Where to Eat in Naha: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 27, 2017 Ying Subia

Go from the 13th century to the 21st in one day in Naha. Its ancient Ryukyu Kingdom centerpiece, Shuri Castle, has been restored and is the city's top tourist attraction. Meanwhile, on Kokusai-dori (International Boulevard), the pace never lets up as locals and tourists hop from restaurants to bars to nightclubs.
Things to do in Naha

1. Shuri Soba

1-7 Shuriakatacho, Naha 903-0813, Okinawa Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Japanese Lunch +81 98-884-0556
Excellent
35%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 234 reviews

Shuri Soba

Reviewed By Marc H - Davis, California

Awesome broth, firm nooldes and delicious pork! Very different from the Mainland type, Shuri Soba offers a staple of Okinawan cuisine that you'll not forget. Rich taste, but light on the stomach and the wallet this is a great spot to try one of the Islands most famous meals.
Only a few minutes from Shuri Castle it's a perfect break after or before exploring the castle area.
Sit down, slurp your noodles and enjoy some Okinawan culture!

2. Ryukyu Sabo Ashibiuna

2-13 Shuri Tonokuracho | beside the Naha-city Shuri Library, Naha 903-0812, Okinawa Prefecture Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 98-884-0035
Excellent
42%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Ryukyu Sabo Ashibiuna

Reviewed By narniasg - Singapore

We walked past on our return from Shuri castle walking to Shuri station.
Decided to try the food. A Japanese couple were obviously enjoying their pig trotters soba, slurping and muttering oishi.
Personally we didnt find the food extra ordinary. In Tokyo it would be considered average cafe food. But fast service and nice garden

3. Yunangi

3-3-3 Kumoji, Naha 900-0015, Okinawa Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$220 +81 98-867-3765
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Yunangi

Reviewed By Clubmoon - Singapore, Singapore

For traditional Okinawan cuisine, this is the real deal. Small restaurant but big on the quality of the food. Everything here is tasty. Go for the noodles with pork ribs, sea squid with noodles, sea grapes and don't forget the pork belly.The lady serving us spoke English so you wont have difficulty ordering the food.
Located on a side street just off the famous Kokusai Dori Shopping belt. Skip the restaurants on this stretch just make a beeline for Yunangi. You wont regret it!

4. Habu Shokudo

4-22 Tondocho, Naha 900-0035, Okinawa Prefecture Takeout Japanese Lunch HK$63 - HK$71 +81 98-861-8343
Excellent
30%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 155 reviews

Habu Shokudo

Reviewed By hamish88 - Scotland

Went down after no one answered the phone thinking it was busy. It is located in a commercial port area. But alas it looked like it has closed down in quite a while. Dont waste your time.

5. Jack's Steak House

1-7-3 Nishi, Naha 900-0036, Okinawa Prefecture Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol American, Steakhouse, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +81 98-868-2408
Excellent
34%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Jack's Steak House

Reviewed By All-reviews-for-free - Honolulu, Hawaii

This is not fine dining, but a refreshing place for having a meal. Filled with locals and lively. I suppose for the locale $25.00 for a steak is a great price. The steak was well cooked and tender, but they need to put some type of seasoning on it. Just salt and pepper before you cook it would raise the level of this steak so much. It was pretty bland. The salad was fresh and the garlic bread what you would want. A large beer on tap for 500¥ was a good deal. The only real heartburn I have with Jacks is the "soup". Honestly it reminded me of the glue you would make in grade school. No idea what it was supposed to be or taste like. They only take cash so bring it with you. Not bad, but I question the current standing on TA for Naha.

6. Highway Shokudo

2-3-6 Maejima, Naha 900-0016, Okinawa Prefecture Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol Japanese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +81 98-863-2277
Excellent
24%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 210 reviews

Highway Shokudo

Reviewed By Mitsuru - Tokyo

This restaurant along the National Route 58 offers every kind of local dishes 24h/24h for 365 days.
Of course reasonably priced and not al but most of them are tasty.
But I wonder why the taste of one dishes changes sometimes.
Anyway my favorite dish here is Fuu Champuru
Champuru means here mixed grilled of vegetables with something like piece of french toastd made of wheat gluten and egg.
Maybe you imagine anything else what I want to mean.
Not only here but also at almost all restaurants you can have it.
So pelase try it when you are in Okinawa.

7. Sumanume

40-1 Kokuba, Naha 902-0075, Okinawa Prefecture Japanese, Asian Lunch +81 98-834-7428
Excellent
57%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Sumanume

Reviewed By DuffyHoney - Fukuoka, Japan

沖縄出張の際、ランチをここで。大好きなそば屋なのでテンションがあがる。ソーキそば大(700円)を注文。フーチバーとここのそば、つゆが最高に合う。ここのそば食べると仕事のことを少し忘れられる。ほっとした時間をありがとうございます。

8. Mikado

1-3-18 Matsuyama, Naha 900-0032, Okinawa Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol Japanese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +81 98-868-7082
Excellent
28%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 226 reviews

Mikado

Reviewed By backpacker31 - Boynton Beach, Florida

I stumbled in here on a whim. The outside food display offered some nice choices. Inside, a mix of tables and counter-style Seating is available. I was offered an English menu. I enjoyed sautéed eggplant (absolutely delicious), beef and tofu in a delicious brown sauce. A rice bowl and miso soup cane with the main dish. Prices are very reasonable (I paid 650¥). Service was quick and the three ladies cooking obviously put their heart into their food. Real comfort food in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

9. Miyakosoba Doraemon

3-2-17-2 Kumoji, Naha 900-0015, Okinawa Prefecture Japanese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +81 98-862-3525
Excellent
29%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Miyakosoba Doraemon

Reviewed By zyxlsy - Irvine, California

Thought there wouldn't be good specialty restaurants on major shopping streets, but I was wrong.
The soba (Okinawa Soba, which is different from other Soba of Japan) is so tender and chewy, and the broth is so tasteful.
The restaurant isn't facing the main street so it's a little bit hard to find. Just remember it's in the alley, so make a turn and it's about 30 feet down.

10. Fukugiya

3-29-67 Kumoji, Naha 900-0015, Okinawa Prefecture Takeout +81 98-863-8006
Excellent
37%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Fukugiya

Reviewed By daikin - Los Angeles, California

Bought the small brown sugar cake for 1190. The way these cakes are make is pretty fascinating and you can watch how it's made right at their front door. Every laker is baked separately. Wonderful find for one of the nearly cakes I've tasted.

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