Bib Gourmand Okonomiyaki in Tokyo : Kiji

Bib Gourmand Okonomiyaki Restaurant “Kiji” in Chiyoda-ku originated from Osaka, and is one of the most famous okonomiyaki restaurant. They have 2 branches in Tokyo, and we visited the one near Marunouchi (Tokyo Station). But beware, I had a hard time trying to locate the restaurant. They are actually located at the basement of Tokyo Building, along the food street.

Prices are reasonable, starting from 760¥ for their Corn okonomiyaki (which is a pancake like dish made from a batter of flour, chopped cabbage, chicken stock and grated yam) served with salted butter.

The must orders are the Yakisoba with pork and cabbage 860¥ (Japanese noodle dish in which the soba noodles made from wheat flour are pan-fried with assorted vegetables and meat. The Beef Tendon okonomiyaki 1,200¥ which was the star dish for me – the beef tendons that was used were fatty and complemented with the cabbage and yam.

Around 9pm and there was still a queue!

Original Modan – Omelette stuffed with pan-fried Yakisoba noodles with pork, squid & Cabbage [1100¥]
Oyster & Pork Okonomiyaki (Only from Nov-Feb) – [1600¥] – which is only available from November to February : But you can skip this dish, it was mostly flour.
Beef Tendon Okonomiyaki [1200¥] – MUST ORDER!!!
Top Right: Potato & Corn Okonomiyaki [890¥], Add-on Cheese & Egg [300¥] – I was’t expecting much from this dish cause I am not really a fan of potato. Surprisingly, they were soft and tasty and went well with the okonomiyaki sauce and sunny egg.

Will I Return O-Meter : Yes, for the yakisoba & beef tendon okonomiyaki. Recommended to go in a bigger group.

Kiji Okonomiyaki – (TOKYO STATION)
B1, Tokyo Building, Marunouchi 2-7-3, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Kyobashi or Yurakucho Station
Tel : 03-3216-3123

Opening Hour :
11:00 am-3:00 pm
5:00 pm-11:00 pm

Shinagawa branch
2/F Shinagawa Front Building, Kounan 2-3-13,
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Shinagawa Station
Tel : 03-6712-0256

Opening Hour :
11:00 am-3:00 pm
5:00 pm-11:00 pm

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