Try These Dishes When You Come to Okinawa! Introducing Okinawa’s Specialties
Hello everyone! Kimono Rental Wargo here!
This time, we would like to introduce some delicious Okinawan dishes and restaurants that we recommend you try during your stay in Okinawa!
Soki Soba: Inaka Kosetsu Ichiba Minami-ten
(Inaka Public Market South store)
Soki soba is a local food in Okinawa! It’s a light soup topped with pork ribs (soki)! It’s not too heavy, so you can have it as a snack or for lunch.
Speaking of soki soba, the most famous shop is located in Inaka Public Market. The appearance of the store doesn’t look like the typical Japanese shops, it looks more like Southeast Asian shop! That is one interesting point too!
The soba tastes amazing!! The pork ribs are boiled with the bones and soaked well with a sweet and spicy taste. The noodle is also smooth and we finished it in no time! Moreover, this delicious dish costs less than 500 yen!
Name: Inaka Public Market South store
Address: 2-10-20 Matsuo, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture
Access: 8 minutes on foot from Yui Rail “Makishi” station
Business hours: 10:00-19:00
Regular holiday: No regular holidays
Goya Champuru: Marine Box
Goya is the specialty vegetable of Okinawa!
There may be some people who think that Goya would have a bitter taste and hesitant to try it, but actually when Goya is stir fried and cooked, the bitterness is mostly gone and it tastes delicious!
You can eat delicious Goya Champuru at the recommended izakaya “Marin box” on Kokusai Street!
It is a wonderful shop where you can enjoy fresh local fish and seasonal Okinawan dishes together with local beer♪ In addition to Goya Champuru, there are goya chips, so you can enjoy goya as a snack as well!
Store name: Marine Box
Phone number: 050-5594-2125
Address: Okinawa Prefecture, Naha City, Makishi 1-9-1 Ichigin Mansion Building 1F
Access: 317m from Yui Rail “Mieibashi Station”
11:30-14:30 (Last Order 13:40)
18:00-24:00 (Last Order 23:00)
Regular holiday: Sunday
Tacos and Taco rice: Charlie’s Tacos Kokusai Street store
Okinawa is famous for its variety of dishes, including foreign dishes such as steak and tacos. When we think about it, we don’t really have any experience eating real tacos in Japan! But when we finally got the chance to try it, tacos are actually really good!
We want to recommend a restaurant where you can eat delicious tacos, it is “Charlie Tacos” located on Kokusai Street♪ This tacos restaurant is full with young customers, apparently it’s famous amongst the young people as well. The recommended menu is “Three-pieces Tacos and Taco Rice Set”!
Tacos rice is rice topped with tacos fillings! Both tacos and taco rice have an exquisite balance of salsa sauce and cheese! This shop’s Tacos are especially delicious, and you can enjoy the taste of minced meat, chicken, and tuna in the 3-piece set.
Store name: Charlie’s Tacos Kokusai-dori store
Phone number: 098-861-9995
Address: Okinawa Prefecture, Naha City, Matsuo 1-3-4 2F
Access: 287m from Yui “Kenchomae Station”
Business hours: 11:00-18:45
Regular holiday: Wednesday and Thursday
Blue Seal Ice cream: Blue Seal Kokusai Street Torebian store
Finally, it’s time for dessert! Blue Seal Ice cream is perfect when you want to cool off a little while sightseeing in Okinawa! Originally came from the United States, Blue Seal is a traditional ice cream shop that reached most areas of Okinawa Prefecture, even its rural areas. They have a lot of stores♪You can find it easily~
Refreshing tastes of Okinawa, such as Salty Chinsuko, Sugarcane, Shiquasa Sorbet flavor are being offered! It’s really fun to choose!
Name: Blue Seal Kokusai Street Torebian store
Phone number: 098-867-7576
Address: Okinawa Prefecture, Naha City, Makishi 2-7-28
Access: 150m from Yui Rail “Makishi Station”
Business hours: 10:00-22:00
Regular holiday: No holidays
We have introduced 4 must-have dishes to try when you come to Okinawa.
Kimono Rental Wargo Okinawa Naha store is really close to Yui Rail Asahibashi Station! You can rent a yukata / kimono set for sightseeing starting from 2,900 yen.
Please stop by when you visit Okinawa!
- Okinawa Prefecture, Naha City, Izumizaki 1-chome 20-1, Okinawa Naha OPA 2nd floor
Business hours 10:00 - 21:00
(*Last reception 17:30 *Last returning time 19:00)