Price: 3866 yen
Payment: Cash only
Dishes: Various oden dishes and the recommended yakitori, a couple of drinks
English Menu: Only drinks
|Yakitori and other stuff menu|
Another Wednesday evening and I went out in the pouring rain looking for something close to try. I recalled there was a new restaurant going in on this tiny little back alley, so I went back to see if they were done, and sure enough, Motsu Niku Happy was open for business.
As an izakaya there is an expectation that drinks will be had, so I ordered a couple which takes off about 1000 yen from the price above. Other than that, what makes this place more unique is the large selection of oden they have on the menu. They appear to be primarily an oden and yakitori joint. Oden is a bit old fashioned and harder to find these days, at least in an actual restaurant form. You can buy oden in packets at grocery stores, and most convenience stores have oden for sale at the cash register, but to find an actual oden restaurant is unusual. Naturally, I had to try everything...and ended up absolutely stuffed by the end. I should have stopped half way.
|Daikon radish oden|
Anyway, my overall impression of the food wasn't that high, but it is nice to have this kind of option in town, and it was a welcoming place if you want to try oden inside while sitting down.
|Ox tail oden|
|Pork liver, tongue and enoki mushroom yakitori|
|Chicken cartilage, thigh meat, and pork with negi|
|Intestines of some kind oden|
|Fried tofu, more beef and tofu oden|