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Before you go, check out the companion article on Okinawan cuisine, which includes a helpful sample menu of typical Okinawan dishes.
Before you go, check out the companion article on Okinawan cuisine, which includes a helpful sample menu of typical Okinawan dishes.
Miyarabi - Okinawan: Ikebukuro
Open 5:30-10:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays, holidays.
This is Okinawan food as haute cuisine, with a good number of special Royal-style dishes in addition to the usual champuru stir-fries. Recommended dishes are the minudaru (tender roast pork with a...
Open 5:30-10:45pm (LO). Closed Sundays, holidays.
Hanauta - Okinawan: Hiroo
Open 6pm-3am daily.
A wide range of Okinawan standards and unusual original dishes (like aloe sashimi), plus plenty of awamori.
Open 6pm-3am daily.
Champuruya - Okinawan: Ginza
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Good Okinawan standards and a lively atmosphere are the draws at this Ginza basement izakaya. The extensive menu includes Okinawan tempura (pork, goya, pickled konbu seaweed), hirayachi (Okinawan...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Awamori - Okinawan: Higashi-Ginza
Open 5:30-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
150 different kinds of awamori (Okinawan brandy) are on the menu here! There's a fairly standard Okinawan food menu to go with your drinks.
Open 5:30-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Ryutan - Okinawan: Yaesu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This stylish space is decorated in a rustic island motif, with stone floors and walls and polished wooden latticework. The food is quite tasty and authentic, with plenty of daily specials...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Kuro Usagi - Okinawan: Kojimachi
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The "black rabbit" is a lively after-work pub serving tasty Okinawan food and drink (especially their stir-fry dishes). Prices run around Y500-700 for small dishes. Lunch ranges from Y680-Y1100 and...
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Miyarabi - Okinawan: Ichigaya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Miyarabi, which first opened here in 1957, serves some interesting, original variations on traditional Okinawan cuisine - dishes like stir-fried pork and papaya kimchee; goya with mentaiko, yuzu...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Shima - Okinawan: Iidabashi
Open 11:30am-1:40, 5-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
A small, down-to-earth place with authentic food and cheap prices. The menu features nice, ungreasy stir-fried champuru dishes, several varieties of Okinawan soba and assorted snacks to go...
Open 11:30am-1:40, 5-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Gachimaya - Okinawan: Jimbocho
Open 11am-2, 5pm-midnight daily.
If you like Okinawan food and enjoy trying new craft beers, this casual basement izakaya is well worth a visit. Along with a selection of well-prepared Okinawan fare you can choose from nine...
Open 11am-2, 5pm-midnight daily.
Dachibin - Okinawan: Koenji
Open 5pm-5am daily.
A large, lively izakaya that occasionally hosts performances of Okinawan musicians. There's a long counter and big tatami mat area - both usually packed. The staff wear Okinawan costumes, there's...
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Ryukyu - Okinawan: Kichijoji
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Mainly a place to drop in for an after-work drink of Okinawan awamori, they also have a full menu. The Okinawan soba is made from nice, roughly cut noodles and served in a peppery soup along with...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Moremore - Okinawan: Nishi-Shinjuku 5-chome
Open noon-3am (LO) daily.
A lively late-night drinking spot with down-to-earth Okinawan fare at very reasonable prices; budget around Y2500 for food and drinks in the evening, or Y500 for lunch. They also serve Blue Seal ice...
Open noon-3am (LO) daily.
Champrouse - Okinawan: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 6pm-1am. Closed Mondays.
A three-story Okinawan restaurant - the first floor has a noodle-shop atmosphere, with inexpensive Okinawan soba. The second floor is more of a nomiya, with some 50 different types of...
Open 6pm-1am. Closed Mondays.
Gachimaya - Okinawan: Kawasaki
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11pm daily.
An Okinawan-style izakaya. No lunch on weekends.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11pm daily.
Gachimaya - Okinawan: Yokohama Kannai
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This popular Okinawan spot has an extensive menu of standard Okinawan dishes and a large bar, with awamori and tropical cocktails. Some outdoor seating, facing the park.
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
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