In this enclave 20 shops serve okonomi-yaki, literally, "as you like it grilled." Okonomi-yaki is best described as an everything omelet, topped with bits of shrimp, pork, squid, or chicken, cabbage, and bean sprouts. Different areas of Japan make different okonomi-yaki; in Hiroshima the ingredients are layered rather than mixed, and they throw in lots of fried noodles. Seating in these lively shops, which are generally open late, is either at a wide counter in
front of a grill or at a table with its own grill. This complex is near the Hon-dori shopping area, just west of Chuo-dori.