Today, I spent the day with my good friend Leah celebrating her 29th birthday. We went to the Churaumi Aquarium in Nago and were joined by our mutual friends,the Pellegrinis.
(Here's a photo of Birthday Girl Leah posing with the Pellegrini clan at the Aquarium).
For dinner, we went to "Pizza in the Sky". This restaurant isn't really called "Pizza in the Sky," but for some reason, almost all of the Americans on the island know the restaurant by this name. The actual name of the restaurant is "Kajinho" and let me tell you, this place is not at all easy to find. Thankfully, we had some good directions and the rain we had earlier in the day ended.
After traveling on several narrow, windy, and steep roads, we finally found it. Did I mention how hard it was to find? I can read Japanese so we followed signs. To be honest though, I'm not sure how most Americans find this place.
(Note: Pizza in the Sky has some rather odd business hours, so be sure you check their hours before you head out. They are closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Hours are from 11:30am to 7:00pm.)
Kajinho is operated out of a traditional Okinawan family house and has a very rustic feel to it.
(A photo of a 'shisa' I found on the roof).
Seating is limited, but the restaurant does offer interior and exterior seating. I've heard it can be crowded, but on this night, we lucked out and did not have to wait at all for a table.
Kajinho has a set menu. This means you have to order the pizza they make for the day. On this particular day, we got a supreme pizza with ham, onions, garlic, green peppers, and corn. We also ordered a delicious salad. The salad comes with a soy-sesame oil dressing which is sooooo good. You may want to lick the bowl. Also a word to the wise...you may want to work on eating salad with your chopsticks beforehand...
These are our drinks. Notice the pretty presentation. Very cute!
The pizza is definitely good, but by far, what makes "Pizza In the Sky" really special, is the view. The restaurant is perched high up on a hill so it offers some amazing views.
Next time, I hope I can watch the sunset.
Well, dinner at "Pizza in the Sky" was a lot of fun and well worth the trip. Hope you enjoyed your birthday Leah!
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