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Japanese: Okonomiyaki

Nakachan Description

Hiroshima Marukajiri Naka-chan located in downtown Hiroshima, is a historic okonomiyaki restaurant that offers a unique opportunity to savor the authentic flavors of the city. Inside, the restaurant effortlessly captures the unpretentious atmosphere of Hiroshima, providing a welcoming space for diners, whether they prefer counter seats, cozy table arrangements, or private rooms for sharing a meal with friends and family. The local feel of the place is undeniably charming, creating an experience that's truly unique to Hiroshima.
The restaurant offers a diverse and extensive menu.  From the renowned sea urchin watercress to delectable teppanyaki, and the signature okonomiyaki. There's a rich variety of other delectable offerings too, including sashimi, Chinese specialties, and a well-curated selection of alcoholic beverages to complement your meal. The culinary offerings here are a symphony of flavors that truly reflect Hiroshima's culinary heritage.
Among the highlights, the famous sea urchin watercress takes the spotlight. A heavenly blend of stir-fried watercress, sea urchin, butter, and soy sauce, it offers a spicy and unique flavor. This dish, steeped in Hiroshima tradition, is rumored to have been invented by the restaurant's first owner, making it an absolute must-try. Their Okonomiyaki masterpiece includes crispy fried soba noodles, a hallmark of the Hiroshima style. They enhance it with their homemade sauce, lending a delightful sweet, and rich flavor to the dish. Abundantly layered with cabbage, it offers a satisfying, hearty eating experience. To experience the true essence of Hiroshima and its gastronomic history, this restaurant is an absolute must-visit.

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Nakachan Overview


6-8 Yayoi-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0023


+81 (0) 82-243-6067


5 minutes walk from Ginzancho bus stop/Hiroshima Electric Railway Ginzancho tram stop
4 minutes walk from Ginzancho Station

Operating Hours

Mon-Sat: 6:00 PM~ (until sold out)
Sun: Closed

Payment methods

VISA, AMEX, Master Card, JCB, Diners Club, Cash

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Private Dining Room



Wheelchair Accessible


Wine List

Sake Selection

Nakachan Reviews

Nakachan Google Average Rating



Delicious food - tried the unicress, ramen and okonomiyaki with soba noodles. Would absolutely come back again for the unicress which is uni on top of watercress stir fried in butter and served with slices of baguette on the side. Also recommend the yogurt+soda mix drink. Place opens really late and was packed with the after-work crowd when we went.


Translated from Japanese:
When I went there just after 6pm to drink alone, it was fully booked. I changed the time and visited again around 10pm. I was able to enter as the last order was at 11pm. When I received my long-awaited sea urchin watercress, I was convinced that it was going to be popular. The sea urchin used is of high quality with no odor, and although the price is average for a single item, I'm satisfied with the quality of the sea urchin.
Since the last order is almost here, I asked for the okonomiyaki to be taken home, and I was told that I would only eat half of it. Thankfully, he suggested I move to a seat in front of the iron plate, so I was able to enjoy it.

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