Here’s Where You Can Get Authentic Osaka-Style Okonomiyaki in Tokyo
No need to travel all the way to Osaka.
TEPPAN OKONOMIYAKI DARUMA
1F Nagamine Bldg., 2-12-13 Shinkawa, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (last order is at 1:30 p.m.) from Monday to Friday, and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last order is at 10:15 p.m.) from Monday to Saturday and on public holidays. Closed on Sundays.
People in Osaka are very proud of their okonomiyaki. After all, it’s considered a specialty of the Kansai region. However, that’s not to say that restaurants outside Osaka can’t create authentic Osaka-style okonomiyaki. In Tokyo, we found a restaurant that has mastered the art of Osaka-style okonomiyaki.
Daruma, located just five minutes away from JR Hibiya Line Hachobori Station, two stations away from the famous Tsukiji Market, is home to popular Osaka-style okonomiyaki restaurant TEPPAN OKONOMIYAKI DARUMA.
As you enter the premises, you’ll see that each table and counter table comes with its own okonomiyaki grill. However, this isn’t so you can cook your own okonomiyaki, but because the owner, Mr. Morimoto, or one of the staff members will prepare everything for you.
Here are the three must-try dishes at Daruma:
1. Modanyaki ¥700 (excluding tax)
Modanyaki is a mixture of okonomiyaki and yakisoba. It is created using carefully selected thick noodles from Kyoto, pork, and egg. The texture of the noodles and the fluffiness of the okonomiyaki are a result of mixing air while cooking.
2. Seafood Okonomiyaki ¥700 (excluding tax)
This soft fluffy pancake with fresh vegetables and seafood blends well with the okonomiyaki sauce.
3. Zeppin Hormone No Tare Yaki ¥900 (excluding tax)
Aside from okonomiyaki, you can try their hormoneyaki--juicy beef innards and vegetables best enjoyed as pulutan.
Here’s a quick look at how the popular okonomiyaki is made.
First, you mix all the ingredients together.
Add some okonomiyaki sauce.
Lastly, add green laver!
Provided by Karaksa Media Partner (9 March 2018)