Modanyaki: Squid, pork, yakisoba and egg.
Pork and beansprout, topped with egg and spring onion.
Beef tendon in ponzu.
Gesotama: Squid tentacles. Salt flavour.
Yakiudon. Ponzu flavour.
Potato. Salt flavour.
Chikara: Mochi, Konnyaku, Chikuwa. Soy sauce flavour.
Ebi-buta: Prawn and pork.
Super popular Okonomiyaki restaurant from Osaka. We went around 5:30pm on a weekday and luckily there was no queue yet but the seats were already half-filled. After that the queue just kept getting longer and longer. They don’t take reservation so there is no other easy way other than going early on a weekday or be patient and queue. Once you are inside though, the atmosphere is quite relaxed and the waiters won’t try to hurry you or anything. All the food are cooked in the kitchen and delivered to your hotplate table for you to sprinkle seaweed or katsuobushi on top. The food are very nice in general, despite they are slightly on the salty side. Not the harder, more solid okonomiyaki I am familiar with, but the soft and liquidy kind. Other than the regular “sauce flavour”, which is easy to get tired of cos it is so sweet, you can also choose “Salt” or “Soy sauce” or “Ponzu” for some items. Four of us shared all the food and with 2-3 drinks each, it was about 2500yen per person.
Menu(J): 1, 2.
お好み焼 きじ 丸の内店 (Kiji Marunouchi)
Add: B1 2-7-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku(Inside Tokia)
Bairan yakisoba. Fried noodles with onion, beansprout, chinese chives, pork, perfectly made with a crispy egg crust on top. Slightly spicy and very delicious! I should have taken pics of the noodles underneath…but too lazy! The original shop is in Yokohama. This branch in Shibuya is very conveniently located on Dougenzaka and has very good service(for a shabby chinese restaurant!).
Add: 2-9-1 Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Left: Special mix okonomiyaki. Has pork, squid, octopus and prawn in it.
Right: Tonpeiyaki. Pork wrapped in egg and flour mix.
Omelette yakisoba. Has pork belly, squid, onion and mushroom in it.
“Japan”: Mochi and cheese okonomiyaki.
Originally from Osaka and this restaurant in Akihabara is its only Tokyo branch. The food is very good. The staff made everything for us so we just had to cut them up. The Tonpeiyaki and Omelette yakisoba are cooked in the kitchen, while the rest are made in front of us. We went around 6pm on a weekday and we got seats immediately, but when we came out around 7:30pm there was a queue waiting outside. Price is reasonable, the environment is clean and new, and the seats are comfortable. Definitely will go back.
Add: 3F Akihabara UDX, Soto-kanda 4-14-1, Chiyoda-ku