Otafuku x Medetai

Otafuku x Medetai

Japanese Restaurant, Snack Place, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
  • The experts at The Corcoran Group and New York Habitat recommend this place
    • The Corcoran Group
    • New York Habitat
  • Patrick R.
    "Combo B squid + extra bento flakes for the wins!"(8 Tips)
    Sophie O.
    "My favorite takoyaki (octopus balls) but the whole menu is solid"(6 Tips)
    Anand S.
    "Great squid balls"(9 Tips)
    "extra bonito flakes (aka fish bacon)"(2 Tips)
140 Tips and reviews
  • octopus
  • combo b
  • takoyaki
  • squid
  • authentic
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  • Amy P.
    Amy ParkOctober 23, 2017
    Favorite takoyaki spot in Manhattan. Must try!
  • D
    DMay 26, 2017
    Combo B $11
  • Doug B.
    Doug ByrneMay 12, 2017
    Nice for a snack. Takoyaki, Taiyaki, and Okonomiyaki are all good.
  • Amber
    AmberFebruary 21, 2017
    You're here for the pork okonomiyaki
  • Rob J.
    Rob JaslowJanuary 31, 2017
    Best takoyaki
  • Tim C.
    Tim CallahanDecember 30, 2016
    Octopus balls w bento
  • Josiah L.
    Josiah LauDecember 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    You can pay with Android/Apple pay
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadNovember 27, 2016
    Love this grab and go spot! The takoyaki was yummy and made to order. Make sure to ask for extra bonito flakes. Grab a combo for the full experience!
  • Bryant B.
    Bryant BalatbatNovember 8, 2016
    Great place for a takoyaki fix.
  • D
    DOctober 31, 2016
    Takoyaki yumm
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy ChenOctober 10, 2016
    New location does not have the same vibe as the original. Pass on their taiyaki, shells are thin and they are not molded together well. Go for takoyaki (if fresh), the okomomiyaki and yakisoba.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangAugust 29, 2016
    Takoyaki (octopus balls)
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 3, 2016
    "Slather up the takoyaki with kewpie mayo, okonomiyaki sauce, and bonito, and you have pure umami. If only they sold alcohol; then you could wash it down with a beer or sake!" - Chef Tien Ho Read more
  • Marco G.
    Marco GomesJuly 3, 2016
    excellent takoyaki
  • Sophie O.
    Sophie OmnomJune 30, 2016
    Everything is great! My favorite takoyaki (octopus balls) but the whole menu is solid
  • Ghassan A.
    The red bean medetai are made of a thin layer of bread and a ridiculous amount of filling. The filling wasnt too sweet nor to savoury but perfectly balanced in between. Definitely give it a go.
  • Ghassan A.
    The okonomiyaki is fried vegetables with either shrimp or bacon plus bonito flakes and their sauces. The vegetables were light and crunchy, the shrimp added a bit of chewiness. Sauces are amazing
  • Ghassan A.
    The takoyaki here is ridiculously good. The dumplings texture is softer than marshmallows and then u get the chewiness of the octopus. The dumplings really brings out the flavor of the octopus.
  • Anthony Z.
    Takoyaki to go
  • Andrei K.
    Andrei KryssovFebruary 12, 2016
    Simple menu. Delicious quick bite. Red bean medetai is 👌
  • Kony
    KonyJanuary 30, 2016
    Service for medetai is super slow . My order sat there for five minutes and got cold . Don't order the medetai
  • Nat Y.
    Nat Y・January 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The takoyakis are the best!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RNovember 21, 2015
    The takoyaki was good just not filled enough with meat.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinNovember 15, 2015
    Cheap Japanese street food (not exactly FAST food) that's super authentic and unique. Didn't love the yakisoba (like Lo mein) but dug the okonomiyaki
  • Lillian C.
    Lillian CheungOctober 7, 2015
    Cash only!!
  • Alice f.
    Alice faultcoreOctober 6, 2015
    Amazing takoyaki, same as in Osaka, it was a pleasant experience to find takoyaki&soba in NYC
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VSeptember 26, 2015
    Awesome takoyaki.
  • Travis B.
    Travis BloomSeptember 11, 2015
    Dem pancakes 👍
  • D
    DSeptember 8, 2015
    Nutella and banana filling. I've definitely had way better ones before
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorAugust 20, 2015
    Get the Takoyaki, it’s heavenly delicious.
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngAugust 8, 2015
    There's not much choice for yakisoba or okonomiyaki in NYC so I guess you'll have to do
  • Lizzy S.
    Lizzy SaxeJune 12, 2015
    Takoyaki and okonomiyaki are great here.
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine ChiuJune 3, 2015
    The biggest takoyaki I've ever had. Worth the price. Favorite hole in the wall joint when I need more food after a meal
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungMay 31, 2015
    This is how it's done. Gooey on the inside.
  • David H.
    David HuMay 31, 2015
    Takoyaki is weird in between: a bit too much for a snack, a bit too little for its own meal. Combos way too filling for one though. Delicious any way.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'NeillMay 24, 2015
    The noodles (yakisoba) or the pancake (okonomiyaki) are both too good to miss. Lucky for us you can get a combo! With a side medetai for dessert of course...
  • Tak Y.
    Tak YanMay 17, 2015
    Takoyaki is good.
  • Jin M.
    Jin MoonMay 14, 2015
    Their takoyaki is real delicious along with their okomomyaki but it is a long wait sometimes to get the okomomyaki....
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaMay 2, 2015
    Combo B, yes. Do it.
  • Luke
    LukeApril 11, 2015
    Cash only💲
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence L.April 10, 2015
    service slow af
  • shell F.
    shell FuApril 10, 2015
    Yum! But only has few seats.
  • Frank F.
    Frank FuhrmeisterApril 6, 2015
    Grab lunch or a late night drunken snack with a friend here and split a Combo B. Trust me – it's enough food for three!
  • Randy W.
    Randy WongMarch 31, 2015
    Yaki soba and takoyaki Combo C
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMarch 12, 2015
    It's not the best but it's good enough for some authentic Japanese snacks! The new matcha cake is so so. Enjoying sitting outside with friends and eat
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    takoyaki & okonomiyaki $7-9, hazelnut and banana medetai $3
  • Teddy L.
    Teddy LuFebruary 17, 2015
    hot, crispy outside, chewy inside, cheap, tasty. a must cheap eat in the east village!
  • Michael D.
    Michael De La RosaJanuary 13, 2015
    Takoyaki: $7.00
  • Rommy T.
    Rommy TakahashiJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Okonomiyaki is so good that is worth waiting. ❤️
  • Cassidy
    CassidyDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    looking for Japanese drunk food? this is it. and this is the best. get the combo B: okonominyaki with pork (you want that crispy bacon!) and takoyaki with extra bonito flakes (aka fish bacon)
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