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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

OKINAWA NAHA: Kame Kame Soba... so many celebrity signatures on the wall! A very flavorful bowl of Okinawan Soba!! (Sony RX100)

The residential side streets in Okinawa are so interesting because you will find little hidden local restaurants and this day I stumbled upon Kame Kame Soba (turtle turtle noodles).  A  peek inside and it was rather spacious and bustling on a Saturday afternoon!

Little sign outside with a few main menu items in Japanese... don`t let this stop you!  English menu inside. 

When you see this cloth sign outside it means they are open... when its missing its closed. 

Bilingual push button vending machine... Soba noodles are nicely pictured. 

This was me!  Nankotsu (cartilage) Soba... super tender pork. A MUST!

Don`t see this often but its almost kind of similar to Vietnamese coriander topping but Okinawan style. FREE!

Self serve tea. 

L shaped seating for lone diners. 

This was a bit bitter. 

Soup has a great sweet flavor to it.  Noodles chewy and totally reminded me of Inaka Soba near Kokusai Street.

Super tender pork!  Just melts and the cartilage was soft... must have been stewed for hours. 

Add a bit of awamori sake seasoned with red hot chili peppers!  Nice spicy kick but the flavor will change slightly so I suggest eating 1/3 or 1/2 before adding the spice.

Unsure what this red paste is used for. 

Lots of table seating. 

I went back the next day.  Do you see what's missing? That red cloth sign... 

Closed for the new year holidays. 

There is free parking about a block away.

This is the parking spot.  This place seemed to be loved by locals and was just a very satisfying bowl of soba.  Staff very attentive and polite.  Will be back in 2021! 

Restaurant: Kame Kame Soba
Address J: 沖縄県那覇市若狹1-3-6 上江洲アパート 1F
Address E: Okinawa, Naha, Wakasa 1-3-6
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Monday, December 28, 2020

OKINAWA NAHA: Jack`s Steak House or Jacky (in Japanese) recommended by a Skymark Airlines Pilot! Tacos!! (Sony RX100)


When in Okinawa Steak and Taco`s are a must but this night a friend who formerly was a pilot at Skymark Airlines suggested Jack`s Steak House!  Had to go!!

Arrived at 9:15pm (last order is at 9:30pm due to coronavirus / covid19) and it was a full house but with a short 10 minute wait.  

Just write your name on the waiting list. 

Was seated at 9:27pm.. just made last order for dinks and food. 

Gave me a Japanese English as I was chatting up the friendly waiter but they do also have English menu`s too. 

Sold out of the 200 gram 1600 yen steak... OK... next choice tacos!

When in Okinawa of course Orion Beer... but locals seem to love Asahi Beer. 

Jacks normally closes after midnight but until January 11th 2021 the Okinawan governor requested all restaurants close by 10pm. 

The staff was sanitizing all the tables so well.  

BOOM! 5 Tacos for 700 yen plus a container of spicy salsa sauce. 

If you love crispy tacos and cheddar cheese this is for you... so much cheese!  YUM!

The atmosphere, food and friendly service was spot on. 

Was all done by 10:02pm... 

If in Okinawa you just gotta go.  Super family friendly and the staff incredibly cool. 

Restaurant: Jack`s Steak House
Address J: 沖縄県那覇市西1-7-3
Address E: Okinawa, Naha, Nishi 1-7-3
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