Japanese Food Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Anagomeshi Ueno
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimaguchi 1-5-11
    A long-standing anagomeshi (grilled conger eel over rice) restaurant established in 1901 located a two minute walk from Miyajimaguchi Station. The restaurant’s famed anagomeshi features fresh-grilled conger eel (anago) piled tightly packed on top of a bed of rice cooked with a broth made from conger eel bones. This long-selling favorite was originally created to offer as a bento box lunch sold in front of the nearby train station when the restaurant was founded. The restaurant is also famous for the lines of customers waiting to eat inside that constantly form out its door. Customers eating in can enjoy flavors and dishes differing from those offered for bento box lunches, such as piping hot, fresh-made anagomeshi and shirayaki conger eel grilled without seasoning. Bento box lunches can be reserved. No reservations are accepted for the restaurants sit-down space.
  • Hiroshima Okonomimura Chicyan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Shintenchi 5-13 Okonomi village 2F
    This teppanyaki (food grilled on a flattop griddle) restaurant is located in the Okonomi-mura food theme park in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City. Some of their popular items include their negiyaki (thin Japanese savory pancakes with green onions), which are made with Hiroshima green onion, and Hiroshima oysters (a winter exclusive). Their Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes) are made without salt and are instead flavored with sauce and the flavor of the ingredients. Guests can enjoy their food cooked fresh in front of their eyes while seated at the restaurant’s counter.
  • Yasuhiro Sushi and Fish Cuisine
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 1-10-12
    It is a sushi and fish restaurant located in Tsuchido, Onomichi City. The restaurant has placed importance on freshness, local production and local consumption since 1967 and purchases seafood directly from specialized fisherman. It is a prestigious restaurant where mouth-watering sushi and tempura of fresh local fish can be enjoyed. While the restaurant has a dignified, pure Japanese style, it is popular for its unpretentious atmosphere.

    My aunt and I went here around 7pm. Luckily there was still a table left. We ordered a nigiri set, a tempura set and two sides of rolls. Everything was delicious! They have a English menu available...

  • Okonomimura Momotaro
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Shintenchi 5-13 Okonomi village 2F
    This venerable okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes) restaurant is located on the second floor of the Okonomi-mura food theme park in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City. Their hearty Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, which can be topped with either Chinese-style noodles or udon noodles, are popular for their light flavor. The restaurant, which also offers items to go, is visited by long-time repeat customers as well as tourists.
  • FRANCE-YA
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Higashihiroshimashi Saijouhonmachi 9-11
    A Japanese and Western style restaurant located about three minutes walk from Saijo Station, directly managed by the well established sake brewery, Kamotsuru Sake Brewing. In the restaurant building built in the style of a Kyoto townhouse, guests can enjoy the dishes made with seasonal ingredients along with a glass of some of Kamotsuru’s finest sake. The restaurant interior has a relaxed feel reminiscent of the Taisho period, offering Western food on the first floor and Japanese food on the second floor. The restaurant is particularly famed for its creative cuisine only made possible by being connected with a sake brewery, such as their Hiroshima beef cheek simmered for four hours in sake and red wine, and their bishonabe (a hot pot of ingredients and sake), a dish born from the meals of brewery workers.

    一階はフレンチ、二階は和食のお店です。 平日でも予約があると安心です。 賀茂鶴酒造の直営のレストランなので、お食事の際には日本酒を飲みながらがオススメです。

  • Kakizaemon
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 2-9-20
    Kakizaemon is a restaurant run by one of Japan’s finest oyster producers. It is located in Tsuchido, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The restaurant boasts a range of dishes using the freshest seafood caught in the Seto Inland Sea, such as large, flavorsome Hiroshima oysters, sea bream, octopus, conger eel, rockfish and stonefish. Popular dishes include their hearty servings of deep-fried oysters and oven-baked oysters, as well as their seafood rice bowl lavishly topped with the finest white fish. Guests can enjoy a relaxing meal while listening to some jazz in this modern Japanese restaurant refurbished out of an old historical building.

    Walked along the waters to find this place just for its oysters - they have their own farm and factory so the oysters are guaranteed fresh and good! Didn’t disappoint at all. Strongly recommend going...

