OKONOMI meaning ‘what you like’ or ‘as you like’ in Japanese is an informal restaurant evoking the vibrant atmosphere and casual vibes of downtown Tokyo where teppan specialist and chef Takeshi Wada shows his prowess; serving up his signature specialities to tempt the tastebuds.
Okonomi by Tokyo Don’s sleek and spartan interior in neutral and earth tones is dominated by a teppan counter – a cooking method in post-World War II Japan which uses a teppan (iron griddle) to grill, broil or pan-fry hence yaki. Experienced teppanyaki chefs like
Wada-san take great pride in demonstrating their multi-tasking skills, from cutting and pan-frying to culinary knowledge and cordial customer relations.
Dining at Okonomi by Tokyo Don is a sensorial experience: diners will be able to see the chefs in action right in front of them, listen to the exciting buzz of house specialities being prepared, and smell the appetising aroma of freshly cooked food wafting around them.
Likewise, the menu will channel popular downtown Tokyo fare such as Okonomiyaki (savoury Japanese-style pancake made with Yamato imo [Japanese yam], shredded cabbage and crispy pork belly), Yakiniku Set (Japanese-style BBQ Australian wagyu beef subtly flavoured with special soy sauce concoction) and Yakisoba (Japanese-style fried noodles).
Okonomi by Tokyo Don is located at Level 6, Pavilion KL.