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plf515 Jun 30, 2014 05:09 PM

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

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  1. Peter Cuce RE: plf515 Jun 30, 2014 05:24 PM

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

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      Ttrockwood RE: Peter Cuce Jul 1, 2014 04:25 PM

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

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        JungMann RE: Peter Cuce Jul 2, 2014 06:39 AM

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

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          Ttrockwood RE: JungMann Jul 2, 2014 04:03 PM

          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. ipsedixit RE: plf515 Jun 30, 2014 06:40 PM

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

        RIP Izakaya Moku.

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          deprofundis RE: plf515 Jun 30, 2014 07:46 PM

          Ivan Ramen makes a pretty good scrapple okonomiyaki.

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            plf515 RE: deprofundis Jul 1, 2014 12:59 PM

            Makes one more reason I have to get to Ivan

            What are the lines like?

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              sam1 RE: plf515 Jul 1, 2014 01:26 PM

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

              but its not traditional at all.

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            Hey19 RE: plf515 Jul 1, 2014 10:15 AM

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

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              hungrycomposer RE: plf515 Jul 1, 2014 03:36 PM

              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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                Peter Cuce RE: hungrycomposer Jul 1, 2014 04:16 PM

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

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                  Silverjay RE: Peter Cuce Jul 2, 2014 07:01 AM

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

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                    Silverjay RE: Silverjay Jul 2, 2014 07:05 AM

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

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                      Peter Cuce RE: Silverjay Jul 2, 2014 08:35 AM

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

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                    hungrycomposer RE: Peter Cuce Jul 2, 2014 03:24 PM

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

                2. Silverjay RE: plf515 Jul 2, 2014 06:59 AM

                  Izakaya Riki serves it as well......Pretty sure all these places do Osaka style as it is fairly quick and easy to make- at least their versions. They just mix all the stuff together, cook, and lather with sauce and mayo. I prefer Hiroshima style, but I've never seen that here in NYC. Takes time and bit of patience to cook down the cabbage and layer properly...Like so many Japanese foods, it would be better at a specialty place.

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                    Shirang RE: plf515 Jul 2, 2014 09:04 AM

                    Hakata Tonton has one with pork feet

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