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Arinko Description

Arinko is a charming restaurant located in the Kanda neighborhood of Tokyo, specializing in the delicious and savory cuisine of okonomiyaki. This traditional Japanese dish is a savory pancake made with a variety of ingredients such as cabbage, meat, seafood, and noodles, all mixed together and cooked on a hot griddle. Arinko takes this classic dish to new heights with their expert preparation and attention to detail.

What sets Arinko apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Each okonomiyaki is made to order, ensuring that every bite is bursting with flavor. The restaurant's cozy and inviting atmosphere adds to the overall dining experience, making it the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends or family.

One of the standout menu items at Arinko is their signature okonomiyaki, which is a must-try for any visitor. This mouthwatering dish is cooked to perfection, with a crispy exterior and a soft and flavorful interior. The combination of ingredients creates a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that will leave you craving for more.

Whether you're a fan of Japanese cuisine or simply looking to try something new, Arinko is the place to be. With their dedication to quality and their delicious menu offerings, this restaurant is a true gem in the heart of Tokyo. So, why not embark on a culinary adventure and indulge in the flavors of Arinko?

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Arinko Overview

Address

Sn Building 3-chōme-10-10 Uchikanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0047

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3255-7100

Access

3 minute walk from Kanda Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Tue: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: Closed

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Non-smoking

Arinko Reviews

Arinko Google Average Rating

4.1

5

Google
Tiny place run by father and son with incredibly tasty okonomiyaki and monjayaki! The entrance looks a little worrying but when you go up the stairs and enter, it is a warm and welcoming atmosphere! If you are new to okonomiyaki and monjayaki, the owners will offer to prepare it for you and they do it so expertly, it's a wonderful experience! They specialise in oysters, but we tried the pork kimchi and octopus dishes, together with potato salad and beer. Food was excellent and the atmosphere is so local and friendly. Genuinely loved this experience!

5

Google
Best okonomiyaki ever, loving place with a so kind owner!

4

Google
The owner → an old man from Kansai,
Wife → Are you sure? A shop run by an elderly couple from Chiba Prefecture (^^)

The shop owner heard that the person was from Kansai,
An office worker coming from the Kansai area for work
Thank you very much.

According to the store owner,
The owner apparently moved to Tokyo during the Showa era.
At that time, local people
“Noisy, angry! ! ! Don't speak in Kansai dialect! I'm angry! ! ! ” etc... He said he had been yelled at and even beaten.
It seems like it is now a good memory (^^)
(Wow! In the Showa era, there was a lot of abuse and violence.
It was a daily occurrence (^^;))

A few years ago, when I lived in Kanda for about 3 years,
I've been to the store about 5 times,
I have posted the photos I took at that time (^^)
What I often received was...
Okonomiyaki → pork balls and cheese
(If you need mayonnaise, just ask and they will give it to you.
It’s free (^^)b◎)
Monja → Baby Star Monja
(For Tokyo downtown kids like me,
→I knew it! ! This is it (^^) I think b◎...)
Oysters grilled with butter
Grilled onions with butter (secret menu☆)
others
I didn't take any photos, but
While drinking alcoholic beverages such as beer and shochu,
I was eating (^^)b◎
I don't know how to bake, I can't make it well, I'm lazy, etc.
If you have any concerns, please ask the store staff.
They will cook it right in front of you (^^)b◎
I mean! in the first place···
In Kansai, the staff will come and grill it right in front of you.
The iron plates in the audience seats are kept warm,
The staff will grill it in the kitchen and bring it to you.
It’s a style (^^)b◎
but!
In my case, I have to bake monja in my own way.
I feel like it's no good, so I just bake the monja myself (^^)
Although it is located in front of Kanda Station, it is reasonably priced for the common people.
I’m so happy (^^)b◎
2F is
I think there were only 4-5 table seats.
3F is unknown.
Smoking is allowed in all seats, so please be careful if you are a non-smoker!

I was born and raised in downtown Tokyo,
Overall, Arinko is
With an okonomiyaki/monjayaki restaurant in the downtown area
It doesn't seem like much has changed,
The contents of the menu, taste and texture, etc.
I feel like it won't change (^0^)b◎.

Also! Please visit me when the timing is right.
I'll post it (^0^)/☆彡◎

postscript
The shop is filled with office workers on their way home from work.
Often crowded,
I came to the store alone,
Especially on busy days such as Friday nights.
I feel like I'm being refused entry!
Therefore,
I entered the store between Monday and Thursday.

The old man who owns the shop seems to be a big fan of women (^^;)
When a female customer eats or pays the bill
Please note that you may be asked for your LINE ID (^^;)
Like...
Apparently only women are gathered
It looks like they are holding an event or something (^^;)
Wait!
If you don't like it, just say no (^^;)

This is still a mystery, but
A long time ago, when I lived in Osaka for a year,
I visited dozens of restaurants...
Privately run okonomiyaki restaurants, ramen shops, etc.
Approximately 10% of the bill is collected without asking.
It's still a mystery and I can't help but wonder (ーー?)
(Example → If the bill is 2000 yen, it will be 2200 yen...)
(Did he secretly get beaten up?
thought to be a local person
& Did he get discriminated against and secretly turned into a bot? ?
I thought something like that...)
What is collected is
Not all privately run shops in Kansai...
I asked some people I met in Osaka...
somehow? All I got were vague responses (ーー;)! ! !
Is it hidden? It seemed like...
(Hmm!? The mystery is only deepening (ーー?)!!!)
One day I live in Osaka...
Have you been beaten many times in quick succession? Occasionally,
I'm so angry that I'm angry! ! !
When I pointed this out to the store owner...
Shopkeeper → ``Oh! ? That's strange! ?
I guess I made a mistake (^^;)! ? ” Something like
While acting like I'm in love with you
"ah! ! Sorry, I made a mistake (^^;)
They kind of refunded me...
(This is a story from a privately run ramen shop in Osaka!)
Next time when you visit Arinko
I'm thinking of asking the shop owner!
That didn't happen at Arinko, so I was relieved (^^)b◎

All prices on the menu list include tax (^^)b◎
There are no additional charges such as seat fees.
just!
I thought it was cash only, so
Be careful and check!

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