Located inside the multi-story Hiroshima antenna shop, Koi Koi specializes in Hiroshima's most famous dish - okonomiyaki - along with yakisoba and oysters in season. If you grab a counter seat you can watch the chefs assemble the layers of your okonomiyaki from up close, then serve yourself directly from the edge of the grill, chopping off one section at a time. The grill-side seats are also very cozy in wintertime.
The menu offers four or five different okonomiyaki variations, such as the "special" that includes fresh shrimp and cuttlefish in addition to the basic pork-cabbage recipe. You can also choose from three different types of noodles, including "spicy noodles" with a pleasantly refreshing dose of cayenne pepper.
The drinks list covers beer, shochu and a couple of local Hiroshima sakes. Basic okonomiyaki variations are priced from Y1300-1600, with many optional toppings available. -
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