Restaurants, Places in Okinawa

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Welcome to the world of Sen-bero: Adachiya

“Sen-bero”: means “getting merry on 1000 yen” is definitely an useful expression to remember if you’re an Izakaya lover. Quite a new concept to Okinawa introduced from the downtown Tokyo izakaya culture, Sen-bero could simply represent izakayas with highly cost performance providing 1000yen set menu, such as Adachiya; considered as a pioneer of the field. Adachiya’s 1000 yen set menu features a choice of simmered giblets (Motsuni) or four deep fried skewers (kushiage) and three drinks (excl. bottled beer)! Located in the backstreet of Naha and Park Avenue in Okinawa-city, Adachiya promises you a real down town Tokyo Izakaya experience.
 

Adachiya
Address: 2-10-20, Matsuo, Naha-shi
Hours: 6:00~22:00 (Mornig 6:00~10:00)
 

Adachiya Okinawa City
Adress: 1-20-9 Chuo Okinawa-city
Hours: 1700- 2:00
Close on Mondays

 

Kijimuna タコライスカフェ きじむなぁ

 

One of the best and original Taco Rice Omelet (Omutaco) restaurants on the island.

The fluffy Omelet over Taco rice is just perfect.

Their Omutako is now available in Chatan, Rycom, and Senaga island as well.

Kijimuna

Address: 〒904-0404 475 Seragaki, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (In front of Seragaki bus stop)

TEL: 098-966-8389

Open 11:00~16:00 (July- September 11:00~20:00)

Closed on Wednesday (Open every day from July to September


Delicious Vegan Curry in Nago-city: NICENESS

One of a kind, unique and delicious vegan curry can be found here: Niceness in Nago-city. Beautifully handcrafted interior using scrap materials creates a warm and cozy atmosphere. Would definitely recommend spending a lazy Sunday afternoon there.

NICENESS
Adress: 1635-1 Uruma, Nago-city
Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:00
Close on Mondays and Tuesdays


Suidunchi 首里殿内

Suidunchi is a restaurant where you can enjoy Okinawan traditional cuisine and variety of Awamori (Okinawan sake) in a traditional Okinawan house.
There are also two galleries next to the restaurant where they exhibit Okinawan antique objects and their Awamori collections.
The restaurant is located along the famouse Kinjo-ishidatami, implies stone pavement which leads to the Shuri castle.

Address: 2-81 Kinjo-cho, Naha, Okinawa
TEL: 098-885-6161
Open hour: Lunch 11:00~ Dinner 17:00~ Last order 23:00~
Open all year around

Link: Suidunchi首里殿内

 


Ship of the Ryukyu

If you are interested in Okinawan performing arts, this is it!

Enjoy a variety of original and other Okinawan performing arts such as Eisa(Okinawan drum dance), shishimai(shishimai performance), Ryukyubu(Ryukyu dance) .
This year, five works have been selected for the project.

Please check their link for the program schedule and ticket availbility if you are interested.


Ticket:
Adult 2,500 JPY
High school student or younger 2,000JPY

Location: Palette Civic Theater or Tenbusu Naha

Link: Ship to the Ryukyu (Japanese/English)


Cafe Mori no Terrace カフェ森のテラス

This place is a MUST go restaurant when it’s sunny.
You can see beautiful ocean and the famous Kudaka island which is known as a spiritual island in front of you while you are eating.
Also, they have a cozy gallery where they exhibit some paintings by famous Okinawan painters, antique objects, and a huge garden with beautiful flowers.
You will never get bored there!

Address: 143-2 Chinen, Chinen-ji, Nanjo-shi, Okinawa (Check location here)
TEL: 098-949-1666
Open hour: 11:00~17:30
Closed on every Tuesday


晴れた日には久高島が一望できるオーシャンビューのレストランカフェです。
料理がおいしいのはもちろんのこと、アートギャラリーもあり、広いお庭を散歩することもできます。
是非一度足を運んでみてください!

森のテラス
住所:沖縄県南城市知念字知念143-2 (地図はこちら
TEL:098-949-1666
営業時間:11:00~17:30
定休日:火曜日


Shizen-Inu: Amazing Vegan Cuisine and Sweets

Located in Yomitan, Shizen-Inu is a vegan Cafe using only fine Okinawan organic vegetables. They open only two days a week so reservation is definitely requited. Meal of the Day: 850yen features colorful and creative dishes made with seasonal ingredients.  

