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Goén – Japanese comfort food to go

You may love Japanese food for its sushi, but sometimes it just doesn’t hit the spot. For those times that call for carbs, now you can go to Goén, where the house speciality is okonomiyaki. Don’t know what it is? Literally translated, it means anything you want, but if you’re hungry, it is exactly what you want.

One variation is the modan-yaki, which is something between an omelette and fried noodles with white cabbage that comes with your choice of chicken, pork, shrimp or veggies. You can choose garnishes from katsuobushi (dried tuna flakes), dried grated seaweed or green onions, and it’s all topped off with a couple of secret sauces.

You really have to see it to believe it, and seeing it is worth it: the chef prepares it all right in front of you, putting on quite the show. So far, there’s no option to eat on location, so grab it to go, and let the umami work its magic wherever you want. And for the faint of heart, you can always stick to the sushi.

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Details about this spot



Rue Voltaire 22, Geneva

Telephone number


Opening Times

Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 21:00


Pork Modan-Yaki: CHF 22

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)