Food and Drink

Kinba Okonomiyaki

SUBMITTED BY SHELBY THOMASON So we found this great Okonomiyaki restaurant down town last night with my friends Rachel and Mike. This place was great; we had such a nice time! The restaurant is called Kinba or the Gold Tooth per their sign and is right next to the Iwakuni Read more…

Food and Drink

Shabu-Jin

SUBMITTED BY APRIL LOMBARD My husband and I decided to try Shabu-Jin for dinner last weekend, and we were not disappointed! We already love shabu-shabu after discovering a restaurant in downtown Iwakuni named Onyasai (by the way, there is an Iwakuni Explorer post for Onyasai ). Shabu-Jin is located pretty Read more…

Food and Drink

Sako

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Sako is one of my favorite lunch spots in Iwakuni, but it was one of those places that I assumed everyone already knew about so it wasn’t very high on my “to share” list.  As I’ve discovered recently, not everyone actually knows about this local joint just Read more…

Japanese

Aquamarine

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST After a year of living in Iwakuni, I finally made it over to the Japanese restaurant on the JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force) side of base.  I’ve always been curious about it, since most people I’ve spoken to either have not been there or didn’t Read more…

Food and Drink

Uo-Tori Matsuri

SUBMITTED BY ADAM AND HYLA ERNST Big thanks to Sheila Zeda for pointing out this restaurant as we were driving past it one day. Uo-Tori Matsuri is located near the Fresta Mall in Iwakuni, and we had a chance to try it for the first time a couple of weeks Read more…