SomChai: A very small and intimate Thai restaurant. Closed Mon/Tue and no Sunday dinner. Open for lunch: Wed-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm. Sunday lunch 11:30am-3:00pm. Dinners: Wed-Thur 5:00pm-7:30pm Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm. Directions: Go down Kadena Gate 2 Street until you reach 330. Hang a left at 330. Hang another left at the building “Hide Away”. You are now on Park Ave. Look for a cafe/bar called Sideways on your left hand side and turn left right after it. (You’ll have to have parked your car somewhere though, cause the left you take here is a pedestrian street. Also, if you’ve reached the Bamboo Cafe, you’ve gone too far).
Khura Thai: An intimate Thai restaurant owned by Marine wives. Open Tue-Fri. Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm and dinner from 4:00pm-9:00pm (last order 8:30pm). Sat-Sun open from 11:00am-9:00pm (last order 8:30pm). Closed Mondays. 098-972-5756. Directions: It is extremely easy to get to. Khrua Thai is located directly across the street from the Main entrance of Camp Courtney, in the strip mall that faces the gate. There is a childcare center at one end and this restaurant at the other. The children on the menu are also shown on the wall above the restaurant. You cannot miss it. There is parking right in front, or just park down the street.
Thai in the Sky (Cafe Caracuma): One of the best Thai restaurants and atmospheres in Okinawa. This restaurant sits in a beautiful and lush setting and reservations and highly recommended. Open from 10:00am-10:00pm (last order 9pm) and closed on Tuesday. 098-949-1189. Directions: Head south from Foster on the expressway, getting off at the Haebaru-kita exit. Turn left onto Highway 329, bearing right when the road splits and turning south onto Highway 331. Follow 331 through Sashiki, past the Chinen Marine Leisure Center and into the town of Chinen. Turn right onto Highway 86. Go through a tunnel for 600m. Take the downhill left and follow the yellow flags. Take the 2nd left and park at the end.