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This page covers okonomiyaki, both Hiroshima-style and Osaka-style, monjayaki (Tokyo's version of okonomiyaki), takoyaki, and akashiyaki (the local, Hyogo-ken version of takoyaki).

About okonomiyaki

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Please see our cuisine and menu-reading guide to okonomiyaki for menu-reading tips.

About takoyaki

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Please see our cuisine and menu-reading guide to takoyaki to learn more.
This page covers okonomiyaki, both Hiroshima-style and Osaka-style, monjayaki (Tokyo's version of okonomiyaki), takoyaki, and akashiyaki (the local, Hyogo-ken version of takoyaki).

About okonomiyaki

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Please see our cuisine and menu-reading guide to okonomiyaki for menu-reading tips.

About takoyaki

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Please see our cuisine and menu-reading guide to takoyaki to learn more.

Okonomiyaki

Kyochabana - Okonomiyaki: Shinjuku
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Original-recipe Kyoto-style okonomiyaki is the specialty of the house here, but we were even more impressed with the kitchen's creative vegetable dishes and unusual yakisoba variations. The basement...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Sakuratei - Okonomiyaki: Harajuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Attached to an experimental art gallery called Design Festa, Sakuratei is definitely the most artsy okonomiyaki shop in town, and it attracts a young Bohemian-leaning crowd. The menu offers some...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Hana Chibo - Okonomiyaki: Ebisu
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
This deluxe branch of the famous Osaka-based chain of okonomiyaki restaurants offers a wide menu of teppanyaki-grilled dishes along with a nice 38th-floor view looking over western Tokyo. ...
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Sanshou - Okonomiyaki: Ginza
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Located inside the Hiroshima Prefecture antenna shop, Sanshou serves Hiroshima's most famous foods, okonomiyaki and oysters, and offers a nice selection of local premium sake and shochu to wash it...
Open 11am-9pm (LO) daily.
Kurumi - Okonomiyaki: Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is the specialty at this friendly neighborhood spot, along with a good assortment of vegetables from the teppanyaki grill. Choose from seven or eight okonomiyaki...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Carp - Okonomiyaki: Kanda
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat -8pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Named after Hiroshima's baseball team, this casual, brightly lit all-day shop serves Hiroshima's most famous dish, okonomiyaki. You can choose from "soba" or udon noodles, with a few optional...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat -8pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
En Okonomiyaki - Okonomiyaki: Sangubashi
Open 5pm-1am (LO) daily.
A little neighborhood shop serving okonomiyaki and Tokyo-style monjayaki, plus meats and seafood grilled teppanyaki-style. What sets them apart, though, is their menu of imported German beers -...
Open 5pm-1am (LO) daily.

Monjayaki

Sakuratei - Okonomiyaki: Harajuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Attached to an experimental art gallery called Design Festa, Sakuratei is definitely the most artsy okonomiyaki shop in town, and it attracts a young Bohemian-leaning crowd. The menu offers some...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Oshio - Okonomiyaki: Tsukishima
Open noon-10pm (LO) daily.
Located in the middle of Tsukushima's bustling monjayaki district, Oshio is a comfortable place to try out this local Tokyo version of okonomiyaki. The large menu includes dozens of variations such...
Open noon-10pm (LO) daily.

Takoyaki

Creoru - Takoyaki: Shibuya
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -midnight) daily.
Takoyaki, kushiage and yakisoba are served Osaka-style here at this late-night, Osaka-based shop. There's a big takoyaki grill in the front take-out window, a small six-seat counter on the ground...
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -midnight) daily.
Osaka Hyakkaten - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Highlights at the Osaka antenna shop include three craft beers from Minoh Brewery and some odd octopus-flavored candies. A big portion of the shop is taken up by the cafe area, where they serve...
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Donaiya - Takoyaki: Otsuka
Open 10am-9pm daily.
The takoyaki here embodies a dramatic contrast of textures - a firm and slightly chewy outer shell surrounding an interior that's squishy and gooey, ready to come gushing out when prodded with...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Juhachiban - Takoyaki: Daiba
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Juhachiban set themselves apart from the other shops in Daiba's popular takoyaki theme park with their pleasantly crunchy shell, made by using harder-than-average tenkasu (bits of tempura-fried...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Kukuru - Takoyaki: Daiba
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Our favorite of the shops inside the Takoyaki Museum mini-theme park, Kukuru offers three takoyaki variations - regular, cheese, and akashiyaki. The regular version has nicely balanced flavors and...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Minatoya - Takoyaki: Sasazuka
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
This charming neighborhood shop serves takoyaki, akashiyaki, octopus okonomiyaki pancakes, and kakigori shaved-ice desserts. The takoyaki iss a fairly orthodox version, studded with big, tasty...
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.

Akashiyaki

Nishimura Biyori - Japanese regional: Yaesu
Open 8am-10pm (LO) daily.
Akashiyaki is like takoyaki, only lighter and fluffier, with bits of tender Akashi octopus in the center; here it's Y850 for a plate. They also make yakisoba, okonomiyaki, and a variety of...
Open 8am-10pm (LO) daily.
Tennoji Hachihachi - Akashiyaki: Otsuka
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Akashiyaki, takoyaki and Kansai-style oden are the mainstays at this very down-to-earth drinking spot, which is the Tokyo outpost of an Osaka-based shop. The akashiyaki has a soft and slightly runny...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Kukuru - Takoyaki: Daiba
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Our favorite of the shops inside the Takoyaki Museum mini-theme park, Kukuru offers three takoyaki variations - regular, cheese, and akashiyaki. The regular version has nicely balanced flavors and...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
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Updated 2017-05-15