15 responses

  1. Katie
    November 28, 2012

    Yum! Excited to try it.

  2. a
    November 28, 2012

    We went a couple of days ago. Really yummy food.

  3. Nancy M
    November 28, 2012

    Okonomiyaki in Wallingford! At last!

  4. Slosh
    November 28, 2012

    This review is too long. One word: delicious!

  5. a
    November 28, 2012

    It is a truly yummy okonomiyaki too, Nancy.

  6. K206
    November 29, 2012

    I’m Japanese-American (born in Tokyo, raised in Seattle) and while I liked the ramen at Yoroshiku, I felt like this place is overall expensive. $12 for chashu-men? With tax and tip, you’re paying closer to $15.

    You can also find cheaper (and better) kushi-yaki at Issian (next to Molly Moon’s on 45th). Nancy – They also have great okonomiyaki.

    With that said, I like trying places twice before I judge them (read: write a Yelp review) and I will go back to try some of their other skewers and regional Hokkaido cuisine.

  7. Nancy M
    November 29, 2012

    Sales tax (and high commercial rent) has always been a challenge for small businesses in Seattle/Washington . . . how to lower it I wonder. K206: thanks for the okonomiyaki tip (Boom Noodle has a unrecognizable fusion version, interesting but nothing like what I experienced in Tokyo and surrounds).

  8. Tirapop
    December 3, 2012

    Sounds like I need to check it out. My mom is from Kansai, which is known for okonomiyaki (Osaka’s Dohton Bori, Kyoto, and Kobe). Okonomiyaki with yakisoba is Hiroshima style.

    I’ve taken to making okonomiyaki at home every week or two. Central Market in Shoreline has Otafuku brand okonomiyaki batter mix and sauce. They also sell tenkasu (fried tempura bits), katsuobushi (bonito flakes), aonorii, kewpie mayonnaise, and beni shoga (red pickled ginger). If you want to make it from scratch, they even have nagaimo yam. You can follow the package directions or go to okonomiyakiworld.com.

    I’ve read people whine about “another Japanese restaurant” in Wallingford. Yakitori, ramen, and okonomiyaki are a nice change from the typical (but beloved) neighborhood sushi restaurants.

  9. Frankie
    December 4, 2012

    OK, I know they’re reading this. I ate there last night. everything was good but I have two constructive complaints:

    1. I am the number one Ramen expert on Wallyhood. This is not up for debate. The Ramen noodles were great, perfect mouthfeel, but the broth was light and kind of bland for a Tonkotsu. Needs more pork and bone gelatin rendered in there and more pork fat and basically needs to be much richer and creamier. Also it was a relatively small portion for what’s traditionally a massive bowl, even (especially) in Japan.
    2. It was freezing and the two or three tables right in front of the door suffer for it every time someone walks in. Don’t know how you address that easily.

    Anyway – welcome to the neighborhood! Glad to have you.

  10. K206
    December 4, 2012

    they don’t serve tonkotsu ramen; they serve shio ramen.

  11. Frankie
    December 5, 2012

    They had a pork/Shio Ramen as well as the plain Shio Ramen on Monday night (two separate menu items), but you’re right, it’s not a real Tonkotsu. But it certainly wasn’t Shio either. And I was kind of expecting more of a Sapporo influence on that, like maybe a Mouko Tanmen.

  12. KC
    December 5, 2012

    Hokkaido is known for miso ramen anyway.

    I had 4649 salad. its mixture of mayo and green and can of tuna puree.
    It wasnt bad, but kind of home cooking style.
    Also beef ruibe is frozen roast beef salad. I did not like it.
    Ruibe is traditionary salmon!

  13. protected static
    December 7, 2012

    We had a lovely dinner there this evening. My only complaints would be that the acoustics suck (we had a couple noise-related miscommunications with the waitstaff) and that they’re charging too much for their veggie yakitori for what you get. Three mushroom halves? Four grape tomatoes?

    OTOH, the savory pancake was outstanding, as were the meatballs. And the shiso pork belly. Mmmm. Pork belly…

  14. Flato
    December 10, 2012

    Frankie, tonkatsu is pork (ton) cutlet (katsu is an abbreviation for katsureto). Breaded and fried pork.

  15. Frankie
    December 11, 2012

    Flato, I said “Tonkotsu” which means “pork bone” and is a style of Ramen broth, among other things.It’s most popular in Kyushu but appears all over Japan. The collagen, marrow and fats melt into the broth and give it a creamy, rich consistency and amazing depth of flavor.

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