Located near the Peace Memorial Park, Heiwa Shokudō is considered one of the best food spots to try in Hiroshima. The restaurant draws in customers with its delicious take on Yōshoku (Japanese-style Western food). Western food has developed in Japan to the point that it has taken on its own title as a popular and staple cuisine. Somewhere between a fusion and an evolution of flavours from Japan combined with those of France, Italy, Russia and other European countries, it was introduced during the Showa and even Meiji periods. During the day, Heiwa Shokudō’s cream soda (melon-flavoured soda with vanilla ice cream and a cherry on top) served in a nostalgic anime glass, napolitan (a ketchup-based pasta) and the Ōsama lunch (literally ‘king’s lunch’ – a plate with all sorts of tasty morsels such as fried shrimp and omelette rice) are must-tries. At night, Heiwa Shokudō transforms into a Western-style bar with a dinner menu.