Jack’s steak house

Jack's steak house is a long-established restaurant in Naha that opened in 1953. It used to be an “A-sign” restaurant that was an approved establishment for the US military personnel when Okinawa was still under American rule. The restaurant has maintained its retro old American diner decor. There are no reservations available; however, service is … Continue reading Jack’s steak house

Ramen at Kamakura

  If you are in Kaunas and have a craving for an authentic bowl of ramen, then this eatery is an excellent place to visit. Kamakura's owner and chef - Matt Sasaki, is Japanese. Kamakura's menu offers a variety of ramen, curry rice, sushi, and other popular Japanese dishes, all for a reasonable price. The … Continue reading Ramen at Kamakura


As one of the 30 best restaurants in Lithuania, Džiaugsmas serves contemporary Lithuanian cuisine. There is a history to this building. The building was once occupied by a famous Russian poet and Nobel Prize winner - Joseph Brodsky. The plaque in memory of Joseph is visible on the front of the building. There is a … Continue reading Džiaugsmas

Huracán coffee

  Huracán coffee is a popular cafe chain in Lithuania. There are several branches in Vilnius, which you can find on their webpage. I visited the Pirkliai branch, situated across from Lukiškės Square along Gedimino avenue. The cafe is bright and welcoming with industrial-style furnishing. I got myself a black forest cake and an iced … Continue reading Huracán coffee

BREW specialty coffee

BREW is a local specialty coffee bar offering a variety of freshly roasted beans for espressos and filtered coffees. The menu also offers fresh juices, smoothies, and sandwiches. There is outdoor seating in warmer months. I visited BREW for breakfast. I ordered a Cappuccino and a warm chicken sandwich. I really enjoyed the coffee - … Continue reading BREW specialty coffee


Valgomasis is a small family restaurant. The facade of the restaurant is not attractive, but the interior is cozy and homey. The restaurant only serves lunch, Sunday brunch and caters private events. There was a good selection of the 70s/80s music playing in the background. I made a reservation by email. Then, they sent an … Continue reading Valgomasis

Vanaema Juures – grandmother’s cooking

Vanaema Juures is strategically located in the old town along Rataskaevu street with many other popular restaurants. The restaurant is located in the basement with a cozy ambiance accompanied by old-fashioned decor with antique furniture reminiscent of a grandmother's home. There was just one waitress, and an older lady, whom I assumed was the owner … Continue reading Vanaema Juures – grandmother’s cooking