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I have absolutely no clue how I ended up seeing this shop. I was basically Google Map surfing and I found this shop which I find rather interesting. Besides, their food looks so tasty too! They have this distinct concept from regular restaurants around, with a unique lemon obsession added into their food and their very own merchandise line. You won’t be able to see this shop because it is hidden within one of the smaller alley ways but here we are!
Hidden Pasta Shop
New Cinema Parlor
Obviously, the latest view isn’t available at this moment but this is what it looks like. This is right behind the three shops which are Wall Wondercube, H&F Dispensary, and THE NEW BATCH, as well as a restaurant that is called Ukishima Float Cafe(浮島フロートカフェ). Google Map views aren’t always so flattering so it’s great to see that they have an active Instagram account.
To be honest, the look of their pasta makes me want to fly over and try so badly. They just look so dang good! Based on the latest menu (Mar 22) found on Google Map, the pasta dishes are set between JPY 950-1050 for ala carte. If you want it in a set you have three options and two sizing options:
- Add a drink +JPY200 or JPY300
- Add a drink and salad +JPY300 or JPY400
- Add a drink, salad and soup +JPY500 or JPY600
- Changing noodles +JPY50
- Increase the serving size +JPY200
They have about 12 pasta options which are NCP Bolognese, Mentaiko, Bolognese Cream, Toni&Cheese, Coriander&Lemon, Salmon Cream, Vongole, Rafutee Arrabiata, Peperoncino&Egg, Lemon Cabonara, and All Green.
Some available toppings are: Natto, Mozzarella, Soft Boiled Egg, Eggplant, Coriander, and Spinach. Each costs JPY100. You can also add Baguette for JPY40 each. As for drinks, there are two different types, namely the JPY200 and the JPY300.
JPY 200 Drinks (ala carte JPY400) : NCP Lemonade, Ice Coffee, Hot Coffee, Ice Cafe au lait, Mango Juice, Orange Juice, Coca Cola, and Oolong Tea.
JPY 300 Drinks (ala carte JPY500): Coffee Jelly Milk, Chill Out, Kimino Ume, and Lemon Float
They also seem to have Today’s Special for Pasta and other ala cartes. Some of the options that I could make out of the pictures are Chocolates, Pies, Panna Cotta, Mango Lassi, Lemon Lassi, etc.
According to the reviews, there is no private parking here so you may need to park a bit further and walk over to this store. Some of the bad reviews suggested that, occasionally, the staff (specifically female) will give you a “disgusted face”. In one case, the customer was requesting to switch from tatami to seating tables, and the staff gave a horrible facial expression. Some of them also suggested that the food may be saltier than your liking. Some suggested that having lemon in everything would confuse the taste buds. Others said the lemonade is sweeter than their likings. Other than that, the environment and the pasta itself are good.
You would probably need to make reservations as well, especially during peak hours. It seems like they get a full house pretty easily. Then again, it may be different now. Anyway, if you want to visit, the details are below:
Address: 2 Chome-12-35 Matsuo, Naha, Okinawa 900-0014, Japan
番地: 〒900-0014 沖縄県那覇市松尾２丁目１２−35
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 11am-7pm