Being on a tropical vacation island means that naturally there will always be competition between hotel buffet restaurants. It is just the natural order of things that all establishments must endure. Luckily for us, Sailfish Cafe manages to keep their quality and maintain their status in popularity despite all the new rising upcomers. How you ask? Just see below for yourself.

Beautiful Sunday, isn’t it?

Located on the ground floor of the Renaissance Okinawa Resort hotel at Onna-son, Sailfish Café is perfectly situated next to the beach side of the hotel wing allowing folks to enjoy delicious resort cuisine all the while viewing the beautiful beach and ocean that the island is notoriously famous for. As for the food, let us start with the best, shall we? They usually have a meat carving station in which they provide round pork belly slices or sometimes roast beef. I don’t know what it is but there is just something about freshly roasted meat being carved in front of you that just screams sexy! I always ask for a good two or three slices to save myself multiple trips.

Can I just have the whole thing?

On top of that, they also have good stone oven baked pizzas, paella, curries, sushi, fried and roasted chickens, Japanese dishes, pastries, and desserts. What especially was unique for me was their Dorayaki (Pancake sandwich with red beans inside) making station. Aside from the regular ingredients, they allow you to put whip cream, maccha, nuts, and even… CHOCOLATE! Indeed, crazy stuff. Works out beautifully nonetheless. Pricewise, I would say it’s a bit on the heavy at around 4,000 yen per head but not actually bad in comparison with the other hotel buffets now a days. You will definitely be able to eat your moneys worth with the menu they provide. Frugality tip: You can buy multiple meal tickets as a set and get 1 extra meal ticket as a freebie. Just make sure to buy it at the lobby first before dining.

Arranged in order of consumption. Attack formation!

Ultimately, Sailfish Café’s buffet is suited for pretty much tourists, Sunday family brunches, and maybe an important date or client meeting. I don’t think its for eating out with your homies but I suppose it could work. To get there, if you are anywhere south of Onna-son, head north along route 58. When you get to Onna-son area, the giant Renaissance Okinawa Resort hotel will be on your left. You can’t miss it as it’s a freaking hotel!

Business Name: Sailfish Café

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Tel#: 098-965-0707


Operation Hours: 6:30am to 10:00am, 11:30am to 2:30pm, and 5:30pm to 9:30pm, daily for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner respectively