OKOSTA Okonomiyaki Experience

Okonomiyaki is a savory, fried pancake-like dish concocted in postwar Hiroshima and famed as the city's emblematic soul food. There is no better way to discover the uniqueness of okonomiyaki Hiroshima-style than by learning to make it yourself at the city's Okosta (Okonomiyaki Experience Studio), a dedicated but casual cooking school and restaurant run by okonomiyaki experts Otafuku. This local company, among the first to develop dedicated sauces especially for the dish, is a household name across Japan.

All the fun takes place around a giant, pool-table-sized teppan hot plate that accommodates up to 10 visitors. There are four such tables on the premises, bringing Okosta's total capacity to 40 people. After visitors don a chef's apron and hat, enthusiastic (and English-speaking) staff will guide them through the cooking process with simple instructions. Unlike regular restaurants, where cooked okonomiyaki is brought to the hot plate for diners to eat, here visitors start from scratch, first pouring batter onto the hot plate in concentric circles to create a base.

Next, layers of ingredients, including meat, noodles, egg, and vegetables, are gradually added. This structure, together with a mountain of cabbage, is what makes Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki unique: in Osaka, for example, the fillings are mixed together before cooking. Visitors can savor their finished creation right at the giant hot plate, drizzled with one of Otafuku's fine sauces.

INFORMATION

Address
ekie, 1-2, Matsubara-cho, Minamiku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima
TEL
(+81)-(0)82-207-1277
URL
https://www.otafuku.co.jp/laboratory/event/okosta_eng.html#taiken
Open
10:00〜22:00
【Start time of the experience】
(1)11:00~12:30 (2)13:00~14:30 (3)19:00~20:30
Access
2min to walk from JR Hiroshima station
Fee
【Standard Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Experience 】
You can pick one topping from IKA-TEN(dried squid tempura) or tomato & cheese or Hiroshima produced vegetables or spicy noodles, and make a special Okonomiyaki!
Time: 1.5h
Fee: 1,980yen(tax included)

【Muslim friendly Okonomiyaki】
You can cook Oknomiyaki with squids & shrimps instead of pork belly.Halal Okonomi sauce made in our specialty factory in Malaysia is prepared.
Time: 1.5h
Fee: 2,200yen(tax included)

【Okonomiyaki for Vegetarians】
You can cook Okonomiyaki with soy meat instead of pork belly.Vegetarian Okonomi sauce with no meat & fish component is prepared!
Time: 1.5h
Fee: 2,200yen(tax included)

【Ladies’ Combo Recommend to women! Enjoy selected Hiroshima produced vegetables!】
Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Experience (with green shiso leaf & cheese)・Bagna cauda with Hiroshima produced vegetables・Dessert・One drink
Time: 2h
Fee: 3,300yen(tax included)
*Please make a reservation by up to three days before.

【Oyster Combo You can taste Okonomiyaki and Hiroshima oyster!】
Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Experience( with IKATEN(dried squid tempura) and a heap of green onions)・Hiroshima grilled oysters・one drink
Time: 2h
Fee: 3,300yen(tax included)
*Please make a reservation by up to three days before.

【Moo-Moo Combo Fully enjoy Okonomiyaki and Hiroshima beef!】
Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Experience( with IKATEN(dried squid tempura) and a heap of green onions)・Hiroshima grilled beef・one drink
Time: 2h
Fee:4,400yen(tax included)
*Please make a reservation by up to three days before.

【Hiroshima Specialty Combo Enjoy the whole Hiroshima specialty!】
Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Experience・Grilled Oyster・Dessert・One drinkGet Otafuku original spatulas for electric hot plates!
Time: 1.5h
Fee:3,300yen(tax included)
*We accept a reservation for the night course only by phone
*Please make a reservation by up to three days before.

【HIROSHIMA OKONOMIYAKI delicious combo】
Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Experience・Grilled Oyster・Dessert・One drinkGet Otafuku original SAMURAI bandanna & apron!
Time: 1.5h
Fee: 4,400yen(tax included)
*We accept a reservation for the night course only by phone
*Please make a reservation by up to three days before.





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