December 11, 2022

Takoyami: A Japanese restaurant opens its first restaurant in Calgary this weekend

Takoyami is a popular Japanese street food concept in Calgary for over a year.

The team here operated out of a home kitchen, and the long-awaited grand opening of the first physical location is finally happening.

This Japanese street food-style spot opens at 114b 2323 32nd Avenue NE this Saturday, April 9.

Takoyaki is one of the most popular street foods in Japan that we don’t see very often here, and this place makes creating them an art.

Takoyami food consists of octopus dumplings prepared with dashi-infused batter which is then cooked in a specially designed molded pan.

The current menu is simple yet incredibly effective.

Orders of these savory and sweet octopus balls usually come with eight different pieces, but treats with up to 42 pieces are also available.

The classic order of takoyaki comes with sauce, Japanese mayo, corn, bonito flakes, nori flakes, green onion, and seaweed powder.

You’ll soon be able to dive into different versions of takoyaki, including spicy, cheese, shrimp, and crab.

The ultimate here comes with all the good stuff, a two piece order of crab, octopus, meat, quail egg, prawns, cheese and sausage.

As the team moves into their first restaurant, other menu items besides these much-loved favorites can be tried.

Stop by this weekend, say hello and treat yourself to some fried octopus balls.


Address: 114b 2323 32nd Avenue NE