Marley [Closed]

Cozy little restaurant with a counter bar in Tatemachi perfect for a relaxed lunch, a quiet dinner with friends or a special someone. Just off the street in the Tatemachi shopping district Marley serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes using, as far as possible, local produce.

The wide menu also includes western and Japanese fusion dishes, which, on the whole are quite successful. The lighting is subdued, giving it a cool feel in the summer months, but making it warm and cozy in the winter. There is a kind of retro/antique vibe to the decor which can be a bit cheesy, but in this case serves to enhance the relaxed atmosphere.

Set lunches are good value (see below) and there is an impressive a la carte dinner menu with delicious salads, seafood, meat, pasta and rice dishes which start from around ¥600 and run up to about ¥1800. There are also smaller options such as kushi-yaki vegetables, meat and seafood on skewers which go well with their extensive bar offerings.

The staff are friendly and attentive, and, although their English ability is limited, are more than happy to receive international customers and do their best to ensure they have an enjoyable time. Customers also don’t need to feel that they must eat and it’s fine to just drop in for a drink or two.


    • Daily lunch set ¥680
      Soup, salad, rice or baguette and a drink. Ōmori large portions of rice available, as well as rice refills.
    • Pasta lunch¥820 Soup, salad, pasta, baguette and drink
    • 3/4 lunch set¥1180 Appetizer plate, baguette, main dish of the day, drink and mini-parfait dessert

Desserts available for ¥250 extra when you buy a set lunch.

Address: 1F Tatemachi G House, 5-7 Tatemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
Tel: (082)249-9150
Opening hours: Lunch 11:30-15:00 (L.O. 14:30)Dinner 17:00-24:00 (L.O. 23:30)

  • Closed Sundays, National Holidays and December 31 – January 3
  • Seating for 24 (4 tables for 4 and 8 counter seats)
  • Reservations OK
  • Non-smoking section at lunch
  • Credit cards OK

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Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

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