This small restaurant features a very small menu of Japanese and Okinawan dishes, mostly soba. I really liked the food but my wife was less impressed. We agree that it’s above average, but nothing to write home about.
I was warned by the friend who introduced this restaurant to me that the portions were big. Since I was hungry, I brazenly disregarded the warning. I ordered the fried chicken curry. It was tasty, but there was just too much food. When I go back I will definitely split one dish with my wife.
The tofu soba was good, too. Sadly, because of the huge portion size, my wife only was able to eat about half. Another glance at the menu reveals a half order of soba for only ¥350, oops. Looking around the packed restaurant we noted the customers were almost all families.
The food service was fast and friendly. Some Americans seated near us asked for and received an English menu. I just relied on my Japanese friends to order for me. The restaurant seems really popular among the locals. There was a small line outside the restaurant for lunch on a Saturday.
At ¥750 for the curry I ordered, the prices are fantastic. That fact notwithstanding, I doubt I’d go out of my way to eat at this restaurant again. If I’m in the neighborhood I certainly wouldn’t shun the place, either. The food was good and so were the prices, but it was a bit forgettable. For those with big appetites and near-empty wallets, it’s a must try.
by Tom Landis
MONDAY – SUNDAY 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Syokudo & Teishoku
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Syokudo & Teishoku Restaurant
2 Chome-20-1 Uechi, Okinawa-shi, Okinawa-ken 904-0031, Japan