Sagur Indian Restaurant

fantastic indian dining in the Itsukaichi area

By JJ Walsh    - 3 min read

Sagur Indian restaurant seems to have a great following, and I can now see why. This restaurant has been open since 2002 and it sounds like a steady stream of loyal customers has been filling its tables every day, ever since (no holidays).

We made our first visit, for lunch, only recently on a national holiday, and after a short wait for a table- enjoyed a delightful family meal. The mix of families, couples, groups of friends and some business people created a friendly buzz, and everyone was clearly enjoying the great curries, salads, nan breads, tandoori dishes and other tasty dishes on offer.The curries were all delicious and creamy, the spice also delivered the right kind of heat from medium and above – be warned that if you order “hot” here that is indeed what you will get. We stuck with “medium” and found it spicier than the heat of some of the other Indians we have enjoyed in Hiroshima.

The staff were very friendly and the food came out quite quickly. While you are waiting, you can watch the busy nan bread chef in action as he can be seen through a glass window in the front of the restaurant. On the menu, there is a wider selection of non-meat curries available than we have seen including fish, seafood, cauliflower, spinach + cheese, vegetable korma and chick pea. There are also a variety of snacks, salads, thali sets and meat curries on offer.

The nan breads are very generous in size and had a wonderful, slightly sweet flavor. The curry portions are more than enough for one person, but we find it nicer if you share with someone else in order to enjoy a variety of great flavors. The “Thali” sets come with a variety of curries, tandoori grilled meats or seafood, salad, rice and nan as well as a drink from ¥2,000-¥4,000 yen.

There is fish, shrimp, chicken and other meats available on the grilled tandoori meats section of the menu. Snack plates including crackers, salads, samosa and other popular items. Indian beers and a selection of wines are available as well as the “most popular” yoghurt lassi drinks among other soft drinks. The kids set offers a fair amount of food & comes with a (very) sweet nan bread (you can change for regular if you prefer), curry, salad, rice and a soft drink.

Details: Take-out is also available, all seats inside are designate non-smoking, vegetarian options available, kid-menu available, reservations are accepted and lunch sets are great value (weekdays only) priced at under 900 yen. There is parking for 10 cars at a time and no credit cards are accepted (cash only)

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JJ Walsh

JJ Walsh @joy.walsh

I've been living in Hiroshima since the mid 90's & still discovering new things to enjoy. I'm a big fan of both the old "wabi sabi" as well as modern and new designs, Japan offers both of these type of places to explore and enjoy. Even after many years here, I am still discovering surprising, fantastic and wacky things about this strange and wonderful land. I hope you enjoy your adventures around Japan- feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about traveling with kids, vegetarian dining or anything specific to Hiroshima.

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Emmie Tsumura 9 years ago
Nice review! I definitely want to check this place out!