Five Great Breakfasts in Naha in Okinawa for Those Without Hotel Breakfast Plans
When traveling, you want to make the most of every moment starting from breakfast. There may not be many restaurants that serve breakfast, so make sure to check in advance lest you end up sightseeing with an empty stomach. Here are five places that serve tasty breakfasts where you can start your day off Okinawan style.
1. Misomeshiya Marutama
This is a restaurant where you can eat outstanding cuisine made using miso from Tamanaha Miso Shoyu, which was established approximately 160 years ago during the Ryukyu Dynasty. The morning menu called Asa Misomeshi includes sets such as Grilled Salmon Miso Sauce Teishoku (860 JPY (incl. tax)) and Niku Miso Natto Teishoku (600 JPY (incl. tax)), and the relatively light Miso Butter Toast with Drink (500 JPY (incl. tax)). The Miso Soup of the Day (160 JPY (excl. tax)), which comes with an onigiri and can be taken out, is also recommended. Please enjoy the flavors of the miso that is made with uncompromising dedication to quality.
*Asa Misomeshi 7:30 am - 10:00 am
2. ESTINATE LOUNGE
This is a chic lounge with an open kitchen on the first floor of ESTINATE HOTEL. The recommended morning menu item is the Dome Pancake Plate (1,000 JPY (excl. tax)) made with a special frying pan. Have it with fruit and syrup so that both you and your stomach will start the day off happy. One of the joys of ESTINATE is the opportunity to meet other travelers. Why not exchange some travel tips?
* Morning hours 7:00 am - 10:30 am
*English speaking staff and menus
This is a casual eatery in the guesthouse, Gekkousou, open to both overnight guests and the public. You'll be excited just to enter the old Okinawa house under a large banyan tree. Breakfast enjoyed with fresh air under the banyan tree is fabulous! The Daily Breakfast of Okinawan vegetables arranged by Tenko, the owner, is just 500 JPY. Enjoy the lovely breakfast that reflects Tenko-san's gentle personality.
* Breakfast 7:00 am - 11:00 am Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (Refer to website for menu, temporary closures, etc.)
4. oHacorte Bakery
oHacorte Bakery is a "concept shop for food and dwelling" that disseminates ideas about living. The recommended menu items are the variety of French toasts including the French Toast Maple Whip (950 JPY (excl. tax)). They are made with homemade bread that is baked every day specifically for the French toast to cook soft inside and crunchy outside. The servings are relatively large, but they are so good you'll finish them before you know it.
* Morning hours 7:30 am - 11:00 am
*English menus, English and Korean speaking staff
5. Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten
This is a restaurant dedicated to the Okinawan specialty, pork egg onigiri, with many local repeat fans. The onigiri made by wrapping grilled spam and Japanese-style tamagoyaki omelet with rice and nori seaweed is voluminous. There is the standard Po-Tama (230 JPY (incl. tax)), as well as the Bargain PTO BOX (1) (1,380 JPY (incl. tax)), a set of five onigiri with varying ingredients such as fish fry tartar. There is space to eat in, but takeout is recommended for those who want to have breakfast in a park or by the sea.
Opens at 7:00 am Closed Wednesdays
Get your fill of Okinawa from the morning with uniquely Okinawan breakfasts or resort-style breakfasts!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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