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236 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
+1 212-353-8503
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good56%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
1 Oct 2017
“Home made takoyaki in cozy atmosphere”
8 Jan 2017
“Ok Takoyaki”
Opens in 22 min
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Japanese, Fast food, Asian
236 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Takoyaki is my absolute favorite street food. Having made it myself many times I feel like I have turned into a bit of an expert in takoyaki-land. Otafuku gave me a really great takoyaki experience for a price of $12 I was able to try...More

Thank Food O
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Went here to try takoyaki and the consistency was much different than I expected. The flavor was good but it was very gooey inside so I was not a big fan. I think that's just how it is supposed to be. It was a nice...More

Thank Zamlin
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by today to try some Okonamayaki. I spent 6 years on Okinawa and never had any . We got one pork and one shrimp and they were good, not great but good. There was a lot more shredded cabbage than I thought there...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I didn't have high expectations, but for a place that has 4 items on their menu (takoyaki, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and medetai), I am going to assume you do them well. I gave the takoyaki and okonomiyaki a shot, but they were, to be honest, not...More

2  Thank Tunaidi
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of the tons of cool places to eat in East Village! We had a blast running from one shop to the next-got the Takoyaki here; so good! Not much of a seating area but that's common for the area. Worth the visit!

Thank Lindancor
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is one up from a hole in the wall - its a small standup with a bench outside, but you are here for the Takoyaki. All very Japanese and really very good. Ordering is easy if you are not fluent - there is a...More

Thank David-from-CT
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Otafuku is a great place for snack after one has dinner around. The Takoyaki is amazing, squid inside. The place is hidden and tiny, there is not enough seats, or even enough space for people to stand, that's why Otafuku is always crowded.

Thank Tian Q
Reviewed 11 June 2015

So Otafuku used to be a hole in the wall kind of place but moved to bigger location not too far away from its original 9th St location (St. Marks' area). Not too many places offer takoyaki or okonomiyaki or even yakitori (otaisho in St....More

Thank StoneFist
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Every person who I've introduced this eatery has been shocked that they've never tried nor discovered the tasty offerings. I actually eat here about once a week and order the combo special comprised of Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki... I always feel fat, dumb, and happy afterwards...More

Thank marshaworld
Reviewed 1 February 2015

This is a really small place with only a bench outside for seating but the food is definitely worth it. I'd say it's probably almost always packed inside here because the line circled the whole place when I was there. I got a takoyaki +...More

1  Thank Matthew B
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12:00 - 22:00
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  • Address: 236 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-353-8503
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