Hirome Ichiba

Japanese in Kōchi

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 positively heaves with young people drinking hard and happy. It's a full block of mayhem at the end of the main arcade, just before the castle.