Otafuku x Medetai

Otafuku x Medetai

Japanese Restaurant, Snack Place, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Patrick R.
    "Combo B squid + extra bento flakes for the wins!"(7 Tips)
    Omnominated O.
    "My favorite takoyaki (octopus balls) but the whole menu is solid"(7 Tips)
    Zeynep Z.
    "okonomiyaki w squid and everything on top"(9 Tips)
    Matt S.
    "(The Octopus balls and that pancake thing are delicious)"(10 Tips)
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  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 3
    Slather up the takoyaki (octopus balls) 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! Read more
  • Marco G.
    excellent takoyaki
  • Omnominated O.
    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
    Simple menu. Delicious quick bite. Red bean medetai is 👌
  • Kony
    KonyJanuary 30
    Service for medetai is super slow . My order sat there for five minutes and got cold . Don't order the medetai
  • Joe B.
    Joe BruinJanuary 25
    Enjoyed the 'Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki (octopus balls & shrimp/cabbage)' combo. Inexpensive and delicious.
  • Nat Y.
    Nat Y・January 13
    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
  • sake K.
    sake KnockoutMarch 18, 2015
    Japanese street food, new york style...definitely try balls freshly made
  • sake K.
    sake KnockoutMarch 18, 2015
    Takoyaki in a pinch
  • 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!
  • belle
    belleFebruary 16, 2015
    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
  • Michael D.
    Michael De La RosaJanuary 13, 2015
    Takoyaki: $7.00
  • Rommy T.
    Rommy TakahashiJanuary 3, 2015
    Okonomiyaki is so good that is worth waiting. ❤️
  • Cassidy
    CassidyDecember 13, 2014
    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)
  • Ken B.
    Ken BergerNovember 29, 2014
    Okonomiyaki
  • Ece B.
    Ece BildirenOctober 27, 2014
    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.
  • simon s.
    simon sOctober 25, 2014
    New place lacks the charm of the old but the takoyaki is still delicious
  • Jeanie J.
    Jeanie JangOctober 23, 2014
    Their takoyaki and shrimp yakisoba
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachSeptember 28, 2014
    Try the red bean-filled, fish-shaped taiyaki pastry thing.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    The specialty is a gooey pancake called otafuku, which means "cook what you like" and Otafuku provides a fine intro to the genre, featuring ingredients such as shrimp, unsmoked bacon, and squid. Read more
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Get the takoyaki while it's still piping hot. You can order okonomiyaki and udon as well.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanJuly 28, 2014
    pancakes with beef
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