Okonomiyaki is a must try while in Japan; for the uninitiated: the dish consists of a savoury pancake mixed with cabbage, topped with a large variety of ingredients, and finally cooked on a hot grill. You can find places that allow you to cook it by yourself (like on my visit to Tsurujiro Okonomiyaki) or, you can also find places like Chibo where the food is served already cooked and you just keep it warm using the grill on your table.
Either experience is fine, in my opinion, what really matters is to take into consideration the flavour, and regarding this one, Chibo got the crown!
There are plenty of options in their menu, with a huge variety of okonomiyaki flavours. We decided to go with Dotonbori yaki and Hiroshima yaki meal for two, which consists of:
- Hiroshima yaki: Pork, cuttlefish, prawn, scallops, and noodles.
- Dotonbori yaki: Pork, beef tendon stew, cuttlefish, prawn, and cheese.
- Chibo’s salad.
- Omelet wrapped pork.
As I said before, they bring the okonomiyaki already cooked and you use the grill on your table only to keep it warm, different from other places that allow you to cook by your own, which is very fun actually. Anyways, in case you seat at the counter, it’s possible to see the chefs preparing it in front of you.
In addition, it is a very good sized serving, both of us (hubby and I) ate everything until full, and of course, it was delicious! we liked everything, especially that pork omelette.
In case you are an okonomiyaki fan spending some time in Osaka, I would highly recommend you to visit Chibo. The service is good, staff are friendly and food delicious! Also, the combo for two meal is very cost effective comparing to one single serve.
About the English: English menu available and staff can communicate in English.
Bill: 3840 Yen (A$45.00)
Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/LaLeWT6kmFz
More information: www.chibo.com/en