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Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Central Okinawa / Western Coast Area

  • Okashigoten Yomitan flagship store
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Uza 657-1
    The Yomitan store is the flagship store of Okashigoten, which makes confectionery using local Okinawan ingredients; the most famous Okashigoten product is their “Original Purple Sweet-Potato Sweets.” Located in Yomitan Village on land that used to be sugar-cane fields, the Yomitan store is easily recognized from the huge flower-covered hat at the entrance. Inside, the store has a wide range of confectionery products created at the company’s own factory, made using typically Okinawan ingredients such as purple sweet-potatoes and brown sugar; these can be purchased in quantities as small as a single sweet. Visitors can also view the production line at the factory next door. There is a restaurant and a café; the Hanagasa Café offers “Purple Sweet-Potato Sweets” fresh from the factory, which are not available anywhere else.

    Friendly staff Large menu Fresh seafood Good local food options Good selection of local drinks Family friendly English spoken at a decent level Very fast service and convenient ordering from...

  • Charlie's Tacos
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Okinawashi Chuou 4-11-5
    Charlie's Tacos was the first taco restaurant on Okinawa when it opened in 1956. The original taco recipe developed by the restaurant's founder proved very popular with U.S. military personnel, and Charlie's Tacos has since become a long-term favorite with local people, too. Diners can choose between beef, chicken and tuna fillings.

    Awesome tacos served here! Shop is sort of hidden on the second floor next to hotel Gracery Naha but fret not as the board sign on the street was big so you can’t miss it if you look out for the...

  • hochihochi
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Urasoeshi Minatogawa 2-12-3
    This Thai restaurant is located in Minatogawa in Urasoe City along a road just one street north of Gakuen-dori Avenue from National Route 58. The lunch menu includes Thai curry, gapao rice, and khao man kai, and eight different meals are regularly offered at the same set price. You can also order spring rolls, tom yum goong, and other dishes individually.

    We LOVE Hochi Hochi! Although it's hours are a little tricky and never seem to be open when I want them to be, I have eaten here many times. Their food is fresh and delicious! I recommend it to...

  • Cafe Ichara
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunchatanchou Yoshihara 427-3
    This cafe, with its subdued white design, is located along Prefectural Road 24 in Chatan Town of Nakagami County.

    行って来ました、カフェイチャラです。わざわざでも行ってみたかったカフェです。ちょっと道に迷ったので、到着したときは感激しました。自然のかな(森の中)のカフェで、とても雰囲気が良くて、自然を満喫しました。焼きたてのピザは美味しかったですね、接客も丁寧でした。沖縄の人は温かいです。

  • A&W Makiminato Branch
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Urasoeshi Makiminato 4-9-1
    A&W Makiminato Branch is a branch of the A&W Okinawa chain, an American food chain (founded in California) that has 30 restaurants in Okinawa, which is located in 4-chome, Makiminato, Urasoe City. Besides hamburgers, sandwiches and hot-dogs, A&W also serves other menu items, such as “Chubby Chicken” (made using Okinawa-raised pullets). Perhaps the most famous menu item is A&W’s unique root beer (a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage), for which free refills are available when dining in-store.

    Myself and the family went here for a root beer float. It came in a glass cup with a good portion of ice cream. As we looked around you could tell other people's orders were neatly put together and...

  • Tirabui traditional Japanese house restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Katsurenhama 56
    Tirabui Traditional Japanese House restaurant is an Okinawan cuisine restaurant located near the Hama Community Hall on Hamahiga Island. The restaurant occupies a traditional house with a red tiled roof, which was renovated for the purpose, and serves traditional Okinawan home cuisine with recipes learned from families in the owner's home-town of Uruma on Okinawa Island. One of the most popular items on the menu is the “Hama Tirabui Set Meal,” which includes rice, soup, and a choice of two side dishes.
  • Oinalian
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Ginowanshi Oyama 6-46-31F
    Oinalian is an Okinawan Inari (Fried Tofu) store located in Oyama, Ginowan City, down a road that runs off Ginowan Bypass just south of the entrance to Ginowan Seaside Park. Besides Okinawan-style Inari zushi, Oinalian also sells the regular combination of Inari and garlic-flavored fried chicken. Take-out meals are packaged in boxes featuring the same distinctive “Pop Art” design as the shop itself; they are an ideal option for large-scale parties.