Address: M-1, 183 Furugen, Yomitan-son
Opening Hours: Wed and Thu: 12:00 – 15:00 (L.O)
Tel: 090-2715-5774
Website: https://www.facebook.com/shizeninu/



This Sunday:Okinawa Food Flea Vol.9!

Okinawa Food Flea is back! Our beloved outdoor food festival will be held on this Sunday 13th November at Ginowan Marina. It’s not only the place for food, but you’ll also find great handmade crafts, all made in Okinawa!

OKINAWA FOOD FLEA Vol.9
2016.11.13 (Sun.)
Noon-18:00
宜野湾マリーナ/At Ginowan Marina
入場無料/Entrance Free
http://www.foodflea.okinawa/

 


Petite Boulangerie de Koza: Zazou

This is where you can find tasty pastries and sandwiches: Zazou is a little French-Japanese style bakery located in Okinawa-city. Try their amazing savories like their chicken sandwiches and savory pastries with roasted veggies. They also have lovely Japanese breads such as custard cream or jam buns.

zazou(ザズー)
Address: 2-15-1 Chuo, Okinawa-city
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/GXmYKTmrK5S2
Parking available
Opening hours 10:00〜19:00
Close on Tuesdays

 


Authentic Yet Original: GORDIES OLD HOUSE

Gordies Old House specializes in authentic American burgers, located opposite Kadena Air Base on Route 58. Their whole beef patties prepared with an original recipe and paired with homemade buns. Its classic interior provides the backdrop for enjoying a burger, shake or American breakfast.

GORDIES OLD HOUSE
Address: 189-1, Mizugama, Kadena-cho Nakagami-gun
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/FAFNhwQUxfq
Opening hours: 11:00〜21:00
Close on Thursdays


ThisWeekend: Birthday, Festivals, Kings and Queens!

29th Oct: OIST 5th Birthday!
Let’s get together and celebrate the 5th anniversary of OIST. Lots of fun and entertainments combined with free BBQ! What more can I ask? Register now: https://groups.oist.jp/cpr/registration-oist-5th-birthday-party

29th and 30th Oct: Shuri Castle Festival
Classical Ryukyu dance, musical drama, ceremonies and a parade on Kokusai Street filled with pageantry are the essence of the traditional Shuri Castle Festival, one of the three annual main festivals commemorating the life and splendor of the Ryukyu Kingdom.This year, the festival coincides with the 6th Uchinanchu Festival that is organized only every five years, and which brings together people of Okinawan roots from all over the world. The parade along Kokusai Street with more than 700 historically costumed participants takes place on Sunday, starting at 12:30 and running until 14:30 p.m. The castle is open to 21:00 on all three days.

Admission Free
Location: Shuri Castle
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yntKKYjBJVT2

29th and 30th Oct: Yomitan Festival
Yomitan Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday at the same venue from 13:00 on Saturday and 14:00 on Sunday. The festival closes at 21:00 on both days with fireworks.
Sunday program:
9:00 Bonsai Exhibition and farm goods sale
14:00 Karate performance on the boat.
15:00 Traditional performing arts
17:00 Shinkousen Show. Karate performance on the boat.
20:45 Fireworks

Admission free
Location: Yomitan Athletic Field
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WLQ3CintwoM2


pizzeria da ENZO: Exciting New OIST Discount!

pizzeria da ENZO offers a new OIST discount!!
Just showing your OIST ID card at the restaurant, you’ll get a drink of your choice for free; a glass of beer, a glass wine (red/white), a cocktail or a soft drink. If you are a group of 6 or more, a free bottle of sparkling wine will be on the house!!

pizzeria da ENZOより、新しいOISTディスカウントのお知らせです!来店時にOISTIDをご提示ください。生ビール、グラスワイン赤・白、カクテル、ソフトドリンクから、お好きなドリンクが一杯無料です。また、6名以上のグループにはスパークリングワインが一本プレゼント!

pizzeria da ENZO
TEL.098-923-5924
Lunch:12:00〜15:00 (LO 14:30)
Dinner : 18:00〜22:00 (LO 21:30)
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8i3ZmDBk96p


Dear Coffee Lovers: Yamada Coffee Okinawa

Located in a residential part of Ginowan, Yamada Coffee Okinawa roasts beans daily, selling 15-20 varieties at any one time. Beans are selected according to three important criteria: traceability; freshness of the green beans; and cup quality (the flavor of the coffee itself).

