February 18, 2024

Kagura in Makati: Where to Get Best-Tasting Okonomiyaki at Little Tokyo

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  • Kagura in Makati: Where to Get Best-Tasting Okonomiyaki at Little Tokyo

    Updated as of December 5, 2023

    One of the much-loved Japanese street food to ever come here in the Philippines would be okonomiyaki. These Japanese savory pancakes, often filled with a delicious combination of onion, meat or octopus, squid, or shrimp, and vegetables, are a favorite among other Japanese snacks.

    In Little Tokyo, Kagura is popular for the said dish and has become the go-to place for okonomiyaki and the varieties that go with it. The okonomiyaki house has been around for over 17 years, incorporating the flavors and styles of Osaka and Hiroshima into their okonomiyaki.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Their Okonomiyaki Special (Php 460 – no noodles; Php 490 – with noodles) is available with many different toppings to choose from, such as pork, squid, octopus, shrimp, and even cheese!

    Okonomiyaki Special (Php 460, no noodles) / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    First, the egg is mixed with vegetables and your chosen toppings and fried on a hot pan. This thick pancake is then topped with sweet okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, a generous drizzle of seaweed flakes and bonito flakes. Every bite is a complex mix of crunchy and juicy you won’t forget even after leaving Little Tokyo.

    You can also customize your okonomiyaki by adding additional toppings, or include noodles into the mixture, and even add gooey cheese to make it interesting! Other dishes available are the Tonpeiyaki which is sauteed pork in an egg roll and the Sauce Yakisoba which is fried noodles with pork and sweet okonomiyaki sauce.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Another unique trait that has made Kagura famous is that the Manila Moukokai (Manila Fierce Tiger) has gathered here to watch baseball games of the Hanshin Tigers, a Japanese professional baseball team from Nishinomiya, Japan. The restaurant is decorated with many of the Tigers’ merchandise!

    Inside their little restaurant, you can see the Japanese master and his assistants prepare the food in front of you. In this open kitchen setting, you’ll know your food is made and guaranteed fresh.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Despite being technically a pancake, a serving of okonomiyaki can be very filling especially when personalized at Kagura in Little Tokyo. So make sure to come here at lunch or dinner for a hearty serving of Japanese pancake!

    General Information

  • Little Tokyo, Chino Roces Avenue, Pasong Tamo corner Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
  • 0936-908-8204
  • 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Tueaday to Saturday); 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Sunday)
  • Monday
  • kagura.ph-co.jp/
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