Amongst the different types of Japanese food, restaurants specializing in okonomiyaki may not be as common, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have its fair share of fans! Commonly referred to as a Japanese pancake, ‘okonomi’ means ‘as you like’ and ‘yaki’ means grilled. So, have your grill however you like at these okonomiyaki spots in Singapore. Some of these places even allow you to cook your okonomiyaki yourself!
Tucked away in Dunlop Street in Little India, craft your own rendition of the Japanese pancake at Seiwaa Okonomiyaki! Take your pick of seafood, meat or veggies before mixing it with the cabbage and green onion batter before grilling it on the teppan (hot plate). You can choose to self-cook, or have a teppanyaki chef cook it in front of you! Apart from okonomiyaki, you can also grill your own souffle pancakes here – the perfect way to end your meal on a sweet note!
Address: 72 Dunlop St, Singapore 209400
Opening Hours: 11 AM–3 PM, 5–11 PM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Located near Beauty World MRT, Ajiya Okonomiyaki Restaurant is another spot that allows you to cook your own okonomiyaki in Singapore. Try to sit at the counter if you wanna get hands-on, and you can also take your pick of the ingredients you like. Besides okonomiyaki, the restaurant also has other Japanese favourites such as homemade gyozas, garlic fried rice, miso soup and more. We love that dishes are unpretentious and down-to-earth, and how homey the whole place feels.
Address: 104 Jln Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598603
Opening Hours: 12–2:15 PM, 5–9:15 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Misato is a contemporary Japanese restaurant in The Centerpoint. Not only do they serve authentic Japanese food, but many of its ingredients are also sourced and imported from Japan. While they don’t specialise in okonomiyaki specifically, they sure serve up a great one! The okonomiyaki here is made of cabbage, egg and pork belly, then slathered with a tangy sauce and topped with dry bonito flakes. Even the cabbage that they use is imported from Japan!
Address: 176 Orchard Road, #01-33E, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: 12–3 PM, 6–10 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Nanjya Monjya’s specialty is DIY okonomiyaki. With more than 20 different flavours, you can pick what you like and be served with a bowl of raw ingredients that you can mix and grill at tables fitted with teppan. But if it’s your first time and you are unfamiliar with okonomiyaki, you can also get the staff to prepare it for you! Popular options include the Pork Belly Pizza, Chicken Pizza and Beef Pizza. Nanjya also has lots of other interesting choices, such as Corn Pizza, Leek Pizza, Rice Cake Pizza and Beef Tendon Pizza. If that’s not enough, pair your okonomiyaki with side dishes such as Sashimi, Chawanmushi, Potato Mentai Cheese Yaki and many more.
Address: 390 Havelock Rd, #01-03/04/05 Waterfront Plaza, Singapore 169664
Opening Hours: 5:30–11:30 PM daily
Looking for a casual spot to satisfy your teppanyaki cravings? Teppan Works is a great spot for a quick lunch, but if you have some time, we recommend you stay for their teppanyaki omakase sets! Think teppanyaki omelette fired up on a grill, an assorted range of fresh seafood, generous cuts of meats and the restaurant’s signature okonomiyaki to round up the meal!
Address: 42 Tras St, Singapore 078981
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 5:30–10:30 pm daily
With an incredibly extensive menu, Makan Koryouri is nestled in the historic Kampong Glam district, just a minute’s walk from Masjid Sultan. Okonomiyaki options include the Yasai Tama, Buta Tama and Premium Combo that comes with pork, prawns ans squid. You can also add on additional toppings in the form of oysters, soba, kimchi and even mochi
Address: 32 Kandahar St, Singapore 198891
Opening Hours: 4 PM–12 AM daily
To satiate both your teppanyaki and okonomiyaki cravings, head to Yaki Yaki Bo which is a heartlander’s gem. Situated in NEX and Jurong Point, their chefs flip, toss, and delight diners as they prepare your meals in front of you. Take your pick of okonomiyaki options such as Butatama (pork), Kaisen (seafood), and Salmon.
Address: Multiple outlets
While it’s called The Ramen Stall, this place sells much more than yummy bowls of ramen. Located along North Bridge Road, the okonomiyaki here is high raved about and touted to be a must-try. Savoury and packed with ingredients, it is crispy on the outside yet fluffy on the inside. Pair it with a bowl of ramen such as their Mala Ramen or the fiery Volcano Chicken Ramen which comes in three spice levels!
Address: 787 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198755
Opening Hours: 11 AM–4 PM, 5–11 PM Mon to Thurs, 11 AM–11 PM Fri to Sun
Indulge in modern sophisticated izakaya-style dining at Tomo Izakaya, where each dish is carefully curated with sake, shochu, beer, wine or other spirits to tantalise your tastebuds. Its Okonomiyaki comes with cabbage and seafood and is topped with generous amounts of bonito flakes. Pair it with other small-bite dishes or mains such as the Zenbu-Happy Chirashi, which comes with sashimi, sea urchin, grilled eel, beef steak, chopped tuna belly and salmon roe!
Address: 8 Raffles Ave., #01-09, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: 12–3 PM, 5–11 PM daily
Tamako Meal is a casual yet stylish Japanese eatery known for its laidback atmosphere. You’ll find all sorts of classic Japanese dishes from grilled squid to sushi, sukiyaki, and of course okonomiyaki. It is one of their best-selling items and big chunk of their patrons regularly come for their fix of the dish. It is carefully prepared according to traditional recipes, ingredients, and techniques!
Address: 128 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579516
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM, 6–9:30 PM Mon to Thurs, 11:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5–10 PM Fri to Sun