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unamuno Jun 12, 2009 07:22 PM

Does anyone know if there is anywhere that has really great okonomiyaki.

  1. penthouse pup Jun 13, 2009 05:27 AM

    Here is a link for you. The place is called Otafuko. Opens around noon.

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    1. re: penthouse pup
      silencespeak Jun 13, 2009 07:03 AM

      yes this is the spot, the one on 9th btw 2nd and 3rd

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      ExFlexitarian Jun 13, 2009 12:19 AM

      Love the okonomiyaki at Hagi. It's a like a deep dish okonomiyaki, and they include the kewpie mayo on the side, so it doesn't get watery/cooked out

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      1. re: ExFlexitarian
        bigjeff Jun 15, 2009 06:39 AM

        goooood, sounds fun. any specific to regional style of okonomiyaki? is it the one that is mixed or more hiroshima-style, more layered?

        1. re: bigjeff
          ExFlexitarian Jun 15, 2009 06:52 AM

          I believe it's more layered, and you can get a couple of kinds of protein mix ins (pork belly, seafood, etc). Just seems to be much thicker/more substantial than other variations i've seen at Izakaya's.

          1. re: bigjeff
            E Eto Jun 15, 2009 10:04 AM

            The okonomiyaki at Hagi isn't any particular style. It's probably closest to Kansai style served on a hot plate. But kind of a poor version IMO. It never develops a crispy crust, since it seems that it doesn't get hot enough, so it just ends up being a gewy mess. It has the basic flavor of okonomiyaki, but that's about it. I'm not sure I can recommend any place for okonomiyaki, except maybe Otafuku, but I haven't had theirs in a while.

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          drjoshua Jun 12, 2009 08:58 PM

          9th street between 2nd and 3rd ave

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          1. re: drjoshua
            silencespeak Jun 12, 2009 09:03 PM


            that place, whatever it's called.

            Also, try Natori as well on saint marks btw 2nd and 3rd.

            1. re: drjoshua
              unamuno Jun 13, 2009 12:52 AM

              Do you know if this place is open for lunch?

              1. re: unamuno
                unamuno Jun 13, 2009 01:04 AM

                I mean the place on 9th St between 2nd and 3rd ave.

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