Don't let the limited hours deter you from trying Peter's Place, located on 330 between the Plaza Shopping Center and KFC on one side, and the intersection of 22 and 85 on the other. The charming atmosphere and delicious Chinese cuisine of this well-established restaurant make it worth the trip.
The restaurant, located on the second floor above Jasmin Chinese furniture shop, has a spacious, open floor plan, allowing guests views of the kitchen, walls covered in photographs of visitors, and large display cases filled with ornate ceramics. About 50 guests would fit comfortably at the carved wooden tables, some outfitted with turning round glass platforms (also known as "Lazy Susans") to easily pass hot dishes and drinks to friends.
Speaking of drinks, large pitchers of water and ice tea came complimentary with our orders, as well as bowls of corn egg drop soup. The ice tea was not jasmine, but a refreshing black tea. The soup was quite good, with a lovely texture somewhere between broth and the thick slime found at many fast food Chinese places. The corn was not just sprinkled on top as garnish, but infused into the soup, providing a slightly sweet counterpoint to the delicate egg flavor.
The fried spring rolls are a departure from the thick, cabbage filled egg rolls typically found at other Chinese restaurants. The four rolls in a regular order (¥350) are smaller, the wrappers thinner, and the filling a gravy with bits of rice, which reminded us of curry. If you can stand a little spicy, the Kun Pao chicken (¥1100 for a regular size, ¥1800 for large) is satisfying. Bite size pieces of chicken are stir fried in sauce with peanuts, sliced hot chiles, green pepper, carrots, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. The heat definitely creeps up on you. The beef in oyster sauce (¥950 for a regular size, ¥1600 for large) was pretty good, too, consisting of thinly sliced beef cooked in a dark gravy with a pile of crunchy bamboo shoots, plus a few mushrooms and chiles–flavorful, but not spicy. The meat was tender, though we did find a few chewy bits. Our entrees each came with a bowl of white rice, and with the soup and appetizer, the regular size dishes were more than enough for dinner.
Open Thursday – Sunday 11 am to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 10:00 pm, and by reservation any day of the week.
3-9-8 Kubota, Okinawa City
Yen and Dollars
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Seaside Hotel The Beach is located in Miyagi, Chatan and makes a great base for diving or just to spend a few days relaxing. Spacious rooms with internet access, a rooftop jacuzzi with an ocean view and a great on site restaurant with beautiful sunset view make this ideal for your Okinawa stay.
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A qualified LEGAL & GENERAL translator located in Minato, Chatan. Only 4 minutes from Kadena Gate 1. Our Interpreter Service can be reserved for any situation. Contact us 5 days week. Call Dave Higgins.
They've got a good English website with services also available electronically if you're located off island. Their prices also start from a very reasonable 5000 yen.
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Inkspirations mission is to help you express yourself through the art of tattoo. They're a complete custom studio and able to draw everything specifically to the client's request.
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As the summer season draws to a close the best dive season of the year kicks off in Okinawa. The warm waters of the summer will still be around until the end of the year and the crowds of tourists will be back in Tokyo. As the typhoon season passes, the calm seas and great visibility of the late fall months take hold on Okinawa and in the Keramas. If you have not got your dive certification yet now is the perfect time to schedule a class at Reef Encounters. If you are already certified getting more experience with an advanced class or drift dive class to prepare you for the winter dives with whales and hammerhead sharks that will be visiting the Ryuku archipalego in just a few short months is the perfect plan.
As the cooler weather takes hold in Okinawa we will start to see more large marine life around the dive spots in Okinawa- this will include manta rays, sharks including whale sharks and some of the larger tuna and other game fish. The largest critters will be arriving in January with the arrival of the humpback whales in the Keramas and the hammerhead sharks in Yonaguni. We will be offering hammerhead tours in Febuary and March again this year at Reef Encounters so make you plans now for a week of amazing diving on the ruins and reefs of Yonaguni.
