14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

Publish-date: Apr 23 2018 Update-date: Apr 27 2018
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14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

With its many hotels lining the coast, Onna village (Onna-son) is renowned as Okinawa's foremost resort. If you plan to stay there, check out this list of 14 recommended restaurants around Onna!

1. il Gastro Sara (French Cuisine, Italian Cuisine)

1. il Gastro Sara (French Cuisine, Italian Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

il Gastro Sara is an auberge with a stunning view of the East China Sea. For their French and Italian dishes, they use carefully selected Okinawan vegetables, meat, and seafood, allowing you to enjoy the rich nature of Okinawa with all of your 5 senses. For example, [Island Mango Curry (1,000 JPY plus tax)] is a popular fruity delicacy made with mango and 30–40 types of vegetables, and was even featured widely in the media. Since 2017, they also have an overnight stay plan, and it's possible to celebrate weddings and other events.

il Gastro Sara

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm) *[Sara no Ue no Shizen Chef's Course] available upon reservation only
Closed: Monday, Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 6,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 1F, 466-7, Maeganeku, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Pizzeria Bar ARICCIA (Italian Cuisine)

2. Pizzeria Bar ARICCIA (Italian Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

Located inside the facility complex called Mihama American Village, Pizzeria Bar ARICCIA allows you to savor authentic Italian delicacies in Okinawa. Most ingredients are made in Italy, and everything is prepared by an Italian native chef. The coffee, desserts, and wines are selected with utmost care as well to let you fully experience the Italian food culture. There are 16 terrace seats from where you can enjoy your meal in the breeze of Okinawa.

Pizzeria Bar ARICCIA

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
[Friday, Saturday] 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Depot Island Seaside, 9-21, Mihama, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa (map)
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3. Verdemar (French Cuisine)

3. Verdemar (French Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

You'll find Verdemar in Resort Hotel, Hotel Nikko Alivila. It's a brasserie with elegant interiors in the Spanish colonial style, and a huge picture window facing the deep blue sea. They use plenty of Okinawan products, such as fish from the nearby sea, Wagyu (a type of high-quality beef), and seasonal vegetables. The chef with over 30 years of experience in the field serves his delicious French dishes in sea-themed unique Okinawan pottery called "Yachimun".

Verdemar

Open: Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm), Breakfast 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 8,000 JPY
Address: Hotel Nikko Alivila, 600, Gima, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa (map)
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4. Nuji (Japanese Cuisine)

4. Nuji (Japanese Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

In the main dining room of Oriental Hills Okinawa, you can choose from 4 different cuisines - Japanese cuisine, sushi, French, and teppanyaki (ingredients grilled on an iron griddle). Each one is prepared by its own specialized and skillful chef. As you need to make a reservation, the meals can be tailored to each guest. While you enjoy your delicious food, you can admire a spectacular panorama of Nago Bay (Nago-wan). Plus, the restaurant is surrounded by a pool that will make you feel like you're floating on water!

Nuji

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm *Reservation required by the previous day. *Children under 13 years old are not allowed.
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 10,000 JPY / [Lunch] 2,000 JPY
Address: Oriental Hills Okinawa, 79-1, Aza Serakaki, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
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5. Fanuan The Busena Terrace (French Cuisine)

5. Fanuan The Busena Terrace (French Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

Fanuan is the main dining place in Busena Terrace Beach Resort, one of the best resorts of Okinawa. The restaurant has a bar where you can have a drink before your meal, private rooms, and terrace seats from where you can gaze at the cobalt-blue seascape. The dishes served here are French, with the main focus on continental cuisine, while the surroundings ooze with typical atmosphere of Okinawa. Finish off your meal with one of their sublime seasonal desserts, such as ice cream made with purple yam or local honey, or shequasar (citrus fruit) mousse.

Fanuan The Busena Terrace

Open: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) *Opening hours are subject to changes during Golden Week, summer time, Christmas and beginning and end of the year
Closed: None
Average price: 9,000 JPY
Address: Inside Busena Terrace Beach Resort, 1808, Kise, Nago-shi, Okinawa (Map)
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6. Oshokuji Dokoro Chanya (Japanese Cuisine)

6. Oshokuji Dokoro Chanya (Japanese Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

In the settlement of Bise, renowned for its beautiful row of about 20,000 fukugi trees, you can find Oshokuji Dokoro Chanya, a restaurant established in a renovated kominka (traditional Japanese house), where the owner's great-grandmother used to live. Seats must be booked beforehand, but if you do, you'll get to savor traditional dishes like shabu-shabu (sliced meat parboiled with vegetables) or tobanyaki (ceramic plate roast) of Yanbaru agu pork. Starting from the fish caught by the owner's dad in the nearby sea or vinegared mozuku (a kind of seaweed) handmade by the owner's younger brother, ingredients that tell the stories of the producers are used. In addition, you can pair your food with plenty of old brands of awamori, a well-cured sake typical of Okinawa.

Oshokuji Dokoro Chanya

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) (Reservation required)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 3,800 JPY
Address: 580, Bise, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
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7. Butaya Kuromasa (Izakaya)

7. Butaya Kuromasa (Izakaya)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

Butaya Kuromasa is a restaurant specializing in pork meat in Yomitan village (Yomitan-son). They only use a type of Black Pig that is a crossbreed of 3 different brands: Agu Kuro-buta (Agu Black Pork), Kagoshima Kuro-buta (Kagoshima Black Pork), and Duroc Pork. As they are raised on their own farm, the meat can be served for a reasonable price, which is highly appreciated by locals and tourists alike. A lot of regular customers order [Homemade Tsukune (450 JPY plus tax)], a superb dish made of minced pig ear meat with an astonishing crunchy texture.