  • CHINCHIKURIN Gion Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi Asaminami-ku Gion 3-22-33
  • Okonomi Kyowakoku Hiroshima-mura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Shintenchi 5-23
    This restaurant is located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City. The second and third floors are completely for Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki Japanese pancakes, and you can enjoy various flavors. It uses local Otafuku okonomiyaki sauce, and also offers the famous Hiroshima beer Kirin. In addition, you can experience learning how to make okonomiyaki and it is visited by many people.
  • Hassyou
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Yagembori 10-6
    A popular okonomiyaki savory pancake restaurant located in Yagembori, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture which sees lines of customers waiting outside its door day after day. The restaurant’s batter is made with high quality domestic flour and milk and without conventional dashi stock to ensure it does not obstruct the flavor of the sauce. Hassyou puts great effort into its okonomiyaki—the cabbage used is sourced from different locations depending on the season, for example, and Hiroshima noodles are used because they pick up sauce well. The most popular item on the menu, which almost all customers order, is the okonomiyaki soba niku tama—okonomiyaki with soba noodles, meat, and eggs. The restaurant’s scallops, thick-cut beef tongue, and other side dishes are also well-reviewed.
  • Hassei
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Fujimichou 4-17
    This okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes) restaurant is located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City. It is notable for its light and viscous dough and its use of fresh noodles. Guests can enjoy classic Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki at the restaurant, which is one of the most popular of all the many okonomiyaki restaurants that line Jizodori Street. In addition to okonomiyaki, the restaurant’s other teppanyaki (food grilled on a flattop griddle) dishes which include gesoyaki (grilled squid tentacles) and negiyaki (thin Japanese savory pancakes with green onions) of which sweet cabbage is laid are also popular.
  • Okonomiyaki NAGATA-YA
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Otemachi 1-7-19
    Okonomiyaki NAGATA-YA is a well-known okonomiyaki restaurant featured on an overseas airline website and located close to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The restaurant is inspired by the times of the 1930s in the Showa period with all sorts of retro posters and things dotted about the place. Their prized okonomiyaki is a special Hiroshima style dish made with specially made Otafuku sauce and noodles fried in pork bone broth. They also have a range of dishes made with Hiroshima oysters and the place is constantly crowded with locals and tourists alike.
  • Takozen
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Kure-shi Nakadori 3-8-3

    呉焼きを初めて食べました。 せっかくなので、そば入りもうどん入りも食べたみましたが、どちらも美味しい!!

  • Iwabee
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Toyohimotomachi 1-23
    An okonomiyaki savory pancake restaurant located in the Onomichi Hon-dori Shotengai shopping arcade in Toyohimoto Town, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The restaurant is a pioneer of a unique Onomichi take on Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki made with crunchy sunazuri fat fish underbelly and squid tempura. The restaurant’s signature menu item, also called Iwabee, is made with pork, mochi glutinous rice, and squid tempura, and is popular with tourists as well as locals. The chewy cake, soft cabbage, meat and other stuffing, and sauce create a perfect balance of flavor.

    昼下がりに、そんなに並ばずに食べられるところをさがしていたところありました。普通においしいといった感じですかね。砂肝が入っているのが特徴でしたが、まーお好み焼きに砂肝がはいったものという想像通りのお味でした。

  • cafe restaurant sorara
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Shoubarashi Takanochoushimonde 49 Road Station Takano
    This restaurant is located inside of Roadside Station Takano in Shobara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It offers items made with ingredients such as seasonal local produce, Hiba beef, and Seto Momiji pork. Its sweets made with Takano apples and Takano grapes are also popular. Visited by many people, the restaurant’s liberatingly open interior offers great scenic views to enjoy along with a meal.

    車で道の駅たかのに行き野菜やお菓子など色々と売っいました。今回はこちらのレストランで食事をすませ、ゴールデンウィーク限定という広島牛と瀬戸もみじぶたを利用した手作りハンバーグ¥1300をいただきました。ゴールデンウィーク中でしたがレストランはわりと席数も多いためすぐに座ることができました。

  • Kawacho
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Mihara-shi Shiromachi 1-6-3
    This sushi and Japanese cuisine restaurant is situated along the Marine Road Shopping Street near the South Exit of Mihara Station. Identifiable by the octopus knickknacks placed out front, here customers can enjoy Mihara’s famous octopus cuisine. The restaurant’s popular, hearty octopus rice meal comes with sashimi, tempura, a sunomono vinegared dish, and octopus rice. The restaurant is highly popular with tourists because it offers a variety of octopus dishes. The omakase (chef’s choice) nigiri sushi meal comes with sushi primarily crafted using local fish from the nearby Itozaki Port, and many customers also choose it in order to experience the many seafood delights of Mihara. The restaurant’s second floor is replete with tatami mat seating perfect for banquets and business entertainment, making the establishment a great destination for all manner of engagements.

