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Seafood: Oysters

Oyster Ship Kanawa Description

Located near the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Oyster Ship Kanawa is a unique Japanese restaurant that specializes in seafood, particularly oysters. As the name suggests, the restaurant is designed to resemble a ship, with its interior decor featuring nautical elements and a cozy ambiance.

What sets Oyster Ship Kanawa apart from other dining establishments is its focus on serving the freshest and highest quality oysters. The restaurant takes pride in its 'Kamiawa Certified' oysters, which are carefully selected and prepared to ensure the best flavor and texture. Whether you prefer them raw, grilled, or in a variety of other delicious preparations, Oyster Ship Kanawa offers a wide range of oyster dishes to satisfy every palate.

In addition to oysters, the restaurant also offers a selection of other seafood dishes, showcasing the bounty of the sea. From sashimi to grilled fish, each dish is expertly prepared using traditional Japanese cooking techniques and the finest ingredients. With its prime location and dedication to quality, Oyster Ship Kanawa is a must-visit for seafood lovers and those looking to experience the best of Hiroshima's culinary scene.

Oyster Ship Kanawa Overview


1-chōme ŌTemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima 730-0051


+81 (0) 82-241-7416


4 minute walk from Genbaku Dome-mae Station.
4 minute walk from Hondori Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-3:00PM, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails



Private Dining Room

Sake Selection

Oyster Ship Kanawa Reviews

Oyster Ship Kanawa Google Average Rating



Reservations are booked online with a menu selection to choose from during the booking process. We booked the oyster course menu for two people, but there are a couple non-oyster menu options if needed.

From the outside, if you look along the waterline, you can see that a boat hull was converted into a floating boat house! It's just the cutest design. The entrance is between bushes that lead to a glass sliding door which takes you to the reception desk upstairs.

We arrived earlier than our reservation, but the table was already set and they were happy to seat us early. Google translate was needed for the food and drink menu. Luckily the menu online is in English so we already knew what would be served. However, several workers spoke English which helped through the rest of the night.

The food came out beautifully plated and each dish was absolutely delicious! Starting with the small raw oysters, which are my favorite, to the deep fried oysters, which I thought I'd hate, we're phenomenal. There wasn't a detail they missed and despite people saying Japanese portions are small, by the end of the courses, we were stuffed! So much so that we took a bento box of rice home at the end.


Great view from the restaurant, food is awesome and reasonable price compared to similar restaurants in Sydney. We tried oyster in Apple gratin, I personally like fresh oyster more but it is new way to cook oyster in Apple! Service is good however staff can speak bare minimum English and it required me to be patient. 😅

We also ordered two sukiyaki and it is a lot of beef 🥩 and udon noodle (you can also choose rice instead udon) and it would be good to have more veggies 🍄 🥦 🥕


Great experience! Right on the beautiful river next to Peace Park. If you love oysters it is worth a try. These are more like Gulf (Texas) oysters but with more flavor and pretty large. Don't expect the briny more punchy oysters of the East coast in the states. I suggest getting them breaded both fried and panko. But the raw was worth a try too. I also got the sake oyster. Great service, beautiful venue inside, and very convenient next to the ferry that goes to Miyajima Island. I'm glad I got to have Japanese Oysters from Hiroshima!