|Ohana Aina Cafe|
Yes they have Spam.
I'm sure it's happened to you too while walking around Japan. You can walk the same route everyday and not notice things, maybe because there is so much to see! Perhaps if Ohana Aina Cafe had a bigger sign with their name on it I would have noticed it earlier. But it's located right at the intersection of Blue Street and Hwy 16 so how it was missed is a bit of a mystery.
Even just now as I'm reviewing the photo above, I see a traditional American mailbox, a fire extinguisher, and a tiny little chair. Don't know how I missed that either. It just proves there is so much to see in Japan. You have to stop and look up, down, left and right to process the culturally rich environment that is Japan.
|Garlic Butter Shrimp plate - 1241 Yen|
You can see from the photos they look delicious - おいしいそうです! I really want to go back to try some more of their offerings. I received a good number of very tasty shrimp on my plate. Maybe I could have used a teensy weensy (Japanese translation: teensy weensy) bit more coleslaw - as I really love it as a side dish to compliment the umami of the main dish.
|Shoyu Butter Ahi Steak with Mochiko Chicken Combo plate - 1241 Yen|
|Coconut garlic butter shrimp prepared by Arisa|
|Mom Yumi, Daugher Arisa, and Miku! I'm not sure why the pumpkin is on the Hawaii wall. I will have to find out.|
As you can see below they have a perfect English menu and Mom speaks pretty good English. I don't know if Arisa and Miku speak good English but Arisa is a pretty good cook! and Miku has a T-shirt with English on it. Miku is a great server and you can tell from her smile has great energy for life.
The family also operates a small restaurant call Aloha Mai Cafe by Otsu Station. Their website is here: http://ohana-aina-cafe.jimdo.com/
They have breakfast offerings so maybe give them a visit on weekends when they are open at 0900. Check out the menus of both places on their website. Oh and I almost forgot to mention - they take U.S. Dollars too!
Find Ohana Aina Cafe on the Blog Map.They are right on the South side of Hwy 16 near the corner of Blue Street and Hwy 16. So close - so give them a try!
They get the Aficionado Seal of Approval!!