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Kisetsu Ryori Nakashima

  • Anniversary services
  • English Menu
  • Elementary and up OK

The sole Michelin 3-star in Hiroshima, Nakashima is the guiding north star for all with its uncompromising food and service

It is only fitting that Kisetsu Ryori Nakashima, Hiroshima's only restaurant with 3 Michelin stars, resides within the Hakushima district, an elegant and affluent residential neighborhood. Owner-chef Tetsuo Nakashima is an alumni of the Osaka Tsuji Culinary Institute, and began his career at a traditional Japanese restaurant in Osaka. Returning to his hometown to further hone his skills, he continued to excel at his craft until in 2006 he opened his own shop; ever since, he has gained nothing but love and adulation from fans around the world.

"I want each and every one of my guests to think; choosing 'Nakashima' was the right choice" says our chef, who toils daily with his staff honing their mantra of "delivering the finest food, in the finest mood, in order to create the joy and wonder of our guests". This is the 'Nakashima'-style of service, and it shows in the restaurant's specialite; it is transient, using the best of the day's catch, broth simmered painstakingly from Kagoshima's Makurazaki Chiainuki high-quality bonito flakes, and Natural Kelp from Hokkaido's Rausu.

Similarly, one day's sashimi appetizer might include Sea Bream from Yamaguchi's Suo-Oshima, Bonito from Kochi, Oval Squid from Shimane, but the next day it could be wildly different; such is chef Nakashima's selectivity regarding fresh-caught natural seafood. It's partner, soy sauce, is not an afterthought either; Hiroshima Mukaigahara's Wadaka-brand sauce, bonito-broth, and natural wasabi from Hiroshima's Yoshiwa combine to make a wonderfully succulent dip for the finest of the ocean's fruits.

'Nakashima''s cellar is not to be forgotten either; with a selection centered on sake of the Chugoku-region with 60% coming from local Hiroshima, the staff changes their selection with the seasons; "Ugonnotsuki Jungin Koiomachi Special", "Horaitsuru Jungin Kanade", and "Kirei Nyukon Junmai Yama" are just 3 of their many delicious pairings available.

The interior a piece of art unto itself; a counter of Yoshino Cypress, tabletop of Japanese Zelkova, earthen walls designed by Kenichi Nagumo, and a hand-carved adze finish complete a environment as astounding as the food. The 200 year old Imari-ware, century old Wajimanuri antique lacquer, and artful white porcelain made by "Living National Treasure" Manji Inoue all serve to complete the sublime mood worthy of a would-be fourth Michelin star. Sit back in this unforgettable atmosphere; basking in the hall of 'Nakashima' is an experience unto itself, an achievement to attain in life. Now add the chef's timeless culinary mastery, and you will find yourself lost in the silky depths of umami and sake, speaking on the deepest levels with the food and what originated them, nature. Best to bring along another, one with which you would not shy away from conversing deeply and squarely with and regarding the finest of nature's gifts.

* The availability of an English version of this page does not guarantee that the restaurant can provide services in English unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that, even if stated, there may still be days when English speaking staff are unavailable.

*All seats at this restaurant are reserved by waiting list. Available dates are not made public. First, register the date you want to reserve on the waiting list. The concierge will confirm availability and contact you to let you know if you can make a reservation.

■3-minute walk from Hakushima station (Hiroshima-Dentetsu Hakushima Line)



【After January】Chef's Seasonal Course

19,562 JPY / Guest

  • A course structured meticulously around local seasonal ingredients; please enjoy the vibrant depth of the ripest fruits of the land, one course at a time.

  • ▼Course Details

    ※ The total amount served in course is generally constant; however, please be understanding of minor fluctuations in the number of dishes, as well as ingredients and tableware used.
    ※ Tax, service charge, and reservation fee (to Pocket Concierge) included.
    ※ No extra charges unless additional orders occur.

    ※All seats at this restaurant are reserved by waiting list. Available dates are not made public. First, register the date you want to reserve on the waiting list. The concierge will confirm availability and contact you to let you know if you can make a reservation.


Recommendations (8)

  • Age: 40'sDate of visit: 11/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: With family
  • Age: 50'sDate of visit: 10/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: Date
  • Age: 30'sDate of visit: 10/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: Other
    This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in my life. The food was so carefully prepared and beyond delicious. The chef and staff went out of their way to help me understand the chefs vision for the cuisine which made the experience very rich (I speak only English). I will be back to eat here next time I visit Hiroshima. Thank you!
  • Age: 40'sDate of visit: 10/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: With family
    妻の誕生日を本当に久しぶりに2人で過ごすことができました。大変おいしい料理をゆっくりと味わえました。初めはもう少し肩ひじの張るお店と思っていましたが,リラックスして過ごせました。ただ,15000円のコースは私たちにとって量が少し多すぎたようです。2人ともいつの間にかこんなに量が食べられなくなったのかと驚いていますが,これはこちらの問題なので仕方がないですね。次回は品数についてのリクエストも可能であればさせていただきたいと思います。 ごちそうさまでした。
  • Age: 40'sDate of visit: 10/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: Date
    It was a pleasurable experience. The staff was very welcoming, the menu was outstanding.
  • Age: 50'sDate of visit: 10/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: With Colleagues
    お料理、食材、味と素晴らしい数々の器 そして 女将や他の従業員の方々のサービス、お店の 雰囲気とも 大満足でした。またお邪魔したいと思います。
  • Age: 60'sDate of visit: 9/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: Anniversary
    次々と食事のペースに合わせて出されるお料理は、眼の前の店主の包丁さばき、本日の食材の紹介、長年収集されてきた器に盛り付けられた見事なお料理と、すべてを堪能することができました。 実は 改装前のお店にも1度伺ったことがありまして、今回もお料理と器を楽しみにしていました。 今回は店主の要望が活かされお店に改装されたそうで、吉野檜の1枚カウンターで料理を頂きました。 銀杏のまな板、見事な欄間など、食事を進めながら、目でも楽しませていただきました。
  • Age: 40'sDate of visit: 7/2018Number of visits: 1Purpose: Date
    雰囲気も器も接客の素晴らしさも、他のお店では味わうことのできない素晴らしいひとときでした。 季節を変えてまた行きたいです。
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Name [Japanese name]
Kisetsu Ryori Nakashima [季節料理なかしま]
Cuisine Type
Japanese, Kaiseki, Washoku
Opening hours
[Weekdays] 18:00~22:00 (Final Entry 19:30) [Saturdays] 2 Time Slots ①17:00~ ②20:00~
Sunday , Public Holiday, New Year's Holiday, GW, Mid August
TOHAKU Building, 10-4, Higashihakushima cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
Closest Stations

3-minute walk from Hakushima station (Hiroshima-Dentetsu Hakushima Line)