Making a trip to the main island of tropical Okinawa? Make sure to rent a car to check out my Top 5 picks (in alphabetical order). Scroll down for more info!
Captain Kangaroo, Hamburger
EIBUN, Modern Okinawa noodles
Five Star Deli, Sandwiches
This popular Italian restaurant in Naha features locally sourced seasonal ingredients - make sure to order their signature pizzas!
Book via phone: +81(0)98-863-5678
This hamburger joint has been selected by Tabelog’s Top 100 Burger Spots in Japan! They moved locations in October last year - its old address is now their sister restaurant that specialises in “taco rice”, so make sure you don’t confuse the two!
"EIBUN" specialises in Okinawa soba with a modern twist - they are renowned for their delicious umami-filled dashi soup that is prepared by cooking pork bones in low heat for over 8 hours!
Walk-in only (best to queue 20 minutes before open time to avoid a long wait)
Five Star Deli
This American deli in Okinawa is the closest you’ll get to the real deal, particularly popular amongst those working in the US military and their families - their Reuben sandwiches are must-tries.l
This Mexican restaurant in Okinawa is called - wait for it - Mexico! They have only been serving one dish here since they opened in 1977, and that’s their signature tacos.