In Hiroshima, a prefecture that faces the Seto Inland Sea, there are many izakaya (Japanese pubs) that serve dishes using extremely fresh seafood. Here are 15 izakaya in Hiroshima where you can eat seafood dishes like sushi and sashimi.
1. TENSHO (Michinoue / Seafood Izakaya)
Enjoy your night at a Japanese restaurant where you can savor carefully-selected seafood. You'll be able to relish in the work of a skilled chef with many years under his belt, with dishes like the [Nigiri Zushi] (hand-formed sushi) and the [Ikizukuri], an assortment of the most recommended seafood of the day. You can taste the flavors of Japan's seasons in the [Ike Sazae Zukuri] (900 JPY), which is a platter of cooked sazae (horned turban sea snail) innards and firm sashimi. Another recommendation is the [Steamed Vegetables and White Fish] (980 JPY), made by steaming a large slice of steamed sea bream placed over lotus roots, zucchini, and sweet potatoes. You can taste both the bounties of the sea and mountains in this one dish!
: [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday] Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm)
[Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: WednesdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAddress
: 11-1, Jusangenya, Kannabe-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima (Map
2. Yatai Zushi Furue Eki-cho (Furue / Izakaya)
At this izakaya, you'll be able to eat carefully prepared, authentic Edomae sushi (traditional sushi of Tokyo) at a very reasonable price! Starting from just 59 JPY (plus tax) for one serving, the sushi served in this exuberant restaurant is of perfect quality, as they meet the 3 most important requirements of sushi - taste, size, and freshness. Their top pick is their delicious hon-maguro (bluefin tuna). Another recommendation is the [Special Price Platter] (1,999 JPY (plus tax)), which comes with a generous portion of a variety of colorful sushi, such as chutoro (medium fatty tuna), maguro (tuna), madai (red sea bream), and hamachi (yellowtail). There are seats at the counter, so it's easy to pop in by yourself, too!
Yatai Zushi Furue Eki-cho
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:30 am)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 4:00 pm - 3:30 am (L.O. 3:00 am)Closed
*Consult the restaurant for beginning and end of the year hoursAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,700 JPYAddress
: 12-38, Furue Shin-machi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Map
3. Tone Main Branch (Kure / Izakaya)
With over 60 years in business, this is an izakaya that is thought of fondly by the residents of Kure. Here, you'll be able to feast on domestic chicken and local Kure specialties, as well as seafood from the Seto Inland Sea. While they're known as a restaurant specializing in yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), they also serve authentic Edomae sushi, such as the highly recommended [Gocha Maki] (840 JPY). This [Gocha Maki] is a large sushi roll made with various kinds of seafood. This was made from a customer's suggestion and then became so popular that it landed a spot on their regular menu. You can also order items that showcase catches from the Seto Inland Sea, like the koiwashi (baby sardine) tempura, which go great with Kure's local sake (a kind of Japanese alcohol).
Tone Main Branch
: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
*Closed on December 31 and January 1Average price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPYAddress
: 2-2, Hon-machi, Kure-shi, Hiroshima (Map
4. Nagatsu (Kaitaichi / Izakaya)
At Nagatsu, the seafood is incredibly fresh, as it's taken live from the indoor fish tank and handled only after receiving orders. This unique preparation style allows you the opportunity to taste the bursting, firm texture of the fish, which are procured directly from fishermen. There are many recommendations here, such as the [Daily Assortment Set], which features a variety of seasonal fish, and the [Nigiri] (from 1,000 JPY). For those who really feel like chowing down, try the [Domestic Sea Urchin Rice Bowl] or the [Seafood Rice Bowl] (1,000 JPY). They also pay attention to the smallest details, as they adjust the amount of sushi rice or the rolling method of the nigiri depending on the customer.
: [Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)
[Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday] Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm)
*Hours are flexible for lunch course reservations.
[Monday, Tuesday. Thursday - Sunday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
: WednesdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: 6-13, Sakae-machi, Kaita-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima (Map
5. Minshuku (Ebisu-cho / Izakaya)
How about a famous izakaya specializing in seafood dishes that has long been adored by the locals? They change their suppliers depending on the season to ensure that they always procure the most delicious seafood of the time. The menu has a wide array of items like the [Exceptionally Fresh Sashimi] (from 580 JPY) consisting of a variety of seasonal, fresh fish, and the [Anago Sashimi], which uses local Hiroshima conger eel that is characterized by its chewiness and sweetness. There's also the [Fried Flounder] (980 JPY), which is skillfully sliced into 5 pieces and fried. You can even eat the bones! The menu changes each month, so you'll always have something to look forward to when you're here.
