Don’t you worry, about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright!
Words to live by over at Flex Bar Chatan as you may have guessed is a Jamaican theme izakaya located over at Araha beach. Why you may wonder is Jamaican theme so popular on the island of Okinawa? The answer is simple – Jerk chicken! No, this isn’t a testament to the particular chicken’s obnoxious personality (pardon the dad joke) but rather a famous Caribbean & Jamaican prepared BBQ chicken dish.
Although it is more classified as a bar than a restaurant, patrons frequent this bar more so I believe for the food rather than the drinks. With their Jerk chicken leading the way, they jerk’en everything from tacorices to curries, sandwiches, and burritos. Let’s not forget the finger foods which I could honestly eat all night. As for the drinks, it is a simple “yes, they have it” (as it is a bar after all). Perhaps the strategy is they bring you in for the all night drinking but you end up going back the next day to actually savour the delicious food. We went for a birthday celebration and had the jerk chicken but I definitely had to go back to try out the other lunch items in a more sober setting. As for the price, I have to say; they are not quite your friend as everything goes for about 1000 and up. Get ready to spend a bit more than usual but don’t worry it will be worth it. When you order and you see the price, just try to pretend that you are one of the three blind mice.
All in all, Flex Bar Chatan is pretty good for catching up with a close friend over some drinks and for long quiet lunches. You can access it by simply heading to the basketball courts over at Araha beach. They do have parking but is very limited. Be careful not to park around the area as some parts are part of Araha beach and they close that parking lot by 10pm. Hope to see you there! If I do, cheers to some red red wine!
Business Name: Flex Bar & Grill (Restaurant)
Google Map Location Link: https://goo.gl/maps/DcM8EFUUhZDrqNcJ8
They accept yen, ecash, and credit cards
Opening Hours: 12:00nn-2:30pm, 4:30pm-10:00pm (Everyday), Closed Wednesdays