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Dotonbori Kukuru Main Shop

1-10-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6212-7381
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Japanese, Seafood, Fast Food
1-10-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being the birthplace of takoyaki or octopus balls, Osaka has many different places for guests to enjoy this iconic Japanese street food. Kukuru is one of the top 10 takoyaki shops in Osaka based on many reviews. And I could taste why it is so....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MaxManila
Reviewed November 3, 2018

A place for yakitoki food in Dotombori. Some sort of octopus or cheese balls yakitoki. Not my favourite food in Osaka. Four beers and eight yakitoki balls: 1800 yens I found yakitoki not as good as expected... but it is a matter of taste.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Geena C
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I read much about the Osaka kukuru, and marked it as the essential must-try at Dotonbori! It is a hotspot for tourists and expectedly the queue was long. while the making of takoyaki was a feast for the eye the taste fell a little short...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank cait_lin38A
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We were really glad we kept Takoyaki for Osaka. Stumbled across this place by chance when exploring Dotonbori by night and didn't have to wait too long in the queue - long enough that that there was a good turnaround ensuring freshness. Not a lot...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank GeorgeJWM
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Tried a few takoyaki in dotonbori area, but nothing beats this. Crispy on the outside, creamy and almost melting in the inside. Just fantastic! A must try!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank wyew5125
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

One of the best places for takoyaki. It's located on the main street of dotonbori so prepare to queue. Good selection, original, large octopus, bacon & cheese, shrimp, pork and many more. Nice seating area and takeout is available at the front of the store....More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank JenAtUK
Reviewed December 16, 2017

The so-called #1 takoyaki in osaka... The queue for takeout was not very long, you could also eat inside the restaurant but please be aware that each person has to order 1 food or drink if you visit with friends.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank NobianAndre
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Takoyaki is soft and nice, however service isn't as good as typical Japanese restaurants. Requested for a new pair of chopsticks as the given pair was dropped on floor, but the waiter refused - had to use body language to explain for a minute (as...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JamesWJB
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

A little bit expensive takoyaki compare to other stalls but taste is good. I just dont like the attitude of the staff they are so rude.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank bhenja
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We tried takoyaki before in other stall, so we decide to try something different, which is Bacon and Cheese Takoyaki. It cost 850 yen for 8 pieces. This place has several tables upstairs so we choose to dine in inside. It's really helpful since we...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank malachybrown
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-10-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Osaka
  • Phone Number: +81 6-6212-7381
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