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Jun 30, 2014 05:09 PM

Best okonomiyaki?

What place in Manhattan has the best (or really good) okonomiyaki?

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  1. I doubt there's any. Otafuku has some I think and maybe Village Yokocho.

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    1. re: Peter Cuce

      It is on the menu at village yokocho, haven't tried it myself though.

      1. re: Peter Cuce

        Otafuku was my first introduction to okonomiyaki. They're still a nostalgic favorite for me.

        1. re: JungMann

          Years ago i was able to convince the staff at Kenka to make me one that was vegetarian! (Theirs usually has pork plus the bonito ontop) That was my first....and they never would do it again. I suspect its not one of the best in the city but its huge and damned cheap....

      2. Sake Bar Hagi. Best-est when you're drunk.

        RIP Izakaya Moku.

        1. Ivan Ramen makes a pretty good scrapple okonomiyaki.

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          1. re: deprofundis

            Makes one more reason I have to get to Ivan

            What are the lines like?

            1. re: plf515

              no lines...er, ive been 2x and waited no more than 3 minutes.

              but its not traditional at all.

          2. Ivan Ramen has a good one, I think Family Recipe closed already, they had a good one.

            1. Yuji Ramen is opening an okonomiyaki place in Brooklyn. Not Manhattan, but it's almost impossible to find commercially made okonomiyaki anywhere. I love Ivan's, but it's his own creation - not at all traditional.

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              1. re: hungrycomposer

                I think you're confused by the name of their new restaurant, Okonomi (meaning choice or preference), which serves Japanese breakfast.

                1. re: Peter Cuce

                  They will soon serve a ramen "omakase" dinner- which is a bit odd considering their choice of restaurant name.

                  1. re: Silverjay

                    The breakfast btw is simple and excellent and a decent value.

                    1. re: Silverjay

                      I love it. I think it's great value. Why the "decent" qualifier?

                  2. re: Peter Cuce

                    Yup. Read it too fast and added "yaki" to "okonomi"!