You usually see umibudo as a side dish. However here at this Ganso Umibudo, they celebrate this savory sea grape as the main dish. It’s a rice bowl topped with umibudo, nagaimo, ikura, and uni. Put together so beautifully it was a bit heartbreaking to eat.
The restaurant is easy to get to if you have a car. It’s right on the 58 and has parking in the back. Once inside, the atmosphere is relaxed. The waitress sat us down in the center tables. On the walls you can see all the celebrities that have given the place a visit. They have definitely benefitted from being featured in travel shows. And after eating their famous dish, I can see why. It’s pretty unique.
Ganso Umibudo (元祖 海ぶどう 本店)
6092−1 Onna, Kunigami District
Okinawa Prefecture 904-0411, Japan
Verdict: Worth seeking out to try. Get the set with the Okinawa soba if you want a big meal.