Welcome to ScubaBoard, an online scuba diving forum community where you can join over 205,000 divers diving from around the world. If the topic is related to scuba diving, this is the place to find divers talking about it. To gain full access to ScubaBoard (and make this large box go away) you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

  • Participate in over 500 dive topic forums and browse from over 5,500,000 posts.
  • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
  • Post your own photos or view from well over 100,000 user submitted images.
  • Gain access to our free classifieds marketplace to buy, sell and trade gear, travel and services.
  • Use the calendar to organize your events and enroll in other members' events.
  • Find a dive buddy or communicate directly with scuba equipment manufacturers.

All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

NEW for 2014 Access SBlogbook for members. It allows you to directly upload data from your dive computer, validate your logs digitally, link your dives to photos, videos, dive centers (9,000 on file), fishes (14,000 on file) and much more.

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact the ScubaBoard Support Team.
Page 8 of 12 FirstFirst ... 3456789101112 LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 113
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Local Grinds - the chat thread

 


  1. #71
    MSDT


    Surface Interval 1:34 and
    counting
     

    Baracuda Smile's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Chatan Cho, Okinawa, Japan
    Posts
    346
    Dives
    1,000 - 2,499
    Photos
    84
    Quote Originally Posted by justleesa View Post
    We had lunch at the coolest place today! It's called Brasserie Du Vin and can be found in China Town on Bethel. The atmosphere is fantastic! I would have sat there all day if I could have.
    What was on the menu? It sounds French. Why was the atmosphere fantastic? Today after diving 5 Old Lady Sea Weed Beach, we ate lunch at Fishermans Warf. The architecture is similar to an Roman ruin and the view of the inner Okinawan reef is awsome with the waves gently breaking in the distance. The greens , blues, aqua's and the white sand are stellar. The menu of Fisherman's Warf is surf and turf, with lobster as far a way as Maine, even though we have 3' foot lobster on Okinawa. I have pictures. I had Hamburger Streak which was smuthered in gravy and had mushrooms on top. The lunch was a 4 course meal with an appitizer (chedder chesse sticks, salad, soup ( clam chouder) and the main course. The hamburger steak was garnished by carrots, corn on the cob, baked potato covered with cheese and asperigus. These vegtibles are rare on Okinawa and must be imported so this is very high class. Dining outside in 84 degree heat with a breeze off the ocean, was completely delightful. From Fishermans Warf we could see the dive site about 500 yards/meters north of Fishermans Warf. It was great to get some good chow in my belly before I had to teach Discover Scuba this afternoon. Close by (200 meters/ yards) is Yomitan port from where you can boat dive the Yomitan Whale Sharks. Service is guarinted 100% in Japan. There is no tiping in Japan. We were hosted, served and cashed all by the same 70 year old Okinawan Lady and we were in and out under 45 minutes. She served all four courses quickly and kept out water glasses toped off. I spent around $8 US which is reasonable. We had the place to ourselves for a while but then three other able tables filled up. Come to Okinawa and enjoy top service and awsome diving.
    "From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."
    - Jacques Yves Cousteau -

  2. #72
    Neither here nor there
    Go Red - Support SB!

    - Senior Mod
     

    justleesa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    16,120
    Dives
    1,000 - 2,499
    Photos
    38
    Click the link (blue text in my post) - it is like you are going to a different county/time. First they bring you a basket of fresh flit (French bread) with olive oil and balsamic vinegar - refilled the basket once or twice. Then we shared a serving of mussels in wine sauce with pommes frites and as a main course I had a Gorgonzola Souffle' with a small salad and Roger had Chicken in Dijon sauce, also with a small salad.....very tasty!

  3. #73
    Registered


    hasn't set a status.
     

    Daiika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tokyo and Hawaii
    Posts
    123
    Dives
    500 - 999
    Wow! looks like a nice place. I have to try it the next time I am there. Not too cheap but not too pricey. How long were they there?

  4. #74
    Neither here nor there
    Go Red - Support SB!

    - Senior Mod
     

    justleesa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    16,120
    Dives
    1,000 - 2,499
    Photos
    38
    I think they said a few years. We asked about some background info on the buildings and all the waiter could say is that they've been there a few years and that it was pretty much all constructed. The garden area used to be an alley.

  5. #75
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    MeiLing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    692
    Dives
    200 - 499
    I think they are owned by the same folks as Indigo. It is really cool. A little pricey though. You really have to go there to experience it. The front room/bar area is like a cask room and the lanai seating has a real Tuscan feel.

    My friends and I go there for drinks on Fridays sometimes.

    For the guys, it has a real romantic ambience. If you are trying to impress a lady friend who likes wine, I'd recommend it!
    Aloha, Lisa

    Smile! It makes people wonder what you've been up to!

  6. #76
    Neither here nor there
    Go Red - Support SB!

    - Senior Mod
     

    justleesa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    16,120
    Dives
    1,000 - 2,499
    Photos
    38
    it was surely more that what I usually am willing to pay, but the ambiance was so worth it.

    Have you been to Indigos?

  7. #77
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    MeiLing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    692
    Dives
    200 - 499
    Yes, it is one of my faves, though I usually only able to go there a couple of times a year. They have a great lunch buffet during the week.
    Aloha, Lisa

    Smile! It makes people wonder what you've been up to!

  8. #78
    Divemaster
    Badge


    Has not set a "status"
     

    Cacia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Photos
    52
    I've decided this is my favorite hotel since the Mandarin is now The Kahala....

    The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

    I just had a suite for 120/night. I like the small scale beach front feel. BTW, the photography was

    what I thought Diver Dennis should do with his work. I took pics...I'll post later (macro blown up big)

    "
    This is without a question the most charming outdoor dining experience in all of Waikiki." from the paper

    Everything I say is untrue and the opposite of what I really think, and I constantly make all kinds of things up just for fun

  9. #79
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    MeiLing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    692
    Dives
    200 - 499
    The Hau Tree Lanai at that hotel has always been a favorite, though it has been a while since I've been there.

    $120 a night is a good price for a decent hotel in Waikiki. Nice too that it is not right in the heart of Waikiki.
    Aloha, Lisa

    Smile! It makes people wonder what you've been up to!

  10. #80
    Registered


    Has not set a "status"
     

    MeiLing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    692
    Dives
    200 - 499
    After cruising the menu of the Hau Tree Lanai, I think I am overdue for a visit!
    Aloha, Lisa

    Smile! It makes people wonder what you've been up to!

Page 8 of 12 FirstFirst ... 3456789101112 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Local Grinds
    By justleesa in forum Local Reference
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: August 31st, 2011, 04:43 PM
  2. Local grinds
    By justleesa in forum Talk Story
    Replies: 120
    Last Post: July 7th, 2009, 06:51 AM
  3. Tampa Bay Diver Chat Thread (I)
    By CoolTech in forum The Greater Tampa Bay Area
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: May 22nd, 2006, 10:20 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •