Tourists, salarymen and locals all line up at this small restaurant for some fabulous home cooking. The shop is named after Nunakuma Shrine’s ritural “Otebi ritual” which is one of the top three fire festivals in Japan and offers fresh fish caught by the local fishermen every morning.
On the counter, you can see variety of simple, home cooked tapas such as marinated small sea bream, small shrimp stewed in soy sauce and sugar, Nikujaga (simmered potatoes and beef), and chopped burdock root (and sometimes carrot) cooked in sugar and soy sauce. As it is a port town, visitors can taste fresh fish meals such as small fish set meals and sashimi set meals on a budget, which has gained great popularity among the locals.

Apart from fish meals, they also offer Yakiniku set meals and donburi meals. “Chuka soba” ramen noodles are popular among locals, which is made with a chicken and soy sauce based soup with thin noodles, and a lot of fried meat and vegetables on top.

It looks very simple and has a mild taste, but the portions are quite large! After trying some small fish tapas over sake, we highly recommend having Chuka soba at the end of your meal for a satisfying finish. You can spot the restaurant from the red lantern hanging out in front of the entrance.

Restaurant Otebi
Address/ 838 Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima
Tel/ +81-84-982-0808
Business hour/ 11:00 – 14:00(L.O.13:45), 17:00 – 21:00(L.O.20:30)
Closing days/ Monday, third Sunday