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Ramen 7 麺屋セブン (Hachiren # 2!)

Ramen 7 麺屋セブン (Hachiren # 2!) CONTRIBUTED BY CAPTAIN IAN   Have any of you been to the ramen shop called Hachiren on 58, just north of...

Nagumagai Okinawa Style Restaurant in Nago

  Nagumagai Okinawa Style Restaurant in Nago  BY VICTORIA My husband, mom, and I were traveling back from the aquarium on 58. It was dinner time...

A Day Out At Cafe Yabusachi

Editor's Note: Cafe Yabusachi was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on March 7, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post...

Okinawa Soba Soup At Onna Station Nakayukui Market

Okinawa Soba Soup At Onna Station Nakayukui Market CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER GILES Last week I wrote about Onna Station Nakayukui Market and all it has to offer...

Arin Krin: "The Garlic Restaurant"

Editor's Note:  was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on August 28, 2008; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post...

Kaneku – Oceanview Soba Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY MARISSA MATSUZAKI While soba dishes are served all over Japan, Okinawa Soba is a unique regional version made with wheat flour instead of buckwheat....
Hanta Baru | Okinawa Hai!

Hanta Baru Ristorante

CONTRIBUTED BY THE WANDERING WAFFLEHEADS We drive slowly to a faded white building as we are not sure if we have found our destination or...

Sukiyanen Okonomiyaki

CONTRIBUTED BY HAZ NAKAMA If you're looking for a little taste of Kansai in Okinawa, there's a hidden gem right in the center of the...

GT Tsukemen

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANIE ANGEL We are always excited to find something different on Okinawa, as we have been here for almost 3 years now. This...
Mukashi Mukashi | Okinawa Hai!

Mukashi Mukashi

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANIE ANGEL When we read an article about this place, we just had to find it! It is so amazing, different from anywhere...
Kitchen Dining Toki | Okinawa Hai!

Kitchen Dining Toki

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER GILES If you are looking for a place to become a “regular”, Kitchen Dining Toki in Yomitan is your restaurant. It has...
Colombin | Okinawa Hai!


CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA If you are an island adventurer like me, you probably have ventured northward along the scenic and lovely Highway 58. Just...
Osakanaya | Okinawa Hai

Osakanaya Chatan “Fisher’s Kitchen”

CONTRIBUTED BY THE WANDERING WAFFLE HEADS Ever wondered what a real crabby patty would be like? No, we're not talking about those burgers made of...
Hachiren | Okinawa Hai!

Hachiren Ramen

CONTRIBUTED BY KERI CARLSON Hi, my name is Keri and I'm a ramenaholic. I know, I know, that isn't a well-known addiction but, once a...
Gajiro Ramen and Vintage Shop | Okinawa Hai!

Gajiro Ramen and Vintage Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY MORGAN GARCIA I've been visiting this unique little ramen shop for several years now, and have decided that it is finally time to...
Kitchen MaGee!

Kitchen MaGee!

CONTRIBUTED BY BEVERLY CHESTER I am on a perpetual hunt for good tacos on the island. I think we can all agree there aren’t many...
Hoshida Restaurant | Okinawa Hai

Hoshida Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANIE ANGEL Hoshida Restaurant is located in American Village. It opened about a year and a half after we PCSed here. We were...
Ootoya Gohandokoro | Okinawa Hai

Ootoya Gohandokoro

CONTRIBUTED BY AN NA D. (In Aeon Yomitan Shopping Center) When my husband and I first got to the island, we spent almost everyday eating at...
Gate 1 Tacos | Okinawa Hai

Gate 1 Tacos and Antoshimo-Ticket Restaurants

CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY BUREK I love the tacos in Okinawa! They look like the hard-shelled type and are a bit crunchy, but have the flexibility...

Haebaru Drive In Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY BOB ROBERTS We recently stopped at an Okinawan family restaurant called Haebaru Drive In Restaurant. The front of the building proudly proclaims that...

Primo Kitchen

Editor's Note: Primo Kitchen was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on June 18, 2009; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE....
Gozza l Okinawa Hai!

Gozza Restaurant

CONTRIBUTED BY BRONSON ROBINSON Have you ever eaten at a new restaurant and enjoyed it so much that you wanted to tell everyone about it,...
Akebono Ramen Oroku l Okinawa Hai!

Akebono Ramen Oroku

CONTRIBUTED BY ALLI M. If you find yourself down in Naha and don’t have an idea of where to stop and eat, you can try...
Hamahiga Food Café l Okinawa Hai!

Hamahiga Food Café

CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF If you find yourself on Hamahiga for a day of kayaking, kite surfing, or other adventures, I recommend that you splurge...
A Danian Cafe l Okinawa Hai!

A Danian Cafe: Soup Curry

CONTRIBUTED BY KASSIE O'DRISCOLL You guys, I have to tell you about this love affair of mine. It's with soup curry and, recently, I found...
Awase Sanchome Ramen l Okinawa Hai!

Awase Sanchome Ramen

CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN WATERS Awase Sanchome is my favorite ramen spot on Okinawa. A bold statement, I know. But having sampled about a half dozen...
Bangasa Restaurant l Okinawa Hai!

Bangasa 和食処ばん傘

CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF We worked up an appetite on our weekend expedition exploring the Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Nakamura House. While those are both worthwhile...
Cha Bira Okinawa Dining l Okinawa Hai!

Cha-Bira Dining

CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF If you're looking for a fun atmosphere and some real Okinawan cuisine, check out Cha-Bira Dining on 58 near Nago. The...
Hilton Hotel Lunch Buffet l Okinawa Hai!

Buffet Suriyun at the Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort

Editor's Note: The name of this restaurant was previously Shinka and in 2015 was changed to SURIYUN. CONTRIBUTED BY DAVID HIGGINS The view of the Hilton Hotel...
Dining Café KARI-YA l Okinawa Hai!

Dining Café KARI-YA

CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA The atmosphere surrounding Kin Town outside of Camp Hansen has experienced a much-needed rebirth from a wild, single service member party...


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