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Nov 3, 2006 08:37 PM

Okonomiyaki in DC?

Are there any restaurants in the DC/Northern VA area that have okonomiyaki? I'm a huge fan, but I haven't been able to find a place around here...

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  1. I believe they have something like it (an omelette/pancake sort of thing) at Chez Mama San in Georgetown. But I don't know what the status of the place is. I heard they were going to close down, but they have a recording now saying they are on vacation and will reopen in December. I've never eaten there.

    Chez Mama San
    1045 Wisconsin Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 333-3888

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    1. re: Steve

      Thank you so much! Actually - I've been meaning to check out the place for awhile. My friend raves about the restaurant all the time. I better go before they close... thanks again steve!

    2. I'd hate to see it go; I like very much. Unfortunately, there are rarely many diners in it. Perhaps the location or lack of attention? In any event, it would be sad to see it leave. Nice ambiance, quiet, good food, friendly attentive servers [although sometimes a bit of a language barrier]. Except for the parking issue, it is a wonderful little place.

      1. I just phoned Chez Mama San. They are open. Last seating tonight -- Thurs., Jan. 4, 2007 -- is at 10:00 p.m.

        1. Unfortunately, Chez Mama San no longer has okonomiyaki on the menu- the waiter told me that they only served it at lunch previously, and they now only serve dinner. Any other okonomiyaki options that anyone knows of?

          Chez Mama San's food was excellent, although the service was a bit slow.

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          1. re: Osvaldo

            Thanks for that information. I was going to make my way up there soon for lunch just for okonomiyaki but good to know! What do you recommend getting? I can't wait to go try...

            1. re: foodlover123

              We thought that the kakuni (pork with spinach) was the best of the entrees we had, with the Japanese-style curry a good option if you like that type of curry. Of the other dishes, the small plates had several good choices, including nanban kisu and the cold options.

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