A whimsical fried potato served alongside Ralph's burgers is sure to bring a smile to any diner's face.  AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES
A whimsical fried potato served alongside Ralph's burgers is sure to bring a smile to any diner's face. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

ll-beef patties and a simple menu make Ralph’s Burger Restaurant a standout on Okinawa

by Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

Over the years, some women have felt reluctant to openly express their love for so-called “manly” food like hamburgers and steaks — but thankfully, the rising trend of high-protein diets and weightlifting routines created specifically for women means that burger lovers like myself no longer have to hide our appreciation for all things meaty.

On Okinawa, there are a variety of restaurants residents can flock to whenever a craving for red meat strikes. But Ralph’s Burger Restaurant, which opened in early 2018, is now my go-to local spot for those times when I need a burger fix.

Right away, diners know Ralph’s isn’t a typical Okinawa restaurant. The building exterior is decorated in stylish ranch motif, like something you’d see in small-town Texas, while the interior has a trendy vibe with concrete walls and dark wood furniture. The decor sets the tone for the meal to come — and keeps the restaurant nice and cool.'

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