SomChai Thai Restaurant is one place where you can taste the best of Asian cuisines. Apart from being an expert in Thai dishes, they also offer Vietnamese and Nepalese items on their menu. The food served here is colorful and spicy. They also offer a vegetarian menu for veggie lovers. It has some amazing Pad Thai, Coconut Soup with tofu and noodles, curry dishes, and pumpkin dessert with a combination of lime caramel sauce. It is a small restaurant with only five tables. The kitchen is in the open area that makes their cooking techniques clearly visible.
Decorated with simple wooden tables and cane chairs, this bay-facing restaurant exudes nothing but charm. Specializing in fresh seafood, expect to see clams, prawns and local fish on the menu. The key to their fantastic dishes is traditional ingredients fused with inventive recipes. Asian figurines, old barrels and the famous pirate’s wheel make for a whimsical atmosphere.
Jakkepoes is an American styled restaurant that specializes in pancakes and other dessert items. It was opened in the year 2008, and slowly became a popular hangout place for a number of tourists, as well as locals. Pancakes are made using original recipes that were passed on from generations ago. They also have a variety of other American dishes for you to order. It is a budget friendly place, and ideal to visit on a weekly basis.
Travelers can get a taste of the luxury at Kise Bettei Hotel & Spa by visiting their main restaurant, Chura-Nuhji. One of the leading Italian chefs in Japan, Tsutomu Ochiai, owner of La Bettola Da Ochiai in the Ginza district of Tokyo, was specially brought in to design the menu. The chef creates innovative, gourmet Okinawan cuisine by preparing the finest of Okinawa's traditional ingredients (Ishigaki beef, Aguu pork, fresh seafood and local produce) with modern techniques. Lunch is the more affordable option, but dinner here would be divine. Guests are advised to be formally attired; people wearing sleeveless shirts and sandals will not be admitted.
Tea is a very important part of Japanese tradition and food culture. This beverage came to Japan as a medicinal drink from China in the 700s and was available only to priests and some rich people. It became a popular drink much later, when people gathered at tea parties and played games around it. If you want a taste of the traditional Okinawan tea, Bukubuku, you have to visit this tea shop. It is made from jasmine tea and toasted rice served with foam on the crown. The staff here will show you how to make the foam by beating the tea with a whisk made of wood. One can also add crushed peanuts served with the tea to enjoy it even more.
Cozy environs, comfy seating, ambient lights and great food-that's Cafe Gozza, a restaurant whose menu is filled with cuisines of the world. The Chef does not believe in tagging his food, and his kitchen is pretty much a stage for creating new flavours and experimenting with a variety of ingredients. So you could try the variety of pastas they serve, and the salads are delicious. The fried catfish, and the shrimp preparation, are fine seafood dishes in there, and you could even call for the sausage pizza. They serve steak, and pork loin sandwich even! Pair up the excellent food with some wine, or any other drink of your choice, and you've just had a meal that's absolute delic.
Taste some of the best of Mexican delicacies at Charlie's Tacos. It is one of the oldest restaurants in this place. The food quality is as good as it was years ago. You will find the best tacos that will make you come again and again. The tacos here are a little different. They are made with corn and lettuce, served with beef, chicken or tuna. Although they serve Mexican delicacies, they try and bring in the typical Japanese tastes to suit the original Japanese.
Birdland Cafe serves good coffee, cakes and pasta. It is located in the main city area, and can be found easily. The cafe has ample space for parking, so you can happily drive down here. The interiors are decorated using paintings and wall hangings. Banana and sour cream, raspberry and cream cheese are the famous dessert items. It offers a lot of handmade artifacts for sale. They have a separate English menu, for those who find it difficult to read Japanese.
Located in Okinawa City, Cheese Cheese Cheese serves not only fondue, but also anything that goes well with it. So, when you come here for a meal, ask for a sake or wine pairing to go with your cheese, and don't be surprised when you see items like steak, deer confit, foie gras and grilled duck on the menu. The chic restaurant serves creative pairings of cheese and Japanese ingredients, giving their version of fondue flavor, flair and originality. Savor the food with a large group of friends, or reserve the private room for a special event. They are closed on Sundays.
A window protruding out of a sloping roof over the entrance porch, Rose Garden gets flavours of America right from its exterior façades to its food. The fulfilling American breakfast is a bliss, with sumptuous portions of eggs benedict, lean bacon, fried ham, steak, sausages and pork. There are fresh fruit juices to go with the food. What's more, the bread they serve is baked fresh everyday in their kitchen. They also have some Italian items on the menu, such as spaghetti, lasagna and risotto. Rose Garden is a wonderful place for some delicious and filling breakfast, lunch and dinner.