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.
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.
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!