Takoyaki Pioneer. Serving up authentic Japanese street food since 2001.
takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (pancakey thing) at otafuku. sit outside on the small bench
Ignore the people who say to skip the bonito flakes; they are Philistines.
A Japanese hole in the wall in the East Village good for a quick snack. Order the Takoyaki. You'll wonder what on earth you're eating and why it's so delicious. (Hint: it's fried octopus dumplings)
Get Combo B (octopus balls & pancake), all dressed, with a cold barley tea. For $10 you will be stuffed with exotic flavor. Best eating value in E Village.
Most amazing takoyaki E village dnt go anywhere and make sure you get combo B
Get combo B: okonomiyaki + 6 tokoyaki. V good
If you haven’t tried Takoyaki yet, drop everything and go now to enjoy the savory octopus balls served up here. Still hungry, order Okonomiyaki with pork or squid.
Love the okonomiyaki. Beef is really tasty. Pork is yummy cos it's basically a slab of bacon. Squid can be chewy.
Get the takoyaki with all the fixings, Mayo, otafuku bulldog sauce, and bonito flakes. Stop serving at 830pm.
Their takeout okonomiyaki is the best in the city. No place to sit, though, so plan to hunker down nearby.
takoyaki w/ extra squiggly bonito flakes. avoid eating the okonomiyaki while standing on the street. fail!
Gotta do the takoyaki and yakisoba combo! (Combo C)
It can be a mouthful if you're not into trying new things out. Flavor explosion! (The Octopus balls and that pancake thing are delicious)
Place gets busy! Order fast! Choose ONE topping for Okonomiyaki!
Best okonomiyaki in the city! Try every single flavor!
Octopus balls. Octopus cabbage pancake with bacon. Small snack or drinking nosh perfection. CASH ONLY - HSBC atm is at the east end of block
Takoyaki- what else? Get the combo A with squid Okonomiyaki.
have the combo A, okonomiyaki and the yakisoba. it's awesome
During the warmer months, they offer shaved ice for dessert. The green tea with red bean is the best of the 3 flavors.
Cute little Takoyaki stand. Sign says fits only 3 people so wait outside! Reminds me of Japan :)
Food here is substantially worse than it was 2 years ago and prior--especially the okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Both are now bland and undercooked.
If youre in a hurry get takoyaki to go, if you have some time to spare wait for an okonomiyaki w squid and everything on top !!! Also try ラムネ(ramune) the bubbly
Takoyaki is best in the city, maybe in the country
You haven't gone balls-out until you've had their octopus Takoyaki. B combo with the pancake. You're not listening if you read the same tip from 30 other peeple here and haven't tried it.
get the balls. get them with everything. chase them with an ice cold calpico. enjoy.
The takoyaki makes for a nice late night snack.
Get the Octopus Takoyaki. Don't fear the bonito flakes.
Sadly Baltimore does not have otafuku so I made a point to come here at least once every trip to NYC . Combo B squid + extra bento flakes for the wins!
Takoyaki, don't miss it...
Good dishes, but if you want a sit-down place with similar fare, go to Kenka on St. Marks.
Octopus Tatoyaki & Pork Okonomiyaki were delicious. The sauce on both were SO tasty! Cute spot as well ;)
Just the way they make it in Kyoto!!
takoyaki & okonomiyaki $7-9, hazelnut and banana medetai $3
hot, crispy outside, chewy inside, cheap, tasty. a must cheap eat in the east village!
first time here and really liked the takoyaki. waited like 15 minutes for it but it was fun watching them make it and it tasted good! wish it had more tako though
Okonomiyaki is so good that is worth waiting. ❤️
The takoyaki is always authentic and great. Just tried the okonomiyaki for the first time, and it was interesting...but delicious nonetheless! It's a small space, but that's one of its fun quirks!
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)
Octopus balls which are originally called as "Takoyaki" are very interesting and tasteful. $7. No proper seatings, you just have to wish the bench outside is not taken.
New place lacks the charm of the old but the takoyaki is still delicious
Their takoyaki and shrimp yakisoba
Try the red bean-filled, fish-shaped taiyaki pastry thing.
Get the takoyaki while it's still piping hot. You can order okonomiyaki and udon as well.
pancakes with beef
Enjoy the stylized logo of a rabbit with a lead going up its butt. Nature is beautiful.