Most of the wares on offer at Hirome Market are Kochi’s freshly-cooked foods and refreshing beverages, served with a hearty dose of local hospitality. The market features around 65 stalls, so you can easily walk around, order whatever looks good, and then find a spot in the communal dining area. The great thing here is that everyone in your group can choose something different and then enjoy digging in together (#sharingiscaring)!
While you’ll find all manner of cuisine here, first-time visitors must try katsuo no tataki. Often called Kochi’s “soul food”, the dish consists of generous slices of bonito sashimi, seared to perfection around the edges
How about some local sake to wash it all down? The traditionally crisp, light and dry sake goes exceptionally well with the bold flavors of Kochi’s cuisine
People here are also famous for enjoying a drink and knowing how to have a good time. Perhaps this stems from the long history of sake brewing here. During the Edo period (1603 - 1868) there were about 300 breweries in Kochi Prefecture, and most of them were centered around Kochi Castle that is only 5 minutes from Hirome Market by foot
You’ll definitely meet lots of friendly people out enjoying a meal and a drink at the market, which is hugely popular with both locals and visitors. The casual, fun environment makes it easy to strike up conversations. Chances are, the people at the next table will start out as strangers, but by the end of the evening, they’ll be your newest friends!