Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Kōchi

Hirome Ichiba

Dozens of mini-restaurants and bars specialising in everything from gomoku rāmen (seafood noodles) to tako-yaki (octopus balls) surround communal tables; this is the hub of Kōchi's cheap-eats scene. On weekends, it …
Okonomiyaki in Kōchi

Hakobe

This is one of the few remaining cook-it-yourself okonomiyaki (pancake) joints in Kōchi serving cheap and cheerful Japanese pancakes. The 'mix' of ika (squid), ebi (shrimp) and tori (chicken) is heavenly. Other alte…
Izakaya in Kōchi

Habotan

Red lanterns mark out this locals' izakaya opposite Chūō-kōen that opens at the shockingly early hour of 11am. The food is under glass on the counter, so you can point at what you'd like to order. Sashimi moriawase …
Japanese in Kōchi

Tosa Ichiba

Just back from the start of Obiyamachi Arcade, this is a place to go to try local set meals, especially if you are struggling with Japanese menus. Just about the whole menu is displayed either outside or in the wind…