As the waters start to cool off remember that as divers we will chill much more rapidly than swimmers on the surface or surfers. It may be time to dig that 5mm suit out of the closet or add that hood or cheater vest to your diving wardrobe. Remember that when adding neoprene you need to adjust your weights accordingly. You should have enough weight to stay neutral at your safety stop at 15 ft(5 meters) with only 500psi (40bar) of air left in your tank and little to no air in your BC. Proper weighting will greatly benefit your air consumption as will proper thermal protection. Hope to see you all under water.
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Looking for high quality – high speed internet, then Total Okinawa & Sunny Net have got you covered!
We know the story, just arrived on island or moved house. What's the first thing you need? Food, beer, school for the children – nope…. internet connection! How else are you going to chat to the folks back home to let them know how awesome your new Okinawan apartment is!
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They've got both high speed fiber and ADSL available, and the great thing is they actually own their own network so no dodgy re-selling. They're a full fledged, bonafide ISP, just like back home!
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SO we know you're loving the services they offer, but what's it going to cost me I here you say…welllll not as much as you think! Japanese connections are really high quality for the cost, check out the price plans on the left for everything they offer.
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Little Angels Preschool is a new school located just minutes away from Kadena Gate 1 in Sunabe. They offer classes and care from 6 months up to 6 years old. They also have care available all day from 6am through to 6pm
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The Atta Terrace Golf Resort is a full resort with deluxe club house including a Japanese restaurant.
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Koza housing is located in Okinawa city and offer a range of homes to both the local and foreign population, providing quality rentals.
Looking for other housing agencies? Click HERE to view our complete list
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With Taiwan on our doorstep, it's time to try Taiwanese cuisine.
Wen Bing has something for everyone, including a view. This quaintly decorated café seats about 35, and the glass outer wall gives most diners a panorama of American Village. Chinese food lovers can enjoy sweet and sour pork (¥900) with sweet or black vinegar, spicy Kung Pao shrimp (¥950) or chicken (¥850), or chow mein-like stir fried noodles with shrimp and vegetables (¥850), which comes with a cup of brothy soup.
The dish "rice covered with Chinese omelet" (¥650) is an egg foo young patty, smothered with a choice of sweet and sour sauce or soy gravy. This delicious omelet is filled with shrimp, bamboo strips, and mushroom slices, plus shredded carrot and green onion sprinkled on top. Like many of the dishes at Wen Bing, it's small and inexpensive enough to allow you to try other items, like a croquette sandwich, a fried bread filled with cabbage, mayo, and choice of fried shrimp, roasted pork or other meat.
The reasonable prices make it fun to try and share different dim sum. I've introduced my friends to the large steamed buns (¥250), and they're hooked. The white dough is fluffy and slightly sweet, and filled with red bean paste or pork and gravy, similar to duck sauce. The sesame balls (¥450) come to the table piping hot, crispy, and filled with sweet red bean paste. Also worth trying are the shumai (¥400), steamed pork and vegetable dumplings with dipping sauce.
Three lunch sets are available, even on the weekend, from 11 am to 2:30 pm. At ¥980, they include unlimited soft drinks and salad bar, plus a choice of crispy fried chicken with fragrant sauce, roasted pork on fried rice, or Special Chop Suey ramen noodles. The bone-in fried chicken has a slightly spicy, ginger flavor, and is served on top of shredded cabbage, with white rice on the side. The Special Chop Suey ramen consists of a big bowl of dark broth loaded with noodles, roasted pork, shrimp, vegetables, and even a quail egg. The soup is subtly flavored and perfect for rainy days.
Open – Sunday through Friday 11 am – 9:30 pm, Saturday 11 am – 10:00 pm, Closed Tuesday
Depot Island 2F, Chatan
¥, $ and C/Card
Since this review was written, Wen Bing has moved to the back of depot island, in front of the sea close to the flea market.
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