Restaurants

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 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 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 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 servings are indeed satisfying – a half-order is pro…
Top Choice Seafood in Miyajima

Yakigaki-no-hayashi

The oysters in the tank and on the barbecue outside are what everyone is eating here. Try a plate of nama-gaki (raw oysters) or kaki-furai (crumbed, fried oysters), or go for oysters on udon noodles. It's not all ab…
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 – think Japanese chicken curry or vegan risotto – to go with the quietly stylish decor. Organic co…
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. The set lunch comes with a tea or coffee. Walk past the Ōta Residence…
Sushi in Onomichi

Hana Akari

Every table has a sea view at this homely little seafood restaurant. The lively owner brightens up any lunch, and here it features good-quality (and excellent-value) sashimi, sushi and tempura. Beware, the included …
Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima

Tanpopo

Far from the crowds, the 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 cabbage, soba …
Cafe in Hiroshima

Mequl

The lovely owners' personalities show in this cafe, decorated like a hip, high-ceilinged refurb with upcycled wooden furniture, plants, and homemade cakes and biscuits on display. Coffee and breakfasts are good, and…