Okonomiyaki is a Japanese style savory pancake. The most famous place for Okonomiyaki is Osaka and Hiroshima, but it is enjoyed throughout all Japan and of course in Shibuya. As Shibuya is the city for young generations, there are many restaurants which offer unique styles of Okonomiyaki. Let’s take a look at 10 best Okonomiyaki restaurants in Shibuya below and decide where to have your lunch or dinner in Shibuya!
1. Suzumeno Oyado (すずめの御宿)
10 minutes walk from Shibuya, located in a quiet district in Shibuya, is a little Okonomiyaki restaurant called Suzume no Oyado. Their decor is very classic, and customers can enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic Japanese house. Their specialty menu is the Camembert cheese Monjayaki (*note: Monjayaki is another style of meal similar to Okonomiyaki, but monjayaki’s origin is Tokyo). For this restaurant, it would be suitable to have a reservation.
Address: 9-3 Maruyamacho Shibuya, Tokyo
Website: http://www.suzume-no-oyado.com (Japanese only)
2. Botejyu Shibuya (ぼてぢゅう 渋谷宮益店)
Botejyu Shibuya is an elegant and comfortable restaurant, close to Shibuya station. This place is a part of awarded Botejyu chain of restaurants, founded 1946 in Osaka. They are offering high-quality, unique okonomiyaki menu. Botejyu has a long history serving Okonomiyaki, as they are the first restaurant who came up with putting mayonnaise on Okonomiyaki, which now is a standard.
Address: 1-12-9 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
3. Toakari (ト灯)
Toakari is a lovely little restaurant in traditional Japanese style. They have a rich offer of delicious Okonomiyaki, especially Kyoto-style delicate Okonomiyaki. For banquets and birthdays, they can offer private dining rooms. It is a bit far from Shibuya station but worth a visit. They also offer craft beer from Osaka called Minoo Beer.
Address: 2-7-14 Shibuya, Shibuya Tokyo
4. Jaken nou (じゃけんnou)
In case you are looking for rich, authentic taste of Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, then you should really visit Jaken Nou. Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki means that ingredients are layered, instead of mixed like Osaka Style. Also, Hiroshima style often contains noodles inside. This restaurant has only 20 seats, but it is comfortable enough to take your friends here to lunch or dinner.
Address: 36-16 Udagawacho Shibuya, Tokyo
5. Mura Shibuya (むら 渋谷本店)
Mura Shibuya is an excellent, pleasantly designed restaurant with an all-you-can-eat menu, available from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and costs ¥1,520 /person. Mura has a history in Shibuya for more than 30 years. Rich offers of deliciously prepared and beautifully arranged food are one recommendations to eat here.
Address: 33-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya Tokyo
6. Shibuya Kotegaeshi (渋谷 こてがえし)
On the two-minute walk from Shibuya Station is a great big restaurant Kotegaeshi, located in the middle of famous Center Gai. The reason why you should go visits this place, is a comfortable, ambient, and various offers of amazingly tasty okonomiyaki, at very affordable prices. Kotagaeshi is open all night until 7:00 AM from Monday to Saturday.
Address: 25-4 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
7. Wahhahha Fuugetsu (わっはっはっ風月 渋谷店)
Wahhahha Fuugetsu is a small Izakaya (tavern) style restaurant, with three private dining rooms, to enjoy your meal. Reasons why you should give this wonderful restaurant a chance, are fantastic okonomiyaki, kids friendly staff, and take-out menu. All lunch menus come with all-you-can-eat curry.
Address: 1-15-19 Shibuya, Shibuya Tokyo
8. Shibuya Masudatei (渋谷ますだ亭)
If you are close to Shibuya Station, you shouldn’t miss Shibuya Masudatei. Founded in 1957, this restaurant in traditional Japanese style and the great menu is a jewel. Their specialty Masudatei special mix Monja-yaki is a must.
Address: 22-1 Udagawacho Shibuya Tokyo
9. Inishina (いにしな)
Inishina is a small restaurant, serving delicious menu- Hiroshima style and Kyoto style, open even after 10 pm. The menu is including divine okonomiyaki, particular about fish and vegetables and rich choice of drinks. They have a variety of teppanyaki menu as well such as beef steak and Japanese hamburg.
Address: 23-9 Maruyamacho Shibuya Tokyo
10. Nombei (呑兵衛)
This is a fantastic little restaurant, with only 30 seats, but cozy enough for dinner with friends. One of the biggest references for visiting Nombei is certainly the fact that this restaurant is working even in late-night hours, offering savory okonomiyaki. They are open all night until 9:00 AM from Monday to Friday and their menu is very budget friendly.
Address: 2-6-7 Dogenzaka Shibuya Tokyo
Information in this article is as of January 2017. Refer to the official websites for the latest information.
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