16 gourmet restaurants located in the northern part of Okinawa’s, Motobu-Cho and Nago-City.
Okinawa gourmet shops are important tourist spots!
With so many shops to choose from you can surely find one to fit your taste.
There are many taverns and restaurants that serve huge portions made with local ingredients and fresh local seafood.
We have chosen 16 of the best spots in the Motobu-Cho (本部町) and Nago-City (名護市) area of Northern Okinawa.
Enjoy a real gourmet experience surrounded by nature in Motobu town.
If you take the Sesoko bridge leading from Motobu Town in the northern part of Okinawa to Sesoko Island you will find the Fuu Café.
It is a trendy café built in a log cabin style in the garden that will surround you in green space in its resort-like atmosphere.
It is considered the headquarters for AGU pork and sea grapes. It features AGU-Don pork with rice that will be sure to satisfy!
It is a wonderful place to stop in for dinner if you are in the area visiting the Churaumi Aquarium (沖縄美ら海水族館).
【Jackpot name】Fuu Café
【Address】557 Sesoko Motobu-Cho Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
【Closed】 Wed & Thursdays
A cozy dining spot where you can enjoy a gourmet meal.
This northern tourism dining spot is just 5 minutes by car from the popular Churaumi Aquarium.
This bed and breakfast dining spot in the Bise village of Motobu Town uses the traditional Ryukyuan style of houses and restaurant.
It has a cozy atrium where you can feel the natural breeze coming from the open patio porch.
It is like coming to grandmas house in the country for dinner!
It features Island AGU pork “Shabu Shabu” with vegetables from Shima.
The meat is always tender and delicious no matter what the season, and the local vegetables are always fresh.
Reservations are required, so please book in advance!
【Spot name】Chanya Restaurant
【Address】624 Bise Motobu-Cho Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
【Closed on Mondays】Occasionally, before contact us
Hakoniwa Café will have you wanting to return often to this healing space!
Cafe Hakoniwa’s is a popular forest Café.
Wrapped in the silence of the deep woods of Motobu this restaurant with its charming renovated old house interior is a warm and wonderful space to dine.
They serve plenty delicious island vegetables.
The plates, bowls, and cups are made by the owner’s husband and are sold in the shop. His pottery makes a great souvenir!
【Spot name】Hakoniwa Cafe
【Address】2566 Izumi Motobu-Cho Kunigami-gun Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:30a.m to 5:30p.m. (LO at 5:00p.m.)
【Closed】 Wed & Thursdays
This popular burger joint is located in Nago City!
Captain Kangaroo is located in Nago City!
It is on the ocean and decorated with surfing accessories and collectibles giving it a real tropical mood.
Nago Bay is visible from the large windows in the dining room.
We recommend having one of their gourmet burgers like the “sparkyburger” or the “roospecialburger”.
They are incredibly tall and delicious burgers that you can enjoy in the restaurant or as a take-out to enjoy on the beach.
【Spot name】Captain Kangaroo
【Address】183 Umusa Nago-City Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. (Last order at 7:30p.m.)
Enjoy Okinawa gourmet food at this long established restaurant.
Maeda Dining Room has been around for 43 years. This long-established restaurant is a very popular place to get the local beef Soba.
This Okinawa soba has a salty taste and is served with a delicious 7-inch wide beef patty on top!
Ogimi village (大宜味村) on the northern West Coast where it is located is known as the “longevity village,” and some say it is due in part to the food at this popular gourmet dining spot.
【Spot name】Maeda dining room
【Address】985 Tsunami Oogimi-Son Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Asahi restaurant is the place to enjoy a delicious tenderloin.
Asahi Steakhouse Restaurant is inside a pink building located in Nago-City of Northern Okinawa.
It is a popular spot with the local people that has been around for more than 40 years.
Since its inception it has been renowned for its guarded tradition of being the “Nago area steak shop.”
You will only find steak fillets on the menu!
Thes steaks are never greasy and go very well with a glass of awamori or pineapple wine.
This restaurant is frequently visited by the players of pro baseball in Japan who come to Nago city for spring training.
This Very popular gourmet store is definitely worth checking out if you are in the Motobu -Cho or Nago-City area.
【Spot name】Asahi Steak House restaurant
【Address】1219-215 Imata Nago-City Okinawa
【Hours of operation】5:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. (Last order at 9:00 p,m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Thursday
This Okinawa gourmet restaurant is frequented by regulars!
Chura-hana is located in the northern part of Okinawa in Nago-City Nago.
In the day time it is a crowded soba shop and by night a popular tavern.
It serves fresh noodles made with homemade flour and salt. It is a completely original, smooth texture Okinawa Soba, which is very popular with the locals.
They also feature a slow cooked pork “rafute” and sea grapes that come with a plentiful “seafood salad.”
You can also choose from 47 different varieties of Okinawa main island awamori.
to go with this delicious food.
【Spot name】Beauty from flowers Nago branch
【Address】111-1 Koki Nago-City Okinawa
【Hours of operation】 [Lunch]
11:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. (Last order at 3:00p.m.)
5:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. (Last order at 10 30p.m.)
Take the challenge and see how much of the 12 flavors of ice cream you can eat!
The Ice Cream Cafe claims to be Okinawa Edition of “Noah’s Ark.” It is sea Café located on a hill overlooking the sea in Motobu town.
This version of the arc is a 4-storey building that is an ocean front, castle-like mansion.
On the second floor there is counter seating with panoramic views.
The interior is designed with the image of the inside of a ship so guests can enjoy a delicious meal while feeling as if they were aboard ship.
They offer free samples to taste test their ice cream and they invite you to go for the record of the most servings of ice cream ate in one sitting. The current record is 50 servings. So please come by and try to set a new record.
