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Okonomi House Restaurant

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23 Charles Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 925-6176
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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
Toronto, Canada
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Okonomi House is a Toronto institution and has been around since the Ark ran aground. I almost lived there some weeks when I was a Ry Hi student and needed a Japanese fix of the things I had grown to love working at Expo 70 in Osaka. I was recently introduced to a Japanese student that's here on a... More 

Thank bestbob
Toronto, Canada
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177 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a friend who is a regular and likes this food. They were not helpful or interested in doing their tofu/vegetable dish for me but did so anyway. After some prodding a reasonable amount of tofu arrived with two small pieces of broccoli and some sprouts plus rice. I could and should have made it myself. My buddy... More 

Thank Veganguy
Toronto, Canada
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133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Specialty is Okonomi. A pancake type dish made with flour, eggs, shredded cabbage. Topped with chicken, pork, seafood etc. other Japanese dishes. Small family run for decades.

Thank 466Richard789466
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

1 Thank asiana747
Bussy saint Georges
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank lala77400
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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 

2 Thank OutOfTheCase
Toronto, Ontario
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank DeeJayAlex
Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Canadianflag
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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 

Thank tinkaminka
Potsdam, New York
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255 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian


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