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不錯的, 但總好像是差了什麼少許的..? Aug 10, 2011
The Osakan-styled Okonomiyaki pancake arrived first tonight. This is filled with both Pork, as well as our additionally added Beef Tendons at an additional price, which is said to be a signature offering here! The mayonnaise and okonomiyaki sweet sauce were fairly generic in the end, and were both FLAT in both looks and taste rather than 3 dimensional as will be expected from a great Okonomiyaki House in Japan ... The Pancake itself was overly flat and not nearly fluffy enough, even rather dense. And according to a fellow friend who used to lived in Osaka for a few year who had also agreed but probably a bit too polite to point out the truth, the Pork Bacon here should have been fried separately first on the hot place before pouring onto the batter, which apparently is not done correctly here to give it more of a proper teppan grilled flavour and crispy edge texture. Tonight - it was just barely cooked on top of the dough mix and combined with the rest of the overly wet dough. A little dis-encouraging if not disappointing. ~ 6.5/10
This Omelette plus Yaki-Soba noodles was done alright well. The same problem existed nevertheless as the sauce was fairly generic in taste rather than rather 3 Dimensional.... The Yaki-Soba was under seasoned in the sauce base, and doesn't have nearly enough 天かす or 揚げ玉 tempura batter crisps. Nor has it enough meat slices. The egg omelette covering was cooked ok-well but arrived a little rough. I'd expected better to be frank. This was of average standards I think! ~ 6.5/10
I am going to be sorry to say this. This is as average as an Okonomiyaki Ya as it could become. One could find much better Konomiyaki at anywhere else and at every corner of the touristy spots in both Osaka or even Tokyo. This is probably at the lower end of what I would expect to find over there - and as said we are used to cooking better quality by ourselves and with better ingredients and cooking methods. Why should we bother coming here to pay for a premium price for mediocrity quality, if there is better to be found! That remains to be my final question...
Spending per head: Approximately HKD130
Value for Money3
Good food, nice environment Jul 29, 2011
Had dinner here tonight with a couple friends. The place is quite cozy, a small restaurant that holds 3-4 tables + the bar area. The service was good, they were nice and polite, however it was a bit busy and sometimes it takes a while for them to serve us, and the food can be a bit slow.
The food itself was great. We had the Okonomi-yaki with extra toppings: cheese and seafood. Also the other small dishes like ox tongue, grill chicken, grill pork slices was very good. Lastly, the stir fried udon was nice, can put more pork slices in it though.
Overall a very good experience, I'll definitely recommend to friends and go again!
Recommended Dish(es): Teppanaki pork slices,seafood okonomi-yaki
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jul 28, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD210(Dinner)
Value for Money5
Finally, a proper okonomiyaki in HK Jul 27, 2011
Ever since Yu closed down, I haven't been able to find a nice okonomiyaki joint in HK. Then I noticed this the name of this place pop up in the Openrice front page so decided to give it a try, feeling fairly confident that a chef from Osaka would do a fine job of it. The lady taking my reservation (recommended, as the place only has 3 tables and a few counter-top chairs) was Japanese too, which is sometimes embarrassing as you're not sure whether she knows Cantonese, whether you should use English, or break out your pidgin Japanese. Unfortunately when I arrived no one was there so I stood around waiting until the customers told the chef who yelled out at the waitress to take me to my seat. And throughout dinner they also seemed a bit vacant at times, and prolonged hand-waving in air was needed to get their attention sometimes. They gave me an oshibori, but forgot to hand them out when my friends arrived. Other than that, they were cheerful enough.
The decor is simple and functional despite the awkward shape of the room, with the teppanyaki table on one side and a quarter circle in front of it where a few Japanese guests were having a banter with the chef. Perhaps due to inflation, tea and water does not come free, though are still priced reasonably. The grape fruit juice was a good choice for a hot summer's day.
Recommended Dish(es): okonomiyaki,yakisoba omelette,grilled seafood
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jul 26, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD295(Dinner)
Value for Money3