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Follow a red-brick-road back alley to this izakaya (Japanese style pub-restaurant) that brings about the atmosphere of an older Japan. This izakaya serves a wide variety of dishes like croquettes and chicken rice that might be found on an old coffee shop menu, as well as seasonal fish served in forms such as sashimi and tempura. Here you can also taste retro cocktails made with the nostalgic sweet fruit liquor “Aｋadama port wine” (currently referred to as Akadama sweet wine) which can be bought nowadays but was first produced by the famous major Japanese drink manufacturer Suntory in 1907.
- 4-1-25 Nakadori, Kure-shi, Hiroshima
- Contact No.
- 12-minute walk from Kure Station on the JR Kure Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 17:00–24:00 （Last order 23:30） Closed on Mondays
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average budget （1 person）: Afternoon-yen, evening-yenMenu: Kaigun rolled cabbage 700 yen, all Akadama port wine cocktails 480 yenCredit cards accepted
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Interior with a unique atmosphere of retro Japan
The interior is based on retro Japan from the Showa period （1926 - 1989） and has reminiscent advertisements and old soda bottles on display. All of the tables are accompanied with free candies and outside you can also find "gatcha gatcha" vending machines where you can test your chance for service tickets and gift certificates making for an exciting dining experience!
Recreating old navy recipes with the kaigun rolled cabbage and meat
Akadama Shoten is located in Kure City, Hiroshima which at one time was a major port for the navy. So, this area is well known for its former kaigun （navy soldier） gourmet. The “kaigun rolled cabbage” （700 yen）, recreated based upon the original recipe served at the time, is a delicious dish with deep and simple tomato sauce flavor with meat.
Retro cocktails made with wine from a long time ago
Here you can find cocktails with a taste of the past using sweet fruit liquor Akadama port wine that was first sold in Japan in 1907. Some of the cocktails the menu are the “Akadama punch” mixed with soda （480 yen） and the “Akadama navel” （480 yen） mixed with orange juice, both of which have a strong sweetness that will surely put you in a nostalgic mood.