Since Okinawa is the birthplace of taco rice, a local take on the taco with international fame, some of the best to be had can be found almost anywhere on island. A good taco, on the other hand, well, that’s not so easy to come by.
Among hundreds of options of tsumami dishes, the following are extremely popular and are standard at most izakaya in Japan. Memorize a few or take this handy guide with you so you can drink and eat like a local on your next night out.
One step inside Mame Pore Pore, and customers are greeted with the ever-inviting aroma that only freshly roasted coffee beans exude.
It’s a place where customers won’t find every-day coffee, because every bean is special here.
Troops and their families are wondering when they will get a taste of the fast-food chicken sandwich that last month launched the “chicken sandwich wars” on social media and drew mouth-watering reviews.
Sunroom Café and Sweets is quietly nestled away on the 81. But that solitude, accompanied by its fresh bakery and delicious coffee, makes the quaint shop one of my top choices for food, drink, and peace.
Located at Sunabe Seawall in Chatan Town, this 33-year-old Okinawa noodle shop is very popular with locals and tourists alike – one of the town’s most popular, according to a Chatan Town Visitors Association staffer.
Stepping into Cafe Orleans feels like being transported from Okinawa straight to the Big Easy. Jazz hums from the speakers, vibrant colors cover the walls and the aroma of spicy cuisine wafts from the kitchen of this eatery near Camp Foster.
Sometimes you just have to get away from it all and get back to nature. Café Koharuya understand this, and has carved out a little piece of paradise on northern Okinawa where fresh juice, savory noodles and tasty desserts await.
You may have heard that it’s OK to slurp noodles in Japan. That is very well said and very true, and in Okinawa there are many soba noodle restaurants across the island for you to slurp to your heart’s content.