My friend Tomoko-chan was raised in Honkawa-cho area, so she’s the real deal. (She’s pretty obsessed with owls too, so she even dragged me to an owl café in central Hiroshima once. ) So I sneakily asked her about some good restaurants.
“Pretty much anywhere you go in Honkawa-cho is good, but if I had to pick two, it would be these ones~” She said.
Honkawa local Tomoko-chan’s choice
Recommended okonomiyaki places in the Honkawa& Tokaichi area(around hostel)
住所： 〒730-0805 広島県広島市中区十日市町１丁目１−２
Address: 730-0805 Hiroshima-ken, Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Tokaichi-machi 1chome 1-2
RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOSTEL!
Tomoko-chan’s comment: The cheese mochi topping is the best! This place is only 20 minutes of foot from the hostel, so you can get there quickly.
住所： 〒730-0853 広島県広島市中区堺町１丁目３−１４
Address: 730-0853 Hiroshima-ken,Hiroshima-shi,naka-ku, Sekai-machi, 1chome 3-14
Tomoko-Chan’s comment: This store serves Fuchuyaki. I wonder if anyone will give it a try♪ They also have a lot of dishes on their Teppen-yaki (Grill dishes) menu.
***Fuchuyaki is a type of Hiroshima style okonomiyaki that comes from the city of Fuchu. Instead of using strips of pork meat (kind of like bacon) it uses minced meat, or pieces that have been cut into smaller portions.