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Gourmet / Alcohol Spots in Kure / Higashi-Hiroshima Area

  • City Plaza Sugiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Chuou 3-8-18 Inside the Sunroad Republic Building
    This restaurant is in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Their menu includes both Japanese and western dishes made from seasonal ingredients. All rooms are private with Japanese and western style rooms able to fit your number of guests and desires. This popular restaurant also offers a complimentary shuttle for groups.
  • Cafe Wakacho
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Yutakamachimitarai 325
    This cafe in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture is located inside a remodeled classic style house that was originally built during the Edo period as a lodging for sailors that was designated by Ozu domain and Uwajima domain. Their specialty sweets menu uses ingredients harvested from Osaki-Shimozima Island and the local surroundings, including lemons, mandarins, and avocados. Come taste local seasonal confections in the refined atmosphere of the cafe.
  • Hattendo Cafelie
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Hongouchouzennyuji Kurayama 10064-190
    This cafe is located in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Representing the fusion of a cafe and an artist’s workshop, the facility includes not just a cafe but also a shop, a factory, a hands-on workshop. At the workshop, visitors can try their hand at making the company’s flagship cream-filled buns. In the cafe area, customers can choose from a full selection of original sweets to enjoy, including the Cafelie Sweets Plate, the cafe’s most popular item.
  • Kure Haikara Shokudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Takaramachi 4-21 Folding Marine Building 3 Building 2F
    A restaurant located on the second floor of the No. 3 Orimoto Marine Building (Yamato Museum visitor parking lot) in Takara Town, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture which famously serves dishes recreating the recipes used for the former Japanese navy and the Maritime Self Defense Force. The most popular item on the menu is the teppan curry, which recreates the recipe used on the Japanese submarine Soryu and which is served on an iron tray like those used by the MSDF. The restaurant’s stylish interior is modeled after that of a submarine. A tripod machine gun used for filming a movie and a model of the battleship Yamato are displayed in the restaurant’s shop corner.
  • Chinraiken (Kure Hondori Branch)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Hondori 4-10-1
    Chinraiken is a long-established restaurant built up from a lowly food stall after the war and said to be the first restaurant to serve the local Kure food, Kure-reimen (cold noodles). It’s a very popular restaurant widely frequented by tourists and local residents. During peak times there’ll often be a queue of people eagerly waiting outside. The soup together with their own special blend of sauce with the flavors of soy sauce, chili peppers, and sesame all based around a chicken broth has a perfect balance of sweetness, spiciness and sourness. The simple and rich flavor goes well with the made-to-order flat noodles and tender slices of roast pork. Try adding their original su-karashi (vinegar and mustard) seasoning, delicious! The nearest station is Kure Station.
  • Honke Toriyoshi
    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.
  • Tenmeido
    Shopping
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Nakadori 1-1-24
    Tenmeido is a cake shop on Nakadori Street in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture which sells the onraimanto cake popular at local department stores and other places. “Onrai” in Chinese means pineapple. Onraimanto is flat baked cake made with sweet and sour pineapple jam filled inside a pancake of lots of butter and eggs. The Chinese style packaging is also quite stylish. With its slightly sweet pancake and simple taste it’s a popular sweet with tourists as a souvenir.
  • Akadama Shoten
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Nakadori 4-1-25
    Akadama Shoten, located down a back alley off Nakadori Street in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, is a Western-style izakaya (pub) where you can enjoy a range of dishes that recreate old naval recipes and other creative dishes. The old refurbished house with its mix of both Japanese and Western styles has a retro feel from the days of the Showa period. From the tatami mat seating on the second floor guests can enjoy views out onto the back alley. The oil tanker Ondo's “Navy rolled cabbage” and battleship Kirishima's “kujira no katsu” (whale cutlet) are popular dishes. The restaurant also serves an assortment of candy for each table.

    呉で飲んで友人と二軒目にお邪魔しました。 お店の内外とも昭和30年後半をイメージしています。 店名の赤玉から赤玉ポートワインを使ったメニューも多くあり、昭和にひたり仲間とワイワイと飲むに良いお店です。

  • Izakaya Tone Main Shop
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Honmachi 2-2 Tonebill Building
    Tone, located in Honmachi, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, is an izakaya (Japanese pub) managed by the chicken wholesaler Tone Shokucho. It used to be a grilled chicken restaurant boasting yakitori (grilled chicken) and chicken dishes using a secret sauce handed down from the time the shop first opened. Guests can also taste special dishes unique to Hiroshima, such as sashimi made with Setouchi’s seafood and some authentic sushi. Their special beef curry, a recipe recreated from the frigate, Tone, is also popular. The atmosphere is of a traditional Japanese-style pub, which includes seating at the counter and raised tatami mat seating, as well private rooms where guests can enjoy a relaxing meal and some local sake.

