"Takoyaki" translates to fried octopus and was first made popular by a street vendor in Osaka, Japan around 1935. It is a round dumpling that is cooked on a special pan. The main ingredient is cooked octopus. Every other ingredient is generally varied amongst the different vendors.
If you live in Seattle and love takoyaki or just wanted to try it, you've probably wondered, "Where do I get good takoyaki?". You might be able to find it at some restaurants but do you see what they're putting into it? Or even worse...it may have been purchased frozen and reheated in a microwave! That's no way to enjoy takoyaki. Tako Kyuuban is doing it the traditional way. We are making your takoyaki right in front of you, so you see what's going into it and serving it to you fresh off the grill. This is how traditional takoyaki is made in Japan and how it should be eaten.
***April 2014 Schedule & Events***
Takoyaki only and please not our shorter hours
Saturday 5th 12pm-4pm
Sunday 6th 12am-3pm
UW Matsuri Festival
Saturday 19th 5pm-9pm
Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival
Friday 25th 10am-5pm
Saturday 26th 10am-6pm
Sunday 27th 10am-6pm
Our new location inside the Seattle Uwajimaya!
We will be making takoyaki and taiyaki at this location
7 days a week.
Okonomiyaki and Taiyaki!
On certain days we now offer Okonomiyaki or Taiyaki
Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake commonly made 10" in size and meant to be a full meal. We make ours a snack size that is roughly 6" around. We start with our own okonomiyaki batter, mix in shredded cabbage, green onion, pickled ginger, tenkasu, top with a layer of bacon and cook on a flat grill. The toppings are a thin layer of tonkatsu sauce, Kewpie mayo, aonori and a small amount of bonito flakes.
Taiyaki is a popular Japanese dessert made with a waffle like batter and filled with your choice of traditional sweet red bean (Azuki). We make our own sweet azuki filling from scratch and do not use azuki from a can. Ocassionally we offer Oreo cookie, vanilla custard or chocolate fillings as well.