2023-09-21 | Recommendations

Curator Recommended: Classic American Combo at CC’s Chicken and Waffles

This blog post introduces a curator’s favorite restaurant near ESTINATE HOTEL NAHA, a lifestyle hotel located in Naha, Okinawa.

Hamada, a local who has spent his whole life by the sea, will introduce CC’s Chicken & Waffles in Sunabe, Chatan-cho, right in the middle of Okinawa, along the Miyagi Coast, where many people enjoy diving, surfing and jogging along the seaside road.

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Crispy fried chicken and waffles with the addictive sweetness of butter syrup are very popular at this shop run by an American man named Cody and his wife Chihiro! You can choose your chicken tenders boneless or with bones and the waffles can be topped with blueberries, pecan nuts, whipped cream and other toppings.

What is the must-try combination?

▲ Photo by: CC’s Chicken & Waffles

A must-try combination when you come to Okinawa is the chicken and waffle set.

This American-born combination is very popular with Americans living in Okinawa, as well as with Okinawan locals.

You may think, “Isn’t it a bit too unhealthy?” but the crispy chicken and fluffy, light waffles are surprisingly easy to consume.

The chicken wings and macaroni and cheese on the side menu are also delicious!

The atmosphere of the restaurant gives you a sense of American culture and not only is the food delicious, but the interior is also stylish and appealing.

American Interior Atmosphere

The restaurant has an American atmosphere with outstanding decorations. The inside of the shop is air-conditioned, which is great as it is very hot in Okinawa in the summer.

The owner, Cody, is friendly and speaks Japanese, so please say hi if you see him in the shop.

The staff is also friendly and helpful, making it a pleasant place to visit.

▲Left: Shop owner Cody Right: cute shop T-shirt with hand-drawn logo (Photo by CC’s Chicken & Waffles)

Take-out With a View of the Sea

If it’s not busy, you can order from the cashier and have your food in about 15 minutes.

On the other hand, during lunchtime on weekends and summer holidays, there can be a wait of an hour or more! The shop staff told us that 3 to 4 p.m. is when things settle down, so that would be a good time to visit.

We also recommend doing take-out and enjoying the food while admiring the ocean view in front of you.

▲Miyagi beach in front of the shop, very open and pleasant

Check the Shop’s Social Media

The restaurant is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., but the opening hours vary depending on the day of the week and there are also days when discounts are available, so it is recommended to check their social media in advance.

Please note that the road in front of the shop is a one-way street, so please be careful when driving there.

If you go, we would be very happy if you could tell Hamada at ESTINATE HOTEL NAHA.

Please visit this restaurant if you are in the area.

CC’s Chicken & Waffles
1-68 Miyagi, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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