Indulge in the Authentic Taste of Takoyaki from Osaka at the Odaiba Takoyaki Museum in Tokyo!

Indulge in the Authentic Taste of Takoyaki from Osaka at the Odaiba Takoyaki Museum in Tokyo!
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If you’ve ever visited Japan, in particular the city of Osaka, it’s more than likely that you would have tried the Japanese dish “takoyaki” before. Despite originating from the city of Osaka, there is now a place in Tokyo where everyone can enjoy the authentic taste of takoyaki. That place is located within the shopping area DECKS Tokyo Beach in Odaiba, and is known as the “Odaiba Takoyaki Museum”!


The vendor our reporter Tina visited out of the five vendors available there, was “Takoyaki No Ganso Honke Aizuya” (hereafter referred to as simply “Aizuka”).

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For those who are not familiar with takoyaki, it is considered Osaka’s second most fine food and is best described as a round ball of dough made from flour that has a small piece of cut octopus in its center and has been fried for a nice crispy taste! It’s not only a very popular food in Osaka, but is also extremely popular all across Japan.

Takoyaki is normally eaten with sauce and mayonnaise but the takoyaki at Aizuya is simple, yet very juicy and is made to be eaten on its own. Tina ordered their most standard takoyaki “Ganso Takoyaki”. What a combination! The outer layer of each takoyaki was crisp and yet the inside layer was creamy and soft! And because this type of takoyaki is slightly smaller in size than the average takoyaki, it’s all too easy too gobble up a bunch of them!

Freshly made takoyaki is very hot on the inside though, so all those with a sensitive tongue, be sure to wait a short while before biting into one!



There are so many other varieties of takoyaki in addition to the original flavour, such as the “Tamagoyaki” flavour, which has egg inside, the “Negi” flavour, which has plenty of green onion and the “Ganso Rajioyaki” flavour which has konnyaku inside. It might be a great idea to visit the “Odaiba Takoyaki Museum” with a large group of friends or family and try a wide variety of takoyaki!


Photo by kobadog
Translated by Cheryl Coyle

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Odaiba Takoyaki Museum
Address : DECKS Tokyo Bay Seaside Mall 4F, Daiba 1-6-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station : Odaiba Kaihin Kouen
TEL : 03-3599-6500



Been working in girls’ fashion magazines for a long time and am now the chief editor of Tokyo Girls’ Update. I have more expertise in Japanese teen fashion than anyone else (probably)! I’m a huge fan of the Revolutionary Girl Utena and Bakemonogatari animes.

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