: [Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Monday - Thursday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)
[Friday, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)Closed
*Closed only on January 1.Average price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPYAddress
: 2-22, Nagarekawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Map
6. Naya (Kanayama-cho / Izakaya)
This is a popular izakaya where you can drink local Hiroshima sake and feast on seafood from the Seto Inland Sea within the calm atmosphere of its warm interior. The fresh fish caught by fishing specialists is prepared in a variety of ways, such as sashimi or tempura. The colorfully vivid [Sashimi Assortment] (from 1980 JPY, for 2+ people) is particularly recommended since you can enjoy seafood that is skillfully selected by the owner daily. They have an abundant sake selection, with a primary focus on Hiroshima sake. It's fun to compare all the different types and pair them with the fish dishes!
: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O.), Dinner 6:00 pm - 5:00 am (Food L.O. 1:00 am, Drink L.O. 4:30 am) *Bar is open 1:00 am - 5:00 amClosed
: IrregularAverage price
: 3,500 JPY
*Reservations available for groups with 25+ people. Consult the restaurant for wedding after-party reservations.Address
: 4F, Yamatoya Bldg., 4-3, Ebisu-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Map
7. Tsukamoto (Kure / Seafood Izakaya)
At this izakaya, they take the live seafood from the fish tank and prepare it right before serving it to you. They have an abundance of local seafood which the owner carefully selects from the market, such as koiwashi (small sardine) and aji (horse mackerel). The daily shipment of ingredients decides the menu, so you can enjoy the different seasonal flavors. If you want to eat something warm, try the [Koiwashi Tempura] (600 JPY). Eat it with the colorful fried vegetables to fully enjoy the freshness and the texture of the sardines. They also have options for those who are not fans of fish!
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
*Also open during Golden Week holidays.Closed
: Sunday, National Holidays
*Open if there is a reservation.Average price
: [Dinner] 5,400 JPY *The all-you-can-drink option (5,000 JPY (plus tax)) is recommended. / [Lunch] 800 JPY *Can only order from the set menu from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.Address
: 101, 1F, Aka Bldg., 2-4-4, Naka-dori, Kure-shi, Hiroshima (Map
8. Kamefuku (Hatchobori / Izakaya)
At an izakaya located right next to Shintenchi Park, there are over 120 seafood-based dishes which are demonstrating the skills required of Japanese cuisine. The highlight of this place is the availability of oyster, Hiroshima's local specialty, all year round. Their oysters are large and juicy, with an incredibly rich flavor. You can enjoy them in your preferred cooking method, like in [Grilled Oysters] (680 JPY). Make sure also to try their [Anago Ikizukuri] (from 3,000 JPY), which is made with live anago that they take from the fish tank in the restaurant. If you sit at the counter, where the ingredients are lined up in a row, your spirits will be lifted by the lively calls of the staff, the aroma, and the sounds of cooking.
: [Weekdays, Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Open on Sunday if it's a national holiday.
[Friday, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O.)Closed
: SundayAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY *Courses from 4,000 JPYAddress
: 2F, Shintenchi Leisure Bldg., 1-9, Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Map
9. Torinoya (Kure / Izakaya)
Located in the shopping district of Kure, Torinoya is an izakaya that specializes in creative cuisine. You can enjoy a variety of sake with dishes that use exceptionally fresh fish, meat, and vegetables. The [Sashimi Assortment] (1,860 JPY), a platter of 4-5 of the recommended fish-of-the-day, is the perfect dish to enjoy the taste of fresh fish. Besides sashimi, there is also a large shioyaki (salted grilled fish) selection, like [Sanma Shioyaki] (480 JPY), [Aji Shioyaki] (760 JPY), and [Kama Shioyaki] (540 JPY). You can comfortably stretch out your legs in the horigotatsu (sunken kotatsu table), and there are also private rooms available so that you can enjoy relaxing meal time.
: 4:30 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
*If a national holiday lands on a Monday, closed on the following Tuesday.Average price
: 3,000 JPY
*All-You-Can-Drink Banquet Course from 4,000 JPYAddress
: 4-3-24, Hon-dori, Kure-shi, Hiroshima (Map
10. HamaKen (Hiroshima / Seafood Izakaya)
The wooden building of this bustling izakaya has a retro atmosphere and was built in the image of a fishing harbor and fish market. They offer fresh seafood from all over the country. Their recommendation is the [Gattsu Oni Mori] (950 JPY), which is an assortment of thickly-cut seasonal sashimi. Since their ingredients are sent directly from fishermen, the portions are incredibly generous, and they have an amazing, firm texture. The large scallops and oysters will be grilled right in front of you, so it feels like you're having a barbeque! You can enjoy the smell of the ocean and the juicy texture of the ingredients. They also have many other dishes that you can only get here, like the [Sea Urchin Cheese Tofu] (450 JPY).
