Family Restaurant / Restaurant / Dining Room Spots in Okinawa Area

  • Seaside Drive-in
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    4.0
    323 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunonnason Nakadomari 885
    Seaside Drive-in in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture is an American-style restaurant. It is open 24 hours, and everything on the menu which is a fusion of Japanese and Western is available for take-out. Despite the American-style facade, it is a fun place which has a range of antique toys and an aquarium where you can see tropical fish. It faces the sea so you can gaze at the beautiful sunset in the evening.

    Loved the charm of the place. Our Okinawan friend took us here on our way to our hotel and we thought it was a lot of fun and great value for money!

  • KITCHEN inaba
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    4.0
    224 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Uehara 742-6
    This restaurant is located on Prefectural Avenue 215 in Uehara, Taketomi Town, Yaeyama County. Centered around local cuisine using island ingredients such as mangrove crab, they offer set meals and a la carte items. You can also enjoy minced Ryukyu wild boar and wild boar soup. At night, folk song live shows are performed inside, which features a bar counter and open terrace seating.

    Had a delicious lunch here. We ordered 3 dishes:Chicken Curry Katsu, Pork Belly rice bowl, and Pork Cutlet set. All were amazing and very reasonably priced. Perhaps the best meal I have had on...

  • Taste of Okinawa
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    5.0
    164 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Naha-shi Tsuboya 1-6-21

    After great dinner in taste of okinawa, we wanted to try cooking course as well. The experience was amazing! In our group was 4 person so we had good opportunity to discuss about okinawas history...

  • Ryugujo Butterfly Garden
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    3.5
    82 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunmotobuchou Yamakawa 390-1
    Located near the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, this butterfly garden contains a restaurant and Japan’s largest species of butterfly, the “tree nymph butterfly.” This massive area is a treasure trove of rare creatures, including Ryukyu tree lizards and the Polyura eudamippus, which has been designated a Natural Monument. The restaurant offers a splendid view of Minna Island and Sesoko Island as well as “gozen ryori” (“imperial cuisine”) that is prepared with an abundance of Okinawan ingredients. “Choju ryuhan” is a dish featuring rice topped with six different ingredients said to promote longevity and served with a medicinal soup. “Motobu gyugozen” features sweet, soft pork rich in flavor. Plenty of other local cuisine is available as well.

    My tour group stopped here briefly for lunch. There is a lovely garden and butterfly greenhouse here. You can see the cocoons and several types of butterflies here. They have set up flower bouquets...

  • The Busena Terrace Main Dining Fanuan
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    4.5
    53 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Kise 1808 The Busena Terrace South Tower 2F
    This main dining room for adults is filled with an atmosphere that is relaxing and brings to mind the openness of a resort. You can enjoy continental European cuisine mixed with ingredients from the prefecture with the panoramic view and sounds of the seaside. Please note that there is a dress code during dinner time. You can consult with them up to a week before about the seven main allergens.

    We were staying at the Terrace Club at Busena and decided to dine here one night. Much to our surprise, my husband and I were allowed to choose two different tasting menus (in the UK this isnt...

  • Restaurant Kuina
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Kunigamigunkunigamison Okuma 1605 'Road Station' Yui Yu Kunimoto
    Restaurant Kuina is located inside the Kunigami Tourism Products Center and offers various Okinawan dishes, including meals featuring their specialty ingredient, “inobuta” (cross between wild boar and domestic pig). The dishes featuring inobuta, including the soba noodles, shabu shabu (thinly sliced meat boiled quickly with vegetables), and yakiniku (grilled meat) set, are especially recommended. There’s also the uniquely named “Nitoryu” (two-sword-style rice bowl), which was named after baseball player Otani when the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters held their spring training camp in Kunigami Village. The restaurant is spacious and has plenty of room for groups.

    I had a bowl of Okinawa Ramen and beef. Okinawa Ramen are made with wheat, not buckwheat. This was a nice meal. This is a roadside restaurant. Theres also a shop in the same complex.

  • Restaurant Sunpeer Yuinchi Hotel Nanjo
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Sashiki Shinzato 1688
    This restaurant has the concept of being thankful for the natural blessings of Nanjo City, and making their dishes with the ingredients of local producers. Besides seasonal items, their menu of Okinawan dishes has approximately 50 food and 20 dessert items, and has an impressive lineup of drinks full of originality. The lunch buffet that changes monthly is especially recommended.

    we had breakfast buffet in this restaurant during our stay at the hotel, the staff are helpful. though the range of food is not really very large, good enough for our family (with grandmother and...

  • Restaurant ROCO
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Yaeyama-gun Taketomicho Uehara 58
    "A restaurant in Uehara, Taketomi Town, Yaeyama County. It is directly operated by ""Local Fishing Iriomote,"" which operates all types of fishing tours in Iriomote Island. They provide seafood cuisine such as sashimi salad and masuni (boiled soup) using fresh fish from the island, and creative local dishes too. You can even try out mangrove crab, which is a famous product of the island."

    All of the dishes order were excellent and everyone was extremely nice and kind. Would love to come back many times

  • Shimanoeki
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Ieson Higashieue 509
    This restaurant is located just south of the road to the top of Iejima Tacchu (Mount Gusuku) on eastern Ie Island. They offer a menu featuring Ie Beef including a wide variety of set meals ranging from yakiniku (Japanese barbeque) and Ie Beef curry to gyu-don (braised beef on rice) and gyu-jiru (Okinawan beef soup). The restaurant's interior, which features Okinawan stylings, is equipped with table seating in addition to tatami mat seating where guests can relax and enjoy a meal. We recommend trying quintessential Okinawan flavors like their mango and shekwasha drinks, their purple yam soft-serve ice cream, and their awamori. Dinner service at the restaurants requires a reservation.

