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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

OKINAWA NAHA (Asashibashi Station): Sumibi (charcoal) Yakitori Kan. Wonderful cozy spot with friendly elder chef. (Sony RX100)

This place looked so cozy from the outside and had to close out the night here. 

The automatic appetizer called Otoshi was a little salad topped with a cherry.

Food Menu... they didn`t provide me with an English one but 2 of the waitresses were Nepalese I think... they might be proficient in English. 

Counter seating with a view of the grill to my right. 

Today`s specials.  The Ume-Tsukune looked good.

Orion Beer 520 yen and Asahi Super Dry 530 yen. 

I entered at 10:30pm and there were 2 ladies to my right. 

First order was the jikasei (home made) tsukune. 

Juicy and nice texture of tiny bits of cartilage. 

More drinks. 

Of course had to get something healthy!  Seasoned Kyuri (cucumbers)

I got to talking to the elder chef and he said he thought the Governor of Okinawa Denny Tamaki was sitting in front of him... I`ve gotten this a few times in the past.  Denny (Dennis) is also half Okinawan and half American.  

Thats me!  At least I look like someone super famous on the Islands. 

What a wonderful little yakitori spot.  Suggest this for a date as its not some place you want to drink too much and get loud... good food, good service and just nice.  If you read Japanese or perhaps point at some pictures on Tabelog or Google Review photos then give it a try!  

Restaurant: Sumibi Yakitori Khan
Address J: 沖縄県那覇市泉崎1-13-10
Address E: Okinwa, Naha, Izumizaki 1-13-10

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OKINAWA NAHA: Yukura Gallery Cafe... what a stunning atmosphere. Amazing Okinawan pottery plus beni-imo Ice Cream!! (Sony RX100, Nikon D7100)

I used to love eating the beni-imo (Okinawan sweet potato) soft cream on the 1st floor but it closed down and area replaced with Okinawan glass and pottery. 

But this day I noticed a giant purple soft cream... wait its back!

Up to the 2nd floor that opened on September 7, 2020. 

They have regular food items too.

The atmosphere here was stunning... must have been built with great cost.

So many incredible pottery pieces along the walls and seating booths. 

This was all me!  The soft cream had a very thick texture and so flavorful.  

On the bottom there are traditional chinsuko Okinawan cookies.  

It was sooo thick that it hardly melted. 

Owl spotting up top with a background of starlights on the ceiling. 

Pastry items. 

When in Naha you MUST give this place a try just to relax over some coffee or ice cream.  Service was very friendly and items on the menu are pictured.  I will be back!!

Restaurant Cafe: Yukari Gallery Cafe
Address J: 沖縄県那覇市松尾1-2-5
Address E: Okinawa, Naha-shi, Matsuo 1-2-5

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