L'Ermita

15,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest
15,000 JPY 〜
/ Guest

Enjoy the unique flavor of the only world gourmet guide award Spanish restaurant in the Chugoku and Shikoku region

On the second floor of a building in the central Hiroshima business district, 3-minute walk from Chuden-mae Station on the Hiroshima Electric Railway, sits the only world gourmet guide award Spanish restaurant in the Chugoku and Shikoku region, L’Ermita. Only 10-minute walk from the South exit of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, its central location is convenient for business or sightseeing.

After the owner-chef Masaru Urakami graduated from university, he landed a company job. However, captivated by the world of cuisine, he left for Europe at age 25. He ended up spending his 20s and 30s in Italy, Spain, and France. He trained at a string of world gourmet guide award restaurants, including Els Tinars in Girona, Catalonia; Tragabuches in Málaga, Andalusia; Las Rejas in Cuenca, Castilla–La Mancha; Etxebarri in Biscay, Basque Country; and Martin Berasategui in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country.

Owner-chef Urakami explains, ""My cooking style hasn't been shaped by just one restaurant or chef; it's the result of a mix of food cultures and an accumulation of experiences across Europe, where I've spent a third of my life. Catalonia cuisine, a subset of Mediterranean cuisine, has had a particularly strong influence on me, and forms the foundation of my cooking, but I also add my own unique twist.""
Like Italian cuisine, Spanish cuisine varies significantly by region. Catalonia is surrounded by the ocean and mountains, and the region's sophisticated cuisine has been molded by French and Italian influences. Traditional dishes include mar y montaña (""ocean and mountains""), and the use of sweetness is a notable feature of Catalonian cooking. While his style is strongly rooted in Spanish traditions, owner-chef Urakami sources his ingredients from the Seto Inland Sea and adds a sprinkle of playfulness and creativity to his dishes.
Courses follow the current trend in Spanish cuisine of menú degustación de tapas—rather than carefully considering the order and combination of the dishes as in French cooking; each dish is its own discrete unit, and the course consist of a series of such dishes. A selection of wines—mainly Spanish and Portugese varieties—is on offer, including some delicious dessert wines.

The restaurant layout centers on the counter kitchen seating which allows diners to communicate with the chef. One of the fun things about L’Ermita is that you can enjoy conversation with the chef over the counter. It's a great place for anniversaries, with family or friends, or business dinners. Owner-chef Urakami speaks Spanish, as well as a little Italian and English, making this a great choice for travelers stopping in Hiroshima.

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*The availability of this webpage does not guarantee that the restaurant presented provides services in English, unless otherwise stated. Please be aware that English services may also depend on staff availability at the restaurant.

【Access】
A 3-minute walk from Chuden-mae Station (Hiroden Ujina Line, Route 1)

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Recommendation(16)

  • 30's

    Date of Visit: 6/2022
    今回は念願だった、シェフオススメの夏のお料理を頂けて幸せでした。夏野菜や夏のフルーツの爽やかさフレッシュさにハーブ、スパイスを効かせることで輪郭を与え、メインを張る食材も山の幸と海の幸を喧嘩することなく組み合わせるなどレルミタさん以外では体験できない緻密な理論に基づいた構成に感銘を受けました。またシェフの独壇場にならずスタッフさんの意見も柔軟に取り入れながらチーム全体としてのお料理、空間作り、ホスピタリティを実現されているところが印象的でした。同業の方との横のつながりも大事にしていらっしゃってシェフご自身も食べ歩きもお好きなご様子でしたので、今後の情報交換から更なるお料理のアップデートを期待させる素敵なお話しも聞けて口福、耳福でございました。訪れるたびに新たな感動と成長を感じさせていただける稀有なお店です。是非多くの方に季節ごとに足繁く通っていただきたい名店です。ご馳走様でした!
    Number of visits: 2+Purpose: With family
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 5/2022
    どれも、初めての組み合わせの、お料理で、とても感動しました。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With family
  • 50's

    Date of Visit: 4/2022
    初めての食べ合わせだったり食材の旨みすべてが新鮮でとても満足しました。 シェフの飾らない対応とスタッフの方の人柄もよく心地よい雰囲気でとても良かったです。 スペインに行ってみたくなりました。
    Number of visits: OnePurpose: With friend

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Courses

Lunch
Menú Degustación de Tapas
15,000 JPY / Guest
Dinner
Menú Degustación de Tapas
15,000 JPY / Guest

Information

Name

L'Ermita [L'Ermita(レルミタ)]

Cuisine Type

Other Western cuisine

Opening hours

Lunch:12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (L.O.12:00 pm) Dinner:6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O.8:00 pm) *Business hours are irregular to prevent coronavirus infection from spreading. Please check the website for details and the latest information in advance.

Holidays

Irregular Holidays

Access

3-3-17, Ootemati, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

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