BEE You’re not likely to miss the Sam's Sailor Inn as you’re walking down Kokusai Street.  Its exterior with a nautical theme is...

Gokarna Spice Curry

CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI Last march I was working on a project for Tohoku with a group of friends and we'd meet regularly at Naha...

Bacar

CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTOPHER DONG Bacar Front I’m reeling. Knocked back, about to fall off my stool. Wafts of crackling wood, stewed tomatoes, shaved garlic, minty basil,...

Charm Hair Studio

CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI Charm Exterior This is slightly embarrassing to admit -but one of the first things I noticed about the friends I made within...

Vivace

CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI Vivace Exterior The Vivace building is rather large and difficult to miss. It is on the edge of Naha and Shuri on...

Kokusai Street

Kokusai Street, Naha CONTRIBUTED BY AMY MADDOCKS We talk about “Kokusai Street” all the time here on this beautiful rock we call home, but some of...

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...

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...

RIZE Rooftop Terrace Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY SARRA MCMILLAN (additional photos by Angi Brzycki) Rize View (photo by Angi) RIZE Rooftop Terrace Restaurant has only been open since December, but I’ve...

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...

Sakura Zaka Theater

CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI Sakura Zaka Exterior The Sakura Zaka 桜坂劇場 is one of my favorite places to go to in Naha. The movie theater...

Ukishima Garden

CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI Ukishima Front Prior to moving to Okinawa I lived in LA for 7 years. I got used to the “organic” food phenomenon...

Red Lobster

CONTRIBUTED BY JESSICA TIUSECO Red Lobster Exterior Let me start this off by saying that I have never been to a Red Lobster in the states,...

Cafe Street Chatan Coffee

Chatan Coffee Drinks CONTRIBUTED BY ALEXIS KNUTSON Sometimes one of the best things about going somewhere new is the thrill of the hunt. You know,...

Maguro Tei

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Another grand opening for another restaurant here in Okinawa.  But you won’t find beef, chicken, or even veggies here—except the usual...

Le Patissier Jyo-gi

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE Tucked away along with all the other little gems in the Shintoshin area of Naha (the same area where you can...

Uema

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Every morning, if you’re driving on the 36 from or to Expressway exit 5, you may find lots of Japanese construction...

Cafe 1 or 8

CONTRIBUTED BY SARRA MCMILLAN Cafe 1-or-8 has been my Japanese home away from home since I arrived in Okinawa one year ago. This two-story building...

Pine Tree Bless Curry Cafe

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...

Hateruma Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE For our anniversary last month, my husband and I wanted to try something new and different. Something out of the ordinary...

Cucina Cafe & Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY SARRA MCMILLAN Shintoshin is an area in Naha that has been culturally and socially created from land returned to Okinawa from the American...

En Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Just when we were about ready to give up looking for this place, we see a corner restaurant with the words...

Kerebekki Turkish Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETON My dear friend Julie had to add pages to her passport (yes, I know, poor thing) and my other dear friend,...

Ma Kukuru

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN Two weeks ago, I took my parents to Kokusai Street. I love taking trips there because it’s where my favorite...

Russian Restaurant Perestroika

CONTRIBUTED BY STEPHANIE BORUD When you walk into the Perestroika, you step into a mini version of Russia (like I've ever been!) The music that's...