July 13, 2017
The 10 Best Breakfasts Restaurants You Must Eat in Okinawa, Japan
We always hurry to finish breakfast every morning. If you are in Okinawa for vacation, why don’t you slow down the pace, relax and enjoy a local special breakfast with beautiful ocean view? Let’s see the top 10 recommendations of delicious breakfast in Okinawa to cheer your day up.
1. Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten
It looks just simple, but incredibly tasty! Pork tamago onigiri is a rice ball with a crispy pork luncheon meat and fried egg. It is a local popular food and a hit menu everywhere in Okinawa.
Visit “Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten” to have a pork tamale onigiri to enrich your morning. Other great choices are onigiri with abura miso (Okinawa soybean paste), takana (pickles), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), tempura balsam pear, carrot and so on. The size is not small, so one would be more than enough. Grab a take-away meal and savor it with a breathtaking view of Okinawa.
Shop name: Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten
Address: 2-8-35, Matsuo, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Opening hour: 7:00 – 17:30
Closed on Wednesday
Map: Map to Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten
2. Chosyoku Cafe Niffera
If you love fresh vegetables as your main dishes in breakfast, Cafe Niffera would be your excellent choice. The cafe is located together with a special house garden in Naha city. Very stylish & beautiful place to chill out. Excellent choice for those prefer family-running styles cafe rather than the ordinary chain cafe.
The vegetarian couple is the shop owner and they exclusively select the best ingredient to provide the high quality and healthy vegetables dishes for your morning. Enjoy the fresh breakfast with the sunshine and breeze of Okinawa.
Shop name: Chosyoku Cafe Niffera
Address: Tsuboya garden house 1F, Tsuboya 1-13-19, 1-13, Tsuboya, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Opening hour: 8:30 – 10:30
Closed on Sunday & Monday
Map: Map to Chosyoku Cafe Niffera
3. Drive-in Restaurant Jef Tomigusuku-ten
Don’t have enough time for breakfast? Don’t worry, simply drive your car into this shop and order through their inter-phone. A fresh tasty sandwiches will be prepared for you shortly and let you continue your journey.
This drive-in styled fast food restaurant is originated in Okinawa and its drive-in style is so special in Japan. A wide range of menus are available from ham and eggs sandwiches to toast. If you would like a more special meal, try “nu-yaru burger” which is made of fried egg with Okinawa’s famous balsam pear and pork luncheon meat. This delicious burger will just give you great energy to continue your journey in Okinawa.
Shop name: Drive-in Restaurant Jef Tomigusuku-ten
Address: 66-1, Tagami, Tomigusuku-shi, Okinawa
Breakfast services: 6:00-11:00
Open every day
Map: 「ドライブインレストランJef 豊見城店」への地図
4. C & C Breakfast Okinawa
Pancake is such a tempting choice in morning. In Okinawa, you have to visit “C & C Breakfast Okinawa” located in Naha city to start your wonderful morning.
The shop owner would like visitors to savor a gorgeous breakfast before a long journey of the day. No one can resist the Hawaiian soft pancake topped with cream, fresh blueberry, strawberry and nuts. Don’t miss other classic Hawaiian menus like egg Benedict, acai bowl and french toast. Every choice is too good and it is so difficult to make the decision.
Shop name: C&C Breakfast Okinawa
Address: Takamine Bld.1F, 2-9-6, Matsuo, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Close on Tuesday
Map: Map to C&C Breakfast Okinawa
5. PLOGHMANS Lunch Bakery
This beautiful cafe built in a foreign styled house will definitely ensure you a joyful and relaxing morning. All the bread is freshly made by the shop owner.
Don’t miss the menu “A.M. plate” which is limited to 10 quota per day. Their salad and soup are also excellent. Choose a seat in their beautiful garden, savor the delicacy, and enjoy the scene and fresh air of Okinawa.
