Service: shy but kind and attentive
Equipment & Facilities: Old-style basic Japanese but very clean overall. Non smoking
Strong points: Okonomiyaki in many forms, Yakisoba, take-outs
Okonomiyaki Sakurai is a Kansai-Style (Western Japan) restaurant with a history spanning over more than 40 years where his original chef/owner is still officiating although his son Ryuutarou Sakurai/桜井竜太郎さん is looking after the business.
The interior is still very much reminiscent of After War Japan although it is non smoking!
You can either sit at a table or on the tatami especially if you are with company but I do prefer to sit at the counter where I can observe all the action!
Okonomiyaki after their first stage of cooking!
Very big portions!
Also big portions!
Okonomiyaki ready to be served!
Drinks of all kinds, alcoholic or soft are available.
I had a sake from Okayama Prefecture!
My order: Hiroshima Yaki Okonomiyaki!
Although lighter than the Osaka-style okonomiyaki, it was still bigger than I thought!
Its bottom consists of thin pork slices topped with yakisoba.
It is topped with a thin layer of batter and a thin layer of omelet!
And the top is pasted with sauce, mayonnaise and green powder with a little pickled ginger on the side!
A meal enough for two!
I will to visit the place with company next time! LOL
Shimada City, Ougi Cho, 11-14
Opening hours: 11:30~13:30, 16:30~20:30. 11:30~20:00 on Sundays
Closed on Wednesdays
Take-outs can be ordered on the phone
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