TASTE of Okonomiyaki at Okonomiyaki Kiraku

 In Food, Restaurants

Welcome to TASTE, a delicious part of Walking On Travels that will give you ideas for your next dining adventure with or without your kids. For many of us, we loved checking out the latest restaurant before we had kids, but we forgot about food after the baby was born. It is time to reignite those taste buds and get excited about what is out there to be devoured and enjoyed.

What: Okonomiyaki

Where: Okonomiyaki Kiraku, across the street from the Westin Kyoto, Japan

Why: One of our favorite, and one of the cheapest, meals you can eat in Kyoto is okonomiyaki. This Japanese version of the pancake is filled with cabbage, egg, flour, grated yam, and various other ingredients. Many are topped with meat. The fun in this food is that you can either buy it already made for you, or you can have it cooked right in front of you. Often times you are given ingredients to cook it yourself. We found a fabulous little okinomiyaki spot while wandering the streets of Kyoto. The batter to filling ratio was superb, and they didn’t mind when I added extra ginger and bento flakes to the top. After all, okonimiyaki is really all about the toppings and making it your own. 


If you have a favorite morsel you discovered during your wanderings that you would like to share, please be in touch. I’m always looking to highlight the best bites around.

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  • Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    I’ve only tried Okonomiyaki once or twice in Japanese places in London and I absolutely loved it – it must be fantastic having an authentic one on the streets of Tokyo – making me very hungry!

  • Germaine

    Hi keryn, love this informative blog of yours. Do we need to me reservations for this local restaurant if we are intending to have dinner there?

    • Keryn Means

      I don’t believe you need to make reservations Germaine. It was a fairly casual spot and there were plenty of tables when we walked in.

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