Italian bistro's cuisine, ambiance delight

Restaurant Guide

Italian bistro's cuisine, ambiance delight

by: Laura Walker | Okinawa Hai | March 29, 2013
OfukuroCuisine: Italian
Hours: Tuesday: 17:00-24:00
Thursday: 17:00-24:00
Saturday: 17:00-24:00
: 17:00-24:00
: 17:00-24:00
Phone: 098-958-2227
Menu: n/a

Craving that Italian bistro from back home? I’ve found the perfect fit in Yomitan. Ofukuro is a chic restaurant that is full of metropolitan charm.

I drove by this place so many times staring at the big window wondering what kind of cuisine might await me. When I stepped inside, I was not disappointed. The décor is similar to a rustic bistro including a bar full of various liquors.

Ofukuro has an extensive menu in both English and Japanese. Options range from a collection of compari cocktails, many European wines, (including house wine by the glass for 500 yen) and a fabulous menu that will please any foodie.

Appetizers include avocado dip, bruschetta, cheese plates and more. Besides the special entrees of the day list on a chalkboard menu, they always serve salmon, beef, chicken, pasta, and pizza. I noticed several people dropping by just to get their carry out pizza. I couldn’t help but stare at the boxes in envy as they carried that heavenly aroma out of the door.

We decided for the evening to enjoy a cheese plate, the greatest Caesar salad of my life, red snapper and a glass of the house red. Every dish was perfect! The cheese plates had a wide selection for Okinawa and provided dried fruit and savory breadsticks.

The Caesar salad was anything but bland. The large stack of greens was covered with a house made dressing, bell peppers, chicken and hard boiled eggs. I know it’s not your typical salad but it was awesome!

The red snapper was buttery and cooked to perfection. I am so happy to find this hidden gem of a restaurant. The best part was the total including 2 glasses of wine was 3,000 yen (the entrées ran about 700 to 900 yen each). The evening was the perfect date night!

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