Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Molly Malone

Every now and then I want some good....non-Japanese food. Maybe I should say non-Asian food. I want something greasy and heavy and good! When I get that feeling, I usually head to Hiroshima. I really like KeMBY's, The Shack, and Molly Malone's. I am not sure if The Shack is still open though. I think I heard that it closed....or maybe they moved..?? Maybe I'll have to go to Hiroshima again soon and check it out.

This time I went to Molly Malone's. I love their fish and chips! I also love the fact that I don't feel like I'm in Japan when I walk in. It's a nice little Irish pub. As much as I love Japan, it's nice to escape every now and then for a couple of hours.

They have English menus and our server spoke really good English so no worries there.

I really do love their fish and chips.
So much so that I order it every time I go. This time, I thought I would try something different since Jason was going to order the fish and chips. How boring would it be if I only blogged about the fish and chips? They really are tasty though. I was super tempted, but I figured I could steal some of Jason's food so I went ahead and ordered Uncle Arthur's Pie. It sounded interesting and I had never tried it before.
It was pretty tasty. Like a beef pot pie.

I'm not a beer drinker, but they have Guiness on tap and you can also order a Black and Tan. I'm not sure what that is, but I did take a picture of it. They also have Heineken on tap and they have what looks like an ice box around it. Yeah...I'm not very knowledgable about beer. Apparently having it in an ice case or box is a big deal though because once it was pointed out to me I was also told I had to go back and, "check it out". It looked okay. I think I was supposed to be a little more excited about it. Did I mention I'm not a beer drinker?

I am, however, a lover of dessert.
And their chocolate cake is pretty fantastic. It came with these little coconut truffle-like things that were so good.

I'm going to give very basic directions because Hiroshima is big and there are a couple of ways to get there. I usually take the train, but we drove up this time and parked in a lot that was about 3 blocks from the restaurant. It was 800yen for a couple of hours so parking in Hiroshima can be pricey, but it was cheaper than train tickets for three adults and two children.

Molly Malone's is located across the street from the second Parco building. The second building is the one that is not right across from Starbucks. If you go into the second Parco building from the side where you can see the Starbucks, just walk through to the other side and exit. Once you exit, cross the street and you should see a sign for Molly Malone's. It really is right across the street from Parco. It's a busy main street so make sure you aren't coming out on the wrong side.

The next time you get a craving for some fish and chips, or you just feel like sitting in an Irish Pub and have a Guinness or some Heineken that comes out of a tap that is surrounded by an ice case (Wow!!), you should definitely check out Molly Malone's!


  1. Very nice. I go there sometimes too. And, The Shack reopened. I heard that it has a new owner. I haven't had the chance to check it out yet. I might go Sept 3rd.


  2. My wife just got her driver's license, so finally I can have a beer with dinner & let her drive home. Japanese are VERY strict about drinking & driving (like, don't!)

    Good review & beautiful blog!


  3. Frank, let me know if you go to The Shack. :)
    Thank you so much John! I really appreciate your kind words. :) And YES, the Japanese are very strict so it's definitely a good idea to have someone else drive or take the train. :)

  4. The shack is still open but in a new location because the building it was in was replaced by the Washington hotel. If you know where Starbucks is in Hondori (Ginza,Covered shopping area) then just walk towards Peace park from there and the shack is on your left about 50 Meters from starbucks.