    座敷とカウンター席がある居酒屋さん。お通しは出ません。メニューがガッツリ夜ごはんから一品料理まで色々あります。

  • Iseya
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Nakadori 4-12-16
    This well-established Western-style restaurant located about 15 minutes’ walk from Kure Station was founded in 1921. There are old-fashioned posters and autographs on the walls of this somewhat nostalgic feeling and homely restaurant. The restaurant’s specialties are the kaigun-san nikujaga (sailor’s meat and potato stew) and kaigun-san curry (sailor’s curry) flavored only with soy sauce and sugar, the recipes handed down from the first owner who himself worked as a cook in the navy. The special katsu-don with its tender beef cutlet covered in a demi-glace sauce is a popular choice.

    有名な店であるが、味は普通。ちょっと変わったかつ丼を食べたければ行く感じ。昭和の雰囲気そのままの店内は有名人の写真がたくさん。

  • Patisserie Edelweiss
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Hondori 3-4-6
    Founded in 1965, this long established cake shop is said to be the first in Kure City. The founding owner who learned his trade from a German cake maker opened this shop on Hon-dori Street, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Presently, the second owner-chef learned his trade at a French confectioner in Tokyo. The shop has a range of Western-style treats such as cakes and baked confectioneries all created in the finest European traditions. Their signature product is the cream pie which has been one of their best sellers ever since the store was first founded. There is a cafe area in the open, woody atmosphere of the shop where visitors can try their famed cakes with a cup of tea or coffee.

    20年以上前から、ここのクリームパイは、私の中で、神レベルです。 絶妙の生クリームとカスタード、そして塩の効いたクッキー生地は、最高です。 イートインできるお店の2階は、かなり落ち着いた雰囲気で、まったり案とのんびりできる、極上の空間です!!

  • Melonpan Main Store
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Hondori 7-14-1
    A long-established bakery well known in Kure and founded in 1936. The striking building painted in a melon color is located in Hondori, Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Their famous melonpan is a rugby ball shaped cake filled with the bakery’s specially made cream. Customers have been drawn to the taste, size, soft and fluffy texture, unchanged since the shop first opened and more often than not it’ll be sold out early in the day. The shop also sells many other kinds of bread and cakes like their heiwapan with castella sponge and strawberry jam.

    カスタードクリームと書いてありましたが、白あんのほうが近い気がします。ずっしりとしていておいしい。おやつに一人で1つ食べるには多いかなあ。また食べたいです。

  • Kugurimon Coffee
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Higashihiroshimashi Saijouhonmachi 17-1
    This is a café located in Sakagura-dori Street near Saijo Station where old sake breweries are gathered. It opens in an old Japanese-style private house which was once the entrance to the small theater called “Kuguri-mon”. The first floor is a shop which sells souvenirs such as self-roasted coffee and sake manju (sweet bun) and on the second floor is a cafe. It is a calm semi-Western space where visitors can enjoy delicious coffee brewed using the same water to make the sake.
  • Kuramoto-dori Street Food Carts
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Chuou 3 Around
    This is a food cart village on Kuramoto-dori Street in Chuo Kure City. It began in 1987 when stalls gathered together in one place due to street maintenance. A special characteristic is that the area is serviced by water, drainage and electricity. There are a variety of stalls serving oden and ramen noodles, as well as creative dishes.
  • Coffee House IL MARE
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Chuou 1-1-1 Kure Hankyu Hotel 1F
    Coffee House IL MARE is a restaurant located in the Kure Hankyu Hotel, in front of Kure Station. Diners can enjoy a buffet meal for both lunch and dinner, featuring steak (from Japanese beef), a “chef’s recommendation” which is changed every month, a range of dessert options, etc. IL MARE’s “Kure JMSDF Curry” —which is inspired by the curry served on Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) warships based at Kure—is also very popular, as is the “Ocho Lemon Soufflé Roll” cake, which is available for take-out.