: [Weekdays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:30 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday] 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPYAddress
: 4-22, Enkobashi-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Map
11. Toriya (Kure / Japanese Cuisine)
You can spot this izakaya by the red paper lanterns hanging in front of the store. The menu has a wide variety of options, including yakitori, hot pot, and dishes that use fresh seafood. You'll want to try the [Yobiko Squid Sashimi], which gets its squid from the Genkai Sea off of Saga Prefecture. The beautifully transparent body of the squid is a sign of its freshness. You'll really enjoy its sweetness and the chewy texture. There's also a variety of other sashimi on offer, like the [Aji Sashimi] (980 JPY), all of which place the utmost importance in freshness. As for sake, they have a huge selection, from popular brands to rare brands. Well-cooled sake elevates the delicious flavor of food!
: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:30 am)Closed
: MondayAverage price
: 3,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Rock Bldg., 3-7-12, Naka-dori, Kure-shi, Hiroshima (Map
12. Taishi (Ebisu-cho / Izakaya)
The lights from this izakaya shine brightly from the back of an alley, and it serves Japanese cuisine made of local seasonal seafood. They serve an exceptional brand of oyster called Kaki Komachi, a type of oyster caught in Kurahashi-jima that is regarded with high esteem even within Hiroshima, Japan's leading producer of oyster. The large [Steamed Oysters] are particularly popular as they don't shrink in size even when cooked over heat. Another must-eat is the [Assortment Platter] (1,000 JPY), which uses the best ingredients of the day, from seasonal seafood to rare fish. Enjoy your meal with shinshu (new sake) and sake that you can only drink during specific seasons.
: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am)Closed
*Closes often on Sunday. Call the restaurant in advance.Average price
: 4,000 JPY *All-you-can-drink courses from 4,500 JPYAddress
: 6-15, Nagarekawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Map
13. Taishin (Otake / Izakaya)
At Taishin, you can enjoy many dishes made with fresh, local fish together with the best selection of premium shochu (another type of Japanese alcohol) and sake. A large plate filled with high-quality sashimi, the [Sashimi Assortment] (700 JPY - 3,900 JPY) is a delicacy with a stunning presentation that will make anyone want to post it up on their social media to show their friends. Besides sashimi, you can also order other fish dishes cooked in a variety of ways as you like, such as sushi, grilled, stewed, steamed, and fried. This is a wonderful place where you can taste the charms of seasonal fish in various ways. You can choose to sit at the counter, horigotatsu, or the tables.
: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm)
[Friday, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (Food L.O. 11:00 pm, Drink L.O. 11:30 pm)Closed
*Open on Sunday if a national holiday lands on a Monday.Average price
: 3,800 JPYAddress
: 1-8-9, Shin-machi, Otake-shi, Hiroshima (Map
14. Kushiyama (Shin-Hiro / Izakaya)
A fantastic entrance resembling a traditional high class Japanese restaurant greets you at Kushiyama. The restaurant doesn't have a formal air, and once you enter, you'll be surrounded by a comforting, homey atmosphere filled with endless laughter. It's a splurge, but the [Hon-Maguro Akami] (880 JPY) and the [Hon-Maguro Chutoro] (1,100 JPY) are highly recommended. Both are guaranteed to please you in taste and freshness, as their high-quality tuna cuts come from a tuna wholesaler in Kure. They have many types of ingredients such as a local fish called tachiuo (scabbard fish), as well as rare ingredients that you can only try in Kure, like menpachi (cardinal fish) and local shrimp.
: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPYAddress
: 1F, Hotaru Bldg., 1-11-16, Hon-machi, Kure-shi, Hiroshima (Map
15. Sake no Sakana (Ebisu-cho / Japanese Cuisine)
[Sake no Sakana] dishes out Hiroshima seafood and delicious local sake in a subdued, black-themed interior. The luxurious [Today's Assortment of Sashimi] (from 1,200 JPY for 1 person), which showcases seasonal fish caught in the Seto Inland Sea, goes perfectly with sake. Another highly recommended item is the [Sake-Saka Pincho], which takes fresh sashimi-grade fish and turns them into skewers for grilling. There are also other creative grilled skewers like the [Oyster Bacon Roll] (350 JPY) and the [Anago Wasabi Yaki] (350 JPY), which are popular, reasonably priced items that use luxurious ingredients.
Sake no Sakana
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
[Monday - Thursday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
[Friday, Saturday] Dinner 5:30 pm - 1:30 am (L.O. 1:00 am)Closed
*Open on Sunday if a national holiday falls on a Monday.Average price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 500 JPYAddress
: 1F, Mushika Bldg., 3-24, Ebisu-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima (Map
When visiting the seafood-blessed land of Hiroshima, be sure to enjoy the fresh, seasonal seafood with a glass of sake!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.