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Takonotetsu, Maru Bldg.

#106 of 27,524 Restaurants in Osaka
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1-9-20 Umeda, Kita-ku | B2F Osaka Maru Bldg., Osaka 530-0001, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 6-6345-0301
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner here. They have an english menu for ordering and one for instructions on how to cook your own takayuki. It was fun to figure it out. Our octopus balls weren't as great as the ones we tried the night before, but they were still pretty good for first timers. Easy to find. Helpful staff. Very... More 

Thank Meredith M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had a feast of delicious takiyaki (that you cook yourself) and okinomiyaki. They do have an English menu, and the staff were incredibly helpful. We thought it was very affordable (~15AUD per head with drinks) They also gave us cute custom candies with their octopus mascot! Six of us, twelve thumbs up!

Thank Gabby M
Huntersville, United States
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514 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

As a tourist this is not the best place because they do not have an English menu and not even a picture menu. There was some good chicken and steak that you cooked at your table with a little pan and a burner under it. It was good, but you better have a local there to translate and assist.

Thank Kevin S
New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A little casual eatery where you can experience cooking your own takoyaki balls. This is something unique in Osaka as takyoyaki is a known street food from this area. We were 5 of us, and ordered several takoyaki servings as well as okonomiyakis, and of course some beer! It was my first time cooking takoyaki but my mates were experienced... More 

Thank CatDanae
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

NICE sushI AND NEar TO daiwa roynet hotel. WOW, SO cool dude I could almost DIE WHEN WE got to make our own takoyaki, dude

Thank ζEmperoria A
Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Oh how I love finding amazing little eateries in forgein countries where we get to experience so much culture and fun! Last night (thanks to trip advisor) I found this gem directly across the road (and down a basement) from our hotel. Osaka is famous for both its takoyaki (octopus balls) and Japanese cabbage pancakes. At takonotetsu we got to... More 

Thank tggrieve
Queenstown, New Zealand
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386 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I was looking forward to this, I done the cook your own jingus-kan, kushikatsuu, shabu-shabu, okinomiyaki and now takoyaki. It was terrific, everything is provided for you even an English version of instructions and when you finish the tako is so tasty. The staff here were extremely friendly and helpful so much so that whenever I’m in Osaka I’ll be... More 

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San Francisco
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We have lots of fun to make our own takoyaki. Beside the octopus, you can order cheese, corn in the takoyaki. The staff is very helpful and they always come over to help to turn the takoyaki into ball shape. Beside takoyaki, you can also order other fried soda dishes as well. Recommend to make the reservation in advance as... More 

Thank birdy315
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Takonotetsu was recommended to us by the hotel. This is well priced and great experience to cook the Takoyaki (octopus balls) and Okonomiyaki (savory Pancake) at your table The staff sets you up and helps you along the way. It was not cheap but not too expensive to pass up.

Thank BigAppleCheesecake
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Went here in March 2016, it was picked by a Japanese colleague who had not been here before, but had read about it on a local foodie site. Despite the fact that we had a native speaker with us, we would have got on just fine on our own. The staff have enough English language skills, and there are English... More 

Thank Adriang68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-9-20 Umeda, Kita-ku | B2F Osaka Maru Bldg., Osaka 530-0001, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6345-0301

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