Review on Abeno Too
The younger sibling of Abeno is a discreet little place just off Charing Cross Road near Leicester Square tube station. Like the Museum Street original it puts on no airs or graces: sit on a stool with other punters round the horseshoe-shaped counter or keep a low profile away from the main action.
Abeno is synonymous with 'okonomiyaki' – a speciality of the Osaka region best described as 'half pancake, half omelette' with a variety of added ingredients cooked on a hot plate at your table. Choose your filling – anything from salmon, squid and prawns to spinach and cheese – watch the waitress beat the dough, fold the mixture and then sprinkle it with bonito flakes, dried seaweed and slivers of pink pickled ginger. She may even dress it up with twirls of mayonnaise and a dollop of chilli sauce.
The rest of the lengthy menu is a varied mix, ranging from omsoba (essentially soba noodles wrapped in an omelette) to duck teriyaki plus a few desserts including the ubiquitous green tea ice cream and red bean pancakes. Drink Kirin beer straight from the fridge, saké or tea.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express