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Kusunokicho, Mashinishiku, Hiroshima 733-8511, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 82-232-5277
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11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Tue 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this Okonomiyaki restaurant. The owners are so welcoming and the food is deeply, deeply satisfying. We had to wait a little for a spot, but it was well worth it. Also, not Japanese but totally delicious was the Rio Grand chile, which the chef/owner makes with love and care. The egg, chives and pork pancake was the hit... More 

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Thank SeonaidhD
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Eat with the locals in this little hidden gem of a restaurant in a side street not far from Yokogawa Station. Authentic Japanese Okonomiyaki cooked in front of you. Delicious!!

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Thank Joanne G
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was surprised when I found the restaurant back in 2014. It is owned by Lopes, a super nice guy, that welcomes foreigners speaking English, Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish. The service is as awesome as the food is. Looking forward to eat more of those delicious okonomiyakis on my next trip to Japan. I super recommend it!

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Thank AlexandreYamada
Japan
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We made the pilgrimage to Okonomiyaki Lopez after reading about the eponymous chef in Matt Goulding's book, "Rice, Noodle, Fish". For those who are interested, the chapter on Okonomiyaki Lopez and, more broadly, the origins of Hiroshima's beloved local dish is available for free as an article (it's called: "The Second Most Famous Thing to Happen to Hiroshima" so just... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We made our pilgrimage from Tokyo for this (soon to be very) famous Okonomiyake restaurant. Mr. Lopez makes one of the best, and certainly the most special, jalapeño okonomiyake, in the traditional style. I saw many locals come in and order the famous "pancake" saying "ha-ra-pe-no, oneigai shimasu" with a knowing smile. It was very good. And a very different... More 

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2 Thank Paul D
Seattle
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We read about Lopez months before our trip to Japan in "Rice, Noodle, Fish" and immediately planned on searching this place out when visiting Hiroshima. We were not disappointed, the okonomiyaki was definitely the best we have had (we have tried many others but this one still reigns supreme). Remember to add the jalapeños, too! In addition to great food,... More 

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Thank Monica R
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Simple, nice and cosy location, with the owner cooking his famous okonomiyaki right in front of you. His English is very good and after a short waiting, I had a place around the grill and being my very first okonomiyaki, he suggested me a basic version and kindly explained me more about it. It was so yummy! at the end,... More 

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Thank Gisella A
Paradise Valley, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Excellent atmosphere, friendly service and great food. It is always busy. The proof is ....where else in Japan could you see a Gaijin owned restaurant packed with Japanese patrons. I am always the only gaijin in the place.

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Thank John V
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

It's always interesting when a "gaijin" owns a restaurant in Japan - even more so when talking about one of HIroshima's claim to culinary fame. Lopez might not be distinguishable from other okonomiyaki places in Hiroshima were it not for the fact that the dishes other than okonomiyaki are likely unique to an okonomiyaki place - items like a chili... More 

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Thank Spahkee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I return to Hiroshima annually. As soon as I arrive to Yokogawa Station, I head straight to Lopez's. I studied abroad in Hiroshima for a year and frequented the restaurant weekly. Now that I'm back in the U.S., it is an annual trip! Go and try it out please. Thank me later. I order with soba noodles. Pork. Green onions.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kusunokicho, Mashinishiku, Hiroshima 733-8511, Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Hiroshima Prefecture  >  Hiroshima
  • Phone Number: +81 82-232-5277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?