No longer the sleepy city of its past, Hiroshima City and its prefectural region have flourished in the last few decades. Paving the way for positivity, just look at Hiroshima’s thriving food scene. Wonderful restaurants big and small line the main street of Hondori, and downtown Hiroshima comes alive with restaurants and izakaya pubs serving up plates full of quality Japanese food until late. Of course, clustered in the iconic institution of Okonomiyaki-mura (aka the village of savory pancakes) you will find 30 odd Hiroshima-yaki restaurants grilling in a frenzy.
Restaurants in Hiroshima also serve up some of the country’s best and biggest oysters, grilled, deep-fried, or fresh! Hidden down side streets, family-run restaurants serve up local Onomichi-style ramen while "kissatens" and cafes sell quality coffee and scrumptious sweet snacks. Across the bay, street food vendors feed snacks to visitors on Miyajima Island all day long. Those who are lucky enough to stay the night can enjoy a luxury kaiseki dining experience at a traditional ryokan hotel.
There are so many delicious local Hiroshima foods from the southern region of Japan. They are just waiting to be discovered at one of Hiroshima’s many incredible restaurants! Make a reservation before your trip to enjoy an authentic dining experience in Hiroshima at one of the city’s unique eateries. Want to explore more of the city instead? Step off the main street with a local guide and discover the best regional food by booking a Hiroshima food tour.