Okinawa-hontō restaurants

Top Choice Okinawan in Naha

Ryūkyū Ryōri Nuchigafū

For a memorable, elegant meal in Naha, don't pass up dinner at the hilltop Nuchigafū, off the southern end of Tsuboya Pottery Street. Formerly a lovely Okinawan teahouse, and before that a historic Ryūkyūan residenc…
Top Choice Chinese in Naha

Shanghai Wantan Rō

If you think you'll be fed any time before 8pm, you're mistaken. But if you can hold out for this little late-night eatery, you won't be disappointed. The standouts of the drool-worthy menu (which is, incidentally, …
Top Choice Okinawan in Naha


You'll be lucky to get a seat here, but if you do, you'll be treated to some of the best Okinawan food around, served in traditional but bustling surroundings. Try the okinawa-soba set (¥1400), or choose from among …
Okinawan in Naha


Perfect for lunch after touring Shuri-jō, Ashibiunā has a traditional ambience and picturesque garden. Set meals feature local specialities such as gōyā champurū (bitter melon stir-fry), okinawa-soba (thick white no…
Vegetarian in Naha

Ukishima Garden

With pork featuring prominently in traditional Okinawan cuisine, Ukishima Garden is a refreshing, cleansing change. Here vegetarian and vegan creations utilise as much organic and locally grown produce as possible, …
Okinawan in Naha


Come to Mikasa hungry, and at any hour, for cheap, no-nonsense grub with the locals. All the Okinawan favourites are whipped up here – gōyā champuru and champon (sautéed meat, onion and egg over rice) – and served w…
Okinawan in Southern Okinawa-hontō


If you're exploring southern Okinawa-hontō, seek out this serene, ocean-view cafe nestled in the forest. This is a lovely place for refreshing vegetarian fare made with organic and local ingredients. It's a 10-minut…
Okinawan in Motobu Peninsula

Cahaya Bulan

Relax on the outdoor patio of this Bise cafe and slurp some noodles, such as ajian-soba (Asian-style soba), while enjoying views of Ie-jima.