Shop name: PLOGHMANS Lunch Bakery
Address: Ataniya 927-2, Adaniya, Kitanakagusuku-son Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
Opening hour: 8:00 – 16:00
Closed on Wednesday
Map: Map to PLOGHMANS Lunch Bakery
6. Hawaiian Pancakes House Paanilani
Enjoy the Hawaiian atmosphere in the shop which makes you feel like in Honolulu! Of course, their famous pancake is a must-try. It tastes incredibly great, thanks to its ingredient, high quality butter milk. Their pancake is made upon your order to guarantee it is fresh and tasty.
If you are lucky enough, you may be able to order their top menu “nut nut pancake” which is always running out. Everyone loves the food and the shop, which is always occupied with both local people and tourists.
Shop name: Hawaiian Pancakes House Paanilani
Address: 698, Serakaki, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Opening hours: 7:00-17:00
Open every day
Map: 「ハワイアンパンケーキハウス パニラニ」への地図
7. Tsukinowasyokudou Asagohanya Tenkomori
Come to the traditional Japanese canteen to experience a local simple breakfast of Okinawa. Their vegetables are domestically grown and very fresh. The breakfast set comes with only white steamed rice, vegetables, sunny-sided up egg, fruit and soup. But it will not bore anyone because simple is the best. Everything on plate represents the most original flavor of Okinawa.
The shop’s hospitality is also excellent. They greet every customer with warm courtesy. Definitely make everyone wants to come back again!
Shop name: Tsukinowa-syokudou Asagohanya Tenkomori
Address: 1-4-32, Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Opening hours: 7:00 – noon
Closed on Monday & Tuesday
Map: Map to Tsukinowasyokudou Asagohanya Tenkomori
8. Ohacorte Bakery
Savor the great flavor of home-made bread in this chic cafe “Ohacorte Bakery” in early morning. All the bread is made by natural yeast. Everyone loves the bakery aroma in the shop. They have a different menu every day using local special ingredient such as Okinawa aosa (sea lettuce) and salt.
Don’t miss another distinctive part of the shop. A plenty of stylish antique furniture and kitchen goods are well-displayed which enhance your enjoyment in there. You will find it is such a great place to enjoy a morning with a piece of tasty bread and coffee.
Shop name: Ohacorte Bakery
Address: Kinou Bld.1F, 1-4-10, Izumizaki, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Opening hours: 7:30 – 20:30
Map: Map to Ohacorte Bakery
9. Misomeshiya Marutama
If you love the most basic, simple and traditional Japanese style breakfast, don’t miss the shop “Misomeshiya Marutama”. It exclusively uses Okinawa miso (soy bean paste). The miso’s production skills are well-preserved since Ryukyu dynasty era. Thanks to the shop’s owner, we can have the chance to enjoy the original taste of Okinawa miso.
Pick the most popular menu “niku-miso-natto teishoku” (soybean paste meat with fermented soybean set) to start your day! It comes with genmai (brown rice), salad, pickles, miso soup etc. If you miss the breakfast time, lunch and dinner menus also provide excellent miso cusines. Or you might want to order a take-away set of onigiri (rice ball) and miso soup to continue your pleasant journey.
Shop name: Misomeshiya Marutama
Address: 1F, 2-4-3, Izumizaki, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Opening hour: 7:30 – 14:00 / 17:00-22:00
Closed on Sunday
Map: Map to Misomeshiya Marutama
10. Seaside Drive-in
The full American styled restaurant “Seaside Drive-in” enables you to relax and enjoy a big breakfast in the morning. The 50-year history shop provides a variety of menus. How about let yourself have a luxury steak as breakfast? Alternatively, you can also choose other classic menus like omelet, french toast and so on.
The shop itself has special old American interior design. You will be attracted to the colorful tropical fish swimming in water tank. On top of these, enjoy the spectacular view of Okinawa from the shop!
Shop name: Seaside Drive-in
Address: 885, Nakadomari, Onna-son Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Open every day
Map: Map to Seaside Drive-in
Let’s Eat Delicious Breakfasts in Okinawa!
There are so many tempting breakfast choices in Okinawa. In your next trip, do add some of these suggested cuisines into itinerary. You will definitely find life is so beautiful while savoring the Okinawa breakfast under the beautiful sunshine, breeze and fresh air with magnificent ocean view!