Okinawan life expectancy are world leading with an average of 83 years, and the local diet is believed to be essential to their longevity. Traditional staples feature greens, sweet potato instead of rice and seafood. Pork is also a local speciality, with belly meat braised in sugar and soy sauce beloved.
3-1-6 Kubota Okinawa Okinawa
If you are in Okinawa on a budget, or just trying to satisfy a food craving after a shopping spree, there is no better option than Senor Taco.
1-1 Nakamura Heights 102, Ishigaki 907-0023 Okinawa Prefecture
Every night at 7 – 9 pm, performers armed with guitars will go on stage at Usagi-Ya, a prime example of traditional Okinawan cooking, and cover everything from traditional music to pop-rock.
2-20 Gionmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0038, Fukuoka Prefecture
Tetsunabeya is an excellent place to go for a quick bite. The atmosphere has a relaxed and chilled vibe so much so that smoking is still permitted.
Dai Ichi Hotel, 2-8-1, Yogi, 904-2174 Okinawa-shi,47 Japan
The glass walls offer you a stunning view of Comprehensive Park and the sea, a view that's equally stunning during both day and nighttime.
1-2-30, Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa, 900-0013
Kokusai dori is located on the very lively Kokusai street. Some say it is the closest you come to experiencing a bit of Tokyo in Okinawa.
1-41-15 Awase Okinawa City. code 904-2172
Sam's by the Sea always bids you welcome with Tiki torches ablaze outside, as well as staff in sailor costumes.