Takoyaki is very popular Japanese local casual food (also called b-class food in Japanese) originally developed in the western part of Japan, especially Osaka.

It’s more popular in the Kansai (western Japan) region, and in Kanto (around Tokyo) region, takoyaki is more popular food as a omatsuri (summer festival) food, and perceived as a food eaten during summer. However, there are few famous takoyaki stands in Tokyo which serves takoyaki throughout the year.

1. Gindako (銀だこ)


Gindako is a popular chain takoyaki stand all over Japan. Started in 1997, now there are over 300 stores all Japan, and in many major cities such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Akihabara. They also have spread their business to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore.

Their speciality is unique flavor such as “cheese mentaiko”, “ebi (shrimp) tartar”.

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昨日銀だこに行って期間限定の「ネギ明太マヨたこ焼き」を食べたら美味しすぎて、とにかく素晴らしかった。たこ焼きらぶ。でもラーメンのがらぶ。

#銀だこ
#明太マヨは何にでも合う
#迷ったら明太マヨ

Takoyaki from Gindako, mentaiko mayo flavor

2. Ginza Fukuyoshi (銀座ふくよし)

Fukuyoshi, located in the east district of Ginza, serves traditional Kansai style takoyaki. They blend dashi in the batter, which makes rich taste even without sauce. The takoyaki is very fluffy but yet crunchy outside.

There are also chairs and tables inside, where you can order some drinks and other food as well. Inari sushi is another speciality of them, so you might want to try one if you are eating inside.

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#二件目#銀座
#たこ焼き#居酒屋
#オススメ
#前から気になっていた
#銀座ふくよし

Takoyaki from Fukuyoshi

Access:
6 min walk from Ginza station

Address:
3-12-19 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo

Phone:
03-6228-4004

Hours:
Mon-Fri
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (next day)
Saturdays and Sundays
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Website:
http://www.ginzafukuyoshi.com/
(Japanese only)

3. Tempu (天風) Shibuya

Tempu has just started their business on 2014, but it became so popular just in a year. It’s an izakaya style takoyaki restaurant, with beers, sake and oden. They also allow you to order take outs, make phone call in advance and you would not have to wait.

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本日8.9日曜天風は、
18時から24時まで絶好調営業してます〜(*^o^*)
応援よろしくお願いします〜

あと、お盆も、ずっとやってますんで、よろしくです〜

いつも感謝さくちゃん

#渋谷 #代官山 #たこ焼き #天風

Takoyaki from Tempu.

Access:
6 min walk from Shibuya station

Address:
1-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Phone:
080-3348-5799

Hours:
Mon-Sat
6:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. (next day)
Sundays and National Holidays
6:00 p.m. – 0:00 a.m.

Website:
http://tempu.in/
(Japanese only)

4. Takohachi (たこ八) Ginza

Takohachi originally started their business in Osaka. From 1979, they expanded their business in the Kansai district, and now you can enjoy their takoyaki in Ginza. Takohachi’s style of eating Takoyaki is dipping the balls into dashi. Putting sauce on takoyaki is a newer style that developed after 1950, takoyaki was originally eaten by dipping into dashi. Takohachi put values on traditional style and do not let customers eat with sauce.

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Takoyaki from Takohachi

Takoyaki from Takohachi

Access:
5 min walk from Ginza station

Address:
7-2-12 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Phone:
03-3573-1508

Hours:
Mon-Fri
6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (next day)
Saturday
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Website:
http://www.takohachi.jp/
(Japanese only)

5. Takoazabu (蛸あざぶ) Omotesando

Takoazabu is another izakaya style Takoyaki restaurant. They have 11 kinds of takoyaki menu! Basic, sauce, pepper and lemon, garlic, and also truffle! You could find the most creative takoyaki in Tokyo here.

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色んな味の焼き

#蛸あざぶ

Takoyaki from Takoazabu

Access:
8 min walk from Omotesando station

Address:
3-40-3 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Phone:
03-5770-3222

Hours:
Mon-Sat
6:00 p.m. – 0:00 a.m.