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Takoyaki - where art thou?

Where can I find good takoyaki in the Toronto? I watched a Dotchi no Ryouri battle, and it just sent my juices flowing. I tried the ones they now sell at TNT. They arent very good, not enough tako, and a bit gummy.

I also emphasize freshness. I want them hot enough to burn me.

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    1. re: childofthestorm

      Out of curiousity, do they also have akashi-yaki? These are like tako-yaki but you dip them into a thin soup.

      1. re: childofthestorm

        Just an update: Okonomi House no longer serves takoyaki. I found out about this when I recently followed this thread and was led to disappointment.

      2. I'm not sure, I haven't been there in a while, and the last time I went I was on a mission to eat as many okonomiyaki as I could, didn't look at the menu. But they have rotating specials, and they are Japanese, so I'm pretty sure you could call and ask. Who knows, they might make it for you special. Place is the real deal, and after a year living in Osaka, I'm glad to have it around to satisfy my cravings. I guarantee I will be in there soon, probably taking a break from the hell that is Xmas shopping on Bloor.

        1. T&T Supermarket Inc:

          Dear customer,

          Please kindly note that we do serve "Takoyaki" at our stores. To inquiry the item and stock availability, please feel free to contact any one of T&T (Ontario) stores as the following information and our service staff would be very happy to serve you.

          Promenade Store:
          1 Promenade Circle, Thornhill, Ontario (Bathurst & Centre St.,) : (905) 763-8113

          Warden & Steeles Store:
          7070 Warden Avenue, Markham, Ontario (Warden & Steeles Ave.E.) : (905) 470-8113

          Milliken Store:
          5661 Steeles Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario (Middlefield & Steeles Ave.E.) : (416) 321-8113

          Mississauga Store:
          715 Central Parkway West, Mississauga, Ontario (Central Parkway W. & Mavis Rd.) : (905) 848-8113

          Customer satisfaction has always been our top priority and our goal is to provide you with the highest quality products and services. Thank you for your continued support and shopping at T&T Supermarket.

          Sincerely yours,

          T&T Supermarket Inc.

          Customer Services - Eastern Region

          1. Also they have them at Kenzo ramen at Yonge and south of Steeles.

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            1. re: echeng25

              Yes, I had tried them before. I believe it was about $7.99 or so for 6 takoyaki balls. The taste was alright.

              1. re: echeng25

                I've had them at the Hwy 7 and Kennedy branch. I love takoyaki but don't eat it often so I wouldn't be sure which is a good rendition... but it does hit the spot.

              2. i know..
                ive been trying to find takoyaki balls on some japanese menus but then i couldnt find one.
                my mouth just waters whenever i get to think about them.
                aargh.
                if anyone knows somewhere around riverside county let me know one.
                :)
                thanks!