English Reviews (Reviews Total Language : 136 reviews)
Very nice place!! Many kind of Okonomyaki, also for vegetarian. The staff are very very kind!!! Recomended!! A special thank for the treatment received!!!
Visited August 2019
I had never had okonomiyaki. This restaurant was absolutely delicious and made it SO easy for vegetarians! They had a chart so I could show the waiter exactly what we could and couldn’t eat. They were sensitive about everything from eggs to cheese to shellfish, etc. (It was nice to get something veg...etarian that had cheese...finally!) They offered a different sauce that did not have fish so that my husband could share mine. It was overall one of my favorite food experiences in Japan.
Visited July 2019
“Best food and service”
Great cultural experience sitting at the bar and watching the chefs cook. Yummy food, great service and English menu.
Visited May 2019
“First time trying Okonomiyaki ”
After reading all the amazing reviews we decided to try Zen for our first Okonomiyaki! There are two options, one Okonomiyaki and another is called Hiroshima, we both ordered the first one but wish we tried the Hiroshima Okonomiyaki as that contains noodles too! The service in the restaurant was oka...y, we went around 10pm so there weren’t many customers around. We waited around 15 mins for the food to be served. One of the negatives were just before being served one of the waiters had caught a bug of some sort and shoved it into the face of a waitress which made her jump. In my opinion that was unprofessional and a bit gross as it was right by the front kitchen/ tables where we sat. However, when the food came out it was good and reminded us of Takoyaki. I would recommend getting the mixed seafood Okonomiyaki, the pork one wasn’t as good. It is worth a try but not somewhere I’d probably return to as it wasn’t cheap for what it was (roughly 900-1400 yen per Okonomiyaki and more for Hiroshima option) so good but not amazing as suggested. The service wasn’t amazing either but that could be due to the time of day we went.
Visited May 2019
“Amazing experience ”
We have been looking forward to an authentic Okonomiyaki experience while in Japan and Zen more than delivered. Between the 8 of us we got to try several different things on the menu, including four types of Okonomiyaki, two kinds of soba noodles, and the grilled cheese appetizer. All were delicio...us! Our server Osawa was easily one of the most kind and attentive servers we had in the ten days we visited and made the meal truly delightful. He even helped us with some sightseeing places to visit, despite the language barrier. I can not say enough good things about this restaurant so check it out if you get the chance!
Visited April 2019