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Takoichi Lets Takoyaki Live up to Its Street Food Name with a Street Takeout Window

December 14, 2018

Takoichi has been around for a while, with branches in Malate and Pasay. But their latest branch in Makati stands out for the cute set-up: a takeout window along Dela Rosa Street. It is part of a food hall called the Pantree, where half the stalls have takeout windows with steps to walk up to them. They are hard to miss if you’re walking along the street, and they certainly caught our eye.

For when you’re itching for some tako. (See what we did there?)

But it is more than just a cute gimmick. Osaka’s Best Takoichi offers the famous street food that remains true to its roots. The woman behind the business is called Auntie Rowena, and she spent 4 years in Japan, where she learned to make takoyaki that we expect would make Osakans proud. Bite through the crispy outside for the doughy interior that houses the tako (octopus) and you’ll be transported.


A stall in Makati that makes fresh takoyaki upon order.

ADDRESS: JCSO Building I, 119 Dela Rosa Street cor. Castro Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
VISIT: 10AM–9PM weekdays / closed weekends
CONTACT: (0955) 264-4978 /
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Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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