6月 26, 2019
Speaking of the famous Onomichi gourmet, you should try it! 10 popular local gourmet restaurants that you must eat!
Onomichi is an ancient port town located in the middle of Hiroshima and Okayama, facing the Seto Inland Sea. While you can feel the nature surrounded by the mountains and the sea without the tall buildings and refresh yourself, there are also many temples as cultural assets from the Heian period and the Kamakura period, and it has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years. Speaking of sightseeing, not only visiting popular places is one of the pleasures but also the local gourmet is! In this article, we introduce the gourmet restaurants that you should visit if you go to the port town Onomichi!
1. Speaking of Onomichi gourmet, we can’t miss Ramen! You should go there! “Syukaen”
When it comes to Onomichi gourmets, I think many people think of Onomichi Ramen. If you want to enjoy such Onomichi ramen, you should visit “Syukaen” that loved by not only ramen lover but also the locals. If you want to eat authentic Onomichi ramen, it is a restaurant you must visit at least once.
Soup of Syukaen ramen is soy sauce-based and chicken mackerel based with a deep-taste, noodle is flat and thin. Since the pork fat floats, it is hard to get cool down and you can eat it hot until you finish eating. It is recommended that you go early when you visit the restaurant, as it is a very popular restaurant and it will close as soon as the noodles are sold out!
Address: Toyohi Motomachi 4-12, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Access: 15 minutes walking from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Syukaen
2. A long-established ramen restaurant in Onomichi, “Ramen Restaurant Miyachi”
This is also a popular restaurant you should stop by if you eat ramen in Onomichi. Located in an 8-minute walk from Onomichi Station, “Ramen Restaurant Miyachi” is a restaurant with a bit smaller size but still has a traditional atmosphere. Compared with other Onomichi ramen restaurants, this ramen is not as greasy, and it is easy to eat even for women who are not good at eating pork fat.
Also unlikely as a ramen restaurant, there is Inari Sushi in the side menu. It is said that this Inari sushi is as good as ramen, so why not eat it together with ramen when you come to Onomichi?
Name: Ramen Restaurant Miyachi
Address: Tsuchido 1-6-22, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Access: 8 minutes walking from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Ramen Restaurant Miyachi
3. If you want to eat light and juicy conger-eel gourmet in Onomichi, you should go here “Shima-“
One of the staple gourmets in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, is Conger-eel! Fresh conger-eel has delicious fat. And if you eat just one bite, the taste spreads in the mouth. Famous conger-eel gourmet in Onomichi is “Anago bowl”. If you want to enjoy Anago bowl in Onomichi, please go to “Shima-“.
This Anago bowl is made with plenty of crispy and fluffy conger-eels on rice, and it is tasted with sweet and spicy sauce. There is no doubt that it will stimulate your appetite! In addition to Anago bowl, you can eat Kakiage bowl, set meals and dishes using fresh seafood from the Seto Inland Sea.
Address: Shikatahara 1-35, Setoda-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Access: 36 minutes by car from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Shima-
4. It can not be imagined from its appearance how great the taste is! A restaurant “Tamaganzou” where you can eat delicious stonefish
If you come to Onomichi for sightseeing, the gourmet you should challenge is “Stonefish”! “Tagamanzo”, where you can eat fried stonefish of a port city’s gourmet, is located in a place where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the old port city. You can overlook the Onomichi Suido, so that when you visit there in the evening, you can enjoy dinner with seeing the beautiful sunset if the weather is fine.
The recommended menu in “Tamaganzo” is the fried stonefish. Fried dish of a whole stonefish may seem stocky and make you hesitate to eat, but the taste is excellent! It is a delicious fried stonefish with refined white fish meat and crispy texture. Please try it!
Address: Tsuchido 1-11-16, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Time: Sun: 11:30～14:00 / 17:00～22:00, Tue~Sat: 17:00～24:00
Access: 5 minutes walking from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Tamaganzou
5. A restaurant where you can eat the classic B-grade gourmet Okonomiyaki “Okonomiyaki Teppanya”
An orthodox okonomiyaki restaurant “Okonomiyaki Teppanya”, where locals often visit, is a restaurant that bakes okonomiyaki over the counter. You will be able to closely see the professional skills cultivated over many years of experience. There are plenty of noodles that are essential to Hiroshima Yaki, and the voluminous Onomichi Yaki also contains gizzards, so you can also enjoy the rubbery texture.
Because the price is reasonable, you can eat enough without any worries! In addition, since they can tell various tourist information as the local people, it is a gourmet restaurant of Onomichi that you should visit especially when traveling.
