Last updated on March 21st, 2020
Fukutaro Okonomiyaki is one of the best food in Osaka. This local favorite restaurant is famous for their okonomiyaki and negiyaki with their secret sauce.
Looking for where to eat the best food in Osaka? No doubt, okonomiyaki is one of the must-eat food in Osaka. Many restaurants in Osaka serve their recipe of okonomiyaki. It can be head-ache when looking for the best okonomiyaki to try on.
Fukutaro (福太郎) is an Okonomiyaki specialized restaurant in Osaka, especially in the Namba area. Together with Kiji and Mizuno, it ranked as the top three must-try okonomiyaki in Osaka. It is highly recommended among locals. The ranking in tabelog and even TripAdvisor is always at the top position.
Added, Fukutaro is listed in Michelin Guide Kyoto/Osaka 2017 Bib Gourmand. So don’t forget to include Fukutaro okonomiyaki into your food hunt.
Fukutaro Okonomiyaki Osaka:
- Address: 2 Chome-3-17 Sennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0074, Japan
- Operating hours: Weekday from 17:00 to 23:30 and weekend from 12:00 to 23:00
- Getting there: 5 minutes’ walk from Namba station.
Fukutaro Okonomiyaki Osaka
We went to Fukutaro to taste on the best okonomiyaki during my 2 days in Osaka. We arrived in the early evening to avoid the crowd. However, the restaurant was already nearly packed. There were people waited outside of the restaurant. Without hesitation, we write down our name and party on the waiting list.
While waiting, we went for a short stroll at the 7-11 and drug shop nearby. Luckily, the wait wasn’t too long. It took us about 30 minutes to get seated inside.
Dining in Fukutaro
he atmosphere in the Fukutaro was great. It is a traditional Japanese restaurant with customers seated at the “U” bar counter. The best part of Fukutaro is their okonomiyaki is prepared in front of you. Okonomiyaki was cooked and then served it to you at the hot plate. It never gets cold but make sure to eat it while still fresh.
We had our best seat which close to the cooking hotplate. It was a fun time watching how the chef prepare their signature okonomiyaki for guests. Besides, the staffs were very friendly and polite.
There are a variety choice of okonomiyaki with different topping in Fukutaro. Depending on the what kind of topping you order. The seafood and Wahyu beef were not cheap. But overall the price of okonomiyaki in Fukutaro was pretty reasonable.
English menu was provided while we were waiting outside. So we know what we want to order before get in. We ordered Negiyaki, Yakisoba and Okonomiyaki to try on different variety.
Our yakisoba came first. It served with some stir fry vegetables and meat together with the noodles. It smelled so good and looked absolutely amazing.
A simple but very delicious dish.
Besides, the yakisoba taste so perfect when pairing with cold Japanese beer. We highly recommended to order it to enjoy with the hot food.
While the negiyaki was the best choice we made. It can be considered as the thinner variant of okonomiyaki. The negiyaki comes with a lot of green onion instead of traditional cabbage inside. It tastes good with the freshness of leek.
Lastly, the okonomiyaki was cooked to perfection. It was topped with mayonnaise and some special dark sauce. The taste was so flavorful and authentic.
Fukutaro Food Review
All in all, Fukutaro is highly recommended if you are looking for the Osaka best okonomiyaki. The whole dining experience was excellent. Added, price was reasonable for such best food in Osaka. We were very satisfied with the meal. We also try on another okonomiyaki restaurant during our visit to Osaka. And Fukutaro okonomiyaki is our favorite. For sure you will be delighted by their delicious okonomiyaki.
This restaurant is popular among locals and foreigners. So expected to wait especially peak hour. But you won’t regret for this excellent okonomiyaki in Osaka.
Lastly, this Fukutaro okonomiyaki food blog is part of our visit to Kansai Japan. If you are interested, read on our remaining Kyoto and Osaka food review.
Kyoto Food Blog:
Osaka food review: