10 Best Places To Eat Hiroshima Okonomiyaki In Hiroshima

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When we think about Hiroshima, food is not something that comes to our minds, however, to your surprise, one of the most distinguishing facets of this city is its cuisine. Of all the local delicacies, Okonomiyaki is widely appreciated, and it is also known as Hiroshima’s soul food. Among the two variants of this delicacy are Osaka, and Hiroshima – in the latter one, the ingredients are not mixed, but they are meticulously arranged in layers, then fried and finally served with different sauces and mayonnaise. There are several restaurants that add noodles on top of this dish to make it more appetizing. Despite being an elaborate preparation process, it is also loved for being very pocket-friendly. Check out our list, below, of the best places to eat Hiroshima Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima.

1. Nagataya

Vegan Hiroshima style okonomiyaki at Nagataya, Hiroshima
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Every time you visit Nagataya, you will see a long queue outside. The fantastic location is not the reason behind this, it is the amazing okonomiyaki that they serve. Nagataya is one of the roomiest restaurants in Hiroshima that serves this Japanese delight. The restaurant has two kinds of seating: counters near the main grill, and table seating with a grill on each table. The second option keeps the dish warm while you relish it in your own sweet time. Don’t miss trying the Nagataya original okonomiyaki, which has both shrimp and squid, the special okonomiyaki has green onions to which you can add garlic chips and otafuku okonomiyaki sauce. Nagataya has great choices for vegetarians too. If you have kids with you, then go for the allergy-free sauce.


Address: Shigeishi bldg 1F, 1-7-19, Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima

Website: Nagataya

Opening hours: Thu - Mon: 11am - 8:30pm (closed on Tue & Wed)

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2. Hassei

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A fulfilling meal, delicious drinks to accompany it and a lively atmosphere to enjoy the meal – Hassei assures you of a wholesome experience. That this cozy restaurant is enormously favorite is evident from the signatures of the celebrities and other happy customers, which adorn the walls. It is specifically popular for being a specialist in okonomiyaki. They also have gluten-free options. Sit yourself at the counter and watch the food being crafted. The staff is very swift and they make sure you receive your order quickly. Also, the generous food portions ensure that you leave with a smile on your face. Although it’s located a little off the street, it’s worth a visit.


Address: 17 4, Fujimichō, Naka-ku Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 730-0043, Japan

Website: Hassei

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11:30am - 2pm, 5:30pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)

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3. Reichan

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Owing to its immense popularity, you might have to wait in the queue for some time. Hang in there! A staff member will come, take your order, and by the time you are seated, your food will be ready. Isn’t it amazing? Equally amazing is the food, especially the okonomiyaki. Using the freshest ingredients like pork, scallops, eggs, noodles, and a variety of sauces, the chefs very proficiently prepare this Japanese delicacy. The aroma and taste of the okonomiyaki will make you visit Reichan again, and do come with enough of an appetite. They also have local beers and an energetic ambiance to welcome their visitors. Their classic okonomiyaki options include mozzarella cheese okonomiyaki, kimchi okonomiyaki among others. Reichan is just three minutes away from Hiroshima station, so do plan a visit.


Address: Asse 2-37 Matsubaracho Minami Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 732-0822 Japan

Website: Reichan

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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4. Lopez Okonomiyaki

Busy kitchen at Lopez Okonomiyaki
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Run by a long-time inhabitant of Hiroshima, Lopez, this restaurant has an authentic okonomiyaki experience in store for you. Trained under Hiroshima’s most sought-after okonomiyaki expert, Hassho, Lopez has been catering to numerous foodies for years now. Lopez Okonomiyaki’s complete seating is in front of the grill and it is a true delight to watch him and his wife prepare this incredible delicacy with extreme proficiency. Along with serving the traditional Hiroshima food, Lopez also adds his touch to create something new. The most favored okonomiyaki dish is the one with soba noodles, batter, bacon, and vegetables topped with sauce. Order a chilled craft beer to make it a perfect meal.

Lopez Okonomiyaki

Address: 1 Chome-7-13 Kusunokicho, Nishi Ward, Hiroshima, 733-0002, Japan

Website: Lopez Okonomiyaki

Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu: 4:30pm - 11pm; Tue & Fri: 11:30am - 2pm & 4:30pm - 11pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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5. Hassho

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It is believed that the use of double-yolked eggs in this local eatery can bring you good luck! Placed just 10 minutes away from Kanayamacho Station, Hassho surely knows how to treat your taste buds. Owing to its exceptional flavor, this eatery was showcased in the Michelin Guide in 2018. Among the many mouthwatering choices, okonomiyaki-soba nikutama is a phenomenal dish that you must not miss. It is really impressive to see the way the cooks prepare okonomiyaki and then serve you with love. Also, it is a struggle to finish the dish as the portions are massive. Not only will you like the setting, but the staff is also extremely efficient and they ensure that your order reaches you quickly.