    いつ行っても同じメニュー。店員の態度は普通。気は効きません。ランチバイキングでこの値段なら仕方ないのかも。肉を焼くおじさんが無愛想

  • Mitsuya-Honpo
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Nakadori 3-5-10
    Mitsuya-Honpo is a traditional Japanese confectionery shop located in 3 Chome, Nakadori district, Kure City. Its confectionery products include honey manju (steamed buns)” made using buns that are kneaded without the use of water and with honey added on both sides of the filling, and Renka, a confectionery item inspired by the scenery of Kure which is made by combining two types of “floating island” (one made from Dainagon adzuki beans and one from chestnuts) with cinnamon Youkan (gelled sweet bean paste).

    和菓子の老舗です。今回は金のどらやき。大納言小豆を使ったどら焼きです。甘さ控え目で、餡を包む生地はしっとり感があります。甘いのが苦手な方でも大丈夫だと思います。

  • Kaigun-san no Bakushukan (Navy Beer Hall)
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Nakadori 1-1-2
    Kaigun-san no Bakushukan, literally meaning Navy Beer Hall, is a restaurant run by a local beer producer located along the river about a five minute walk from Kure Station. Their Kaigun-san Beer, made from subsoil water from Mt. Haigamine and carefully selected German ingredients, is a fine craft beer which has won many awards including the International Beer Competition. The restaurant serves six different kinds of local craft beers including seasonal beers. As well as individual dishes they have an all-you-can-eat barbecue in the summer and sukiyaki in the winter. Many people like to sit out on the terrace overlooking the river. Beer is brewed on site inside the Navy Beer Hall and visitors can see the process in action from behind the glass.

    Kure-beer is only local brew beer in Hiroshima. I like IPA and Barley wine. My favorite is Imperial lager but it is really rare. In this restaurant there are Kure local dishes. For example...

  • FRANCE-YA
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    4.0
    22 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.

    広島県の西条にある佛蘭西屋(フランスヤ)は、賀茂鶴酒造直営の和洋食レストランです。 洋食が1Fで和食が2Fになっていますが、和食の美酒鍋がとても美味しくておすすめです。 賀茂鶴酒造の日本酒で煮た鍋になりますが、アルコールが飛ぶので、お酒が苦手な方でも美味しく頂けますよ。

  • Shusenkan
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hiroshima Pref. Higashihiroshimashi Saijoukamichichou 2-4
    Shusenkan is a Japanese style cafe housed within the long established Junmai sake (sake made only with rice, koji and water) producer, Kamoizumi Brewery, which was founded in 1912. It is run from a refurbished Western-style building of an old sale brewery which was built in 1929. The cafe has a nostalgic, old-fashioned atmosphere. As well being able to taste the difference between the more than 20 varieties of sake from the Kamoizumi Brewery, visitors can also enjoy sweets and snacks made with sake. There is also the Sake Library where visitors are welcome to browse the books on sake, and a shop selling sake from the Kamoizumi Brewery.

    日本三大酒処、西条の酒蔵の一つ、賀茂泉さんが経営するカフェ。 カフェ兼お土産屋さんになっていて楽しめます。座席は少なめですが、木のテーブルと椅子が良い感じでした。 たくさんの種類のお酒が、一杯150円から試すことができ、みなさん飲み比べをするのが楽しそうでした。 私は酒饅頭と月替わりの幻のお酒をいただきました。酒饅頭が上品な香りで美味しかったです。

  • Katsura (Kamagari Main Store)
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Kamagarichoumiyazakari 2032-1
    Katsura is a “fishermen’s cuisine” restaurant and bed-and-breakfast (B&B) located on Prefectural Route 287 in Miyazakari, Kamagari Town, Kure City. Katsura serves dishes made from the fish that can be seen swimming in the restaurant’s fish-tanks (which are local fish species freshly-caught that same morning), including sashimi, boiled fish, fried fish, exciting Funamori (sashimi served on a boat-shaped platter), etc. Guest rooms are located in the main building and in the annex; Western-style guest rooms are available in the main building. Boat fishing trips can be arranged for guests, if advance notice is provided.

    美しい瀬戸内海の水面や夕焼けが望める海沿いのお店。生簀には鯛やヒラメといったら新鮮魚介が豊富取り揃えられてます。

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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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