Papas Mamas

A comfortable, friendly place that is very relaxing to dine in with friends, kids, by yourself or even to enjoy a casual group party. They offer over 30 varieties of pasta dishes including some freshly made fettucini noodle dishes.

There is often a thriving lunch crowd here as they offer reasonably priced sets of pasta or pizza lunches for just over ¥1,000 for a main pasta or pizza with salad and a drink. Add dessert for just a little bit more.

There are many pastas, pizzas and salads available on the dinner menu to order as ala-carte dishes for under ¥1,000 or as a part of a larger set for between ¥1,980-¥3,500 yen. Add ¥1,000 on top of any course menu to include 120 minutes of an all-you-can-drink deal.

The cheapest set is a selection of appetizers, salads, pizza or pasta, drink and dessert. The most expensive set includes a meat or fish main dish as well as appetizers, salads, pasta, drink and dessert. Although I have seen many families dining here, they don’t seem to have a kids menu or set at the moment. Portions are not bad and if you order a few dishes to share, you could have a great meal with a friend or group that wouldn’t cost much over ¥1,000 per person not including drinks.

My favorite pasta dishes are made with the nama fresh pasta noodles- just melt in your mouth delicious. The pizzas are also great- I am a traditionalist and usually stick with the standard margherita, but I have enjoyed the mushroom and garlic, basil and onion combinations here as well.

The staff are always friendly and relaxed and have no problems making substitutions for items in sets or on certain dishes, so vegetarians or customers with allergies should have no trouble here.

Getting there

Located two intersections before the turn for Hiroshima’s Asa zoo, Papas Mamas is about 20 minutes out of the city center if driving along the Astram monorail line. Follow the Astram line out of town and turn left at Kami-Yasu station (opposite Yasuda Womens University, Kindergarten and Graduate School) You will see mamas papas on the right just after a small florist.

  • Cash & Visa cards accepted
  • Seating for 40
  • Japanese Menu (Katakana)
  • 18 parking spaces available
  • Reservations and private bookings available upon request

Hours: Sometimes closed Thursdays 11:00-15:00 17:00-23:00 (L.O.22:00)

Address: Kami-Yasu 1-chome 1-1 (a few minutes walk down from Kami-Yasu astram station)

Telephone: 082-872-8817


Been enjoying living, working in and writing about Hiroshima since '98- co-founder, editor, photographer and writer for / GetHiroshima map + GetHiroshima magazine

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