Ukishima Garden 浮島ガーデン
2 Chome-12-３ Matsuo, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 900-0014, Japan
tofu caprese (for two, please)it's hard to decide between sitting in the light wooden interior or the candlelit backyard garden. but the perk of sitting outdoors is watching the staff come out from time to time to pick some leaves from an innocuous (to the untrained eye like mine) looking bush and retreat to the kitchen to sprinkle them on whatever dish awaits.
pork is the meat choice of the collagen-conscious in Okinawa, but if alice waters or michael pollan happens to be in your dinner party--suggest this quiet spot off of Kokusaidori.
this would be my second choice for dinner after goya chanpuru and umi-budo.
suggested menu: marutomi tofu caprese salad; nigana/okara fritter with nori; fresh vegetable pizza; chilled capellini