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Takonotetsu, Maru Bldg.

#73 of 27,063 Restaurants in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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369 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
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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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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108 reviews
73 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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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

The concierge at my hotel recommended Takonotetsu after asking for traditional Osaka cuisine. It was also within walking distance, which was great. This restaurant has you cook the Takoyaki right at your table. This would be a great experience for travelers with children. Great food, good prices, good service. I had the Takoyaki (octopus balls), and the Okonomiyaki (pork filled... More 

Thank Emily D
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

This place was a hidden treasure and great for a well priced and very different experience. Although similar places will apparently cook the food for you here you do it yourself, well in our case we did. We had Japanese relatives with us helping us through and teaching us the basics and I picked it up after a couple of... More 

Thank Knightrider2
Perth, Australia
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197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We set off on the subway to Umeda for an interactive cooking session – takoyaki at Pizza Ball House. First, octopus is added to a greased metal grill plate that is heated with gas and has spherical indents to make the takoyaki balls. Spring onions are added, then Japanese croutons, before the pancake mixture is poured all over. When it... More 

Thank Shaun D

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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
Asian, Japanese
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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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