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Okonomi House Restaurant

23 Charles Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 925-6176
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Ranked #1,183 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

I like this kind of traditional Janpanese restaurants so very much, because they just focus on one specific cuisine, such as Sushi or Okonomiyaki. In my opinion, if a restaurant gets everything, everything serviced is bad. For this restaurant, both the quality and quantity of okonomiyaki are excellent. My mind told me that I should get another one, but my... More

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Started going here 30 years ago when I lived and worked in the area. Since moving out of the city, this has become a nostalgia stop when visiting. Such was the case last night, and we were delighted that nothing had changed, save a reasonable price increase. The decor has not changed either, which probably keeps it from being packed... More

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