Address: 3-17-3, Ginowan, Ginowan-shi
Opening hours: 10:00 - 19:00
Regular holiday: Monday
Parking: available
Website: http://shop.yamadacoffeeokinawa.com/

 


Ocean View Noodles: Umi ga Mieru Sobaya

“Umi ga Mieru Sobaya” in the western part of Kadena Town in the central part of mainland Okinawa is located next to Kaneku Seaside Park. The quiet location which commands a view of East China Sea is for the best-kept Okinawa Soba shop not many people know about. Needless to say this, but the window seats are popular, and the shop is often crowded around noon. So it is recommended to visit the shop around 11:00 right after its opening time or around 14:00 when it is passed busy lunch hour. Soki soba (large): 650yen

Umi ga Mieru Sobaya
Address: 6-25-13 Mizugama, Kadena Town, Okinawa
TEL: 098-956-0940
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 18:00
Closed on Mondays

 


KarateDay 2016 Commemorative Performance Event

The highlight of the commemorative performance this year is the gathering of 4,500 participants to simultaneously perform Fukyu Kata I, breaking the existing Guinness World Record (India currently holds the record with 809 people) and making a new record for “Most people performing a kata.” There will be designated performing areas on Kokusai Street for many to see the performance.

For further information: http://karate-otkk.jp/seminar/2016-%e7%a9%ba%e6%89%8b%e3%81%ae%e6%97%a5-%e8%a8%98%e5%bf%b5%e9%9b%86%e5%9b%a3%e6%bc%94%e6%ad%a6%e7%a5%ad

Dates 2016/10/23〜2016/10/23
Venue Square in front of Tenbusu Naha on Kokusai St.
Fee

Free admission

 


All Of Okinawa Islands Lion Dance Festival: 23rd Oct

Lion dancers from all over the island gather for this annual event, which this year will be held at a most unusual venue, the Agena Bullring. Free shuttle bus service is provided between the Uruma Theater parking lot on Route 224 and the venue (about 15 minutes by bus).
More about Lion Dance: http://okinawahai.com/shishimai-dance-festival/

Date: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
Time: Starts 18:00
Place: Agena Bullring, 1076 Agena, Uruma City
Admission: Free
Free shuttle 4-9:30 p.m. from Uruma Shimin Geijyutsu Gekijo (map: https://goo.gl/maps/BfgLWm4ceMQ2)


This Weekend: Uruma Festival 2016

This festival started in 2005, the year after four municipalities in the central part of Okinawa were consolidated to form Uruma City. A bullfight, fireworks and many other events are scheduled for this two-day festival. The bullfighting tournament at the Ishikawa Multi-purpose Dome starting at 13:00 on Saturday, Oct. 15, is a central feature of the festival that is free for people to watch, but other Saturday events, at the main venue at Gushikawa Athletic Park, include performances by Okinawan artists Rushine, Yusuke Mototake, jimama and Nenees. Folk music and dance is played on the main stage at Gushikawa Athletic Park. On Sunday, on the main stage, drum groups, a hero show and Miss Uruma coronation ceremony take place between 18:45 and 19:30, and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament starting at noon at Gushikawa Gym. A highlight of Sunday is a special collaboration performance of Kimutaka-no-Amawari and Ryujin-no-Utage. Both are popular local legend-based shows related to Uruma City. Fireworks end both days at 20:40. A free shuttle bus runs between the Gushikawa Athletic Park and Ishikawa Dome from 11:00 to 16:00. Free temporary parking is available at Uruma City Art Theater, Uruma City Office and Gushikawa Pachinko Parking. Free shuttle buses connect the festival grounds and parking lots between 13:30 and 20:00 on both days.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/jETnSbHMEd72
Address: Uruma-shi, Okinawa Ota 427

 


Yoga&MusicWeekend:Okinawa Sat Sang 2016

At Satsang 2016, you can study real yoga while others can just enjoy the healthy food, music and just relax.This is the third year that Satsang takes place on Okinawa. This year’s location is Murasaki Mura theme park in Yomitan. The event features top-class Yoga instructors, musicians and dancers from Japan and overseas on all three days. A variety of yoga classes, including Ayurveda, a traditional system of medicine practiced in India, and Zen meditation are held from in the morning through the evening, both out in the nature and indoors. A fee to participate is charged for some of the classes while some are free. Check the details of each class, instructors and schedule at the Satsang official English language website at http://yogasatsang.jp/en/

Date: 14/10/2016〜16/10/2016
Time: 14/10: 12:00~23:00   15/10, 16/10: 6:00~23:00
Address 1020-1 Takashiho, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun
VenueY Murasaki-mura


Okinawa Octoberfest 2016 in Chatan!

