Original Okonomiyaki (Hiroshima Style), Lowyat Plaza LG

An Okonomiyaki is a form of savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. Okonomi means “what you like”, and yaki meaning “grilled” ; case in example the meat/seafood in the okonomiyaki (yakitori) & the noodles in it (yakisoba).

In Japan, Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with Kansai or Hiroshima areas, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region. (source: Wikipedia)

In Malaysia, Okonomiyaki can be found in…… of all places;  Low Yat Plaza, though I just read recently of another restaurant who offers this tasty & simple pancake.

Okonomiyaki Hiroshima Style

The dining area is very bare; or should I say there is none? Your choices are either right in front of the teppanyaki hot plate, or on tables on the walkway in front of their tiny shoplot.

The set-up is no-frills and simple, and the same could be said of the food. Meats and seafood are all lightly seasoned & grilled. Portions are fair for the price you pay, which starts from RM16+ onwards for each Okonomiyaki.

Ok, I’m gross. I actually dug out the fillings for my Seafood & Pork Okonomiyaki 😉  But I’m sure guys wanted to see  what you get for RM16+, right?


Like I said, the ingredients are a aplenty. There were copious amount of squids, prawns, bean sprouts, noodles and large pieces of pork.

Below: The proper Okonomiyaki before I started dissecting it.


It all started out with the a layer of batter, which forms the base layer of the okonomiyaki. Shredded cabbage & bean sprouts followed by the meats and seafood were then piled on top.


I do not know what the original noodles should be, but here I got these “Chinese yellow mee lookalike”.  These were lightly seasoned and fried.


The okonomiyaki is then flipped over, allowing the ingredients to cook (note the meats and seafood is on top, presumably for direct contact with the teppanyaki pan).


I was worried at first, seeing that the raw ingredients were not mixed up and fried but just left overturned as below. I wondered if it’s going to be undercooked but it turned out alright so there wasn’t any cause for concern in the end.


Then an egg was cracked & spread out to form the top layer. The okonomiyaki is transfered onto the egg layer.


The whole okonomiyaki is flipped around again, leaving the egg on top and a ‘special’ sweet sauce ( I suspect it is Teriyaki-based) is slatered generously over the top.



A dash of salt & pepper plus a sprinkle of chopped parsley later,  the Okonomiyaki is ready to be served.


Don’t be fooled by the size and simple outlook. This darn omelette is very filling. I almost couldn’t finish it myself. ALMOST. :mrgreen:


I enjoyed my FIRST Okonomiyaki & I’m pleased that in a way, it is a very healthy snack since minimal oil was used. I hope to taste an actual one in Japan. This is supposedly authentic but then, who could verify?

Original Okonomiyaki Hiroshima Style
Lot LG3, LG Floor (Foodcourt of LowYat, opposite a magazine shop & near the ATM machines)
Plaza Low Yat,
Jalan 1/77 Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,
57100 Kuala Lumpur
Non Halal
Opening Hours : 1130 – 2130
Price : RM 16+ each.

This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. wen pink

    hmmmm why do u always eat so much n never get fat?!?! *jealous*

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha.. lets go dancing/jogging toge toge?? 😛

  2. Sean

    ooh i don’t think i’ve ever had okonomiyaki before (i don’t even know how to spell it without referring to your review!). glad to hear it isn’t oily, since it LOOKS kinda oily. interesting method of preparation too, i kinda think it resembles the way u’d make a ramly burger! 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha.. yes yes.. like makin a burger esp whn they were pressing it!
      Me neither.. I copied & paste so yeah, if u were to suddenly as me to pronounce, (much less spell!) the word, I wont be able to! HA! :mrgreen:

  3. ai wei


    dun block my way over there! 😛

  4. ciki

    schweet! i love this in Hiroshima! the best ever, esp the seafood one.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Lucky u !! U went Japan di.. I’m stil hoping I could go tis year..

  5. JustinH

    Looks tasty! gonna try out when i head down to Lowyat!

  6. unkaleong

    Looks exactly the same as the outlet that used to operate in Atria. Wonder if it’s the same? Carb overload man! Hahaha

    1. rebeccasaw

      Aiyo… when u say things like “use to” I do wonder hw many years that ws ago! Hehee.. considering yr age ya knw… *ahem* :mrgreen:

  7. zzkang

    Looks like mee goreng pattaya.. 😀

  8. Makiko S

    It looks so nice, but unfortunately Non Halal.

    I had good times eating Okonomiyaki back in Japan before, but finding a place that serve a Halal serving is difficult in this country.

    Anyway, I’m sure it is tasty as the pictures shown.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Now u make me wanna eat it in Japan itself!!! Really do wonder if tis’s an authentic version as they claimed 😕

  9. Marcky

    Mee goreng pattaya babi + seafood. Om nom nom.

  10. minchow

    Lovely!! Since I won’t be in Japan anytime in near future this will have to do! But but did you feel ridiculously stuffed after? I still feel it’s too much of a good thing!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes indeed! Its better shared. And yeah, the price too (to share)! Heheh.. 😀

  11. J2Kfm

    Which brought to mind one Okonomiyaki which was good, and rather cheap in comparison, in Thailand’s Fuji chain. RM9 for a satisfying piece. But of course, smaller than this gargantuan of a serving.

    I am tempted.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Woots! I’m goin BKK in June! thksfor the heads up!! 😛

  12. Simon Seow

    They opened at first in KL Plaza about 10 years ago. That time quite expensive. Like RM 25 of one.

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