【Spot name】Ice Cream Cafe
【Address】950-1 Hamamoto Motobu-Cho Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:30a.m. till dusk
【Closed】On the first Sunday
This popular bakery in Nago City is serious about bread!
Pan de Kaito in Nago city, is a local bakery rooted in the use of local fruit and vegetables for all of its creations.
They use no artificial additives or ingredients and offer more than 50 types of bread including their rye bread, dessert bread, and weaned white bread to help with infants just starting to eat solid foods.
This restaurant even offers a free coffees service and samples tastings of their delicious bread.
Every serving is filled with the kindness of the owner.
Unfortunately, there is no space for eating in but you can take-out these special treats and enjoy them in nature!
【Spot name】Pan de Kaito
【Address】4-2-11 Umusanomori Nago-City Okinawa
【Hours of operation】8:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
Enjoy the scenery and a delicious authentic gourmet meal!
Kitchen Terrace Coco Neel is located on the Hill of Nakijin, village where you can enjoy astonishing views while dining.
They feature authentic European and Italian cuisine backed by over 40 years of experience and commitment.
They offer a rich general menu in addition to their featured seasonal omelet with rice, pasta and mench sandwich.
Weather permitting, you can see Kouri Island when eating on the terrace overlooking the sea.
【Spot name】Kitchen Terrace Coco Neel
【Address】408-9 Kamiunten Nakiji-Son Kunigami-Gun Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 7:00 (Last order at 8:00p.m.
* After 3 p.m. visit if we recommend booking over the telephone.
Enjoy a healthy gourmet meal in the village of long life!
Eminomise offers food culture rooted in the region of the village of longevity, Ogimi village.
This small dining room brings together the best of the mountain, sea, garden and kitchen.
Made to order lunch items use seasonal vegetables with a masterpiece of light seasoning sauce from the longevity village.
It gets crowded so a reservation is a good idea!
【Spot name】Eminomise Restaurant
【Address】61 Taiho Oogimi-Son Kunigami-Gun Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. ( Last order at 4:00p.m.)
【Closed on Mondays】Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Okinawa island’s northernmost Café offers luxury dining!
Café Kuraga is the northernmost point on Okinawa Island.
It features sandwiches, homemade desserts, and other gourmet dishes that are made with additive and chemical-free ingredients.
Enjoy homemade natural yeast bread and cold drinks served in the pottery of Okinawa Ryukyu glass.
It is an ideal location for enjoying a meal as you watch the tide come in after you spend a relaxing afternoon on the natural beach.
【Spot name】Cafe Kuraga
【Address】150-1 Sosu Kunigami-Son Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
【Closed】Tuesday and Wednesdays
This popular soba shop is worth visiting during your Northern Okinawa tour!
Miyazato Soba is one of the most popular shops in Northern Okinawa to get Okinawa Soba Dan.
It has a retro atmosphere with both tatami room seating and table seating. It is ideal for large groups.
When you first come in you go to a ticket vending machine, place your order and find a seat. This is how many of the restaurants in Okinawa operate.
So if you are up in Northern Okinawa visiting Churaumi Aquarium or Kouri island stop in for a good soba meal.
【Spot name】Miyazato soba
【Address】1-27-2 Miyazato Nago-City Okinawa
【Hours of operation】10:00a.m. until sold out
A popular spot for a great feast of food and scenery!
Kajinhou Restaurant attracts many tourists. It is a place you can enjoy the views from the top of the Hill while eating delicious pizza.
They have veranda seating overlooking the Sesoko (瀬底島), Minna (水納島), and Ie (伊江島) Islands. And the mezzanine has a beautiful view at sunset overlooking the East China Sea (東シナ海).
Highlights include the raw Acerola juice poured in cups of Ryukyu glass and Okinawa delicious desserts.
They use fresh spring water that is brought from the nearby forest in Okinawa to make their pizza and coffee.
It is pizza that is absolutely loved by gourmet enthusiasts.
【Spot name】Kajinhou Restaurant
【Address】1153-2 Yamazato Motobu-Cho Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:30a.m. to 7:00p.m (Last order at 6:30p.m.)
【Closed】Tuesday and Wednesdays
Enjoy AGU Pork and great views here!
This restaurant is located across the street from the Urikoji Bussan Center on Kouri Island. The building was built by the staff. It is a two story building with no windows but the terrace seating on the second floor offers views of the Ohashi bridge and the sea.
Featured is the “Kouri Island Don” using the AGU pork and sea grapes.
You can also get the pork served over ramen or the “Kouri Island Rice Platinum” selection served with extra pork.
So come here and enjoy this delicious pork and wonderful views!
【Spot name】Sea House YOSHIKA
【Address】321 Kouri Nakijin-Son Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
Enjoy this spot that specializes in Chicken!
Cocco cafeteria located in Motobu town is a shop offering chicken dishes. Look for a yellow signboard in the Bise village.
The owner. Was originally involved in the poultry industry.
The menu is only two items: golden chicken and chicken rice (keihann). Both served with chicken and egg soup.
The chicken-derived collagen is used to make a patented collagen soap that you can buy at the restaurant. It makes a really good souvenir.
【Spot name】Dining Hall of Cocco
【Address】355 Bise Motobu-Cho Okinawa
【Hours of operation】11:00a.m. 5:00p.m. (Last Order at 4:00p.m.), open til 6:00p.m. on holidays.
【Closed on Mondays】Without
The natural surroundings in Okinawa make a good backdrop for these many good restaurants. The Forest setting offers a sense of peace that is healing, that along with the warmth of the old houses, people, and secret sauces of the dishes make a recipe for a wonderful dining experience. One that you will want to come back for again and again.