    新鮮な蛸だらけで美味しかったです! いろんな種類の蛸料理が出てきました。 食べても食べても蛸だらけなので、楽しかったです!

  • Oshokuji-dokoro Wakaba
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Onomichi-shi Setodacho Setoda 520-1
    This Japanese restaurant is situated on the Shiomachi Shopping Street connecting Setoda Port and the Kousanji Temple. Here customers can enjoy conger eel, octopus, and other fresh seafood delights from the Seto Inland Sea. Conger eels are caught across Japan, but the conger eels which grow in the plankton-rich Seto Inland Sea are exceptionally fat and delicious. The restaurant takes particular pride in its exquisite conger eel hako sushi (box-pressed sushi), made with a secret recipe sauce passed down through the generations; this delicious sushi is also available for takeout. Inside the restaurant, there is a fish preserve filled with healthy conger eels swimming around.

    海の幸を楽しみに入りました。 わたしはお刺身定食、つれは、タコ天ぷら定食。 。で、 タコの塩辛は冷凍。 私の刺身定食のおさしみのマグロは。。 いかんやろ。て、ものでした。 10年ほど、魚の専門職してましたから、魚にはうるさいです。刺身も。 おさしみの血あいのところは臭みがあり、切り口も少し変色してました。 カンパチは少しねかせているためかほどよく甘味もありおいしかったですが、変色はいただけません...

  • Honke Toriyoshi
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Nakadori 3-2-3
    This well established chicken restaurant on Nakadori Street, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture was founded in 1951. It is said to be where the Kure specialty of miso-daki, carefully prepared chicken skin simmered in lots of miso, originated from. The slowly simmered chicken skin has a soft, melty texture which goes really well with a glass of sake. As well as yakitori (grilled chicken), guests can also taste seasonal local foods such as seafood from Setouchi and oysters, another classic dish. Managed by a husband and wife couple, the restaurant has a cozy feel with seating at the counter or on tatami mats.

    呉の歓楽街にある老舗居酒屋さん。呉には生け簀のあり魚を出す焼き鳥が多く、こちらも以前は生け簀をやっていましたが、今はやっていなくて残念でした。焼き鳥はなかなか旨かったです。

  • Hanatemari
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Higashi-hiroshima-shi Saijoasahimachi 1-16
    This orthodox Japanese restaurant is located a five-minute walk from JR Saijo Station. Decorated like a traditional kappo restaurant, the establishment serves Japanese teishoku meals made with fresh seafood. The restaurant employs a proprietary, nationwide supply network, enabling it to deliver rare foods served no place else at reasonable prices. From the restaurant’s tables, customers can see the establishment’s huge fish preserve filled with swimming sea fig, horse mackerel, and thread-sail filefish. The restaurant’s tatami mat and sunken kotatsu seating areas can be combined to provide space for a group as large as 30 people, making the establishment a great place for celebrations, memorials, and other events.

    西条駅から歩いて行けます。 大通りではないので、場所がわかりにくいかもしれないです。 ボリュームもあり、とてもおいしかったです。

  • BOSS
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Matsubarachou 10-1
    This Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki restaurant in Minami Ward, Hiroshima Prefecture is known for their soft fluffy batter loaded with Otafuku sauce and served with green onions and a soft-boiled egg. They also serve okonomiyaki with oysters, a regional specialty of Hiroshima. Being located near Hiroshima Station, they always have a lot of customers when a professional baseball game is held at the MAZDA Zoom-Zoom stadium Hiroshima.
  • Teppan Dining ju-shi
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Matobachou 1-3-11-2
    This teppanyaki restaurant is located in Matoba-cho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City. It offers a variety of items including okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes), hamburger steaks, Hiroshima oysters, and more. Their full-course meals made exclusively with local ingredients are also popular. The restaurant’s interior is finished in wooden tones and has a relaxed atmosphere in which guests can take their time to enjoy their meal.

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There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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