Otafuku x Medetai

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Details
220 E 9th St (btwn Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(646) 998-3438
Japanese, Snacks, Asian
$
Hours
Mon–Thu, Sun: Noon–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: Noon–11:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (pancakey thing) at otafuku. sit outside on the small bench
  • Most amazing takoyaki E village dnt go anywhere and make sure you get combo B
  • Ignore the people who say to skip the bonito flakes; they are Philistines.
  • Get combo B: okonomiyaki + 6 tokoyaki. V good
  • Love the okonomiyaki. Beef is really tasty. Pork is yummy cos it's basically a slab of bacon. Squid can be chewy.
  • A Japanese hole in the wall in the East Village good for a quick snack. Order the Takoyaki. You'll wonder what on earth you're eating and why it's so delicious. (Hint: it's fried octopus dumplings)
  • takoyaki w/ extra squiggly bonito flakes. avoid eating the okonomiyaki while standing on the street. fail!
  • Gotta do the takoyaki and yakisoba combo! (Combo C)
  • If you havent tried Takoyaki yet, drop everything and go now to enjoy the savory octopus balls served up here. Still hungry, order Okonomiyaki with pork or squid.
  • Octopus balls. Octopus cabbage pancake with bacon. Small snack or drinking nosh perfection. CASH ONLY - HSBC atm is at the east end of block
  • Takoyaki- what else? Get the combo A with squid Okonomiyaki.
  • have the combo A, okonomiyaki and the yakisoba. it's awesome
  • Octopus balls w bento
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Cute little Takoyaki stand. Sign says fits only 3 people so wait outside! Reminds me of Japan :)
  • Food here is substantially worse than it was 2 years ago and prior--especially the okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Both are now bland and undercooked.
  • Amazing takoyaki (octopus balls with bonito [fish] flakes, homemade mayo, seaweed powder and Japanese BBQ sauce!!) - food is takeout and it's a capacity of 3 customers at a time inside!
  • Walk-In Orders Only! Otafuku insists on serving customers hot food, so they kicked up the quality control by omitting pick up or delivery options.
  • It can be a mouthful if you're not into trying new things out. Flavor explosion! (The Octopus balls and that pancake thing are delicious)