Top 3 restaurants with a great view near Churami Aquarium(美ら海水族館)

Churami Aquarium(美ら海水族館)

When it comes to Okinawa sightseeing, you must not miss Churami Aquarium

The aquarium has been reproduced the marine life in Okinawa and offers a great selection of popular sea animals, including whale sharks and manta rays.

You can spend time this popular spot for a whole day.

On the other hand, it won’t be easy to get a seat at a café in the aquarium.

At such times, it is recommended to have a lunch or a dinner at restaurants around Churami Aquarium.

I’m going to introduce nice restaurants where you can see the ocean.

No. 3 Anettai Chaya(亜熱帯茶屋)

Ocean view from Anettai Chaya

Anettai Chaya is a café that provides a resort-like atmosphere of a tropical island and where you can enjoy viewing the ocean or the sunset over a meal.

At its terrace that looks a garden, there are hammocks, so both your body and mind can be relaxed while viewing the ocean.


Gapao Rice


Coconut& Cinnamon Toast

You can enjoy tropical-style light meals.

All menu items served here are delicious.

Drinking beer while seeing a scenic view in front of you will also be the best.

Restaurant information

Name: Anettai Chaya(亜熱帯茶屋)
TEL: +81-980-47-5360
Address: 60, Nobaru, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa

Opening hours: 11:00- around the sunset
Closed days: irregularly closed
Average price: 1,000-1,999 yen

No. 2 Papaya(ぱぱいや)

Papaya is located within two minutes by car from Churami Aquarium

You can have a meal in a relaxed manner at the restaurant that reminds us of a family house in Okinawa while viewing the ocean.

As the name suggests, the restaurant offers a wide range of tropical menu items made with papaya.


Tako Rice

Ishigaki Beef Steak

You can have home-cooked meals made with local ingredients.

My strongly recommended item is Okinawa Soba.

Umami out of Agu pork produced in Okinawa oozes out in the soup.

I enjoyed its soft sweetness and rich flavor.

Restaurant information

Name: Papaya(ぱぱいや)
TEL: +81-980-48-4351
Address: 973-3 Yamakawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa

Opening hours: 11:00-21:00(LO 20:30)
Closed days: Thursdays
Average price: 999 yen

No.1 Café & Restaurant LA TiLLA

Café & Restaurant LA TiLLA is very close to Churami Aquarium, within two minutes by car.

The restaurant is situated in a completely white, two-story building that reminds us of areas along the Mediterranean Sea.

The restaurant with an all-glass interior offers an ocean view from every seat and you can enjoy local specialties.


Ishigaki Beef Hamburg Steak

Tako Rice

The both dishes are Okinawa’s specialties.

Agu Pork (Okinawa brand pork) Steak

You can rarely see bone-in Agu pork so this is a very precious dish.

Restaurant information

Name: Café & Restaurant LA TiLLA
TEL: +81-50-5595-1942
Address: 1046-2 Yamakawa, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa

Opening hours: Lunch 11:30-15:30, Café 15:30-18:00, and Dinner 18:00-21:00
*Only sweets and beverages are available during the café time.
Closed days: the second and the fourth Tuesdays of every month
Average price: 1,000-1,999 yen