I rarely go Tokyo Station and around except taking Shinkansen. When in the world will they finish construction around Tokyo station ? I think it’s been over 15 years :p I wonder if I could see completed Tokyo station area until we’ll die…
We visit there to eat okonomiyaki at Okonomiyaki Kiji Marunouchi branch (お好み焼き きじ 丸の内店). Speaking of Kiji, they are so popular okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka. Their branch is in TOKIA building.
They have tables and some counter seats. There’s a cool stripe-pattern table in front of the kitchen. If you are seated this counter seats, you can see chef’s cooking.
I rarely go to okonomiyaki restaurant in Tokyo. The reason is clear. Most of okonomiyaki restaurants in Tokyo don’t cook okonomiyaki. They just put ingredients on our table and we have to cook on our own. Osaka’s restaurants don’t. They cook and serve okonomiyaki.
I can’t cook okonomiyaki well, so whatever high reputation restaurants I may go, I have to eat bad tastes and looking okonomiyaki.
But this Kiji cook good okonomiyaki in front of us and serve it to us. We have only to wait for a while.
At first, we ordered Sujipon. It was served quickly. Sujipon is simmered tendon beef seasoned with ponzu. This simmered beef was so soft and tasty.
After ten minutes or so, our okonomiyaki was served. We ordered Sujiyaki and pork and cheese. I heard those are Kiji’s No.1 and No.2.
Because we were two and ordered two okonomiyaki, and the chef heard what we talked. We intended to share those two okonomiyaki, so he cut those two okonomiyaki into half size in advance and served them to us like this. Beautiful. Perfect. Okonomiyaki should be cooked by chef all the same ! If I did, I would not be able to post photo of okonomiyaki….
Cheeses were melting and the dough was soft ! The bacons had crunchy texture. If you have no experience about cooking okonomiyaki and try okonomiyaki in Tokyo, you should go Kiji without hesitation. Certainly cooking okonomiyaki is fun. But okonomiyaki should be cooked by chef in restaurants.
Name Okonomiyaki Kiji Marunouchi branch (お好み焼き きじ 丸の内店)
Open Lunch, Dinner
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