Top 5 restaurants around Shuri Castle in Okinawa Naha

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Okinawa is the farthest south prefecture and has warmer wether than others. You can enjoy beach even during winter and spring. Shuri Castle is one of the most popular sightseeing place. It’s the dignified center of Ryukyu Kingdom, which was the ex-name of Okinawa prefecture and the independent country from Japan until the 19th century. It’s beautiful architecture, isn’t it? OK! There’s some good restaurants around there. I’m introducing Top 5 ones now.

1. RYUKYUSABOU-ASHIBIUNA(琉球茶房あしびうなぁ): Enjoy Okinawa homemade foods on Lunch time and Ryukyu foods on Dinner time

RYUKYUSABOU-ASHIBIUNA reuses the old house of high class administrator in Ryukyu Kingdom era. It provides Okinawa homemade foods such as Soba on lunch time and traditional Ryukyu foods on Dinner time. The picture above is a part of a dinner course menu whose name is ZUIUN-GOZEN(瑞雲御膳).  You can have several types of Japanese and Ryukyu food.

Budget: ¥3,000~¥6,000
Open time: 11:00~15:30(Lunch), 17:00~23:00(Dinner)
Credit Card: OK

2. SYURI-SOBA(首里そば)Don’t miss out Okinawa-Soba of SYURI-SOBA

You cannot go back to your own country without eating Okinawa-Soba. SYURI-SOBA is a very popular Okinawa-Soba restaurant.  There’re always long line in front of there. It’s handmade Soba, which takes much time to make but has very very good taste, and so SYURI-SOBA can prepare Okinawa-Soba just only for 50-60 people everyday. It’ll close when Soba get sold out. So you have to get there very early.

Budget: ~¥1,000
Open time: 11:30~14:00
Regular Holiday: Sunday
Credit Card: NO

3. AKADAFU(赤田風): Best for complimentary events and business entertainment

The attractive point of Ryukyu-Okinawa food is to have both of Japanese and Chinese cultures because of historical and geographical reason. You can experience this mix culture at AKADAFU. The restaurant is very expensive. It’s often used for complimentary events and business entertainment. So you should visit there when you have some special events in Okinawa. It doesn’t disappoint you absolutely because its food all are amazing awesome.

Budget: ¥10,000~¥15,000
Open time: 18:00~23:00 (advance reservation only)
Regular Holiday: Sunday
Credit Card: OK
Tel:098-884-5543

4. SUIDUNCHI(首里殿内):Enjoy Okinawa-Ryukyu foods seeing traditional Japanese garden

Like AKADAFU, SUIDUNCHI provides various Ryukyu-Okinawa foods, but it’s much cheaper than AKADAFU. So you should go to SUIDUNCHI if you want to save money and have Ryukyu-Okinawa foods. It use a old folk house and has traditional Japanese garden and interior decors. You can experience Ryukyu-Okinawa culture as well as food.

Budget: ¥4,000~¥5,000
Open time: 11:00~16:00(Lunch), 17:00~24:00(Dinner)
Credit Card: OK

5. NANAHOSHI-SYOKUDOU(ななほし食堂):Cheap! And its tofu is awesome

NANAHOSHI-SYOKUDOU is good for you if you want to experience Japanese and Ryukyu-Okinawa foods cheaply. You can enjoy not only Okinawa-Soba but also Pork Cutlet and Japanese Curry. Originally, It was Tofu shop. So NANAHOSHI-SYOKUDOU’s Tofu is really nice.

Budget: ~¥1,000
Open time: 10:00~17:00
Regular Holiday: Sunday
Credit Card: NO

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