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Som Chai

1-17-14 Chuo, Okinawa 904-0004, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-937-2208
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (15 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
“curry” (4 reviews)
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1-17-14 Chuo, Okinawa 904-0004, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is hands down our best place to eat here on Okinawa. Richard and his wife serve the best Thai food here bar none. They knew our names by the third time we walked in the door. This is not a place to go for...More

Thank Will58IBEW
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Everything I’ve had here has been fabulous, from the curry to the pad see ew. Very good and the owner is very friendly.

Thank ridesgr8
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Excellent little restaurant. Everything is made fresh to order and you can definitely taste the difference. Highly recommend! Only complaint is cash (Yen) only...

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

One of those slightly hidden local restaurants that is worth finding. Delicious food. There are staples on the menu and then an ever changing array of new dishes to true. The staff are really friendly and sleek Japanese and English fluently. Most main meals are...More

1  Thank Louise P
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you want delicious and spicy Thai food in Okinawa, then look no further! Excellent spot for lunch, great service and very cosy feel, staff also speak good English which helps. Best 1000 yen I’ve spent during my 5 weeks in Japan! Chicken Green Curry...More

1  Thank Ayush K
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We live in Japan and are vacationing in Okinawa this week, and after being disappointed by a few highly rated restaurants, were a little skeptical about the quality and authenticity here. I had the B Special, which today was marinated grilled chicken with garlic rice...More

2  Thank reginayp
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Yes, the best Asian place to eat.They do not open until 5pm and the place gets crowded on Friday night, but it is worth the wait.

1  Thank e8pree
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Love having this take out for dinner. If you want take out on a Fri or Sat night, call as soon as they open. They are very popular and get very busy. Close to Kadena Gate 2. They change the curry daily. The eat in...More

2  Thank DonnaHMcK
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I have been here 5 times and every time I left feeling full and healthy. The good tastes great and is fresh. I can't wait to try everything on the menu. My only complaint is that customers must put their own trays and eating utensils...More

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

From the feedback here in Tripadvisor we went hunting for Somchai while we were on vacation in Okinawa. My wife (who is Thai) loved their tom yam soup and the Thai dishes here. Richard runs a nice family run restaurant and we enjoyed his cooking....More

1  Thank Edmund L
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26 November 2017|
Response from Louise P | Reviewed this property |
They have a website, but I doubt that you can get a gift voucher. Restaurants on Okinawa are small and family run so don't provide this level of service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-17-14 Chuo, Okinawa 904-0004, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Okinawa Prefecture  >  Okinawa
  • Phone Number: +81 98-937-2208
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