If you have fallen into a state of eating ennui, look no further than Yamaneko-ya for your cure. Serving up the distinctive flavors of Okinawa, a trip to this cozy, mud-walled restaurant is an adventure in eating. The interior is, as expected, peppered with Okinawan knick-knacks. Every visitor should sample the umi budo (sea grape). The otherworldly appearance of umi budo complements its taste, which is truly out of this world. Goya-a bitter gourd that resembles sliced celery in appearance-is another required order. Whether served as fried chips or in a chanpuru (stir-fry) with tofu and pork, it has a unique and delicious flavor, bitter at first bite, but it grows on you quickly. If your daring is not yet satisfied, go for the yagi sashimi (raw goat). Finish your meal off with some awamori, Okinawa's strong shochu-like spirit, and relax to the sounds of traditional Okinawan music.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 06:16 PM to 01:00 AM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Tenjin