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Okonomi House Restaurant

Downtown Toronto
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23 Charles Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 925-6176
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  • 6
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Above average oknomiyaki

Been coming here since 1996 upon recommendation from a friend. Service is great and attentive. Quality of okonomiyaki is pretty decent considering most Toronto's subpar level Japanese restaurants scenes dominated by Korean and Chinese expats from HK. I have travelled about three times to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
asiana747
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Been coming here since 1996 upon recommendation from a friend. Service is great and attentive. Quality of okonomiyaki is pretty decent considering most Toronto's subpar level Japanese restaurants scenes dominated by Korean and Chinese expats from HK. I have travelled about three times to Japan in the past so I know my expectation is relatively high. My only compaints is... More 

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Bussy saint Georges
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Hello ! Was there just moments ago, so here's the review! Service is friendly and quick, food is alright! I had a beef okonomiyaki and a tea, just fine. My husband had an okono and a noodle soup - the noodle soup looked just like an instant one i could have bought at the supermarket. So i recommend you just... More 

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Toronto
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Perhaps a product of my having come back recently from Osaka where Okonomiyaki is a real speciality, I found this place subpar. The food preparation seemed rushed and I was surprised that it came slathered in A1 Steak Sauce. I had a handful of appetizers as well that were forgettable. To balance out the review, the restaurant came highly recommended... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

One of my favourite places to get a quick bite in Toronto. My faves are Okonomi Yaki and Yakisoba. I get both everytime. I love the leftovers as well. Great prices, good food, and friendly service. I go about 2 times a month.

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Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I was in Japan many years ago and my favorite meal was Okonomi Yaki( Japanese pancake) . I am glad that I found that restaurant. I live about 600 km from Toronto but I try to go eat at this restaurant once a year. Food is good and fresh. Don t expect sushi there. Okonomi Yaki and Yakisoba are good... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We liked this place so much on our first visit that we went back a few days later. The service is excellent, efficient and friendly, and the prices are fantastic for the area. On the first trip we had the chicken okonomiyaki and a chicken teriyaki: both dishes were very good and came within 5 minutes. The restaurant was quite... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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235 reviews 235 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

While kicking around Toronto on a mid-week holiday during mid-August 2013, my wife and I happened onto the Okonomi House. Each of us are natives of the Midwestern USA and we had never encountered okonomiyaki before, but the location in Toronto was just what we needed (near the Panasonic Theatre). We read several reviews on TripAdvisor and understood the food... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

It's hard to find Kansai cuisine in Toronto, so this restaurant unique. Service is efficient and fast, as far as I can tell they are very authentic (they have some Canadianized version of Okonomiyaki too). The prices are very fair as everything comes to less than $12 with tax and tip

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toronto, ontario
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great reasonably priced option for authentic Japanese food. For those who know their washoku, this is a place to get authentic okonomiyaki at a place that specializes in it. Don't go expecting sushi and teriyaki. They also have a selection of sake, shu-hai and Japanese beer. Great location-- in the heart of downtown, but tucked away from the hustle and... More 

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toronto
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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

In an era where so much is changing so quickly the Okonomi House stands isolated seemingly immune to the whirlwind of time. I've been coming here for decades and it is consistently delicious, filling and priced so that it is nearly always full of nearby University students and the the older once university students that now come with their families.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Charles Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 925-6176

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

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