    沖縄料理が手軽に美味しく食べられます。 沖縄すば(そば)と、ふのチャンプルーを注文しましたがとても美味しかったです。また行きたいです。

  • Seaside Cafe Hanon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunchatanchou Mihama 9-39 Oak Fashion Building B-3
    SeaSideCafe Hanon is the café closest to the sea within Mihama Town Resort American Village in Chatan, Nakagami District. The café’s pancakes are cooked to order; a range of different toppings are available, including ice cream, scrambled eggs, etc. Visitors can also enjoy coffee made using beans from Italian coffee firm caffe CAGLIALI, which are only available at 10 cafes in Japan.
  • Cafebar Vambo Luga
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Urasoeshi Minatogawa 2-16-8NO.21
    Minatogawa Foreigner Residential Area in Minatogawa, Urasoe City was formerly a residential area for foreigners especially U.S. military personnel resident in Japan, and is now known as a place where many fashionable cafes are clustered utilizing the buildings. “Cafebar Vambo・Luga” located here has an interior with an Asian flavor and a variety of seating, including a counter and a Japanese style floor which utilize the features of the original house. It offers comfortable spaces which allow a variety of uses.

    外人住宅で 雑貨屋さんと間違ってしまいそうな佇まい。 中はアジアンチックな可愛らしい感じ。夜のバータイムには行ったことはないですが、いつもランチタイムにお邪魔します。 美味しい料理とデザート。 いつも女の人でいっぱいです。

  • Songbird Cafe
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Toya 161-2
    Songbird Cafe is situated in Toya, Yomitan Village, Nakagami County, and is next to Prefectural Highway No. 6 near the sea. Try either the morning or lunch menus made from ingredients produced in Yomitan Village with pesticide-free coffee. You can have them on Yachimun (Okinawan pottery) tableware and relax while watching over Yomitan’s sea.

    Stayed in Yomitan for 3 days and Songbird became our go-to coffee shop. Beach views, cute setting and good selection of hot and cold drinks. Pineapple lassi tasted like summer!

  • mofgmona
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Ginowanshi Ginowan 2-1-291F
    Mofgmona is a coffee shop located at 2-chome, Ginowan, Ginowan City. It is situated along the street of Okinawa International University before the intersection with National Highway No. 330. It offers coffee to be proud of in a comfortable space created by the owners who were students at the time of the establishment. The crockery used is pottery by Okinawan artists selected by the owners, and “mofgmona no zakka” sells pottery on the third floor of the same building.

    We decided to try something new on this "small" island. I found this place called Mofgmona. It never cease to surprise that no matter how many times I have explored this island there is always new...

  • Cafe Nanairo no Kaze
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Zakimi 2511-2
    Café Nanairo no Kaze is a garden café which has a huge garden of about 6,000 tsubo (=1.98 hectare), quietly standing in the mountains of Yomitan Village. While gazing at the beautiful garden which recreates Yanbaru Forest in the northern Main Island, you can enjoy an organic lunch with selected ingredients and organic brown rice produced in Okinawa and homemade sweets. You can also enjoy a stroll in the property after your meal.

    やちむんの里からほど近く、集落からほんのちょっと横道に入っただけのところにこんんな秘密の亜熱帯の庭があるとは。その中にぽつんとあるカフェです。ランチは色とりどりの島野菜が中心で、豆類のハンバーグや揚げ春巻きなどヴィーガンの人でも大丈夫なメニューがあります。味付けはあくまでやさしく、逆に濃いめの味付けを好む若い方などには物足りないかもしれません。 1人でぶらりと訪れましたが、庭を散策して、のんびりと...

  • Ploughman's Lunch Bakery
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunkitanakagusukuson Adaniya 927-2
    Ploughman’s Lunch Bakery located in Kitanakajo Village, Okinawa Prefecture is a stylish bakery cafe in a renovated foreigner residence. The shop is situated on top of a hill overlooking the ocean. The plate and salad and soup set meals which come with delicious in-house baked bread are both popular. Some meals are also suitable for vegans. You can also purchase bread only from a sales counter in the bakery.

    This cafe/bakery is wonderful. We went around 2pm and they had sold out of a lot of menu items. I settled on the ham, fig, and blue cheese sandwich. It did not disappoint! It came on homemade bread...