    城山登山口入り口近くの食堂。鉄板もあるので焼肉も可能。小鉢やジーマミ豆腐などが付いた定食もあり、肉は全て伊江牛を使用しています。 定食を頂きましたがボリュームあり、コスパ良かったです。

  • Sumbari Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Miyakojimashi Hirara Karimata 768-4
    This dining hall is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Enjoy dishes prepared using plenty of Miyako Island ingredients, including food made from freshly caught octopi, which enjoys particular popularity. There’s also “Sumubari soba,” which is Miyako soba topped with island octopus, as well as octopus rice bowls, fried octopus set meals, and many other octopus-themed dishes. The noodles are specially made by mixing long-lived plants into the flour mixture.
  • Nakama Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Nakama 2576-1
    This diner that serves Okinawa gourmet in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture is beloved by tourists and locals alike. It offers noodle dishes such as Okinawa zaru soba, which features cold Okinawa soba (a local style of wheat noodle) served on a bamboo strainer, as well as their famous Okinawa soki soba, which features a bowl of hot Okinawa soba topped with an extra-large pork sparerib. They also offer set meals such as their goya chanpuru set meals, a la carte dishes, and a full selection of Okinawan awamori to enjoy with a meal. The restaurant features both table seating and tatami mat seating. Guests can help themselves to self-service sanpin tea and water.
  • Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa - All-day Dining SIRIUS
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Motobucho Bise 148-1
    This open kitchen restaurant offers a buffet featuring not only Japanese, western, and Chinese cuisine as well as Okinawan cuisine such as ninjin shirishiri (shredded carrot salad), chanpuru, and salt-grilled gurukun (double-lined fusilier). Every day the buffet features a number of live cooking stations where guests can watch as their food is cooked right in front of them. The fresh-cooked omelettes are especially popular. Guests can enjoy more than 80 items in a liberatingly-open space that boasts great views of the hotel's garden, the ocean, and Ie Island.
  • Karaya Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Ibaruma 231-2
    This diner built in the style of the traditional folk homes of the Yaeyama Islands is located in Akaishi on northern Ishigaki Island. The diner naturally offers classic Okinawan dishes such as Yaeyama soba (a local style of wheat noodles) and chanpuru (Okinawan stir fry). Other popular offerings include the sashimi of the day made with fresh local seafood, fried local fish, soki soba (Yaeyama noodle soup topped with pork spare ribs that has been simmered for hours, , and their Karaya set meals, which feature a hamburger steak made with Misaki beef. We also recommend their fresh shima banana, guava, and mango juices. One of the diner's lesser-known specialties is ikasumi shiru soba. The diner is one of if not the only place on the island that serves this extravagant dish, which features Yaeyama soba served in a squid ink soup made with lots of tender fresh-caught squid. Only a few servings of are served each day.
  • Yomitan Dining Royal 1967
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Yomitanson Sobe 1315
    Yomitan Dining Royal 1967 is a restaurant inside the Royal Hotel along Prefectural Route 6 in Sobe, Yomitan Village, Nakagami County. It serves a wide variety of Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisine, in addition to traditional Okinawan dishes like tebichi (simmered pigs' feet) stew and tacos.
  • RESTAURANT FLIPPER
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    4.5
    187 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Nago-shi Umusa 162

    The steak were absolutely delicious. We had arrived pretty late (around 7+pm) on weekday night and was most thankful we managed to have a table amid the long queue which was expected. The long wait...

  • Posi Lipocuccinna Meridionale
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    4.0
    164 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Senaga 174-5

    I’ve order bocconcini and red prawn spaghetti,it’s delicious ! 我點了在地蔬果水牛起司沙拉跟紅蝦起司義大利麵,非常好吃! You also can get the special cocktail made by local fruits,and local craft beers! Nice restaurant,worth to...

  • Restaurant Fugetsu Naha Airport
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    3.5
    97 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Naha-shi Kagamizu 150 Naha Airport Domestic Flight Terminal Building ANA Side 4F

    For airport food, this place is really tasty. The food is prepared fresh and they will pack it to go if you plan to eat it on your flight. Our rice bowls were excellent.

  • Ishigaki Ya
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    4.0
    120 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Maezato 547-7

    This year, we came back with more family members to enjoy such lovely grill. 5 adults and 1 child; we ordered a set for 4 plus a mixed veg, a plate of premium beef (only 4 slices) and an additonal...

  • Pukapuka Cafe & Restaurant
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    4.0
    105 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Ishigakishi Maezato 193-1

    Great lunch buffet along with entree and drinks. Good portions. A great place to stop on a rainy, they have a patio with a great view of the ocean.

  • Ayagu Dining Hall
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    4.5
    95 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Shurikubagawachou 2-128-1

    This place serves up some really awesome dishes. I had the stir-fried tofu set and it was easily one of the best dishes I’ve had in Okinawa. The English menu is smaller and actually not that clear to...

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Let go of your image of a busy, ordered Japan and replace it with crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and relaxing folk music: You’ve arrived in Okinawa. A world away from the high intensity of Tokyo, Okinawans appear to live a laid-back beach life on this paradisiacal tropical island that lies in the middle of the East China Sea almost 1,000 kilometers south of mainland Japan’s most southern tip. Home to a spattering of islands, prepare yourself to discover underwater caves, star-shaped sand, and an island culture sometimes unrecognizable from mainland Japan.

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