Name: Okonomiyaki Teppanya
Address: Higashigosho-cho 3-10, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Access: 5 minutes walking from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Okonomiyaki Teppanya
6. Popular ramen restaurant in Onomichi. “Tsuta Fuji” to have a classic gourmet
The popular ramen restaurant “Tsuta Fuji”, which can have a long queue of customers waiting in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, is also a gourmet restaurant that you definitely should visit. This restaurant is located a short 13-minute walk from Onomichi Station, so you need to walk a little, but it will be a popular restaurant full of locals every day.
Onomichi ramen you can enjoy here is a seafood-based soy sauce soup with medium-sized noodles. Because there are only 10 seats in the restaurant and it is a popular restaurant, it is essential to wait in the queue! However, you can taste delicious ramen that worths to wait for such long hours. When you go to Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, please try to taste the ramen here.
Name: Tsuta Fuji
Address: Tsuchido 2-10-17, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Access: 13 minutes walking from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Tsuta Fuji
7. A gourmet that you can enjoy with walking during the sightseeing in Onomichi! “Nagae”
A pork steamed bun of “Nagae” is recommended when you feel a little hungry. This pork steamed bun is popular because of not only its cheap price of just 80 yen per piece, but its light-flavored seasoning that makes you eat any number of pork steamed bun. Many tourists and locals visit this shop.
Basically, you need to take out those buns, but you can also eat in the store depending on the day. You can enjoy various seasoning such as “Soy sauce pork steamed bun” and “Salty pork steamed bun”! How about having a pork steamed bun with you while moving around the popular tourist spots of Onomichi? Please try it.
Address: Toyohi Motomachi 1-22, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Access: 10 minutes walking from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Nagae
8. A shop selling popular homemade gourmets using specialty lemons “Koueido”
Setoda, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture is a famous place for producing lemon. Don’t you taste local gourmet which uses a lot of such specialty products? Located in a distant place from Onomichi Station, “Koueido” is a shop that is known for its delicious homemade lemon cake with specialty lemon.
This is a popular product that not only for locals but also repeaters come to buy this lemon cake all the way from the area far way from this shop. You may buy it as a souvenir, or eat it by yourself when you are tired! It is a lovely cake that looks like a lemon. This is a product you should enjoy when you go to Onomichi.
Address: Setoda 229, Setoda-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Access: 40 minutes by car from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Koueido
9. Speaking of the gourmet of Hiroshima Onomichi, this is it! A restaurant where you can enjoy delicious oysters “Kakizaemon”
Speaking of the classic gourmet of Hiroshima Onomichi, many people may think of this? Yes, an oyster, seafood that is characterized by its rich taste, also called sea milk. The recommended restaurant in Onomichi is “Kakizaemon”.
The oyster maker Kunihiro Co., Ltd. runs this restaurant so that the oysters used here are top-ranked products in its freshness, taste, and size. And any dishes using these oysters are juicy. Not only raw oysters but also crispy fried oysters are delicious. This restaurant also deals with mainly local sake of Hiroshima as well as oysters, so this restaurant is recommended for sake lovers too!
Address: Tsuchido 2-9-10, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Time: Mon~Fri: 11:30～14:00 / 17:30～23:00, Sat&Holiday: 11:30～14:00, Sun: 11:30～14:30 / 17:00～20:30
Close: Tuesday (If Tuesday is holiday, the next day will be closed.)
Access: 15 minutes walking from Onomichi Station
Map: map to Kakizaemon
10. Fruit lovers can’t wait to eat it! “Hassakuya” famous for Fruit Daifuku
After enjoying Onomichi Gourmet, how about a sweet dessert? This shop is “Hassakuya” which has been featured in Japanese TV programs. The characteristic of the specialty “Fruit Daifuku” that you can enjoy here is that much more raw fruits are contained than bean jam.
There are a wide variety of products. Other than the classic product Strawberry Daifuku, they have the mandarin “Hassaku” which is the names of this shop. In addition, jumbo Daifuku, which contains one whole strawberry and orange, is also sold. This is voluminous and perfect filling! Please try eating it!
Address: Innoshimaohama-cho 246-1, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Close: Monday & Tuesday
Access: 10 minutes from Innoshima North IC
Map: map to Hassakuya
Enjoy delicious gourmet food in Onomichi, where you can fully enjoy nature and sightseeing.
What did you think? In this article, we featured a recommended gourmet to eat in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. Onomichi, a popular tourist destination for visiting temples and so on, is a place with lots of nature surrounded by mountains and the sea. There is no doubt that you can feel the nature and refresh while healing your mind at the temple! And there are many famous foods in Onomichi, so why not try to find your favorite ones such as fresh seafood from the Seto Inland Sea, B-grade gourmets, and sweets?