Hiroshima Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Hiroshima

March 2, 2018 Chanda Heide

A trip to Hiroshima is best kicked off with a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which contains a museum, the remnants of buildings destroyed by the 1945 atomic bomb and monuments to the people killed by this nuclear attack. Understanding Hiroshima’s relatively recent devastation is key to fully appreciating its beauty and culture. Visit splendidly rebuilt historic sites like Hiroshima Castle and Shukkei-en Garden, and don’t miss the Itsukushima Shrine on the nearby island of Miyajima.
Things to do in Hiroshima

1. Hassho

10-6 Yagembori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 114-5623, Hiroshima Prefecture Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Street Food, Grill Lunch, Dinner +81 82-248-1776
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Hassho

Reviewed By syal23 - Hong Kong, China

The restaurant opened at 4 p.m. We went there slightly after 4 p.m. and the small restaurant was already full of local customers. Luckily, we were seated immediately. After we made our order (English menu available), we sat there in front of the teppan and watched the whole process how the Okonomiyaki was cooked systematically by various staff. The portion of one order was big enough for 2 people if you did not treat it as main meal. The Okonomiyaki was delicious and the staff there were very professional in the way they cooked.

2. Hassei

4-17 Fujimicho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0043, Hiroshima Prefecture Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +81 82-242-8123
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 430 reviews

Hassei

Reviewed By Lottie95 - Romsey, United Kingdom

We’re vegetarian and this is probably the best meal we’ve had so far after over a month in Japan!! It’s so good and huge portions too, the veggie one was about 800yen for the bigger size and 400/500yen for the smaller portion. It’s a small place and just after we had sat down there seemed to be a queue so maybe try go not in peak hours! You can sit at on a stall and watch them cook it up close or sit at one of the tables. I’m also not sure if you can smoke - we don’t smoke so were glad that people weren’t but it didn’t say anywhere that you couldn’t. Beers also available!

3. Mitchan Sohonten Hatchobori

6-7, Hacchobori, Mashinakaku | 1F Churis Hatchobori, Hiroshima 730-8680, Hiroshima Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Healthy, Japanese Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$63 - HK$157 +81 82-221-5438
Excellent
28%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 232 reviews

Mitchan Sohonten Hatchobori

Reviewed By JNFII - Stamford, Connecticut

Okonomiyaki!!!!! This is a famous dish native to Hiroshima.
It was a 30 min wait for this stuff. I was the only westerner amongst a sea of local Japanese. It was damn good and well worth the wait. Menus are in English and Japanese. Beer is on draft. Enjoy!

4. Musubi Musashi Shinkansen

1-2 Matsubaracho, Minami-ku | Hiroshima Station Shinkansen Entrance, Hiroshima 732-8791, Hiroshima Prefecture Takeout, Reservations Japanese Lunch, Brunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$71 +81 82-261-0634
Excellent
36%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Musubi Musashi Shinkansen

Reviewed By Hiroshima-Jin - Hiroshima

usubi Musashi is a popular local chain restaurant in Hiroshima.
Udon noodles and Musubi(rice ball) are special products.
Especially, Musubi-bento(rice ball lunchbox) of the take-out is popular.
Because saltiness works, the rice ball of Musashi is a good taste.
Wakadori-Musubi-bento (fried chicken lunch box, 780yen) is recommended.

5. Guttsuri-an

1-36 Tannacho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-0034, Hiroshima Prefecture Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Seafood Dinner, Late Night HK$243 +81 82-256-1520
Excellent
86%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 146 reviews

Guttsuri-an

Closed on Thursdays. English menu/English speaking staff available. Cash only. Map of trip advisor is wrong. Please show our address to the taxi driver, not the map.

