This is our third trip to Japan and since we haven't had okonomiyaki yet we decided to try this one out based on the review. Compared to all other types of Japanese cuisine, I fully understand now why this one is not that famous - as it really is just a savoury pancake. Nothing special about it at all, apart from cooking it on a hot plate and sitting on tatami! We were in Ueno and decided to come over to Asakusa for it but had to say were quite disappointed with the whole experience. The lady that served us must be having a bad day and was very impatient - my son didn't wait long enough before climbing up the tatami (he has already taken off his shoes) and she shouted at him. It was not busy in the restaurant at all, so there were plenty of empty tables - I didn't really know why she got so upset. Also for your information, when they give you the pancake mix and ask you to mix it, you need to do it very vigorously - I mixed it in the way I usually mix things, she got so angry she just grabbed it from me rudely and funnelled all her fury into the pancake mix. She actually calmed down a bit afterwards and was fine, but we were a little taken aback by her attitude and it did leave a bad taste in my mouth. The other ladies all seemed nice enough though.
The food itself was ok - nothing spetacular. We love Japanese food and do a lot of research for every meal, but this one has definitely been a huge let-down from this trip. If you happen to be around here, say after visiting SensoJ, then maybe - but be prepared this is not that special.
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