Restaurants

Top Choice Tofu in Hiroshima

Tōshō

In a traditional wooden building overlooking a large garden with a pond and waterfall, Tōshō specialises in homemade tofu, served in a variety of tasty and beautifully presented forms by kimono-clad staff. Even the …
Top Choice Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima

Okonomi-mura

This Hiroshima institution is a touristy but fun place to get acquainted with okonomiyaki and chat with the cooks over a hot griddle. There are 25 stalls spread over three floors, each serving up hearty variations o…
Top Choice Seafood in Miyajima

Fujitaya

Discerning visitors queue at this small restaurant in a traditional house and garden to get their hands on Miyajima's signature dish, anago meshi (eel on rice), the only thing on the menu here. The large bowls of su…
Top Choice Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima

Hassei

The walls of this popular okonomiyaki specialist are covered with the signatures and messages of famous and not-so-famous satisfied customers. The tasty, generous layers of cabbage, noodles and other ingredients are…
Top Choice Izakaya in Miyajima

Mame-tanuki

By day at Mame-tanuki there are lunch sets, such as the tasty anago meshi (steamed conger eel with rice) and fried oysters; at night it is one of the few places open late, serving drinks and izakaya-style small dish…
Top Choice Cafe in Tomo-no-ura

Tabuchiya

At this former merchant building, only one meal is served – hayashi raisu (beef in a rich tomato-based sauce on rice) – but it's served very well, and in a space filled with Japanese memorabilia. The set lunch comes…
Top Choice Cafe in Miyajima

Cafe Lente

This comfortable cafe boasts excellent views of the torii and sea. Open and airy, it serves handsome-looking lunches, such as Japanese chicken curry and vegan risotto, to go with the quietly stylish decor. Organic c…
Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima

Tanpopo

Far from the crowds, the friendly husband-and-wife team here have been making spicy Hiroshima-yaki for years. There are only a few tables, but the long bar is where the action is; dig into satisfying layers of cabba…
Noodles in Hiroshima

Bakudanya

Try the famous Hiroshima tsukemen at this simple street-corner eatery. Tsukemen is a rāmen-like dish in which noodles and soup come separately. These restaurants invented the dish, and the chain has spread across th…
Japanese in Onomichi

Kome Doko

Slightly fancy, a rarity for Onomichi, this bistro-style restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients in excellent dishes that might make you wish portions were heftier, but allow you to sample more flavours such as …