Reviewed By Michael L - Singapore, Singapore

This is a small and cozy restaurant that is a little off the center of Hiroshima. We were staying next to Hiroshima JR station and took a taxi. It took us around 20 mins in moderate traffic.
The entrance to the restaurant is unassuming and you may miss it unless you are looking for it. Seafood served here is very fresh. We had oysters, scallops, squid, prawns, and mackerel. We also had some miso seasoned beef, tofu and yam. Everything we had was good, but we enjoyed the oysters and prawns the most. You grill the lightly seasoned seafood using a charcoal stove at your table.
The price is very reasonable especially given the quality and freshness of the seafood. Really good value for money. We were there twice in 4 days. and it was one of the best meals we had in our 12 days in Japan. You need to book in advance as the restaurant is pretty popular with the locals and sits around 25 guests.
The lady boss speaks good English and is very friendly and helpful. She provided us with suggestions, and helped us call a taxi back to our hotel.
Highly recommended.

6. KeMBY's Brew Pub

2-9-13 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Grill, Pizza, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +81 82-249-6201
Excellent
61%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

KeMBY's Brew Pub

Established in 1999. Bilingual staff on the floor who can actually answer your questions. Serving homemade burgers, deep dish pizza (the only store in Hiroshima serving it), proper BBQ and smoked meats, Tex-Mex and lots of beers. Yes, there are 12 taps serving local, craft and other international beers and other 30 varieties or so of some fine craft beers from the USA in bottles. Now the place has its own brewery! Yes, craft beer brewed on-site. Call us, message us or just walk in to experience what we have to offer. Vegetarian menu is also available. IF YOU WANT GLUTEN FREE MEAL PLEASE ASK US. WE ARE ABLE TO CATER. RESERVATION REQUIRED

Reviewed By Charles C - Adelaide, Australia

Chosen because it was the first place we came across when we went for a walk looking for dinner. The kids liked the idea of western food as a break! Great food: salad, burgers, fish and chips, and pizza. Reasonable prices. Friendly helpful staff, all speak English (not that not speaking English ever makes things too hard in Japan!). Nice & interesting chat with friendly owner.

7. Koba

1-4 Nakamachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0037, Hiroshima Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Pub Dinner, Drinks +81 82-249-6556
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 116 reviews

Koba

Reviewed By Adrian V

Our hosts Dom and Mani were just great. Started with 17 yr old Japanese whisky. Chill carbonara was great and the pizzas are just fine. We finished off with tuna salad, yummy.

8. Caffe Ponte

1-9-21 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +81 82-247-7471
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 235 reviews

Caffe Ponte

Reviewed By tabigasuki08 - Iwakuni, Japan

Wonderful English speaking staff and really good food! We ordered a salad and a small pizza and it was perfect for sharing. Location is great too, as it is located right by Peace Park.

9. Okonomiyaki Nagata-ya

1-7-19 Otemachi, Naka-ku | 1f, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options +81 82-247-0787
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 775 reviews

Okonomiyaki Nagata-ya

Shop Holiday:Tuseday and Fourth Wednesday

Reviewed By TheCameleer - Nelson

We stumbled across Nagata-ya after leaving the peace memorial at lunch time.
We waited about ten minutes to be seated, although as we'd already ordered while queing the wait for our food once seated was very short.
We had ekonomiyaki on our must-do-food list so were really pleased to try it. Tasted great and even felt like a healthy(ish) well balanced meal. Yum.
Staff were excellent and the place had a pleasant atmosphere. I'd happily return.

10. Roopali Indian Restaurant

14-32 Wakakusacho, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima 732-0053, Hiroshima Prefecture Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +81 82-264-1333
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Roopali Indian Restaurant

We are catering since more than a decade in Hiroshima. Authentic Indian curries prepared by our skilled Indian Chefs. We accept group dining/parties as per the schedule availability. Visit us any day of the week we are there to serve you with love.

Reviewed By Lmccann8 - London, United Kingdom

By now you may realise that I am touring around the lovely Japan with my amazing fiancé! We are very adventurous when it comes to food but sometimes you just crave a curry! This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who were in Hiroshima...MoreWe appreciate your kind words. We are looking forward to see you soon again. Best wishes to you & your fiancé. Happy traveling keep exploring there’s lot more ahead. :)

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