A typical Japanese dish, okonomiyaki looks like a kind of flat cake made with, among other things, shrimp, pork breast, onion, cuttlefish, and squid. The Hiroshima version also contains noodles. On the other hand, unlike the Osaka recipe, you will not find mayonnaise or flakes of bonito covering the dish.
Nagata-Ya consists of a large room with, on the left, the kitchen, dominated by a huge hot plate on which chefs prepare the various okonomiyaki. Once ready, they are brought to your table, which also features a hot plate to keep the food warm. On the menu, various options are available: the basic okonomiyaki, from which you add various ingredients, or the already prepared okonomiyaki (the ‘Deluxe', the ‘Kitchen of the Sea', the ‘Oyster'… ). Note that it is always busy, but orders are taken while you queue outside, so you are served quickly once you are seated.
1-7-19 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0051
+81 (0)8 2247 0787
Menu: around 1,500 JPY