English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 78 reviews)
“When in Osaka, you gotta have okonomiyaki and you gotta have it here!”
When in Osaka, you gotta have okonomiyaki, right? We decided on Houzenji Sampei after researching a few okonomiyaki shops. Of course, you can always get some as street food in Kuromon Market but you can't beat the places that specialize in it. Like Houzenji Sampei. With different combinations (or a... design-your-own option), you can try many different flavours and tastes. The best part though is that they make the pancake for you and bring it to your tabletop grill to season and dress, unlike other places that give you the premade batter to cook yourself. For a newbie at flipping pancakes, this was godsend. We ordered 3 different pancakes and a yaki-soba for 4 people, which left us all bursting at the seams. The yakisoba was bland (perhaps, because they don't specialize in it...) but all 3 of the okonomiyaki(s) were amazing, with crisp edges and tender insides. My favourite was the Shimei mushroom + scallop + cheese option. If you're ever in Osaka, I implore you to try a specialized okonomiyaki restaraunt. I highly recommend Houzenji Sampei be that restaurant!
Visited February 2020
yummy and we went back twice. you can select your own toppings if you dont want those already in the menu. go early to avoid the dinner crowd. shop is small so dont bring big bags along
Visited December 2019
It was delicious! We were looking for a place to try japanese packet and we are sure it was the best choice! Worth trying if you are in the Dotombori area, its not on plain sight but its really easy to get there!
Visited November 2019
They charged me 300 yen for canned tuna, more than they charge for pork. When confronted about the tuna, they didn't own up to it. I don't like feeling cheated, and Hozenji Sanpei definitely left me feeling cheated. You can do better than this tourist, questionable place. I know this seems like a sm...all thing, but the fact they wouldn't own up to their faults makes this feel like a deliberate little grift. We shouldn't encourage shady practices like this, however small, by letting them get away with it.
Visited September 2019
“Late night Okonomyaki Treat”
We had Okonomyaki at Hozenji Sampei late on a Saturday night. Despite being nearly closing time, the place was still half-full of locals. The service was quick and friendly, and importantly the Okonomyaki was delicious. Good option for a late night feed.
Visited August 2019