The Okinawa Octoberfest takes place in front of the baseball field at Chatan Sports Park in Mihama, on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 11:00 to 18:00. Admission to the event is free. Okinawa Octoberfest at the open space next to Mihama Baseball Field offers a wide range of brews from major Japanese brewers, craft beer makers and imported labels. Add to this a menu of specialty dishes from selected well-known local restaurants and food vendors, plus a string of live music performances, and a very pleasant Sunday afternoon is all but guaranteed. Don’t miss it!!

Official site
Location: Chatan Sports Park in Mihama, Chatan
Date: 16th October, 11:00 - 18:00


GoldenSwallow:Tug of War Weekend Dinner Suggestion

For those who think about going to Naha this weekend for the Giant Tug of War, here’s an idea for your dinner. Golden Swallow serves various super spicy dishes from Sichua to tasty ramen noodles and dumplings with full English menu and English speaking staff. Also importantly, this place is very kids friendly.

Golden Swallow
Address
: 1-4-14 Asato , Naha-shi, Okinawa
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, national holidays, days before national holidays 17:00 - 00:00
Closed on Mondays


KAIHOLO CAFE: Ocean View Breakfast Is AvailableContent

Even if you’re not a big fan of the mornings, their breakfast will brighten up your whole day. Hawaiian style Kaiholo Café: their signature soufflé pancake is definitely worth a try, you’d enjoy every bite. There are many dishes on the menu for less than 1000yen, and very filling as well. They are open from 7:00 in the morning, it sure is a nice place to start your day in front of the beautiful view.

Kaiholo Café
Address: 2F 6978-1Onna, Onna-son (沖縄県国頭郡 恩納6978‐1 2F)
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/9dCFH91ybYu
Tel: 098-955-2597
Opening Hours: 7:00-16:00 (closed on Fridays)


KarmaOrganics: Temple of Raw and Nutritious Super Foods

If you are into raw food, organic ingredients and nutritious super foods, you’d love Karma Organics in Kitanaka-gusuku. The in-store cafe space offers a range of smoothies, shakes and other drinks, as well as nutritious noodle salads and dairy-free acai bowls. Free raw food workshops are held once a month, which is worth checking it out.

Address
2F, 1468-4, Adaniya, Kitanakagusuku-son Nakagami-gun (Inside LIVING LIFE MARKETPLACE)
Hours: 11:00~17:00 (L.O. 16:45)
Regular holiday: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Phone Number: 098-989-4861
Website: http://karmaorganics.jp/

 


Lunch & Teppanyaki Grill ”Kobe” + Spa(onsen, indoor pool and Gym)

Special discount deal: 3,800yen!

This special deal is only applied for groups of 5 or more, reservation is required 5 days prior to the date of your choice.

Lunch time: 11:30 – 13:30, closed on Mondays
Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort
Reservation: 098-993-7113
**Retrieve RC previous posts:


This Weekend: Noguni Sokan Festival @ Kadena Town

Kadena town hosts a festival for a Ryukyu Kingdom government official known as Noguni Soukan, was a savior of generations of Okinawan people when, in 1605, he brought the first seeds of sweet potato from China to Okinawa and instructed people how to cultivate the tuber. Every year Kadena Town organizes a festival named in honor of the great man. The festival features live music, historical parades and traditional performing arts. It takes place at Kaneku Seaside Park, over the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2. The festival runs from 14:30 to 21:00 and ends with fireworks on both days.

**Organizers note that as there is practically no legal parking in the area, using public transportation is strongly encouraged.


[RC]Kinchichi Soba: Truly Original Okinawan Soba

Kinchichi Soba Onna is a sub branch of popular Okinawa soba place in Yomitan. There is an option to change noodle to 100% Okinawa-made flour noodle. Chewy, thick home-made noodles are made from freshly ground Okinawan-made flour, mix with soup of Yanbaru chicken and Okinawan Beni pork… It is so delicious and enjoyable.
 

