Botejyu was founded in 1946 in the gourmet city of Tamade, Osaka. The name “Botejyu” is derived from the rhythmic cooking sound of okonomiyaki. The first part of the name, “bote” comes from the flipping sound of an okonomiyaki being turned over with a metal spatula. The second part of the name, “jyu” represents the sound of the okonomiyaki sizzling on the teppan grill. We, at Botejyu, still value this “delicious sound” as we continue to prepare each and every okonomiyaki with passion.
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Specialist In Okonomiyaki
Botejyu San is a Japanese concept restaurant which specialises in the Japanese savoury pancakes Okonomiyaki and Modanyaki. Their name Botejyu San refers to the delicious sound of a pancake being flipped and sizzling on a hot grill.
Ambience at Botejyu San is rather dull and understated, though they do offer a good view of the surrounding parks. Lights are dim, and furniture is rather cramped and dated. Botejyu San is also tucked away in a corner of the mall, and not easily spotted when passing by.
Service is rather average at Botejyu San. While staff are attentive, there aren't many of them around, and getting their attention may take some time as they'll be attending to other diners as well. Due to the small floor space they occupy, you might have to wait around 10 - 20 minutes for a table at Botejyu San during peak periods.
As a niche concept restaurant, food at Botejyu San is largely prepared on the teppan grill, and are mostly variations of Okonomiyaki and Modanyaki with various fillings. They also offer tasty Japanese garlic fried rice with a choice of meat / seafood. I find their food to be well seasoned and generally flavourful, and the chef has good skill with the teppan grill, as you'll be able to taste the smoky, savoury flavour in the food.
Prices at Botejyu San are within the affordable range, with an average meal costing about SGD $20 - $25 per person. They are affiliated with Fruit Paradise next door, and you can order items from there as well.