Hirai

Izakaya in Kōbe

Amid the myriad izakaya (pub-restaurants) and bars northwest of Sannomiya Station, Hirai is a reliably popular spot for its house specialities katsuo wara-yaki (bonito charred over straw) and house-made gyōza (dumplings), alongside izakaya standards. Look for the sake barrels and red lantern outside.