Top ChoiceOkonomiyaki 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...

Top ChoiceTofu 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...

Top ChoiceOkonomiyaki 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...

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...

Noodles in Hiroshima

Bakudanya

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

Indian in Hiroshima

Roopali

Choose one of the generous set courses at this large restaurant dishing up excellent authentic curries, or put together your own feast – individual dishes start from ¥850. The single naan orders are so big there...

Japanese in Hiroshima

Maido Ōkini

If you want to get off the tourist circuit and eat with local workers, this shokudō (small budget restaurant) serves authentic and excellent-value dishes, conveniently on display. Take a tray and pick up the...

Seafood in Hiroshima

Antonio

A seafood restaurant that wants to give the impression of dining at a market somewhere in Portugal, complete with (Japanese) produce plucked from an ice display. The mood is folksy bistro though, with warm...

Sushi in Hiroshima

Sushi-tei

If choosing sushi and sashimi seems overwhelming, the good set menus at Sushi-tei can sort you out with eight to 12 pieces of artfully prepared fatty tuna, salmon, egg, shrimp, sea urchin, eel and squid. The bar...

Vegan in Hiroshima

Vegimo

This chic, bright restaurant is all blond wood and stone, serving mostly vegan deli plates of organic, local produce – salad, curry and veg with brown rice, or an excellent vegan burger. There's also grilled fish...

Seafood in Hiroshima

Oyster Conclave Kaki-tei

Come to this intimate riverside bistro for local oysters prepared in a range of mouth-watering ways. Lunch is a set menu (¥1800) of oysters in various guises, served with salad and soup; an à la carte menu is...

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,...

Cafe in Hiroshima

Chari

This low-ceilinged narrow cafe-restaurant near the Peace Memorial Museum is a good place for a coffee or lunch stop after walking around the park. There are a few wooden tables and a solo-diner-friendly long...

Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima

Nagataya

Location location. The Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki here is good, but Nagataya's advantage is its location across the road from the Peace Memorial Park. It's worth opting for seafood in your noodle-filled savoury...

Thai in Hiroshima

Osanpo Masara

It looks like a shack from the outside – let's call it rustic – and inside there are just a few wooden stools to perch on and a couple of tables. The small menu suits the venue, featuring a very good Thai-style...

Bakery in Hiroshima

Andersen

One of the few places in Hiroshima serving early breakfast, Andersen's cafeteria-style buffet is an unchallenged hit. This Japanese bakery, named after Hans Christian Andersen, started at this store in 1967 and...

Italian in Hiroshima

Ristorante Mario

This cosy ivy-covered place across from the Peace Memorial Park serves honest Italian food with good service and boasts a romantic atmosphere in the evenings. Set lunch (¥1380) is half pasta or pizza and salad....