Kiji (Tokyo Station)
With a Certificate of Excellence of tripadvisor received in 2015, Kiji is your safest best for amazing Okonomiyaki in Tokyo. The restaurant prides itself on offering the most Osakan style okonomiyaki there is and people like it a lot. Try the standard "buta tama" (pork) okonomiyaki at just 890 yen and you shouldn't be disappointed. There are also other types that include noodles, mochi, squid and various vegetables. The restaurant has a traditional style simple interior. Located a 3-minute walk from Tokyo Marunouchi Station's South Exit.
Kapu is the place to go from Akihabara to satisfy your okonomiyaki craving. To get to it, walk across the Kanda River a few minutes towards Kanda Station. Once you get there, be prepared to wait if you go there during the peak hours; there is often a long queue to get a seat in the restaurant. Kapu only has narrow counter seats and serves Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. The restaurant has large iron plates in front of the counter where you see the chef prepare the okonomiyaki. That's part of the fun of going there. For 1,200 yen you can get a good size okonomiyaki with some nice toppings and soba noodles as a base. Beer is 550 yen.
This place is also widely known as one of the best in Tokyo. It is located a 2-minute walk from the Iidabashi Station. There are counter and tatami seats. What you should definitely have here is the "Okonomiyaki Mix Soba Iri" (1,500 yen) which is the thickest one they serve because it's packed with vegetables, meat, eggs, squid, scallop, shrimps, and noodles.
4-2-6 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday to Friday: 11:30 - 14:00 / 16:30 - 23:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 23:00
Okonomiyaki Sometaro (Asakusa)
Sometaro is an old okonomiyaki restaurant established in a wooden building that resembles a traditional Japanese house. Walking up to it, you might even think it's amazing this place actually survived urban development of high-rise building for over 80 years. If you've never had okonomiyaki before, that won't be a problem because the staff here speaks English, and English menus are also available.Kimchi, mochi (sticky rice cake), cheese, and octopus are popular fillings. You can also have your okonomiyaki filled with noodles. This is the typical Hiroshima style of the cuisine.
After a three-minute walk from the East Gate of Ikebukuro Station, you will find the restaurant Nami, located behind Junkudo Bookstore. This is a restaurant serving okonomiyaki dishes in an Osaka style. The place has an amazing old-fashion atmosphere. Of course, the okonomiyaki is great, but what's more is that you can also order all kinds of other food such as beef tongs and seafood to grill on the iron place at your table. Enjoy the delicious Okonomiyaki after pouring the special sauce and mayonnaise for a finishing touch!
This article presented some of the very best okonomiyaki restaurants you can dine at in Tokyo! There are literally hundreds of them in the capital, and these are widely recognized as being top choices!