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Takoyaki Doraku Wanaka, Sennichimae main store
Originally, Wanaka was a snack store but now it is one of the most famous takoyaki stores in Osaka. When this place was a snack store, they used to sell takoyaki, ball-shaped grilled batter filled with octopus as one of their snacks. They have tested the ingredients, sauce and spices for long time and achieved to develop this popular takoyaki now. The batter is rich in flavor because of the kombu broth and bonito fish flake broth. Depending on the season, they use different spices and sauce. Takoyaki is usually to-go snack, but if you want to sit and eat it right away, don’t worry. They have seats inside the store. This is a popular place not only among travelers but also among locals, and you always see the long waiting line.
- 11-19 Namba Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
- Contact No.
- 4-min walk from Namba station of Nankai Electric Railway・6-min walk from Metro Nihombashi station・6-min walk from Metro Namba station・8-min walk from Osaka Namba station of Kintetsu Railway
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- [Weekdays]10:00-23:00[Saturday, Sunday and holidays] 8:30-23:00 Open 7 days a week
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Menu: Oiri 500 yen （including tax）, takosen 100 yen （including tax）
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Passion to pursue the best takoyaki
Takoyaki of Osaka has to be crunchy outside and melting inside. The secret of Wanaka is the takoyaki grilling plate. All of them are handmade to realize the best heat conduction for grilling takoyaki. And this enables Wanaka to offer us the best takoyaki.
The popular menu: Oiri
Oiri （500 yen including tax） is a very popular menu that you can enjoy 4 different flavors at once. Sometime this menu is sold 30,000 packs a day. The sauce takoyaki is the classic one and salty-and-sweet. Negi-shio （spring onion and salt） takoyaki is simple taste. Then flavorful shoyu （soy sauce） one and seasonal flavor one. Each of them has unique flavor and it’s a good deal.
100 yen! Local food Takosen
Wanaka’s another famous menu is takosen （100 yen including tax）. It’s takoyaki sandwiched between rice crackers with shrimp flavor and it is popular as a street food to go. The crunchy cracker, shrimp flavor, and melting takoyaki are great match. This traditional snack loved by locals is a must.