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Nagarekawa Food Guide: Where and What to Eat in Nagarekawa, Hiroshima

Wondering where and what to eat in Nagarekawa? We highlighted our top picks for the best restaurants in Nagarekawa, Hiroshima and gave some recommendations on what to pick from the menu.


Nagarekawa is the most popular entertainment district in Hiroshima. It’s so popular that even people from outside the prefecture come to visit and have some fun.


If you’re visiting Hiroshima, you’re probably dropping by Nagarekawa, whether to shop around, to party, or to drink. But of course, you’re gonna get hungry!


That’s why we made this guide, to highlight the best restaurants in Nagarekawa and what to eat. Here are our top picks!


1. Mazemen at Okkundou Mazemen


This noodle shop in Naka serves one of the most delicious mazemen or mazesoba, a brothless ramen that originally came from Nagoya. The chashu (roasted pork belly/shoulder) over it completes the experience. You can follow up your hearty meal with takikomi-gohan (Japanese mixed rice)


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11 AM - 9:30 PM (closed on Wednesday)

Contact: +81 82-246-1377

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



2. Fugu at Horikawa


If you’re down for some seafood galore and drink some sake, head over to Horikawa. This izakaya restaurant serves a range of yakimono seafood, from oysters to tuna to squid. But its signature dish is fugu or pufferfish, which you can have fried, grilled, or brother.


Price: From 5,000 yen

Hours: 5 - 10 PM (closed on Sunday)

Contact: +81 82-240-1562

Address: 1 Chome-5-18 Kamiyacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0031, Japan



3. Wagyu beef at Momonoki


If you don’t mind spending a bit more on Japanese steak, Momonoki is your best option. This classy steakhouse is known for its top-notch tenderloin and sirloin A5 steak. The presentation of your food is a performance in itself. Given its extensive list of wines, you can’t drink here without ordering food.


Price: From 10,000 yen

Hours: 6 PM - 12:30 AM (closed on Sunday)

Contact:  +81 82-248-0108

Address: 2-20, Kanayamacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, 730-0022, Japan



4. Okonomiyaki at Hassei


For your okonomiyaki cravings, Hassei serves some of the most lauded Japanese pancakes. If you’re looking for okonomiyaki specific to your diet, this restaurant is very flexible and can serve vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11:30 AM - 2 PM, 5:30 - 11 PM (Tuesday to Saturday) | 5:30 - 10:30 PM (Sunday)

Contact: +81 82-242-8123 

Address: 4-17 Fujimicho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0043, Japan



5. Omakase at Hanako


This teppanyaki restaurant is your go-to place in Naga for griddle-cooked foods. Its bestselling omakase menu (which the chef chooses for you) includes Kagoshima Wagyu beef and shirako (male cod). Popular among locals and local tourists, Hanako has a Japanese-only menu, so you might want to use Google Lens or any app to translate the menu. It’s pretty small and can accommodate up to 8 people.


Price: From 3,000 yen

Hours: 6 PM - 3 AM (closed on Sunday)

Contact: +81 82-249-4333

Address: 1-33, Horikawacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0033, Japan

 

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