Address: 10-6 Yagenbori, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0027, Japan

Website: Hassho

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 4pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

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6. Hiroshima No Kaze Heiwakoenmae

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Relax in this okonomiyaki-specialty restaurant that is blessed with a mood to make any of your meals enjoyable. Request a table close to the kitchen to watch the chefs skillfully preparing the okonomiyaki before serving it to you on a hotplate. Also, the chefs ask for your choice of add ons to make it more mouth-watering or you can leave it to the chefs’ expertise. Undoubtedly, the outcome will blow your mind. The most recommended ones are the pork okonomiyaki, a Hiroshima special that has oysters. Amazing food, particularly the okonomiyaki, quick service, generous serving, friendly staff to look after you is what Hiroshima No Kaze Heiwakoenmae is about.

Hiroshima No Kaze Heiwakoenmae

Address: 1-7-20 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051 Hiroshima Prefecture

Website: Hiroshima No Kaze Heiwakoenmae

Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thu - Sun: 11am - 10pm (closed on Wed)

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7. Okonomiyaki Hiroshima Oyster Tsukemen

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Relish the exquisite okonomiyaki at this restaurant that’s not so difficult to find, just minutes away from the Peace Dome. With simple and brightly lit interiors, there is enough seating available here. Cooked by certified okonomiyaki chefs, the okonomiyaki served here is so scrumptious that you might not want to share it! Try the dish with shrimp topped with egg yolk, green onions, and melted cheese. Also, you will find the layer of noodles to be very unique, tasty, and perfectly cooked. Furthermore, they can also tailor the preparation to sync with your dietary needs. The staff members are very welcoming and they ensure swift service. Overall, this restaurant has all the features that will win your heart.

Okonomiyaki Hiroshima Oyster Tsukemen

Address: Japan, 〒730-0051 Hiroshima, Naka Ward, Otemachi, 1 Chome−7−20

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8. Okonomiyaki Yakeppachi

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Get acquainted with this iconic Japanese delicacy at this fantastic restaurant that’s loved by locals. Once you enter, you will meet a lot of cheerful locals, and the peaceful setting of this place makes it even more comforting. The menu is very extensive; particularly, the okonomiyaki here is so remarkable, and they serve vegan as well as vegetarian options. The dish so filling and the texture is so crispy, it is highly likely that you will come back for more. Using the freshest ingredients and their skills, the chefs cook your order right in front of you. The soba okonomiyaki with cheese is unmissable, along with other toppings, and you can combine it with their beef curry.

Okonomiyaki Yakeppachi

Address: 15-3 Higashihakushimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0004, Japan

Opening hours: Mon, Wed - Fri: 11:30am - 1:30pm & 5:30pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 5:30pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)

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9. Okonomiyaki Junior

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Specializing in okonomiyaki is this small eatery that’s located at just a two-minute walkable distance from Tatemachi Station. Frequently visited by locals as well as tourists, Okonomiyaki Junior has brilliant chefs, who ensure that you are served the best Okonomiyaki. Their seasoning is so amazing that you won’t have to add any other sauces. Among the many choices, the junior special okonomiyaki, the one with squid, shrimp, and cheese, is not to be missed. Their menu has instructions about how to eat this dish. You can either choose the counter seating on the first floor or there are private rooms on the second floor. Sitting near the counter feels like watching a live cooking show. There is a TV so you can cheer for the local baseball team.

Okonomiyaki Junior

Address: Naka- Tatemachi, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, 3-21 1F ~ 2F

Website: Okonomiyaki Junior

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm & 6pm - 11pm; Sun: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)

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10. Hazeya

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Found near the Peace Memorial Museum, Hazeya is another restaurant that promises an extremely memorable experience for foodies. The delectable okonomiyaki served here truly sets the bar high. Okonomiyaki with shrimp, or with squid, or soba pork okonomiyaki with cheese and green onions – each one of these is crisp, has balanced flavors, and is exceedingly finger-licking good. You will find the staff members very amicable and knowledgeable about the preparations. Hazeya has a brightly lit interior, delightful ambiance, and food that will most certainly please your palates.


Address: 3 Chome-3-17 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0051, Japan

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2pm & 5pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)

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A gastronomic adventure in Hiroshima

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By this time, surely the description of okonomiyaki has captured your interest, but just knowing about it is not enough. So, we strongly recommend that when in Hiroshima, treat yourself to this exotic dish, fondly called Hiroshimayaki, or Japanese pizza. The above-mentioned restaurants have all the features and the finest okonomiyaki for your taste buds. Lastly, be hungry to genuinely appreciate this Japanese specialty.

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