Shibuya: Takoyaki
Creoru (Shibuya: Takoyaki)
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -midnight) daily.
late: Open late
Sun: Open Sundays

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 floor, and space for another twenty or so upstairs.

The takoyaki here is filled with big chunks of octopus in a filling somewhere between creamy and fluffy, coated in a thin outer skin. In addition to the usual sauce options, Creoru offers some interesting variations like anchovy mayonnaise with black olives, ume-shiso, and truffle oil. The pepperoncino takoyaki is quite good, topped with toasted garlic chips, red pepper and salt.

Also featured on the menu are "Osaka-style drinks," which in this case means frozen plum liquor and various highball cocktails as well as red and white wines. Menus are bilingual.

Shibuya-ku, Dogenzaka 1-6-4.

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Venue listing from Bento.com5 Star Rating: highly recommended