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Food, drink… and, karate!

As its name would suggest, Naha’s DOJO Bar has a martial arts theme. It has been called Naha’s karate round table, where an open invitation is extended beyond the practice floor to people everywhere.

“One of the best things about DOJO Bar is its international atmosphere,” said bar owner James Pankiewicz. “We’re not just about karate. We like that people who come here from all around the world can share their experiences over a drink and some good food.”

A newly expanded bar menu includes a selection of local and imported craft beers. Other liquid offerings include spirits, whiskeys and cocktails, and a selection of Okinawa’s smooth native beverage, awamori. The food menu includes some surprising items, such as falafel and hummus pita pockets and local items such as somen champuru (stir-fried noodles) as well as classic fare, including fish and chips, fresh salads and the famous DOJO pizzas.

Away from the bar, Pankiewicz promotes karate through his two 100 karate challenges. In the 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge, people from any school or skill level are invited to do 100 kata (form exercises) at Zakimi Castle in Yomitan Village. In the 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge, participants demonstrate traditional weapons, including nunchaku (Okinawa’s famous flail weapon) and bo (staff) at Kira Kira Beach in Nishihara Town. The 100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge is actually held simultaneously in locations across the globe, drawing up to 5,000 participants.

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101 Asato, Naha City
  • $ accepted
  • English menu available

Cuisine : American


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