In a renovated 100-year-old house just a few minutes walk from Meinohama Station Inenaga-san and staff prepare gorgeous gourmet-style okonomiyaki. Closer to Kansai-style than Hiroshima, the okonomiyaki served here are light, almost fluffy in texture. The lightness is partially attributed to a healthy mix of yama-imo (mountain potato). Meat eaters should order the Tokusei Akomedama Niku, which is made using roast beef, beef ribs, pork roast, pork ribs, and stewed pork. Then these babies are dressed with okonomiyaki brown sauce, mayonnaise, egg, and katsuoboshi (tuna flakes). The seafood version, Tokusei Akomedama Kaisen, is equally decadent, including scallops, squid, asari (clams), and two varieties of shrimp, dressed similarly to the meat version, minus the egg. A great accompanying dish is their Tappuri Yasai Salad (Huge Veggie Salad) made with no less than seven greens and herbs sourced directly from growers in Itoshima. Bitton Beef, a local but nationally prized brand of beef, roasted with local, natural sea salt, is also delicious. Finally, try a bowl of their original mango pudding. Cool setting, scrumptious food conceived and made with passion, and reasonably priced.
3-2-9 Meinohama, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
Open: 18:00 ~ 01:00
Prices: Tokusei Akomedama (meat or seafood) 1,180yen, Tonpeiyaki 680yen, Huge Veggie Salad 780yen, Shrimp & Mayonnaise 680yen, Draft Beer 700yen