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Koba

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$$ - $$$
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1-4 Nakamachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0037, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 82-249-6556
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Walk in from the street and left over some indoor pool of water. It's on the second of third floor up some stairs. A friend researched this bar looking for an "alternative scene". The theme is pretty grunge and the music isn't too loud so it's easier to talk to whoever you're with. The owner was very nice to us... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Mitsuyuki "Bom" Tsuyoshi is the coolest bartender in this city, and the cozy, intimate and über cool bar is testament to that. You will need the help of Google Maps to find it, its quite hard to miss if not for the sign outside. Head up the the narrow staircase to the top floors and be warmly welcomed by the... More 

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Thank Jay M
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We found it difficult to find somewhere in Hiroshima just to have a couple of relaxed drinks after dinner but then stumbled upon Koba. Although they do also serve food, they are happy for you just to sit and enjoy a drink. Drinks are reasonably priced and the rock-loving owner, Bom, makes a real effort to chat to everyone, find... More 

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Thank jenlou8
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Hiroshima just for 2 nights, but was enough to be in love for the city and the night life. Koba is the best pub in Hiroshima. The food is really tasty, we tried Fried Chicken and Chilli Carbonara, that I really recommend it. Great atmosphere, good music and perfect environment! Special thanks to Bom and Shin, who... More 

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Thank Anselmo C
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I've been to this bar about 4 times now over the last couple of years. It's hidden away and I guess you have to go out of your way to find it but it's worth the effort. What you're going to find is a small, niche bar with two of the friendliest people you could imagine running it. The clientele... More 

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Thank Hugh L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best little bars/pub we have been to during out time in Japan the owners are great the guests are friendly and the booze and food it terrific.

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Thank Thomas E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The place is at second floor, not visible from the street, but just follow the rock / metal music that comes from the inside. Staff is very friendly and speaks a good english, one of the few moments during my vacation I have spoken with japanese people. Good choice of drinks, I haven't tried food. A place to go if... More 

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Thank rhye83
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Ok. I am American and my wife is Japanese - from Hiroshima. We have spent days, months, years (21 to be precise) combing the streets to find some cool places to chill and enjoy a cozy good food and drink and personality place. We finally found it in Koba. The owner is a total stud names Michan. He loves 80's... More 

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Thank Michael Glenn T
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Most things have already said. But as a lonely backpacker without a Japanese tongue it was a very welcome change to speak English to everyone at the bar. Tje food was great, the music good and this bar is just fantastic

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Thank Stefan F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I had the chilli carbonara and my boyfriend had teriyaki chicken, both were delicious (and cheap!). There were two very nice guys both cooking, serving and chatting. Their English was good and they liked to tell you some nice stories. They also wanted everyone in the bar to talk to each other. Super nice place, we would definitely come back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-4 Nakamachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0037, Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Hiroshima Prefecture  >  Hiroshima
  • Phone Number: +81 82-249-6556

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