Butaya Kuromasa

Open: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 1893, Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Gyuton Gassen Brand Gyu Agu Buta Ittogai Nikuryori Senmonten (Yakiniku)

8. Gyuton Gassen Brand Gyu Agu Buta Ittogai Nikuryori Senmonten (Yakiniku)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

This meat specialty restaurant directly managed by a butcher is located along Japan National Route 58. They buy their animals whole, including Ishigaki Misaki Beef, Motobu Beef, and other local beef brands as well as Agu-buta (Agu Pork), and butcher them themselves. This allows them to serve over 100 different cuts, including rare parts. You can enjoy the meat yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) style as well as in shabu-shabu and other nabe (hot pot) dishes, but their specialty is the original [Chiritori Nabe (from 1,950 JPY)]. This must-eat hot pot combines a rich pork bone soup with a miso-based special sauce, bringing the umami (Japanese savory taste) of meat and offal to a whole new level.

Gyuton Gassen Brand Gyu Agu Buta Ittogai Nikuryori Senmonten

Open: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: 3,000 JPY
Address: 583-1, Nakadomari, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
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9. Escale (French Cuisine)

9. Escale (French Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa ResortLocated on the 5th floor of Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort, this French restaurant called Escale faces the beautiful Tiger Beach. The menu only consists of 3 course meals, suitable for special events, and comprises of dishes in which you can feel the season, made with plenty of local ingredients. Inside, apart from 3 private rooms where you can enjoy a more relaxing meal, there are also seats for up to 20 customers, so it's ideal for parties.

Escale

Open: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: Wednesday
Average price: 7,500 JPY
Address: 5F, Hotel Monterey Okinawa Spa & Resort, 1550-1, Fuchaku, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Wine & Dining The Orange (Western Cuisine)

10. Wine & Dining The Orange (Western Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

You can find this restaurant on the 1st floor of Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo-Hotel. Focusing on seafood, they make Italian dishes using ingredients produced in Okinawa. They also have a large variety of Italian, Spanish, and French wines carefully selected by a sommelier. You can also sample wines such as one made with Okinawan passion fruit and sparkling wines. Don't miss the opportunity to taste their delicious food and drinks accompanied by a beautiful view of the sunset.

Wine & Dining The Orange

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,700 JPY
Address: 1F, Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo-Hotel, 246-1, Shirifukuchihara, Aza Fuchaku, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Ten (Japanese Cuisine)

11. Ten (Japanese Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

Ten is a restaurant established inside Okinawa Spa Resort Exes, a huge resort facility from the Kariyushi Beach Resort that stretches over 264,000 square meters. Going by the motto of "local products for local consumption", their Japanese and Western creative dishes are made with Okinawan pork, Wagyu and fresh vegetables grown on Kariyushi's own farm. This restaurant's appeal is in the different options available - the buffet in the morning, afternoon tea and the many courses and a la carte dishes at dinner. They also have a wide assortment of wines, so if you're going there for dinner, don't forget to ask the sommelier for some advice.

Ten

Open: Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:00 am, Tea Time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 8,000 JPY
Address: 2592-40, Nakama Yashibaru, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

12. Marsen (Japanese Cuisine)

12. Marsen (Japanese Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

Experience the flavors of 4 types of cuisines - Japanese, Western, Chinese, and Ryukyu - all at once at Marsen's awesome buffet! As for the ingredients, they use Okinawan produce as much as possible, from the island vegetables carefully selected by the chef at the morning market to the locally produced ingredients procured from trusted vendors. [Sanshoku Yumcha], one highly recommended option of theirs, is made with tasty Yanbaru-buta (Yanbaru pork). The high ceiling and off-white paint of the interior, together with the palm tree-lined pool outside, create a resort-like atmosphere where you can fill your stomach with a wide range of buffet dishes.

Marsen

Open: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 3,500 JPY
Address: Hotel Mahaina Wellness Resort Okinawa, 1456, Yamakawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

13. Kanucha (Japanese Cuisine)

13. Kanucha (Japanese Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

Enjoy the foods typical of Okinawa cooked Japanese-style at Kanucha. The Miibai (groupers) they source are from farms established above ground, and their vegetables are stocked from nearby farmers that they have the contract with. The chef trained in Kansai, so he prepares his dishes in perfect Kansai style, characterized by a mild flavor that allows you to truly savor the original taste of the ingredients. Another appeal of this restaurant is the range of seating available - private rooms, tatami rooms, horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table), and terrace seats.

Kanucha

Open: Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm), Breakfast 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 4,000 JPY
Address: 156-2, Aza Abu, Nago-shi, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

14. Ryu-bin-ka (Japanese Cuisine)

14. Ryu-bin-ka (Japanese Cuisine)14 Popular Restaurants in Onna, an Okinawa Resort

You can find this restaurant inside Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa. As you step inside, you are greeted by a full-Japanese atmosphere, with white gravel, Bingata kimono (Okinawan traditional kimono), and statues of Shisa, an Okinawan guardian deity. In this environment, you'll get to enjoy Japanese cuisine made with Okinawan products. The menu changes seasonally, according to the ingredients available. Order their [Yanbaru Shima-buta Agu Kaiseki] to enjoy a shabu-shabu of 3 different cuts of Okinawa's native Agu-buta - loin, belly, and shoulder.

Ryu-bin-ka

Open: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 5,000 JPY
Address: 1490-1, Kise, Nago-shi, Okinawa (Map)
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Among the many areas of Okinawa, a place where you can savor the atmosphere of Southern Japan, Onna village is renowned for its abundance of resorts. There are countless eateries that offer Ryukyu dishes - from hotel restaurants to privately managed places - so use this list as a reference when you need to pick one!

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Apr 23 2018 Update-date: Apr 27 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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