Captain Kagaroo popular with tourists and locals for good reason

The Mexican Taco Burger from Captain Kangaroo on Okinawa features a chunky beef patty, melted cheese, guacamole, tomato, sour cream and chili beans. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES
The Mexican Taco Burger from Captain Kangaroo on Okinawa features a chunky beef patty, melted cheese, guacamole, tomato, sour cream and chili beans. AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Captain Kagaroo popular with tourists and locals for good reason

by Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

Imagine a juicy meat patty blanketed by warm melted cheese, topped with delicious guacamole, crispy lettuce and a tangy tomato slice. Ladle over it a spoonful of chili sauce and sandwich it all nicely in a chewy, toasty sesame-seed bun.

Welcome to Captain Kangaroo in Nago, Okinawa, about an hour’s drive north on the Okinawa Expressway from Camp Foster and Kadena Air Base.

The diner is popular — I mean really popular — and attracts locals, service members and tourists from around the world. I usually avoid going there during the busy touristy seasons such as summer, spring break, Golden Week or any local national holiday and weekends.

At peak lunchtime, expect to wait one to two hours, sometimes longer.

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