  • BOULANGERIE CAFE Yamashita
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Urumashi Yonashirohenza 425-22F
    BOULANGERIE CAFE Yamashita located in Yonajo, Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture is a bakery which is committed to natural yeast and ingredients. On the terrace seating from where the beautiful sea and sunset can be seen, you can spend a relaxing time while eating freshly baked bread and pizza. Breads using Uruma City’s famous specialty products such as mozuku seaweed and golden potatoes are popular, but nuchi (a type of Okinawan salt) red bean bread using exclusive homemade bean paste with springy texture is recommended. This is a must-visit shop when you go to Okinawa.

    At three in the afternoon, the restaurant we had planned on eating was closed and thankfully so, we were able to discover this delightful gem with elevated deck overlooking the ocean. The owner does...

  • ippe coppe
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Urasoeshi Minatogawa 2-16-1
    Ippe coppe located in Urasoe, Okinawa Prefecture is a specialty bread shop using natural yeast. It is a lovely shop standing quietly in the foreigners’ residential district. Bread made only from selected ingredients and using only Japanese wheat is baked in limited quantities so it is recommended to get in early. The shop also sells rusks, scones, and in-house roasted coffee which goes well with the bread. During summer, the café Niwatori opens in the garden of the shop. You can enjoy a shaved ice covered with homemade syrup.

    Visit early before it's sold out! Was actually already on a full stomach, but the aroma got me, so got a bagel and mini baguette to go. Delicious and mouth-watering!

  • Medicinal Herb World Happy More Maket
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Ginowanshi Shimashi 1-247-1
    Happy More Maket Medicinal Herb World located in Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture is a direct sales vegetable store with a range of delicious, fresh vegetables. It sells fresh vegetables which are supplied by about 700 contracted farmers. At a café in the shop, you can have smoothies and curries using seasonal vegetables. The store sometimes stocks rare vegetables, which are not handled at a grocer’s, supermarket or other stores.
  • Izakaya Uozeki
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    Okinawa Pref. Ginowanshi Uchidomari 588-16
    Izakaya Uozeki (a Japanese style pub) offers fresh seafood. As it is supplied directly by its own wholesaler, there is a full menu using very fresh fish and seafood. There is terrace seating as well as tables. It can accommodate up to 100 people, so a large group can use it comfortably. Grilled squid, using very fresh squid from Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture which is frozen on the boat, and premium fatty tuna grilled with salt, which are slowly charcoal-grilled, are popular.
  • Tsurukamedo Zenzai Yomitan Main Branch
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
    Shopping
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunyomitanson Zakimi 248-1
    Tsurukamedo Zenzai Yomitan Main Branch is a well-known shop for Okinawan red bean soup near the site of Zakimi Castle, an Okinawan World Heritage Site. The exclusive red bean soup is mild and delicate. It is made from ice cubes, which are delicate and melt easily in your mouth, kidney beans stewed slowly for a long time and homemade soft sticky rice balls. There are six flavors such as purple yam and coffee liqueur part from the standard “Okinawan red bean soup”.

    ぜんざいで有名ですが、あえて沖縄そばを注文してみたら紅生姜は入れないポリシーだそうで・・・。一風変わった沖縄そばでした。

  • Okinawa Soba Hamaya
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    4.5
    271 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nakagamigunchatanchou Miyagi 2-99
    This 36-year-old Okinawa soba noodle restaurant is a symbol of Okinawa. Their traditional salty soup that uses no soy sauce has the condensed savoriness of pork, chicken and skipjack, and is popular for its unique irresistible flavor. Their “Hamaya soba” with pork cartilage soki boiled until soft and their “Okinawa soba” topped with cartilage soki and boneless rib of pork are especially popular.

    If you like soba, this is one of the most famous soba restaurants in Okinawa. Very close to Sunabe Seawall, so you have a great view after you eat some soba.

  • Lanai Cafe (Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom Store)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    4 blocks in Akita area readjustment project site in Nakanaka-gun, Nakato-gun, Okinawa Prefecture Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom 2F
    This pancake café offers fresh hand drip Kona coffee. Their huge Hawaiian pancakes are cute sweets with fruits and flowers, making them especially popular with women. The Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom Store also offers discount s on their menu items when customers present movie tickets or ticket stubs purchased on that day at Cinema Rycom.

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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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