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Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki Restaurant, Takozen
Takozen, located in Kure City, Hiroshima, is a restaurant that specializes in okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and “teppanyaki” (iron plate grill) dining offering a menu with a wide variety of delicious dishes. The “Kure-yaki” original okonomiyaki is especially popular here and is often featured on TV. Takozen takes pride in its topping-packed okonomiyaki and yakisoba that come straight off the hot iron plate grill and straight into your mouth. Okonomiyaki served Hiroshima style is also available filled with vegetables like cabbage and sprouts. This restaurant is so popular that it even offers home and mail-order delivery.
- 8-3-3 Nakadori, Kure-shi, Hiroshima
- Contact No.
- 13-minute walk from Kure Station on the JR Kure Line.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- [Weekdays]11:00 – 14:30, 17:30 – 22:00 [Weekends and national holidays]11:00 – 22:00 Closed on Tuesdays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average budget （1 person）: Afternoon -1,000 yen, evening 1,000 - 2,000 yenMenu: Kure-yaki 770 yen, horomon hoso-udon 990 yen
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Vast variety available on the menu from this restaurant dearly loved by the locals
At Takozen, you can find some great treats like the healthy vegetable-packed Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, simple wheat flour dough Osaka-style okonomiyaki, fluffy takoyaki, and other iron plate grill specialties that are perfect for eating little by little with your drink. In addition, you can also find rice bowls and the specialty kaigun-curry （navy curry）, which is famous in Kure as a naval town. There are over 2,000 volumes of manga comic books available on the shelves so you can thoroughly enjoy yourself even if you come alone.
Original okonomiyaki, “Kure-yaki”
“Kure-yaki” （740 yen） is an original dish made with Kure City’s famous soft-to-the-tongue “hoso-udon” thin udon noodles flavored with a slightly spicy miso sauce cooked inside okonomiyaki wheat flour dough folded over into a half-moon shape. The spicy miso flavor goes great with a drink! Feel free to add toppings like egg, pork, squid, and octopus.
Irresistible soft horomon innards and sauce, “horomon hoso-udon”
Of all the items on the vast menu, one dish with a ton of fans is the “horomon hoso-udon” （990 yen）. The soft and juicy horomon innards that are covered in a special sweet and salty sauce are full of flavor! The mellow tone of the eggs makes for an exquisite balance. This is one popular dish that is full of volume.