Kinchichi Soba
Address: 8-3 Nakama, Onna-son
Opening Hours: 11:00~16:00
Closed on Mondays/ open on national holidays
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/x3sHTg7hQVn
 


Ryukyu Horse Racing- Umaharashii 25th Sept

Ryukyu Horse Racing, Umaharashii, will be held on the schedule below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: September 25, 2016 (SUN)
Time: 13:30~
Place: Okinawa Zoo

Horse racing on Okinawa has a history which goes back 300 years, from the time of the Ryukyu Dynasty up until WWII. .A 200 meter distance sets the stage for horses to compete not only in speed, but in the beauty of their footwork. Umaharashii was an important part of the island’s culture and heritage, and over 150 race tracks existed throughout Okinawa up until 70 years ago.
Right before the war, however, as the animals became reformed into bigger and stronger horses for the Japanese military, their relationsihp with the Okinawans could not be sustained, and in 1943 the last horse race was held in Naha.

※Viewing is FREE
Zoo Entrance Fee:
Adult 500 yen
Students (JHS/ High School):200 yen
Age 4-Elementary School Student: 100 yen
Toddler (until age 3): FREE


Happy Market to Shop Vegetables and More!

Happy More Ichiba (Market) is the largest organic farmer’s market on Okinawa, with having a color code system to describe which (if any) type of chemicals are used on their produce! The selection is constantly changing with the seasons, featuring dozens of local Okinawan produce you simply won’t find at any big box grocery store. Even if you’re a seasoned foodie, you’re guaranteed to find a few ingredients you’ve never seen in your life.

Address
1-247-1 Shimashi, Ginowan
Open
10:0018:00
Closed
Sundays


LovelyFamilyFeel and HeartyOkinawanFood: Kukuru No Yado

Kukuru no Yado (心の宿)


If you ever feel like enjoying authentic Okinawan home cooking, Kukuru No Yado is the place to go. Located on the coastline of Maeda, Onna-son; Kukuru No Yado serves real Okinawan hearty homemade cookings, both on lunch and dinner. Some menus are made with local seafood includes Tiraja shellfish, sea cucumber and porcupinefish! You’ll be delightfully surprised by its pleasant taste.


Kukuru No Yado
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sFmG7ycx8Ds
Tel: 098-964-3885
Opening hours: 11:00 – 14:30, 17:00-23:00
Closed on Wednesdays
Parking available for 15 cars


Let's discover KUMIODORI!

If you are interested in Ryukyu dance, and want to know more about it, there is a great opportunity! National Theatre Okinawa is having Kumiodori Musical Appreciation Class this November, 16th to 19th.
Kumiodori is a form of narrative traditional Ryūkyūan dance. Kumi odori or Kumi wudui means "combination dance" or "ensemble dance".
The class is consist of two parts, 1st part you can learn what Kumiodori is, and how to enjoy the play. 2nd part you will enjoy the Kumodori called “Shushin Kaneiri”.
They also have Free Audio Guide in English, Chinese and Korean on November 19th
Time Schedule:

Nov. 16th, 14:00-
Nov. 17th, 10:30- / 14:00
Nov. 18th, 10:30- / 14:00
Nov. 19th, 14:00- (with free English/Chinese/Korean audio guide)
Please see the detail in attached document.

Also, If you reserved the ticket for the class, you can also paticipate in a workshop starting 12:00 - 13:30.
If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact Resource Center

http://www.nt-okinawa.or.jp/index.php?option=com_theater&act=look&task=genrsearch&ID=1563/

Details are here


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Pizzeria da ENZO presents ' Festa della ENZO ' on 18th Sept

Pizzeria da ENZO presents new seasonal menu, you can enjoy them at all once on this exciting special event!!

“Festa della ENZO”

❏DATE 9.18.SUN
  12:00~15:00(lunch)※last order 14:30
18:00~22:00(dinner) ※last order 21:30
❏PLACE Pizzeria da ENZO/ Map https://goo.gl/maps/6u72jCj84eS2
❏TEL 098-923-5924
❏LUNCH Buy order
 Lunch set⇒20%OFF ¥1200!!
❏DINNER Buy order
All Pizza⇒20%OFF!!


Uruma Festival Bullfighting Tournament

There are over 40 bullfighting tournaments throughout the year, held almost every Sunday at one of 10 bullrings on the island!


The most important among them all are the all-island bullfighting tournaments held in spring (second Sunday in May) and fall (second Sunday in November), which usually attract a crowd of approximately 4,500. Tournaments are normally scheduled for Sundays, with general admission set at 3,000 yen. Visitors from overseas are offered a special price of 2,000 yen! Only cash in yen is accepted for purchasing tickets at local bullfighting events.

Uruma Festival Bullfighting Tournament

Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
 Time: 13:00
 Place: Ishikawa Dome
 Admission: Free