Aeon Chatan (formerly known as Jusco) is a hub for South Central Okinawa. It’s ideal location makes it a favorite place to shop and enjoy for US Military members and tourists alike. The shopping centers include a number of places to shop as well as eat. Today we’ll be talking about 楽庵.
楽庵 is a medium sized Japanese restaurant located on the second floor of Aeon Chatan. The first thing you will notice when entering is the very nice atmosphere. The colors are bright and the wall paper is beautiful. You will be given some water (pitchers of water are available upon request) and menus.
Menus are clear and easy to understand with picture as well as English. There are a variety of offerings from tempura to noodles. There are options which will suffice for picky eaters as well, however, there are no American options at this restaurant. For those who are vegetarian or vegan unfortunately there are no options to satisfy your requirements. There are, however, healthy options for those who may be paying close attention to their diet.
I went with the Tachibana set which included tempura, steamed veggies and tofu, miso soup, pickles, rice, grilled fish and green tea pudding. My husband went with a chicken nanban set with Okinawa soba.
Pricing for the meals that we had ordered was reasonable. My husband’s set (pictured above) was about 700¥. The amount of food was very reasonable as well making it perfect to hold us over until dinner.
My set on the other hand was 1100¥ and although it was ore expensive it has a lot more food selections. I cannot speak for my husband’s meal but mine was absolutely amazing. The grilled fish was the best. It was the perfect combination of sweet and savory. It’s a must try.
We walked out of here for under 2000¥ which was great! We also had the chance to sit down and enjoy or meal. Naturally there are times when the restaurant is more packed then others but on this particular Sunday afternoon we seemed to make put pretty much ok. They taken yen and credit card and there are yen exchange machines down in the main floor of the building so you shouldn’t run into any conflict there. The staff is friendly and speaks English to some extent. If you are looking for a place to eat during a shopping trip at Aeon Chatan definitely give this place a try!