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Kakifune Kanawa

1 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 82-241-7416
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Japanese, Seafood
1 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

You would rarely see oysters prepared in so many different ways - raw (sprinkled with whisky!), roasted, deep fried, shabu shabu, stewed, with cheese, au gratin, over rice, en gelée, fermented, etc. The oysters are sweet, extremely fresh. Some dishes are not so successful but...More

3  Thank Lam N
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious but quite overpriced. Service was good and beautiful location. However, we left there hungry.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Situated on the rivers edge my wife and I enjoyed a lovely evening in a private room (no extra cost) with quick, friendly service from very pleasant kimono clad ladies which certainly adds to the experience. Despite not being the peak oyster season, the quality...More

1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This restaurant started 140 years ago cultivating oyster for shipment to then-capital Kyoto. About 50 years ago they started selling directly to food-lovers in Hiroshima. The restaurant used to be a boat that is now on permanent pilings next to peace park. The food we...More

3  Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had a hard time finding the place. The maps we were given at the Tourist office showed the restaurant below the Heiwa -ohashi bridge and on both sides of the river so just to set the record straight, it is on the east bank...More

3  Thank Francoise1948
Reviewed 13 April 2016

What a fabulous find after wandering around Kyoto and saw the boat as I crossed the river. Wandered in and they found me a table over looking the river, very peaceful and relaxing. In the restaurant they had a lovely waitress who started chatting and...More

Thank Travelling_LindaG
Reviewed 12 December 2015

First a warning - they have moved locations - it is now up the street right next to an Italian restaurant. Also, I recommend making a reservation as they get pretty busy. Additionally, there are certain menus that can only be ordered in advance, so...More

2  Thank rdizzle2015
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Hiroshima is famous for its' oysters and the oyster farms in its bay. The Kanawa Boat Restaurant is an oyster lovers paradise. Built on a boat floating in the water but accessible by a short walk-way, the restaurant presents numerous oyster types on the half...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 30 April 2015

My Japanese friend booked a table for 7 of us direct from Sydney. We arrived at 11.30 am. The staff girl waiting for us and took us to the private room with a river view. We order a set menu for all of us. The...More

Thank Prince_Mononoke
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This is a really nice local-ish experience. It's close to the main tourist attractions. But, the food is authentic and very tasty. The service was outstanding. The dining room is traditionally decorated and the wait staff is in traditional attire. Obviously, if you're not into...More

Thank Jim B
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 1 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Hiroshima Prefecture  >  Hiroshima
  • Phone Number: +81 82-241-7416
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