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“Elegant and Affordable Dining on the Water in Hiroshima”
Review of Caffe Ponte

Caffe Ponte
Ranked #8 of 6,176 Restaurants in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Chicago, IL
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Elegant and Affordable Dining on the Water in Hiroshima”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We found this lovely restaurant after a day spent visiting Miyajima Island, and Peace Memorial Park, in Hiroshima. Caffe Ponte is located near A-Bomb Dome. It has an elegant yet family-friendly atmosphere (tables are set with white table cloths and white votive candles) and is located right on the water with scenic views, whether dining inside or out. Outside dining is made available even in the cold of winter with plenty of outdoor heaters arranged among the tables.

We were hoping for fresh oysters (a specialty in the area) which they did not offer, but there were plenty of other oyster entrees as well as meat, pasta, and other seafood. I had a shrimp risotto which was memorably one of the best I've ever eaten. My husband and son both had a muscles appetizer and oyster pasta entrees and they raved about both. We did not have young children with us, but if I remember correctly they did have a children's menu.

We found the prices to be some of the most reasonable in our whole stay in Japan, and the service personnel were excellent and spoke pretty good English, too. I cannot think of one negative thing to say about our dining experience at Caffe Ponte and I recommend it highly.

  • Visited January 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
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“A terrace in Japan!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

After traveling in Japan for a while, I noticed that there are very few places to have a drink or something to eat outside. Caffe Ponte is nice place overlooking the river, with nice food. Prices are on the high side though!

Visited November 2012
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Cypress, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
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“Good dining choice while exploring Peace Memorial Park area”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a good, if slightly pricey cafe / Italian restaurant on the edge of Peace Memorial Park and an easy walk from the downtown shopping core of Hiroshima. Staff speaks English. Food is good - pizza, sandwiches, warm baguettes / bread. Great lunch spot break.

Visited September 2012
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Roermond, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic oyster pasta”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

After a day walking around the Memorial Peace Park and visiting the museum, we found the this nice place nearby the A-bomb dome. My girlfriend and me both enjoyed a pasta dish with oysters. (mine penne, hers spaghetti)
Both priced around the 1300 yen, it was really delicious. There are not many places in Japan where you can eat outside like this.

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Glasgow, UK
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
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“Good location, set meals good deal”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Located on the river just by the A Dome with, unusually for japan, a set of outdoor tables that allow you to watch the world go buy. Place specialises in oysters and Italian food. Set meal was a good deal (for Italian food in Japan - 1980 yen for soup, bread, salad, pasta, desert and a drink - include g beer and wine). Food very good and love,y place to while away an hour or too.

  • Visited June 2012
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