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Wanakaoiri

#97 of 16,274 Restaurants in Osaka
#101 of 16,967 Places to Eat in Osaka
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11-19 Nanbasennichimae, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0075, Osaka Prefecture
+81 666310127
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Description: WANAKA was known as a traditional sweet shop among neighborhood children...
WANAKA was known as a traditional sweet shop among neighborhood children in Sennichimae area in Osaka. It has become our root of our current as 'Takoyaki' we started to make Takoyaki in front of the shop. Afterward, we quitted working as a traditional sweet shop, and started `Wanaka` as Takoyaki shop. As we moved to the current place of our shop from Nanba Hanatsuki, it became really bright and breezy, so soon it was known to celebrities and travelers. History 1961 Wanaka is renewed as Traditional sweets shop after Sushi shop at Sennichimae 1986 Wanaka head shop is opened at Sennichimae
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wafer taco balls

The only taco ball restaurant with a queue in Namba. There are many sets to order but we prefer the one with 2 taco balls squashed between two prawn wafers. Taco balls are very hot so be careful. They are crunchy on the outside and smooth and savory on the inside. Even the wafer is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Brief wait, but there's a reason there's a line, it's so good!! Grab some takoyaki and a beer, head towards the back and sit upstairs near the window so you can watch the hustle and bustle of the market below. This little shop is awesome, fast, and おいしい!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

The only taco ball restaurant with a queue in Namba. There are many sets to order but we prefer the one with 2 taco balls squashed between two prawn wafers. Taco balls are very hot so be careful. They are crunchy on the outside and smooth and savory on the inside. Even the wafer is tasty. Only yen100 for this.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11-19 Nanbasennichimae, Chuoku, Osaka 542-0075, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 666310127

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

WANAKA was known as a traditional sweet shop among neighborhood children in Sennichimae area in Osaka. It has become our root of our current as 'Takoyaki' we started to make Takoyaki in front of the shop. Afterward, we quitted working as a traditional sweet shop, and started `Wanaka` as Takoyaki shop. As we moved to the current place of our shop from Nanba Hanatsuki, it became really bright and breezy, so soon it was known to celebrities and travelers. History 1961 Wanaka is renewed as Traditional sweets shop after Sushi shop at Sennichimae 1986 Wanaka head shop is opened at Sennichimae

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?