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Chibo Dotonbori

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Chibo Dotonbori Building 1F 2F 3F 4F, 1-5-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6212-2211
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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sat at the counter and were entertained by the chef while he (with a helper) cooked up to 15 pancakes at a time - definitely a born showman. Were introduced to the Japanese savoury pancakes by our guide in Kyoto and instructed to try them in Osaka. Loved them ... and by the number of locals eating there we... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had always wanted to try Okonomiyaki, so we came here to give it a try so we ordered the house special called Dotomboriyaki which had Pork, Beef, Squid, Shrimp and Cheese, all full inside a fluffy Pancake wrapping and it was delicious! Very filling and we were happy to give it a go. I don't care if it's a tourist... More 

Thank Mattw2012
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so much good things about this place and found it absolutely disappointing. Okonomiyaki and yakisoba easily found in other cheaper places I woud say would be better. The okonomiyaki we were served with was not even hot enogh all around, service wasnt great (we had to try hard to win attention although it was not a busy time at... More 

Thank Rita O
Seoul, South Korea
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135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Chibo might be a bit of a tourist restaurant but you are in for a great meal here. My wife and I shared a combo with a salad, omelet, okonomiyaki and yakisoba. The omelet was super tasty (maybe that is my Western taste buds talking) but we really enjoyed everything. My wife loved the savory worcestershire sauce, and we both... More 

Thank jrh825
Pordenone, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Is a touristic place, not a real Japanese restaurant. The price of the food is too expansive compared to quality. Not worse to go.

Thank alemz77
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

President Chibo may be a chain restaurant but the Okonomiyaki is oishii (delicious) and big too. On my first trip to Japan back in 2004 my Japanese friend introduced me to Okonomiyaki at this restaurant. When you come in alone they will seat you at the counter and you can see the chef cook the Okonomiyaki right in front of... More 

Thank Brooklynexpat65
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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438 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Got a Lonely Planet recommendation to come here and try the local speciality - okonomiyaki. We sat at the counter for lunch and ordered pork wrapped in an omelette which arrived first - we watched the chef cook it at the teppanyaki grill before our very eyes. And HOW do they get the omelettes here so unbelievably soft and fluffy?... More 

Thank Meredith B
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I'd have to say that our experience got tainted when they accommodated the 2 guests first that came in after us in the line. Turned out, later on, there were 5 more in their group and there were 5 of us. There were only 2 other groups that were waiting after us so I can't really say that it was... More 

Thank Michelle B
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

It was one of the best meals in my life :D. We waited a long time in the line but it was worth it :D:D:D

Thank Krzysztof D
Milan, Italy
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

The first day we have been discouraged by the long waiting queue but the second day in Osaka we retried and finally after 15 minutes we were in. Chibo is a real food experience. The Okonomiyaki are very tasty but the most wonderful thing is to attend the chef while cooking it in front of you. Beautiful

Thank aetzi82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $29
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chibo Dotonbori Building 1F 2F 3F 4F, 1-5-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0071, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6212-2211

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