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“Just pick and commit.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Okonomimura

Okonomimura
5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0034 , Japan
+81 82-241-2210
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Ranked #5 of 1,487 Restaurants in Hiroshima
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Just pick and commit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The problem here is that you have 3 floors and 25 places all serving the same thing. Don't let the decision making ruin the experience, just pick one and commit. Our pick turned out to be good and I'm sure that most are. The way I found the place was by using the large Parco department store. It's just a block or so South of Parco, look for the sign in the pics that sticks out. Fun experience. We split one with a couple beers and you would need to be pretty hungry to eat a whole one but most people seemed to be getting one each. Okonomiyaki is a bit strange in taste but something you should try. We happen to love cabbage.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Whaddon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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“Many restaurants in a small district”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We walked around a district well known for the Japanese equivalent of DIY omlette/pizza (which is really tasty) and from many choices looked into what looked like a block of flats but turned out to be many different eating establishments in one place (Okonomimura). The entrances to each individual establishment are reached via a lift to several different floors. We like to see inside a place before we go in and so as the lift doors opened onto each place, it felt a little daunting as we didn't know what reception to expect. The people were polite but we weren't sure so we went back outside and saw another street side restaurant nearbye.
This suited us better as we could see in and it was all locals - it was a typical restaurant for this type of meal ( bit like a cross between a roadside cafe in the uk and a carvery) - picture attached.
Great place to eat with very good food at reasonable price.

We can't show it due to the way the website is set up , but our visit was actually in June / July 2011 not long after the Tsunami, and we were received here (as in the rest of our Japanese trip) with an extremely friendly welcoming by the local population.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Worth hunting down. A must do culinary experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Don't know why trip advisor has this listed as property closed. It's not. It's still there and a must do eating experience. I hhink the problem is that there are many eateries in the one building and many reviewers have tried to review each one individually. You can't as they all share the same address! It's one building with three floors, each floor with several Japanese food outlets. I want to write fast food but don't let that put you off.
It is quite difficult to find but here you go.... From Aioi-bashi bridge head east along Aioi Dori Ave for about 1k. Turn right into Chuo Dori street. Take the 4th right after about 400m. The building that houses all the eateries is then about 100m on left. Look very carefully and you will see the sign. Be brave, don't study the pictures, just run up to a floor and stall randomly and go for it, you won't be disappointed!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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“Good Way to Eat like the Locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We went to the 4th floor, which had about 10 different "stalls". The one we ate at had a really friendly chef, who helped us decide, and customised it for us. We shared one, which was fine as a full one would have been too much. Cost was about 1,000 Yen for one with squid and bacon. Beer was 480 Yen, which, although painful, was about right for Hiroshima.

Worth visiting to get a good feel for Japan, and Hiroshima in particular.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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“A fun meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had a bit of difficulty finding this as it was on the 2nd and 3rd floors of a car park. A few of the places advertised English menus so we chose one of those and were the only customers although others on the same floor were conducting cooking classes (in Japanese). Hiroshima Okonomiyake very different to what we were used to from other parts of Japan so good to experience

Visited September 2012
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