Seafood in Onomichi

Onomichi which faces the Setonaikai (Seto Inland Sea) is a place well known for tasty fish.

When it comes to seafood, you might come up with Sushi or Sashimi.

However, since it might be such a rare chance for you to come to Onomichi, why don’t you try ‘okoze’, local fish which is available in Onomichi?

My favorite restaurant, called Uonobu is one that serves stonefish.

Upon hearing the word stonefish, there might be only a few Japanese people who say, “Oh, its meat is firm and tasty!” And this particular restaurant, Uonobu is famous for its stonefish food.

One of the best recipes for stonefish is deep-fried stonefish. In comparison to other fish, stonefish’s flesh is regarded as a little more chewy. Whenever I eat it, I am so happy that I break into a smile.

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Stonefish meat is also served with a red miso soup. Uonobu serves deep-fried stonefish’s bones. You can enjoy fried stonefish’s food texture that you have never eaten before. It is so crispy!

I would also certainly recommend trying the “Unigohan” sea urchin served on top of a bowl of rice.

The hundred-year old Uonobu building is a must see.

I have eaten at Uonobu at least five times so far and I have always eaten at in the same room, called Hatune no ma. After climbing the steep narrow stairs and you reach the third floor, with the ‘Hatsune no ma’ and there you can enjoy the serene views of the setonaikai. (Seto Inland Sea)


Although I was born and brought up in Onomichi, I rarely have the chance to eat traditional Onomichi food as there are a fewer restaurants that serve traditional Onomichi food these days. Whenever I have been back there, however, once I begin to eat the fresh fish varieties from the Setonaikai (Seto Inland Sea) with the surroundings by the serene setonaikai, I notice that I feel I am again in Onomichi.,+Onomichi-shi,+Hiroshima-ken+722-0045/@34.4095978,133.2043775,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x355101aefb918809:0x69b535418652e8fa?hl=en