There are 10,000 rafts cultivating oysters in Hiroshima Bay, with a yearly output of 30,000 tons of shelled oysters. Needless to say, oysters are a Hiroshima specialty, and this houseboat, moored east of Peace Memorial Park on the Motoyasu River at the Heiwa Odori Bridge, is one of the best places to enjoy them. Although winter is the optimal time for fresh oysters, the owner has his own oyster rafts and can harvest them also in summer, as well as freeze his best stock in January so he's able to serve excellent oysters year-round. This floating restaurant has been here more than 45 years, and dining is in tatami rooms with views of the river. The English-language menu lists set meals that feature oysters prepared various ways, including in the shell, fried, baked, steamed in soy broth, and marinated in vinegar. In addition to oysters, flounder, eel, and a few other dishes are available as well.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
- tel: 082/241-7416
- On the Motoyasu River, at Heiwa-Ohashi Bridge
- Daily 11am-2pm; Mon-Sat 5-9pm; Sun and holidays 5-8:30pm (last order)
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