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For a unique dining experience in Okinawa, head to the Sea Side Drive-In. This 24-hour restaurant in Onna Village offers both dine in and take out. Launched in the 1950s, it retains its classic American diner ambiance with a menu to match. Select from Cheeseburger and Fries, Club Sandwich, Mexican Spring Rolls and Taco Balls, among an array of American favorites. The eclectic interiors are replete with aquariums and collectibles, and the large windows offer stunning views of the ocean.
The funky and casual Mafali Cafe on Kokusai Street has a prix fixe menu and all-you-can-drink party specials, perfect for casual celebrations or a fun night out on the town. During the day, this bright cafe is the perfect place to get some dessert and take a break from shopping. At night, the dimly lit interior, brightly painted walls, and DJ perfect a party ambiance. Menu items worth trying include the Mafali Curry Soup and the tagine (a Middle Eastern dish named for the clay cooking vessel), both of which are difficult to find in Okinawa.
With traditional leg-well seats (guests sit around a table with their legs going into a below-floor level), Torizo welcomes its guests to get an authentic Japanese experience, although the menu may be quite unexpected. Torizo’s specialty is not typical Okinawan cuisine but rather, it is famous for its Miyazaki Jitokko chicken dishes! This poultry is rare to come by and is renowned in Japan for its tenderness and juicy flavor. Stop on by to Torizo and have a taste!