5 Franchise/ local Restaurants from Hiroshima
Hiroshima is a prefecture in Japan that is located in the middle of Kyushu and Kansai. It has many local foods that play a role in tourist resources, like Okonomi-yaki, Momiji manjuu, Omichi-ramen and so on.
Musashi is a rice ball restaurant that has 10 stores in Hiroshima. Their rice balls are served in best condition to eat; each grain of rice breaks when you put one of them into your mouth. It sells not only rice ball but also Udon (Japanese noodle dish) and bento box.
It has Japanese foods items that are beloved by all generations.
Official site: http://www.musubi-musashi.co.jp/
Tokugawa is a Kansai style Okonomiyaki restaurant that has stores mainly in Hiroshima city. The sauces and mayonnaise that used in the stores are created by Tokugawa itself.
It is a very famous Okonomiyaki restaurant and some say that all people from Hiroshima know Tokugawa, because it focuses on ingredients and seasonings.
Official site: http://www.tokugawa.jp/web/index.html
Micchan is also an Okonomiyaki restaurant that everyone in Hiroshima knows. It started in 1950 and has 7 chain stores in Hiroshima. It is so popular that people often line up to eat there.
Its Okonomiyaki is Hiroshima style and it focuses on ingredients, noodles, and its cooking style to make the taste gorgeous and delicate. It adopts a unique system where its ingredients are cooked separately.
Official site: http://www.okonomi.co.jp/hatchobori.html
Youki is a famous and traditional Chinese noodle (ramen) restaurant. Its red sign attracts the attention of people. Its store and foods are quite simple and traditional, so people can enjoy it until the end of it without being bored of the taste.
The type of ramen served is shoyu ramen and tonkotsu ramen. The pork bone based, tonkotsu ramen is famous because it is so soft and addictive.
Hiroshima Tsukemen Honpo “Bakudan-ya”
It is a Tsukemen restaurant that has stores not only in Japan but also in foreign countries. Tsukemen is a type of ramen that is served with the noodle and soup separately. You dip the noodle into the soup.
It is a rare restaurant that serves Hiroshima style Tsukemen, which is colorful and contains boiled cabbage and cucumber.
How are franchise/ local restaurants in Hiroshima? It is kind of surprising that Kansai style Okonomiyaki, like Tokugawa has opened chain stores in Hiroshima and people love to go there. It is also recommended to eat the rice balls and Tsukemen and Chinese noodle as well when you visit Hiroshima.