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Wanaka, Sennichimae Honten

#27 of 27,052 Restaurants in Osaka
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11-19 Nambasennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0075, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6631-0127
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is the place to try Osaka street food takoyaki, octopus dumpling, served with pickled ginger, topped with savoury sauce, powdered aonori (seaweed), mayo, bonito flakes and usually eaten with toothpicks. Good stuff to eat with beer. Don't forget there's some seating in another part of the restaurant behind the griddles. We were there at night time so didn't have... More 

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Look carefully at the pictures, the name of the place is not written in English. Service is very quick, but no explanation of what is available. Seating is available but limited. Food was delicious, very glad I tried it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

There was a queue when we arrived. But it moves really quickly. There is also a seating area at the back. Food is really good!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

If you go in the morning when the shop is just open, it wasn't that long que to wait. I even had a table to eat there too. The takoyaki is delicious and hot and chewy, nice to eat in cold weather.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Came here after lunch and there was a long queue - good sign. I had the combination pack - four different flavours/toppings. Very interesting - some sweet, some salty and some creamy (mayo sauce). The octopus was chewy and fresh. I'm not usually a big fan of takoyaki but I could tell that it was good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Brief wait, but there's a reason there's a line, it's so good!! Grab some takoyaki and a beer, head towards the back and sit upstairs near the window so you can watch the hustle and bustle of the market below. This little shop is awesome, fast, and おいしい!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013 via mobile

The only taco ball restaurant with a queue in Namba. There are many sets to order but we prefer the one with 2 taco balls squashed between two prawn wafers. Taco balls are very hot so be careful. They are crunchy on the outside and smooth and savory on the inside. Even the wafer is tasty. Only yen100 for this.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
Japanese
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-19 Nambasennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0075, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6631-0127
Description
WANAKA was known as a traditional sweet shop among neighborhood children in Sennichimae area in Osaka. It has become our root of our current as 'Takoyaki' we started to make Takoyaki in front of the shop. Afterward, we quitted working as a traditional sweet shop, and started `Wanaka` as Takoyaki shop. As we moved to the current place of our shop from Nanba Hanatsuki, it became really bright and breezy, so soon it was known to celebrities and travelers. History 1961 Wanaka is renewed as Traditional sweets shop after Sushi shop at Sennichimae 1986 Wanaka head shop is opened at Sennichimae

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