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Chibo Dotonbori

Chibo Dotonbori Building 1F 2F 3F 4F, 1-5-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan
+81 6-6212-2211
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Ranked #93 of 7,241 restaurants in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I love okonomiyaki and this is probably the best place in Osaka to get, and they have several floors dedicated to okonomayaki so they’ll be plenty of seats. The only negative I can fault the place is that they make the actual pancake for you, and its not the traditional way of making it yourself, although they do serve it... More

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makati
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wanted to try the famous okonomiyaki while in Osaka so we came to Chibo. They have a little grill set up in the middle of each table where they transfer your orders to keep them warm. Ordered the scallops teppanyaki which was tasty enough but kind of overcooked and was only 4 small pieces for 800¥. Had the dotonbori okonomiyaki... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Having not tried okonomyaki before; 3 children aged 17-20 and 3 adults enjoyed the novelty of this food style, the entertainment and the taste sensations for a very reasonable price of around 2000 Y per head. Service was friendly and flawless. Food was served on the hot plate at your table with final preparation at that point if you were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We are looking for teppanyaki place in Dotonbori so search the web and found good review of this place. We order the standard set of ¥4900 per person. The entree of mousse with light oriental touch is a great start. The teppanyaki sweet potato and mushroom are beautifully done. Next the salmon seasoned is tasty as well. The best is... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My partner and I were out for Okonomiyaki and the usual street hawkers were making choice difficult. I wasn't prepared to be dragged into a smoking den again. Well we walked towards Chibo (apparently well regarded). The reviews were mostly good, but a few comments about smoking and price had me worried. Well the smoking issue didn't arise, the prices... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

You can catch the chefs in action if you sit at the bar counter, and when it gets a little busy, you can watch them prepare all sorts of different dishes. The Okonomiyaki was yummy and very filling, but I must say it did take awhile to be ready. Could tell that the guests next to me were also getting... More

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Noosa, Australia
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42 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I had eaten Okonomiyaki several times on the street in Osaka but as I have some time and yen to spare on my last day I thought I would visit this restaurant that I had passed on my walks around Namba/Dontonbori. Wow...what a difference. While it is certainly more expensive than 'street food' it was definately a class above. Food... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We got lucky and were able to sit at the big grill and watch the chef work. He was great! We had the Okonomiyaki and it was neat to watch it being cooked right in front of you. We don't speak any Japanese but the staff knew enough English so we were able to each order something different and tasty.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Went for my first time eating Okonomiyaki. This place is right on the main street in Dontonbori and easy to find, with a line out the door. We didn't wait much more than 15 minutes before getting a table. Seated quickly, given an english explanation menu. Staff was very helpful and food came really quickly. Tabletop grills keep the food... More

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Abu Dhabi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went to Chibo because it was recommended in the Lonely Planet for great okonomiyaki, and that was what we were looking for in Osaka. What a waste of time, what a waste of meal. The service was speedy - and as always in Japan, very polite, but the food was simply bad. Chibo serves okonomiyaki the "new" style, which... More

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